Run to Eagle Rock Café – Aug 2017

Story by Vyvyan Black. Photos Vyvyan Black and Tony Smith.

On Sunday 6th August, the crisp morning air saw 18 cars congregate in the car park of the MiHi Tavern, Brassall for a run that was to be a cruisy trip culminating at a unique eatery in Lowood called the Eagle Rock Café.

From Brassall we drove through Lowood to Gatton for a morning tea of scones and jam at the Staging Post Café at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre. Associated with this is the Queensland Transport Museum, which is always worth a visit if you haven’t already been there.

Then, in a leisurley fashion suited to the itinerary, we ventured on via Helidon, Blanchview, Flagstone Creek, Veradilla and Woodlands taking in some lovely country scenery throughout, with just the occasional verge stop for catch-ups.

Soon we arrived in Laidley, where we had lunch at the Eagle Rock Café which is a fabulous 50s rock ’n roll themed bistro with classic burgers (I had a JO’K) and old-style milkshakes. Mmm, delicious! Just like my childhood memories.

Along with our hosts, Peter & Norma Upham (Yellow Elise), the participants were Ken & Margaret Philp (Black Europa S), John & Debbie MacTaggart (Red Evora), Tony & Dawn Heidrich (Green & Yellow Elise Type 25), Alex Molocznyk (Red Elise S2), Barry McInnes (Silver Europa), Phil & Gail Hart (Silver Elise), Chris Byrnes (Yellow Elise S), Johan Rensenblink & Ekaterina Ostapchenko (Black Elise), Greg & Chris Bray (Blue Elan DHC), Colin & Robyn McKay (BR Green & Yellow Elan DHC), Rob Preslmaier & Tracy Martin (Orange Elise), Russel & Leigh Carter (Red Elise), Mal & Chris Kelson (Blue Elise), John & Penny Barram (Nautilus Blue Elise S1), Don Robertson & Elizabeth Dowler (Silver Elise), Tony Smith (White Evora) and myself (Navy & Silver Elan Plus 2).

All in all a lovely day out with the usual enjoyable company. Thanks Peter & Norma, and to all who attended. What’s that? Oh, my appetite is asking “Can we do the Eagle Rock again some time?” Sure thing!