Saturday, July 2, 2016

Mundulla Show 2016

Marlene Webb and friend Megan Hurtig
 dressed to the theme of Marlenes 1933 Ford Roadster
The Mundulla Show

10 a.m. until the conclusion of the Grand Parade at 3 p.m.
That was the attendance required of our club members who took up the offer of free entry into the Mundulla Show for our classic vehicles. At the time I have to admit I wondered if that almost full day was just a wee bit too long for my equestrian addled attention span. And then it was all made much worse when Helen informed me she wanted to be at the Show before the start of the harness carriage driving at 9 am. It looked like it was going to be a looong day.
Funny how things turn out though because time simply flew; so much to see, so many folk to chat to – including super friendly and chatty local and State politicians who sought me out not visa-versa and this being despite too, my not having a baby to kiss – food and drink, and then suddenly it was oops, better hurry over to Lucille and get the gal packed up ‘n’ cranked up and in line for the Grand Parade; which was longer this year than a WA iron ore freight train and that saw cars coming off the oval after their regal lap as other vehicles were still driving onto the grass. Lap completed and after quickly parking Lucy.
Once again it was time to scurry down to the ‘swamp’ to watch the whip-cracking heats for the Stockman’s Challenge. Not sure what time we finally left that day but clearly a time frame of 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. hadn’t been anything to worry about and I wasn’t the only one from the club who stayed on after the parade either.

Overall it was terrific to see so many wonderful and diverse club vehicles turn out for the Show, sedans, utes, sports cars, motor cycles, trucks and tractors, we certainly provided a bit of everything for sure and it was great that our cars were parked with the very well attended ute muster vehicles too; it made for a mighty fine spectacle which was just as well considering the presence of the ABC TV film crew loitering around all day filming an entire episode of the popular Back Roads series.

Megan Hurtigs grandsons in the back of the 1933 Ford Roadster