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Our first two Register activities for this year have been extremely well attended by Register members which is pleasing to see.

Our first activity on 18 January was a visit to Ann and Neville Cliff’s property at Hill End, attended by approximately 20 members - a commendable effort considering a journey of approximately three hours each way. Lloyd was asked to step in at the last minute to organise the troops for the trip to Hill End and did an admirable job – thank you, without any need for a cattle prod. Ann and Neville live on a beautiful property adjacent to Blue Rock Dam amid rolling hills and huge gum trees. Neville had worked tirelessly raking leaves and mowing grass and we were all very impressed with his efforts. The sponge cakes organised by Ann were to die for. Our lunch time meal consisted of a self help BBQ and salad and sweets to share. The spread on the lunch table was quite amazing and included Ann’s homemade bread. We really do it tough in the country. Thank you Ann and Neville for a wonderful day.

The above activity was followed on 8 February with another well attended run to Lazy Acre Log Cabins at Lakes Entrance – owned and operated by Helen MacCubbin. After stopping for morning tea at Bruthen, Helen surprised and impressed us all with a short history of the local area. Helen’s knowledge of the area is impressive and I am sure we all learnt something from her short talk. Upon arriving at Lazy Acre, seating, tables and the BBQ were quickly organised by the blokes with direction being given by many of the ladies. Again Helen impressed by wandering in with the largest plate of local prawns seen in many a year. At that stage it was gloves off and hook in! By the sound of laughter and chatter around the BBQ and lunch tables it seemed everyone had an enjoyable day. Thank you Helen for organising the activity and the use of your facilities at Lazy Acre Log Cabins.

Future Activities:

22 March – NOTE CHANGE OF DATE – a short local run and golf day at Cockatoo Rise Vets Retreat at Sarsfield being organised by Marg and Lloyd. Meet at Howitt Park for a 9.00 a.m. departure. Upon arrival at Cockatoo Rise at approximately 10.30 a.m. our host Greg Carter will show us through their small military museum and guide us to the club house where we will be served morning tea. This will be followed by 9 holes of golf for those who enjoy chasing the little white pill which should take around an hour and a half. Non golfers can relax. BBQ lunch will be served with salad and desserts, tea and coffee available – other refreshments are BYO. Cost for the day is $20.00 per person and Lloyd needs to know names of those attending by Friday, 13 March. Telephone: 51 560 902.

  • 12 April – Lunch run to Stratford via Rosedale for morning tea organised by Nora and Robin. Meet at Howitt Park for a 9.00 a.m. departure. Further details next CAT-A-LOG.
  • 10 May – Lunch run to Marlo. Morning tea at Bruthen – organised by Dorothy and David.
  • 14 June – Mystery tour at this stage, organised by Lesley and Chris (and he is giving nothing away).

It is very encouraging to see the numbers attending our activities so far this year and a special thank you to Barry for turning up at our monthly dinner meeting the day after being released from three weeks in hospital – a big effort Barry, thankyou and we all hope you remain on the fast road to recovery.

Next dinner meeting is to be held on Monday, 2 March at 6.00pm.

That’s all for now.

Enjoy cruising along.

Thanks to Sir William Lyons'' visionary mind as a designer and engineer - we enthusiasts of his "classic" motor vehicles have established a Register to enjoy the camaraderie and nostalgia of owning and driving this magnificent marque.

The Gippsland register (previously the ''Eastern Register'', formed in 1984) is a multi model register. It is geographically representative of enthusiasts, in the eastern aspect of Victoria. Regular members come from Drouin to Lakes Entrance in the east Yarram in the south to Omeo in the north. Members & visitors have the opportunity to discuss these superb classic vehicles .... taking time to provide and accept guidance about mechanical or coachwork problems. A wonderful opportunity to grow friendships and have fun together with like minded people.

By alternating ''meetings'' from one end of Gippsland to the other - makes it fair & equitable for regular attendees. We share the organising, to lighten the burden, thus linking visitors with attractions in local region.

The ''meetings '' include a tour to a lunch destination, followed by visiting interesting garages, site seeing or meeting like minded motoring enthusiast. Once or twice a year extending the tour to a full weekend inclusive of an overnight stay.

The success of the Register is that we aim to cater for members & partners interests & passions. Exploring new towns, shops, antiques, attractions, like minded motoring enthusiast, tight curly bends and .... keeping on the bitumen.

Because of the distance between members & the diversity of models - few garage nights are held.

We welcome visitors and members to join our merry bunch .... of XJ''s, XK140, XJC, XJS, Etype''s, Mark 2''s, XK150, S-types new & old plus other odd marque driven by folk who''s Jaguar is being repaired or restored or folk who have a lustful eye for our classic marque )

Apart from our regular monthly dinner meetings, activities are usually held every 4 - 6 weeks.

Refer to Cat-A-Log or the Events page for details.

We would love to see you at our next meeting.

Lloyd Reynolds
03 5156 0902