ACCMB's classic cars convoy

The wet weather forecast for the Murraylands and Barossa didn’t deter 46 members of the Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge (ACCMB) from getting their 23 classic and modern cars out of their garages for a leisurely run across to Barossa Valley.

Unlike other outings, the club assembled at the Murray Bridge Railway Station’s upper car park at 9am.

With spirits high, members met to discuss the results of the recent ACCMB ballot on the Historic Modified Vehicle Registration which came into effect from July 1, 2017.

Run organizer, Past President and Life Member John Courtney and wife Vicki outlined the day’s activities prior to departing for the Mount Pleasant Showground complex.

Misty rain started to fall as the convoy of vehicles approached Tungkillo, necessitating the use of the historic vacuum and more modern day electric-operated windscreen wipers off and on, until reaching Mount Pleasant.

Misty rain started to fall as the convoy of vehicles approached Tungkillo, necessitating the use of the historic vacuum and more modern day electric-operated windscreen wipers

Cool damp conditions greeted ACCMB members as they took refuge for BYO morning tea of warm coffee, tea, cake and biscuits at the showgrounds pavilion.

During the break, John welcomed all members, including first time guests, Peta Buck and Suzannah Lambert, before asking all drivers to “start their engines”.

Then it was off in convoy through the rolling hillside, past Warren Reservoir, the wet Mount Crawford Forest, and through the neat township of Williamstown on route to Lyndoch Hotel in the Barossa Valley.

Members and guests sat around enjoying each other’s company, discussing the woes and joys of the world, signing the run book, welcoming newer member Russell Pope and his parents driving his 1924 Essex Tourer, before enjoying a scrumptious two-course meal.

ACCMB Life Member Tom West thanked organisers for another great run and wished everyone a safe return home.

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