2010 NRMA Motorfest - Australia Day
On a humid Australia Day this year, NRMA Motorfest
celebrated 25 years. It showcased some of the best classic and vintage
vehicles from around the state and as far as Brisbane. There was
everything from old Kombis, veterans & vintage & classic vehicles,
buses, trucks, vintage caravans & old fire engines, vintage
motorcycles and cars from the speedway, Macquarie and College Streets sure
had something for every car enthusiast. The array of vehicles on hand was
amazing and it was great to see such a big turnout of Hudson AMC Club
cars. The Club was fortunate to feature in several photos in the most
recent edition of Open Road from a previous Motorfest as a promotion for
A great day as usual again this year with approximately
1200 vehicle in attendance. This year NRMA was celebrating 90 years. The
top of Martin Place was transformed into a timeline and showcase of NRMA's
history. Complete with historical memorabilia including old Open Roads and
grille badges, NRMA Ambassadors were happy to share NRMA's history with
those interested. Electric vehicles and a designer's perspective on a
possible future NRMA patrol uniform also featured. At 12pm in Martin
Place, Wendy Machin, President of NRMA Motoring & Services marked the
birthday occasion by cutting a 90th birthday cake. There were many
displays depicting the long history of the NRMA which was enjoyed by all.
|We were again blessed to have our
special spot in front of Hudson House in Macquarie Street. The day
started with the customary BBQ breakfast on the footpath outside
Hudson House. Thanks to Tony & Wendy for organising the food and
barbie and to the chefs, Mick & Mick Inc..
The day was full of fun & many laughs, as most
got into the spirit of Australia Day with hats and other Aussie
things. There was plenty of "Hubbing" and car discussion.
There were plenty of visitors calling in to say hello and to talk
about the cars on display. The 64 Rambler Classic of Michael &
Carole's had a special visitor, its service mechanic for the first
10 years of its life. The Elliott's were joined by daughter Monique
and grandsons Elliot & Angus. Katie, Andrew & Anara called
in with Katie's parents & sister.
| It was a first time Motorfest run
for the 65 "Flamin" Classic and its crew of Dianne &
Glenn. Other Motorfest first timer cars were the Gold 64 Ambassador
of Rohan & Sally, also Tony & Wendy's 68 Rebel together with
Carole & Michael's 64 Classic & Greg Anthony's 67 Rebel. Les
& Helen's also brought in the 65 Rambler Classic. The
"Golden Oldies" end of our car display was well
represented with The Elliott's in the 1919 Essex and Pat &
John's 28 Hudson (full of bullet holes!), Harry & Deb's 34
Terraplane Ambulance, Colleen & Mick's 39 Hudson, Les &
Helen's 42 Hudson Brougham (driven by Mark) & the Flickers
46 Hudson Coupe.
Rohan's 1964 Ambassador
This is a great day out and surely one that Club
members should put on their calendars as it is a great experience
held on Australia Day every year.
Late in the afternoon Madam Lash, Gretel
Pinniger, called in to see the 74 Rambler complete with skeletons &
talk to Gordon about "Stiff".