As I write this report I just received news that The Entrance All American Muscle Car Show has been postponed due to inclement weather prior to, and predicted for, the weekend. This is a real shame as David Hogg, Rob Taylor and their helpers have put a great deal of effort into making this event so good. It is rescheduled for May 31st and even though that clashes with the Hunter Valley Tour I am sure it will be a success.
We were making a weekend of it taking my Boss 302 and the ‘66 Fastback up there on Saturday and staying overnight at the Waldorf Resort to celebrate Luke’s birthday at the show on the Sunday. We had a rare window of opportunity as we were told the baseball Seniors Winter comp was to start on May 9/10. After I made all the arrangements we were told they moved the first game to Sunday the 3rd!!! I told them we were unavailable which took 4 players from the team but we recruited replacements.
Unfortunately Luke and I have a Skid Pan event on the 31st which goes towards our respective SSCC Club Championships so we will not be able to make it on the revised date.
I wish David and Rob all the best for the event as well as to those going to the Hunter Valley.
Congratulations MOCSA for organising yet another excellent Mustang Nationals event. Our club was represented by Joe and Bronwyn Capizzi who won Gold in Modified and Paul Lucich won his class in Display. Other members travelled down for the social aspect and all reported great hospitality and an enjoyable time.
By the time you read this the MOCA NSW Committee will have made a decision about the venue for the 2017 Nationals to be hosted by our club. As I have said before we were spoilt for choice this time between Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wollongong. Those involved gave excellent presentations at the Anniversary Round-Up and we greatly appreciate their time and effort. Proposals will be considered carefully and a decision will be made in the best interests of the club.
Also at the Anniversary Pony Round-Up we had the Regional Delegates meeting, following up on the inaugural one last year. The meeting went longer than anticipated as it also involved the Nationals proposals and I appreciate the time afforded by all in attendance. We missed much of the show but did achieve what we needed to. This will not be an annual thing but was good to share information and get some procedures in place.
Matt and Linda Jones and Linda’s friend Kim did a great job organising prizes for the raffle and selling tickets. Michael Pentecost won the $500 BBQ but donated it back for Louie Panuccio to win. We raised $610 for the Heart Foundation and the club will top it up to $1000.
Thank you to Darryl Bleasdale, Tony Davino and everyone who participated in the parades at the RAS Royal Easter Show. The organisers were very impressed with our members and their cars and Amanda Weckwerth, Executive Assistant of Agriculture chose Mike Butler for the Arthur Ladkin Award because he offered her a ride in his 1984 Convertible.
They haven’t been seen since! Just kidding! Thank you Mike for being such a great ambassador for our club.
That’s it for me.
I welcome to the club the new members and hope to meet them soon at one of the many events in the future.
Until next we meet, enjoy those Mustangs.