Heritage Truck Association Australia Inc.

Club run – 9th April, 2016

Posted on: April 9, 2016 at 1:25pm

With a fine and hot day on Saturday 9 April, Club members gathered at Boronia Heights State Primary School carpark for the run to Joe & Eleanor Durre’s residence at South Maclean for morning tea and then to Keith & Veronica Connor’s residence at Logan Reserve to celebrate Keith’s 80th birthday.

It was a pleasant run to the Durre’s, and a few took the scenic way due to the roadworks on Teviot & Mountain Ridge Roads. This is the price of progress, but it will be great for the residents in the area when it is completed. Just a pity we did not have time to stop and look at some of the garage sales being held around the area.

The morning tea was a great spread with 33 members and 3 children attending and all enjoying such a great view with the property having a wonderful aspect overlooking the Logan River. We sat and mingled on the veranda with friendly circles of chatting. We were joined by 4 Durre male relatives who also came for a look together with a great nephew and great niece.

Even the children were entertained with ‘Oliver’ the tractor and a tricycle and thoroughly enjoyed pedalling around the driveway. Even Cleo (hoogee), the dog, had a good day and loved all the attention of the kids (small and large).

Within no time, the collection of tractors, cars and engines were being looked at and photographed, and what a collection on display – International Farmall Super A, Fordson Major Diesel, Ford County 1164, 1954 Allis Chalmers DD Grader, 4 x 922 Cat loaders 1963 to 1967 models, Cat D4 dozer ex Armed Forces 1943 model, International Farmall 1066 1970 model, Belarus 2 cyl tractor USSR 1981 model, Massey Ferguson 35 Gold Belly 1957, Mack Ultraliner 1985 model, 6V53 detroit diesel motor 1968 model (ex Boonah Bakehouse), VL 5lt Berlina 1988 model.

Trevor moved a vote of thanks to Joe & Eleanor and we have been invited back to the Durre’s residence later in the year to have a ‘start-up and mini Grand Parade’,

It was soon time to head off on the short journey to Keith & Veronica’s residence for lunch and to celebrate Keith’s 80th birthday with the cutting of a yummy cake. Trevor presented Keith with a Certificate of Appreciation for his dedicated work with the catering supplies for our meetings and club runs over the past 14 years. A job well done and very much appreciated by all Club members who attend.

Soon after 3pm, everyone departed for home. On my way home, I heard a clang then rattle-rattle only to find that a front wheel cap had come off. I parked ‘Old Girl’ nearby and ran back to collect the cap from the middle of a pedestrian crossing. Fortunately no one had run over it and Albert Budsworth (RACQ man) put it on again the next day when we visited the Penrite Oil Company.

To see some photos from the day click here