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Reefton Spur
ADDED BY:Webmaster, Thursday April 08 2021 at 1:29:43 PM
EDITED BY:Webmaster, Thursday April 08 2021 at 1:35:03 PM
The weather forecast promised rain and then more rain in the eastern ranges on Saturday 27th March Ö.and rain it did !!

This resulted in only three brave Cobra crews arriving in Warburton to meet an array of daily drivers and some well rehearsed excuses from their pilots. After a detailed briefing and instructions , nine cars proceeded to Mount Donna Buang and the rainforest gallery boardwalk, low cloud and wet conditions making the roads challenging but the scenery stunningly verdant. The cloud descended on the summit so no view from the top of the tower.

We proceeded to the Reefton Hotel for lunch, a warm fire and good food with a short reprieve from the rain.

After lunch we set of to Lake Mountain via Cambarville through some stunning native forests. The rain increased and resisted as the temperature plummeted to 7 degrees at the summit , the low cloud again obscured what is undoubtedly a stunning view in clear conditions.

An easy descent brought us to Marysville for afternoon tea and a stroll in the afternoon sun . Lots of emerging autumn colours in this little village.

A short drive along the Maroondah Highway to Narbethong delivered our group to the Black Spur Inn for dinner , bed and breakfast . Pre dinner activities included a professional standard billiards demonstration match , a few drinks by the fire and energetic discussion concerning the great day enjoyed by all, despite the challenging weather conditions. Our hosts at the Inn made us very welcome with great food and service.

After breakfast the great drive continued over the Black Spur to Healesville with a few members stopping to sample the retail offerings.

Thank you to our President Craig Evans for the planning and delivery of a romantic weekend away with stunning roads , great for Cobras to cruise along.

This event is certain to be an annual feature of our club calendar.

Andrew Rodda

Bellarine Run 2021
ADDED BY:Webmaster, Tuesday March 02 2021 at 11:25:19 AM
EDITED BY:Webmaster, Tuesday March 02 2021 at 11:28:46 AM
On Sunday 28th February 2021 the weather was outstanding for a drive to the Bellarine Peninsula for coffee and lunch and what better open top car to use than an AC Cobra.

Sixteen Cobras, 1 BMW, 1 GT Falcon and a C4 Corvette started the morning at the Shell Westgate outbound. We managed our departure time at 0945 and trekked towards Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula for the last day of our 2021 summer season.

Our first stop was planned for Little Creatures Brewery for coffee and because we had time for a drive it was decided to stay away from MI/Princess Freeway/Geelong Road, a potential boring drive. Therefore our drive encompassed Little River, the You Yangs and Lara before entering Geelong via the Princess Highway. Nice quiet roads in good condition and without the traffic along the Geelong Road.

At Little Creatures Brewery two more club members in their Cobras joined our convoy making a total of eighteen Cobras. After a much appreciated cup of coffee and the general discussion regarding Cobras and all things associated, we headed off on a thirty minute drive through Drysdale via the Portarlington Road then onto Swan Bay Road to McGlashans winery.

Our host Russell McGlashan had organised a special parking area for the cars on a manicured lawn at the front of the winery. A slight challenge though was the long gravel driveway but we managed with a bit of driving on the grass! Plenty of antipasto platters and pizzas paired with McGlashans wine and microbrewery beer were enjoyed by all.

The location and surroundings were fantastic, open and airy and the proprietors told us they enjoyed having the CCCV in attendance. They suggested that we keep in touch so we might be returning to McGlashans in 2022.

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