After a night’s sleep we woke to a very miserable, wet, windy day, so everyone with the exception of one very brave couple decided to use their modern cars and leave our treasured oldies warmly wrapped in their covers.
The local newspaper turned up to take photos and Murray Greig’s 1914 Model T joined Phil Henley’s 1906 Cadillac for the photoshoot.
The run was very wet and there was quite a bit off rough roading. More so for Pauline and Monty with Jacky & Murray as passengers, who lost their way, not once but twice and ended up doing a good extra 25ks. All good fun. None of us envied Caroline & Phil doing it the hard way in the Cadillac. But good on them.
We arrived at the Port Albert café for lunch where the lovely ladies gave us a warm welcome and considering this café is a bit off the beaten track, it was very busy. Food was nice too.
Back to the “Salty Dog” for Nana naps then we all met again for Happy Hour and our evening meal. Moses our host, was so accommodating and the food was well organised. Plenty of chat and laughs throughout the evening.
Prizegiving was a little different with a bit of Kiwi ingenuity for the awards. Caroline & Phil received a trophy for the oldest car on the run. Murray Greig was given his for the oldest 4 cylinder car and for driving it to the venue. Penelope & Warwick were awarded theirs for the furthest distance travelled to the venue, and Pauline & Monty’s was for getting lost not once but twice. Shame about the red shoes (Private joke).
Sunday morning we awoke to a much better day. The sun was shining and it was nice and warm. Perfect for motoring. At 9.30am we took off for a drive to Leigh, where we had our morning coffee fixes. Then we travelled back to Morrison & James Pottery, for a tour of the company.
This being the end of the drive we all thanked Caroline & Phil for organising a great weekend. Despite the weather on Saturday, we enjoyed great fellowship and we are all in awe of Caroline and Phil’s pioneering spirit to do the whole run in their very exposed 1906 Cadillac as shown in the pictures.