Monthly Archives: March 2014

Glen Ewin: CCSA & CAF joint run

Coolish with some overcast and a little very light rain – not much more than “scotch mist”, but we had a good turn out of cars split roughly 50:50 between the two clubs. The drive notes worked quite well up to the point at Lenswood where what seemed to be a “no left turn” threw a spanner in the navigational works. By “carrying on” and heeding the detour signs most got themselves back on track, but the field was certainly turned around in more ways than one. As it turned out, if one read the very fine print on the “No left turn” sign it became apparent that it was indeed “ok” to turn left on the day. Ah, the (questionable) joy of being a run organiser!

Most importantly, no-one missed out on the tucker which was served on the deck at Glen Ewin; everybody savouring not only the sausage rolls and Danish pastries, but also the delightful ambiance of the property. Afterwards, a stroll down the hill to inspect the “Pulp Shed” and lake, and most headed off home. A handful of hardys continued out to Gawler for the optional picnic lunch/bbq. All in all, a very satisfactory day – our thanks to everybody who attended, and especially to the CAF members for joining in: let’s hope the two clubs can do something similar further on…  A very special thanks to Liz Pike for providing these photos of the day. The final shot is worth a special mention – this was the first CCSA run for quite some time when John & Liz were able to extract an appropriate vehicle from their overcrowded driveway: good to see!

Andre’s Birthday – at last!

With the hot weather (43°C !) forcing a deferment of the originally intended celebration of our patron saint’s naissance, we finally got together to share a birthday cake and bubbly (thanks yet again to Lengs & Cooter wines!). Perfect day for it and a delightful spot at Mt Barker, where one could choose between shade and sun, according to preference. A few shots here from Gerry Colella (thank you…!) to give you an idea of the setting and the numbers who turned out. A very pleasant gathering to commemorate Andre’s Birthday.

Those of a mechanical bent made their way after the celebration to see the exhibits at the “Power of the Past” on the nearby oval.