Lindsay Fox has a big display of vehicles at Docklands. On a Fly the Flag tour some years ago, we had access to this collection.
The array of different classic models completed and in restoration mode is mind boggling. However, he also has a workshop storage facility for some of his more exotic toys at Essendon Airfield.
Peninsula Boys gained an exclusive invitation to view these models which included his race cars, Rolls Royce collection, and aeroplanes used in business and for family travel.
We often see his helicopter fly over the Peninsula for daily commuting to and from his home at Portsea. A chilly day greeted the members. However, the anticipation was greater than the weather.
The SPC, which has members in the Peninsula Boys Club also attended. They took the opportunity to visit this facility and wonder at such a collection.
Along with the display was a workshop to die for! It included everything you would need to repair engines, gearboxes, chassis’, body panels, full upholstery and all in the one place.
At their functions, the Peninsula Boys always provide a BBQ and coffee and tea. On this occasion, as the group picked up their sausage in a roll and added the sauce, they were issued with a serviette and instructed that under no circumstances were there to be any marks on the floor.
This area was spotless. It remained so.
From this event and BBQ and raffle, the club raised about $500.00 for charity. At any event such as this one, the money raised is donated to local hospitals on the Peninsula.
One such donation went towards a piece of hospital equipment for Rosebud Hospital. It costs a lot to join the Peninsula Boys – $15.00. And from this, a cap is given to members which must be worn, and a name badge. No ongoing fees, just the cap. Regardless of previous comments about women not being invited, at this event, some were in attendance. Times have changed, and ideologies have improved.
Article and photos by David Kisby