Saturday, July 2, 2016

Pinnaroo Camp out April 23-24th 2016 Bringing home the Conrod trophy

winners are griners

13 Enthusiastic club members made the trip through the park to Pinaroo on a cool morning. The Webb's in Marlene’s 1933 Ford Roadster left an hour early than the others as her top speed was just 40 MPH.
Vehicles that made the weekend run were
Darrell & Monica Jenkin—1972 XY Ford Bronze ute
Len Jenkin  - 1968 white Mercedes Benz
Ronda & Graham Doshe  - Brown Valiant
Glen & Merrilyn Altus  -  Red 2000 Datsun
Michael Turnbull - 1982 brown XJ6 jag (belongs to his cousin)
Ray and Dee Phelps  - Modern Car
Marlene & Wayne Webb - 1933 Cream Ford Roadster
              On arrival to Pinaroo it was a bee line to the local Bakery for a delicious coffee and cake. At 12.30 we met at the Football oval and about 25 cars assembled to leave for a tour of Greg and Michelle Thomas farm “Ups and Downs”, a property of 10,000 acres with many sheep and 1000 acres for cropping. Greg gave a talk about his collection of tractors which he had been collecting over a period of many years and he has 130 tractors, not many were in running order. His first tractor was a DH 22 daisy Howard.  His vision was to eventually restore some of them but he began collecting them as not to see them end up on the trash heap and go to scrap steel. The many brands he has are Fordsons, Oliver, McCormick-Deering, Case, Hart, Fordson Major, Chamberlain, Massey Ferguson, John Deer, International, Massey Harris and many more.
              The only two cars he had were in a very rustic and rust bucket condition and he wanted someone to identify them and we viewed them in the paddock under a couple of trees.
              Meanwhile the ladies eyed off Michelle’s lovely garden.
It was a very informative afternoon topped off with a delicious afternoon tea of scones and cream, cakes etc. put on by the Murray Mallee club.
              As usual the Bordertown crew were one of the last ones to leave.  We all met back at the Football Club rooms shed where we engaged in some socialising and cooking our own tea and pooling our salads and sweets.

Sunday morning bright and early at 9 am we met at the Wetlands where we participated in the Tappet Cover races on a timber track. Then we entered into the games section vying for the Conrod trophy. Games consisted of golf ball bag, egg and spoon race, horse and jockey races and quoits. There was much anticipation and excitement, especially in the jockey races.
Morning tea was again supplied by the Murray Mallee club and the Bordertown Crew won the Conrod trophy with our 12 members. Murray Mallee had 17 members, Murray Bridge 12 members, and Riverland Club with 12 members.
It was an enjoyable weekend with pleasant weather and many new friendships were made.