Phillip Island Classic Races

Meeting up at the Settlement Hotel Cranborne

Last Sunday, we had our annual VICMOG run down to Phillip Island for the Classic races. This is always a favourite club outing and this year was no exception as the Morgans gathered in the car park of the Settlement Hotel Cranbourne.

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At 8:15am with John Beezley leading our convoy, we hit the road down. The South Gippsland Highway on this day is a great place for car watching as a stream of rare and interesting vehicles head down to the classic races.

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Space was a bit tight this year but our forward party had done a great job in saving a spot for us and we all managed to squeeze in, some 15 Morgans in all. Brunch was soon being cooked on the BBQ that Wayne had arranged.

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One highlight of our day was the attendance of Paul Anderson with his beautiful three wheeler that he had recently imported from the States.

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The group scattered around the course and through the pits. We caught up with Peter and Heather who were participating this year in a rather nice yellow Elfin Mallala.

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Morgans were a little rare on the track this year as Tom ffrench had work commitments which had counted out Morgasm’s attendance and Stuart Littlemore’s Plus 8 had retired early and had gone home reportedly with carburettor trouble. This left Graeme Downer’s Plus 8 No 39 as the only Morgan on the circuit.

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Still, at the Shannons Parade around lunch time, our President Chris got to do a circuit with Morgan Dealer Chris in the new Morgan Three Wheeler.

This is always a great day out and a big thanks to President Chris and Wayne for arranging the site, the tent, the BBQ as well as the perfect weather.