Organised by Tony & Sandy Smith, story by Russell Carter, photos by our intrepid Gloria Wade.
After the weather of a couple of weeks, rain, winds and floods and the postponement of Tony & Sandy’s run from the 2nd to the 9th April, we finally got things up and running. The meeting place was at McDonalds in Beenleigh at the respectable time of 10.00am. Tony had run the course on several occasions to make sure the roads were clear, after rock slides, land slips and fallen trees had caused some problems and all was OK.
People started arriving early and, after fuelling up with Big Macs and coffee etc., it was time to get started, with the destination being at Binna Burra Lodge Restaurant for lunch. With approximately 30 persons attending, a variety of cars arrived. There was a good showing of Lotus with several Elise’s, an Elan, Evora and Carlton. Several every day cars made up the balance.
The drive was straight forward to Binna Burra with no mishaps. On arrival, we parked and made our way to the outdoor area of the restaurant for hot nibbles, coffee and tea and to take in the most fantastic views of Australiana. Lunch was later served and enjoyed by all.
Congratulations are to be given to Tony and Sandy for the organisation that went into this drive. They are new members and entered into the occasion with gusto. The information given to Members leading up to the day of the run was great, keeping us all in the loop as to what was happening because of the floods etc. On the day information packs were handed out to all with maps, directions, and info on the Lodge and the Scenic Rim etc. There was also a Lotus cap… and just to keep us occupied an ‘Observation Questionnaire’ with prizes of chocolate Easter eggs with “REAL GOLD” trophy cups for those who correctly answered the questions, or not…
Our thanks for a great day and well done.