The feature for this month was the Jacaranda Rally, held over 3 days beginning with the ‘meet and greet’ Friday evening at the Grafton Golf Club. Drinks and nibbles’ were enjoyed in cordial surrounds in the cool of the evening many staying on for their evening meal.
Duke Street in front of Christ Church Cathedral was cordoned off for the annual static display, with 75 vehicles on show to the public, 11 of which were Austin Healy’s and a number of newer muscle cars.
A number of trophies were awarded; Shannon’s trophy to Graham Sill’s EK Holden station wagon, President’s choice was John and Sue Cox’s, Cortina, Car of the show owned by Neil Frigen and Judy Darby, a 1960 wide body Austin Healy.
Exhibitors and visitors made use of morning tea and BBQ facilities.
The Saturday afternoon was taken up with a run to Lawrence Garden Shed Museum, the bell collection creating a lot of interest, then afternoon tea on the river bank. Cars then returned to Grafton to participate in the Jacaranda parade followed by an evening meal in The Gateway Lilypad Pavilion. A bit of fun was created by the auction of a jar of rosella jam.
Sunday began as a sunny day, but the weather being what it is, that changed and a few hardy souls in open top cars got wet.
Vehicles met in Prince Street, then to the Sporting Car Club facility at Mountain View and owners tested their cars on the hill climb track.
This was followed by a run to Rappville for luncheon. From there participants’ returned to their respective homes.
The weekend was voted a great success.
Other activities included taking part in the Grafton Sporting Car Club 60th Anniversary Parade from the library to Mountain View Hill Climb.
The coffee run was to Nana Glen, 5 cars taking part. A number of cars attended the Yamba Hot Rod show, another great day.
December 2015 reminders
• 13th Christmas party at Brooms Head.
• 14th final meeting for the year at Brushgrove Hall 7.30 pm.