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Mt Glorious Coffee Run 2 July

posted Jul 1, 2019, 8:24 PM by Secretary - Westfield Car Club Qld

An excellent turnout for today's run (see pic attached). An impressive 18 WCC'ers braved the early morning coolth for the drive up the mountain, which is always a pleasurable experience, especially if no slowbies are encountered along the way. 

Go, team!

Mt Glorious – Kilcoy – Caboolture Warplane Museum – Bribie Island run Sunday June 16

posted Jun 18, 2019, 12:17 AM by Secretary - Westfield Car Club Qld   [ updated Jun 24, 2019, 2:57 PM ]

Trip report

It was a marvellous day except for the rain. 

Five cars and owners assembled at The Gap for the drive up to Mt Glorious.  Lovely road as always aside from the roadworks that perpetually seem to beset that road.  A leisurely breakfast was had at the biker’s café.  A couple of extras joined us here for the run down to the Brisbane River Valley via the excellent Northbrook Parkway.  Mike and his son Rhys left us at this point but the rest of us continued along the rough but fun run along the Somerset Kilcoy Rd to a well needed toilet break in Kilcoy, where even further humans (Ray Williams and the Bastiaans) joined us for the eventual run into Caboolture to the Warplane Museum.

Waiting for us at the museum were Kerry and Geoff Milner.  The Museum was interesting though missing two aircraft featured on their webpage – MiG 17 and P51 Mustang – aircraft I was looking forward to seeing were missing in action! (Editor's note: turned out these were in the other museum next door - another $5, please!)

Despite a light rain at the Museum only one car owner was deterred (shame) and drove home.  The rest, 13 hardy and hungry souls, continued on to the Sylvan Seafood Café by the seagull infested seashore for fish and chips and other oceanic fare.  The food was yummy and the company excellent.

Due to the length of the drive home only the Triggells and I were caught by the rain, which was heavy and wet in nature.  Due to the presence of a roof on my car I didn’t give a damn.  The Triggells however unexpectedly avoided the need for a refreshing shower upon their return home.

Suggested captions for the lunch and car photos:

Thirteen Westfield Club members demonstrating that seafood makes you happy.

Ross demonstrating that one only needs to remove one’s jacket to access his disabled accessible motor vehicle. 

NEXT CLUB MEETING

posted May 13, 2019, 2:33 PM by Secretary - Westfield Car Club Qld

Saturday, 8 June, at the Brisbane Sporting Car Club, Banyo. Meeting commences 10am with morning tea before and after for "chat time".

Sunday 19 May Gold Coast Clubbie Run

posted May 6, 2019, 9:01 PM by Secretary - Westfield Car Club Qld

Brisbane & Toowoomba members (and of course any Ipswich Area or Sunshine Coasters interested) are invited to join a run to Crows Nest for lunch at the Crows Nest pub on SUNDAY, 19 MAY.

Below are details including Brisbane meeting points and times

 

RSVP MONDAY 13 MAY hghunt@onthenet.com.au to book tables

Please advise which group you will be travelling with and also if you intend to meet up at Beaudesert, etc

 

GC       7.15 am        Arrive Arthur Earle Park, Nerang (usual spot)

GC       7.30 am        Depart Nerang

 

Bris     8.10 am        Depart Waterworks Road, The Gap, 

                                200M past the Settlement Road intersection

 

GC       8.30 am        Arrive Beaudesert Bakery for Coffee/Breakfast

GC       9.10 am        Depart Beaudesert

 

Bris     9.15 am        Arrive Mt Glorious Café for Coffee/Breakfast

Bris     9.50 am        Depart Mt Glorious

 

GC & Bris groups

            10.50 am      Arrive Esk (Memorial Park, Highland St, Esk)

            11.05 am      Depart Esk

            11.50 am      Arrive Crow’s Nest

            12.00 pm      Lunch at Crow’s Nest Hotel


RSVP required to hghunt@onthenet.com.au

 

The GC group will depart about 1.30 pm and return to GC via Laidley and Beaudesert

 

The Crow’s Nest Hotel also has accommodation for any members that wish to do an overnight stay – Quoted $55 for a Single and $65 for a Double

 

Helen (Hellsbells)

0414273663

hghunt@onthenet.com.au

Annual Sunshine Coast PRE-Christmas Run

posted Dec 20, 2018, 3:45 PM by Secretary - Westfield Car Club Qld

As usual this event will be held after Boxing day. FRIDAY DECEMBER 28TH

Meet-up/Start............WOODFORD Water tower carpark near the information center - 7:15am for a 7:30 Start

Route finish: 1pm at Woodford Pub for lunch 

The run will go via Mt Mee, Wamuran, Kilcoy, Somerset Dam, Northbrook Parkway, Mt Glorious, Samford, Dayboro and D'Aguilar.

Pick-up points along the way:

Kilcoy:- Yowie Park, 8:45 for 9:00am Go

Somerset Dam:- General Store/Servo 9:30 for 9:45 Go

Northbrook Parkway, Wivenhoe/Somerset Rd corner:- 10:15 Go

Mt Glorious:- 10:45 for 11:30 Go

Woodford Pub:- 1:00pm Lunch

Please indicate your pickup/meeting point so we know who to look out for. My contact number is Mob 0422 233 450.

Love to see a BIG turnout at the Start point and lunch. Enjoy the whole drive among other Clubbies.

cheers from Ray Williams

For Sale page updates, anyone?

posted Nov 4, 2018, 9:36 PM by Secretary - Westfield Car Club Qld

As we close rapidly on the end of the year, if you've given me details for an ad on our For Sale page in the recent (or even non-recent) past and you've actually sold the item concerned, please let the Secretary know so the ad can be removed.

President's Paddock Christmas Party

posted Oct 21, 2018, 6:08 PM by Secretary - Westfield Car Club Qld

Ironically, not at the President's, but at the Secretary and Treasurer's!

From 1pm at 969 Ahern's Road, Conondale. The all-inclusive cost is $40 financial members/family members, $50 non-members, which includes family members/partners who are not themselves Club members. Directions to the address will be provided during the week prior.

Have you signed up for this event yet? If not, please do so asap. Also talk to your local Region Coordinator. A number of them are organising group runs to the event.

For those interested in a run around some of the Treasurer's favourite local roads, please arrive no later than 11.30 to join in on this activity. 

Membership Update

posted Oct 7, 2018, 4:19 PM by Secretary - Westfield Car Club Qld

Please note that from 1 January 2019 our membership fees increase to $50 for an Ordinary Member and $25 for a Family (wife, partner etc) Member.

The Membership form will be amended as from 1 November 2018. New members joining the club from that date will be entitled to a full year's membership for 2019. 

All enquiries regarding this change can be addressed to the Secretary via email at secretary@clubmansqld.org. 

President's Paddock and 2018 Christmas Lunch

posted Oct 7, 2018, 1:13 AM by Secretary - Westfield Car Club Qld   [ updated Oct 7, 2018, 1:14 AM ]

The Milners are hosting Christmas Lunch at their Sunshine Coast property on Sunday, 11 November. Early arrivals will enjoy a bit of extra-curricular activity when Geoff leads a run around some of his favourite local roads before lunch.

Lunch is a buffet affair in the paddock under shady marquees and is all-inclusive; nibbles, main, dessert and drinks. 

Cost is $40 for WCC members, $50 for non-members. Enquiries to the Secretary at secretary@clubmansqld.org. 

WCC Christmas in July!

posted May 21, 2018, 2:59 AM by Secretary - Westfield Car Club Qld

In association with the Gold Coast group's next scheduled run on 8 July we'll be celebrating "Christmas in July" at the Commercial Hotel in Harrisville. A group went there for lunch last year and felt it was pretty hard to beat for a country pub, especially their lovely big back deck. We commandeered it then, and we'll be doing the same again in July!

More details as arrangements for the event, particularly runs for groups from the various points of the compass, become settled.

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