GVV&CVC Clare Run – 16th August 2017

GVV&CVC Clare Run - August 16th 2017Geoff B and Ponty

The weather could not have been better for the time of year, it was perfect.
22 members left from Princes Park and we travelled to Tarlee oval, arriving around 10am. Perfect time for a morning tea break, which was enjoyed sitting around in the open, chatting. At Tarlee we met up with another 4 members and after a 1/2 hr we all headed off to Clare.
The weather was so good that Geoff Bergamin’s Pontiac engine stalled due to vapour lock, he got it fired up again and gave it a caning to clear out the cob webs and had no further trouble.
The trip to Clare was quicker than I had planned (obviously the participants drove faster than the 90kmh that I had allowed for) and we arrived at the Old Clare Police Station museum earlier than I had advised Val Tilbrook (the person in control of the museum) to open. We did not have to wait too long and the museum was open with Val giving a short introduction on the history of the building and how it was saved from demolition.
The inside of the building is bulging with old memorabilia to the point the museum now has to reject offers of more pieces. Outside in the grounds there are several buildings displaying old machinery and early horse drawn vehicles.
After looking through the museum we gathered at the front of the building and thanked Val for specially opening the premises for our club to view. Val was given a token gift to show our appreciation, kindly donated and organised by Anne Williams. Thank you Anne. Also Thank You to Bruce Williams for his introduction of Val and to Barry Goddard for collecting the entrance money.
From the museum we travelled back to Clare Main street and headed North to the Taminga Hotel, which was the venue for lunch. The Taminga Hotel is owned by the Giannitto Family who have supported our club runs in the past with prize donations and it was good that we could return the support.
We ended up with 29 people in our group enjoying lunch. Lunch was the end of the run and members could do their own thing on conclusion.
A group of us took the opportunity to make ourselves known to a resident of Clare who has a few Alfa Romeos, one of which he races and a Mini Cooper S, so we got to look at his cars and have a good chat. We ended up leaving Clare at 4pm so we had a good day, as I hope all of those who joined the run did.

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bruce williams

A good run Peter plus a good write up and pictures How did you organise the weather ??