Patron Run of the Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge

Good times: The Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge were all smiles at Collectable Classics. Photo: Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge.
Good times: The Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge were all smiles at Collectable Classics. Photo: Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge.

A perfect spring day could not have dawned better if the Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge (ACCMB) Patron, Bob Hunter had ordered it.

Members assembled around the clubhouse, signing the daily run book, before receiving last minute run details from Patron Bob.

Moving off onto Adelaide road, 21 vehicles, along with 42 ACCMB members, headed off to Strathalbyn, via Monarto, Callington and Woodchester before arriving at Collectable Classics (CC) showrooms in Rankine Street, Strathalbyn.

On arrival ACCMB members were met and welcomed by CC Operations Manager, Luke Meyers, who gave an explanation of CC operations, and spoke about the many classic cars on display and for sale. The ACCMB then thanked both Luck and CC Owner Ben Finnis.

Following this members were invited to share in a cup-of-tea and a biscuit before moving into the adjoining showrooms and sheds to view the many classic vehicles on display and for sale.

Prior to the clubs departure for Milang, Luke invited the ACCMB members for a group photo shoot against the wall of the CC showroom.

At the conclusion of the visit, members made their way to Strathalbyn's historic High Street, to have a sneak preview of the new Museum which is being put together in the old Gilbert Motors building.

The ACCMB group were then welcomed by Tourist Association Volunteer Chairman Graham Simpson, who spoke of its origin and the future displays which are being planned for the coming weeks and months. The opening of the Museum will hopefully take place in the first week of December.

Displays, when they open will include the memorabilia of well-known and respected Motor Racing Flag Waving Starter and Finished Glen Dix, which will be a must-see for all collectable car and interesting item buffs.

Then it was time for lunch at the historic Milang Pier Hotel, built in 1857. While lunch was being prepared, ACCMB members mixed together in the dining room, chatting about the days activities.

ACCMB President Claude Minge then took the opportunity to thank the hotel staff and management, along with Patron Bob and Lyn Hunter for organizing another successful run in the life and times of the ACCMB.

Following lunch, and the President's remarks, members thanked Bob and Lyn Hunter before returning to Murray Bridge via Langhorne Creek, Mulgundawa and Brinkley.

For more information about the Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge, visit autocollectorsmurraybridge.com or call the club's Membership director Trevor Wehrman on 0437 815 782.

Visit murrayvalleystandard.com.au/ to see more photos from the day.