Story: Grant Butler
This run was a chance to have a joint run with the Central Chapter.
The Eastern Victoria group of five cars left Yarragon and wound their way over the Gippsland hills to Loch for the rendezvous with the Central group, which had left from Berwick.
Our group, while small, had a standout car and owner: a beautiful Titanium NB, one of a hundred or so in Australia. The Titanium NB has always been a very desirable model for me ever since I saw it unveiled at the South Australian Natmeet I attended in 2002. Great colour, beautiful brown upholstery and those fabulous wheels.
That was the car but what of the owner? A very fortunate young man – Troy Heasly. So young in fact that he was on L plates! Troy was a very proud owner and clearly enjoyed driving the car. In the passenger seat was Troy’s father Tony.
I must confess that I was a little concerned when I first saw the L-plated car and driver at the start of the run in Yarragon. The convoy had some wonderful twisting and challenging roads ahead and I did not want to waste them, as I am sure you will understand.
I need not have worried. Troy obviously has some driving talent and put the Titanium through her paces, well and truly staying with the convoy.
A coffee stop in Loch and meet up with the Central group, then across the ridge tops to Rhyll on the route Jeff and Judy had planned. Then more wonderful MX-5 roads leading us to lunch on the foreshore at Rhyll. The link up with the Central group enabled us to catch up with a few fellow MX-5ers we had not seen for a while.
Overall, a terrific run. The joint Chapter runs are an excellent idea and we look forward to the next.