Story: Noellene Gleeson
We arise at 7am and can’t believe it … it’s “Springfest Sunday” – and the sun is shining!
How wonderful … the last two years for this event, the weather was like the middle of winter.
John and Jeff are meeting up at Lake Wendouree at 8.30am to set up our area. I am meeting up with some members at 9am in Drummond Street.
We arrive at out new allocated spot under two beautiful trees – the four-wheel drive club had taken our original spot, but we came out the winners as it was much better than our original area.
Sixteen beautiful sparking MX-5s line up along the foreshore. Janette and John Todd brought up a variety of Club merchandise and set it up on a table. We also have another table which we cover with a terrific selection of photos to show people just how much fun we have in these wonderful little cars.
The beautiful weather has brought thousands of people out for the day. We are a part of the Shannon’s Show and Shine. There are 500 varieties of cars and clubs on display.
Many people admire our cars and express an interest in our club so of course John is in his element.
Shannons have a “Top 5” car competition for the day and anonymous judges go around and select the winners.
Towards the end of the afternoon a gentleman approaches our selection and a very surprised Brian Taylor is presented with the winning trophy for his pride and joy Titanium NB (right). Congratulations Brian!
We have had a very enjoyable day chatting and relaxing together in a beautiful location and in perfect weather.
Everyone starts to head off home all except poor Ron Diprose. This is when he finds out maybe he should have listened to his wife when he had car trouble in the morning and she felt he perhaps shouldn’t travel to Ballarat.
A few of us kept him company until the RACV truck came and loaded his NB on the back and gave him a safe lift home (hope it’s all better now Ron).
John and I set off home very happy with the results of our day at Springfest 2012.
We thank all members who supported and joined us for the day.