Auto collectors run to Murray Bridge Pistol Club

Saturday, June 1 was the day chosen for Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge (ACCMB) member Jamie Brine to organise a club outing to the Murray Bridge Pistol Club.

Five vehicles, along with 10 participating ACCMB members, met at the ACCMB clubrooms to receive instructions from the run coordinator prior to their departure.

The Murray Bridge Pistol Club is a short drive from Murray Bridge, with its clubhouse at 1 Toora Road, Toora, situated at the old Toora school.

Following an official welcome, along with a strict outline of safety procedures for the day, each ACCMB member was allowed five practice shots at a target to start the day.

One of the ACCMB members, after shooting her five shots and looking at her target, to her surprise found four bullet holes in the black area.

Unfortunately her elation was short lived, as the young man in the next bay had accidentally shot her target instead of his.

All members had 35 shots each, which went towards a trophy for the day.

The best ACCMB ladies' shooter went to Suzannah Lambert, with a score of 190.

Following the 35 shots each, members then were permitted to have a shot or two from other guns on display.

With all shots being called, coffee and biscuits were served and appreciated before official thank yous were given, including to ACCMB and pistol club members for their help during another interesting and different outing, and to Mr Brine.

The next ACCMB meeting will be the annual general meeting on Tuesday, July 2 at 8pm in the Johnstone Park community complex.

  • If you have read with interest the articles in The Murray Valley Standard of what ACCMB members get up to throughout the year, you have a historic vehicle, and you would like to be part of the action, come to the next meeting and talk to membership officer Trevor Wehrman, or give him a call on 0437 815 782.