The Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge cruised to Wellington to enjoy the sun...and of course strawberries

Sunday, September 30 dawned as an almost perfect spring day for an Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge (ACCMB) club outing, as ACCMB members assembled at their Johnstone Park clubrooms for a 9.30 am departure for Wellington.

With members ready for departure, run organizers Lyn and Tom West welcomed 28 members and their 14 vehicles and outlined run details for the day.

Start your engines

Time had come to “start your engines” and move off, out onto Adelaide Road, onto Maurice and Jervois Roads, before the club turned right onto Flagstaff Road and travelled past Big River Pork and the newly completed feed mill.

The club travelled through the much needed rain countryside, before turning onto Langhorne Creek to Wellington Road arriving at the Wellington Sporting complex.

ACCMB members were met by a very capable traffic marshal, who guided members and their vehicles onto a grass covered parking display area in easy reach to the general public attending the annual Wellington Strawberry Fete.

With bonnets up, chairs and tables set up in the shade of the hall, ACCMB members soaked up the sunshine and enjoyed each other’s company and watched the 100s of passers-by.

Who seemed to appear mystified by the collection and condition of the glistening array of classic vehicles on display.

ACCMB members mingled amongst the large crowd who enjoyed the vast array of various stalls, eating areas and even a working blacksmith manufacturing and selling his wares and indulged in generous serves of scrumptious strawberries and ice cream.

During the course of the day, many ACCMB members paid personal tributes to the organizers and many volunteers for yet again staging a well run and organized fete to which the ACCMB are always willing to attend to display their vehicles.

Time had come for members to pack up and say farewell to run organizers, Lyn and Tom West for yet another successful day out in the countryside.