Fish & Chip Run 2018

Story and photos by Vyvyan Black.

Originally scheduled for Sunday, our annual Fish & Chip Run was moved to Saturday 24 March 2018 to accommodate those, like myself, who wished to see the F1 and Daniel Ricciardo in action.

So a bunch of us rocked up to McDonalds at The Gap at the respectable hour of 2.30 in the afternoon, where we enjoyed coffees etc before heading off.

This classic run, started by Wade Greensill years ago, is a pretty drive that ventures through the outer suburbs of Brisbane, taking in Samford, Lake Samsonvale and Deception Bay and ending around dusk on the Sandgate waterfront for a casual dinner at Doug’s Seafood Café.

We encountered the expected traffic in the suburban legs but this was probably just as well as it kept us out of plod’s clutches and cruising on the tarmac. All in all a very pleasant outing.

Participants included, in no particular order, our hosts Steve and Mary-Ann Lennox, Paul Torrisi with son Max in his new Exige, his friend Brodie Lister in a BMW, James Driscoll in his Porsche 911, Andrew Row and partner, Bride in an Exige, Phil Hart, Johan Rensenbrink, Chris Brydon, Adam Fairweather, Rob & Tracey Preslmaier and Justin & Samantha Goosen in Elises, Ken & Margie Philp (Europa S), Wade Greensill and son Aston in an Audi R8, myself in my Elan and Barry Flegg who met up with us later at Doug’s in his black and gold Esprit.

Great company, food and driving… thanks all!