The rain tumbled down from home & back to home.
So what! We had a good roll-up and a great Breakfast, delivered very promptly for our enjoyment.
After one and a half hours at the table and another 30 odd minutes in the car park, we departed The Glen Hotel
in the rain, for our humble abodes. (Did I mention The Rain )
Hope to see you all next month.
Well The Grand View Hotel have done it again!
No-one was wanting of calories when they departed the venue.
A great roll-up of 16 Eager-Beavers chatted over their scrumptious delights
for over two hours.
We left the Ocean-side and wandered home ignoring the
clouds and what they were delivering.
Well done Members & Friends!
The Club Lunch Trip and AGM was again to the seaside at the
Moreton Bay Boat Club overlooking the Marina.
Everybody had a wonderful lunch before the serious matter of the AGM.
Kevin was re-elected President
Michelle is the new Secretary
Matthew the Webmaster
If anyone is interested in filling the role of Event Coordinator, please contact Kevin
The Club Breakfast Trip to the seaside was a nice drive, to the
Morton Bay Boat Club who
put on a good spread (quickly too )
for us all to enjoy while overlooking the Marina.
With the abundant chatter and good friends for company,
everybody had a wonderful morning,
before making tracks for home
and lawnmowing (not likely).
Calypso Bay turned out to be a Great Place
to have our Club GT40 Breakup Christmas Lunch.
Harrigan's Drift Inn on the waterfront is a nice venue
to have a long Chat while enjoying the scenery and a cold one over Lunch.
( I’m told the Coffee was great also )
Have a Very Merry Christmas, be careful on the roads,
and we will see you all in the New Year.
We left Aspley at 7:00 am for The Glen,
arriving in time to meet the rest of our contingent in the car park at the Glen.
The Breakfast, as usual, was of the highest enjoyment,
including the Waffles & Ice Cream plus Cream.
After our Buffet Breakfast and our usual Banter, we then motored to our Homes.
President Club GT40
Being led by a YELLOW GT40 we left Aspley on our way through the City
to Old Cleveland Road and Cleveland.
The Breakfast at the Lighthouse Res/Cafe was the usual great experience.
We were met there by two more Yellow GT40s, parked on the edge of the Park
overlooking the Low Tide of Morton Bay.
A busy Cafe was very prompt with our Delectable Meal.
After our usual banter, we all made tracks home to rest for what was left of the day.
After gathering near the Air Force Base, we took off towards Boonah
for our 8:00 am Breakfast booking at Flavours Cafe in the country town of Boonah.
Excellent Food helped us to engage in the usual Banter associated with our Monthly Run.
After our Event, the owner ( and others ) took pictures of our Cars before we motored off
to our respective homes to relax for the afternoon.
215 klm's return for Breakfast is quite a task ( for the elderly )(President).
Hope to see you all again next month.
July 2019 AGM
Hi Members & Friends
Another great Breakfast at The Glen Hotel on Sun 28th July.
After the meal and usual banter, we conducted our AGM
in the Gazebo area of the Hotel.
With all reports aired and passed we then conducted the Election of office bearers
for the incoming year.
All positions were filled by the outgoing Committee unopposed, and they were...
President: Kevin Pinkstone
Sec/Tres: Lucia Baxter
Webmaster: Wayne Whitehead
Congratulations to all, and thank you to our Members for attending.
President Club GT40
The Club Run on Sunday was another delectable outing.
We traveled as per my “Advertised Itinerary
“ to The Place 2b Restaurant at Delaney’s Creek.
Rather Cool, but great views of the Lake
and the “millions of wild ducks” resting on the shores.
After a great Breakfast,
the return home for most was not the drive over the mountain.
The “Caboolture Way” sounded great for most.
The Glen Hotel did it again!
What a spread, even down to the Waffles & Ice Cream.
We left Aspley 7-ish as required, and made our way to the Glen,
meeting other regulars at the Venue.
The collection of GT40s gathered their usual attention,
looking the part Together in a Row.
Very happy with the Breakfast, we chatted & chatted,
until “going home time.”
Convoy left Aspley with plenty of time to find the Hornibrook Highway bridge
via the new roadworks at Deagon using Sandgate Road.
The Belvedere Hotel at Woody Point excelled themselves again with a Breakfast fit for Royalty.
After the hunger pangs were satisfied,
the Conversation turned to the usual Motoring Topics we are used to.
A great time was had by all, and the David Hack Classic was discussed.
(See page 1)
A further e-mail has been sent to members for further evaluation.
Please all reply ASAP.
GT40 drive day Cloverlea Cottage, Mt Glorious Sunday 24 March
Another perfect day for driving GT40s arrived,
a day without rain even though the temperature was unseasonally warm for autumn.
Gavin and Lucia, Matthew and Iris, Gary and Rob braved the wild plainlands west of Brisbane
and rendezvoused at the Old Fernvale Bakery, where the coffee was excellent and cakes plentiful.
The GTs drew the usual admiration from various passersby.
The various hundreds of horsepower were duly saddled up
a little after 11 and the merry gang drove on to Mt Glorious via
the excellently sweeping fast Somerset and Mt Glorious roads.
Despite the GT40 becoming a handful when pressed through the tightening corners approaching Mt Glorious
I personally have never felt better about driving the beast.
We eventually rendezvoused with El Presidente Kevin and his lovely wife Narelle,
and sat down to a lovely lunch at Cloverlea Cottage.
The views over Brisbane were awesome and it was slightly cooler than the sweltering plains below.
Roll on autumn.
The attached photo shows the fine vehicles of the sartorially elegant
Messrs Gavin, Gary and yours truly.
Thanks to those that made the effort to come along and yet again demonstrate that the GT in GT40
stands for Grand Tourer, and not Go to The Pub For Breakfast, and see you on the next outing.
There are a couple of shady characters hanging out under those trees
Meeting at the BP near Yamanto in perfect weather,
we then ventured into the countryside to a great Breakfast at Flavours Cafe, Boonah.
With appetites to match we enjoyed the comradeship and Breakfast
with loads of banter well into the morning.
The trip home wasn’t hurried as it didn’t matter if we were late for Lunch.
A good morning out, with great company.
Our next outing in March, maybe a Lunch Run. (stay tuned)
This Month, we all motored independently to our Breakfast venue.
( The Lighthouse Restaurant, Cleveland.)
We were fifteen Members and Guests
( including two from Tamborine Mountain, a big Welcome to Paul and Ngaire )
Beautiful Views and lots of chatter was the order of the Day over our scrumptious breakfast.
The curiosity and examination of our transport by the public ( and others )
after the meal went down very well.
Then there was the Trek home for lunch.
(And others) being the local Constabulary.
I was one of the first to leave and was followed into town and beyond.
No fun in a GT40 - being in first gear - cold motor and the cam in the wrong RPM range.
And having to be in a 40 kph zone
I did notice another patrol car heading out on the peninsular so hope everyone
else behaved as we normally do and not increase the Qld Gov. revenue.
Honestly, I hope they were Just being inquisitive ???
I have arrived home and a change of clothes was required.
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