GT40 drive day Mavis’ Kitchen, Mt Warning - Sunday 25 November
A perfect sunny day arrived for a drive of GT40 owners and their associates
(President Kevin, Narelle and Iris) in an ageing green Holden.
Gavin and Lucia arrived in their yellow beast along with Rob and Tracy in their titanium grey GT40,
recently resurrected from its tow truck ride of shame in September.
The run south via Jimboomba and Tamborine along fast and sweeping country roads to Canungra
was very enjoyable except for Gavin, whose GT40 developed a worsening suspension knock,
raising concerns that a tow truck ride home might be longer than desired
and forcing retirement of that car.
The remaining GT40, the author’s beast,
showed vastly improved mechanical reliability and made it to the lunch spot,
where we met Colin and his extended family.
Fortunately Colin brought his GT40 to make it two GTs and an official GT40 run.
The lunch was yummy as has previously been the case at Mavis’ Kitchen
and the conversation its usual high standard (I might be exaggerating a bit here but I enjoy talking cars).
The attached photo witnesses the enjoyment and visually apparent intellect of those gathered.
Thanks to those that made the effort to come along and demonstrate
that the GT in GT40 stands for Grand Tourer, and see you on the next outing.
Six Gt40’s sitting silently with no sign of their owners.
The Owners were all indulging in an enjoyable breakfast feast at the Glen Hotel.
There was one absentee and it was our Mr. El Presidente who suffered a brake issue
on the way to the breakfast.
He was not driving a GT40 but in a funny green car that was not of Ford Heritage.
Sorry Mr. El Presidente we reckon you need to repurchase your original GT40 back
so you can reliably join us in convoy.
At the Breakfast many discussions were held from
GT40 builds – solving state of world’s financial situation - overseas travel etc. etc.
Good company – good food and a bloody good Morning
A glorious sunny day greeted those intrepid souls who made the effort
to crank up their GT40s and make the journey to Fernvale.
Matthew Baxter with his mother and Wayne Whitehead arrived in their resplendent yellow GT40s,
along with Gavin and Lucia in their cheerful Hyundai.
and Kevin and Narelle in their – well I don’t know what to say about the mouldin’ Holden.
Hopefully we do not hear of anymore dead batteries as reasons for not arriving to enjoy the run.
My beast made it as far as Fernvale but went no further as it acquired
an as yet undiagnosed electrical problem.
Here’s a photo below of it arriving home after the towtruck ride of shame.
After a very pleasant drive (thanks for the ride in your GT40, Wayne, much appreciated)
on some very nice windy roads skirting the Wivenhoe and Somerset dams,
and some great sweeping roads between Kilcoy and Mt Mee,
The group adjourned to The Place 2 B Café at Mt Mee.
The food was very good and plenty of good car and other talk was had.
The majority of the group would have enjoyed more driving on great roads
returning to the northern suburbs via Dayboro, but Wayne
kindly returned me to Fernvale to meet the tow truck driver.
My slightly dead GT40 (isn’t that what they say Ford stands for -Ford On Roadside, Dead?)
Thanks all for coming along and see you on the next outing.
Sorry this web site will not allow me to turn this photo around
I think you will get the picture - maybe being side on will be a good omen.
Or is this Rob on the right after unloading the beast???
Our Club Run to The Plainland’s Hotel, Plainlands
for August was an enjoyable event, except maybe for the weather conditions.
Our Breakfast,(as usual here, ) was of the highest standard
and we all cherished the Menu and the Banter during and after the palate was satisfied.
July 2018 AGM
Hi Members and Friends
Internet problems have played Havoc with my ability to update you all after our AGM.
A great breakfast was enjoyed at The Grand View Hotel at Cleveland Point.
The AGM went according to plan, with Reports and Information sessions adhered to.
The Election of the Committee went as follows:
President Kevin Pinkstone
Sec/Treas Lucia Baxter
Webmaster Wayne Whitehead
All officers were returned unopposed.
Iris Baxter was made an Honorary Member of Club GT40,
in memory of our long time Member Basil Baxter,
who sadly passed away recently.
President Club GT40
June Club Run 2018
We left the Hypermarket for our jaunt to Scarborough.
A tour through Redcliffe Waterfront would have been picturesque on a lovely winters morning,
but Markets and blocked roads put a stop to that.
Half the convoy would have missed it anyway,
as they chose to take a by-pass, and head for Breakfast early.
( didn't they eat last night?)
Eventually arriving at the Morton Bay Boat Club,
we enjoyed a great Breakfast and a long chat with friends.
President Club GT40
April Club Run 2018
We left Aspley on time, and travelled via the Inner City By-Pass to our destination,
The Glen Hotel at Eight Mile Plains.
On arriving we met up with the Southerners and Cockroaches,
and proceeded to enjoy the "All you can eat" Buffet Breakfast.
After a couple of hours of good banter and, not being hungry anymore,
we all made our various ways home and started preparing for our next outing in May,
which happens to be a trip to Toowoomba on May 20th.
We left Aspley a little late for our Lunch Run to Kenilworth as one of the cars needed some
“ Distilled Water” for the radiator.
Picking up a couple of stragglers near Samford, we motored to Daybora,
and finally to Kenilworth Hotel via Delaney’s Creek, Woodford etc
for a busy but beautiful Lunch.
On our way home we called in to a members place for a great Viewing of his projects, and Works in Progress,
which will keep him occupied for a long time.
( Thank you for that it was a Good Stop on our way home.) Rob ,you should have been there.
Over 350 Klms for Lunch, what a day!
Kevin Club President - Club Gt40
We left Aspley and travelled to the seaside at Scarborough
for our wonderful breakfast at the Power Boat Club.
The usual banter was entered into over coffee and Breakfast
until we had to make our way home again.
Club President Club Gt40
We travelled past Tamborine Mountain to our Christmas Lunch Venue,
parked the cars and were mobbed by hungry fans looking at our Transport.
A great meal was devoured and long chats were engaged in until the time came to find our way home
to rest for the remaining hours in the day.
Everyone enjoyed the Breakup.
We wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year,
and we will see you in the new year.
Kevin & Narelle Pinkstone
We had a good rollup on Sunday for our Club Run to Woody Point for
Breakfast at the Belvedere Hotel.
The cars looked great in the Hotel car park.
Breakfast, (early for some ) was served quickly after ordering,
and we all enjoyed the meal and the chat during and afterwards.
Club President Club Gt40
Leaving our Service Station meeting place, we motored briskly along the country road to Boonah.
Breakfast was, as usual, very rewarding for the masses.
We encountered outside the venue an extra GT40 that belonged to a local gent
who owned a Garage in the town, and was enjoying breakfast as well.
President Club GT40
The 2017 Club GT40 AGM has now been held.
We had a good rollup to enjoy Matthew’s Pizzas.
Handmade Pizzas with fresh toppings, cooked tooo perfection made ones taste buds want to enjoy another slice,
then another slice.
Needless to say we all enjoyed the meal.
There were some statements made from the pastry rolling pin operator there could be a claim for RSI.
But after sampling the outcomes of his handiwork when extra hot peppers were added,
all claims were made non in void.
Having enjoyed generous helpings of Matthew's Home Cooked Pizzas, from his backyard self-constructed oven,
we settled down to the business side of our AGM.
All reports were noted and elections held.
Those elected were...
President : Kevin Pinkstone
Sec/Treas : Lucia Baxter
Webmaster : Wayne Whitehead
Main change this year, is that we are in a good financial position, so we have reduced the Annual Membership Fees
from $50 down to $40.
By the way, they are now due, so please renew/join and enjoy the Club and continue using your toys.
We have done this to entice more of the GT40 enthusiasts who are in the background to join us
in more Club Runs each month.
We are leaning towards more lunch time runs as well as our popular Breakfast outings.
Thank you to Rob who is in a position to assist Kevin with organising the long distance runs.
Thank You Matthew. and the Baxter family for organizing the meal and refreshments.
We met at the Aspley Hypermarket for an 8 am departure to Delaney’s Creek
via Eatons Crossing Rd, and on to Dayboro.
Climbing Mt Mee chasing both Push and Motor Bikes up and down hill and around a couple of corners,
we found our way to The Place 2B Restaurant for our wonderful Breakfast.
We were spoilt with the great service and even greater servings of food
and views of the lake and farm animals.
After long chats and gossips we were not hungry anymore.
The trip home was a bit of a bore with all the straight bits and no hills.
Please make a note, the July Run is our AGM.
Your attendance would be much appreciated .
President Club GT40
We met at the Service Station at Yatala, 5 GT40s in all , ready for our trip to the other side of the border.
Motoring down the Freeway we turned at Nerang, and followed the Nerang- Murwillumbah Rd
to the busy town, and then made our way to Tumbulgum.
On arriving we met up with the “ Early Birds” Col and Michael who had a sleep in,
as they only live almost within walking distance from the Hotel.
(They parked their GT40 outside the Hotel )
Good Food and good company, and a great Chat was had by all.
Narelle and I covered 335 klms for our Lunch.
President Club GT40
We left "The Pad" at the Bremer River on the Warrego Highway,
and travelled to the Plainlands Hotel, Plainlands,
for our slightly later than normal breakfast.(8:30)
Arriving a little early and tying the Beasts up in the bitumen paddock,
we proceeded to dine like Kings & Queens over Breakfast.
Just after 11:00, we decided that we had better make room for other patrons,
as we were not hungry anymore.
As we motored home we waved "Ta Ta" to members as they broke Ranks
and went on their merry way, including one from the other side of the Border.