Flinders Lions Club Heritage Rally – April 2018

Some 13 cars arrived at the staging area along side the Red Hill consolidated school on Flinders – Mornington Rd at 8.30 am for a leisurely drive into Flinders to be parked up on the central park beside the General store for display. The club feathers were duly assembled and our vehicles looked quite smart. Walking around the three car parks I noticed that there were a couple more of our club members present displaying their cars with other groups. In total 17 cars were present on the day from the SPC&HCC, a very good turn up with such short notice.

The weather was certainly on our side and being parked around the tree lined area certainly made for a pleasant day chatting amongst ourselves, and of course with interested members of the public that strolled through the area. The cars were also judged on the day with some 6 to 8 awards. At the presentation, the Lion’s Club president thanked all entrants for coming along, this being only the second year the event has been held, and commented that they had 30 cars last year on display, however this year they had over 130 cars from 1912 T Model Fords (2) to the latest Jaguars and Audi vehicles on display.

The presentation was capped off, as far as I’m concerned, with one of our members, Gordon Castle, taking out the Alan Moffat award (presented by Alan Moffat) with his 1932 Chevrolet Roadster, well done Gordon. At the completion of the awards, the entrants returned to their vehicles and casually made their way home. A great day was had by all and the word around the group was that we would like to participate in the event next year,

Brian Evans

Event Convenor