Middle Park State School Display

Story by Garry Saunderson, photos by Garry Saunderson & Vyvyan Black.

I got a call from LCQ Member, Craig Wilson, who’s daughter’s kids go to the Middle Park State School in Brisbane. As fete convener she asked if he could organise a car display from the club for the school fete.

It was great to see about 14 cars arrive to support the community with the car show and there was lots of interest from the public. We even had a couple of rare Alfas turn up.

We all gathered at Craig’s daughters place and then went in convoy about 3 kms to the school. It was a great site to see them all in the road together. We drove through the school and then parked where the Lotus Club banners, signs and a marquee had been set up for us. Check out the pics.

I was a bit apprehensive about driving the 65 km round trip from Ipswich to Brisbane in the Lotus Cortina. I had not driven the car anywhere for about 3 years. Yes you better believe it the battery lead fell off the battery terminal at a set of lights. I hit the panic button and pushed the car backwards off the road with the help of a couple of guys who had stopped to give me a bit of a hand. Some clown had forgotten to tighten up the bolts.

We had a couple of young fellas handing out information on the Qld Motor Sport Museum which is located about 2 minutes from the school. It is well worth a visit in your spare time. Ian Bone runs the place so just give him a call on 0438 154748 or email. Go and have a bit of a look around. You will be very surprised as to the amount of cars and memorabilia he has on display.

Attendees:
Craig Wilson – Elan S1
Tony Galletly – Lotus Eleven
Liam Philp – S2 Exige
Steve Lennox and Mary Anne – Europa S and Alfa Romeo Brera.
Joe Wilson – 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C
Rob Preslmaier – S2 Elise
Rob Stevens – S2 Elise
Tony and Sandy Smith – Evora
Alex Molocznyk – S2 Elise
Jeff Jackson – S2 Elise
Barry McInnes – Caterham 7
Vyvyan Black – Elan +2
Garry Saunderson – 1964 Mk1 Lotus Cortina