The membership year in review....
Well folks, its almost that time when another year gets struck off the record, and another one presents itself for exploitation.....
I have only been a member here for less than a year, but in that time I've
Been on 2 FF cruise events (Portsea Pub and Xmas, was booked for the RAID as well but still have a keyring to show for it)
Made some great friends here, and destroyed many a brain cell with them
Managed to introduce the GT Club boys to the FF boys, an aspect I find particularly pleasing
Learnt that people have as much passion and pride for their modern day rides as their older cousins
Friendship and mateship is alive and well in the land of Oz
Never doubt the existence of a PornBus.....
BSR HQ while having no race track connections whatsoever has many other redeming features
6 FF beer mugs are an essential item for any Ford man
U Turns in Portsea have a quality and satisfaction not found at the end of many other courts....
Ford were not the first to invent the XR6 Turbo
NOTHING is better than sit ups
The R world may well be out there somewhere, but no one can seem to confirm this
On a broader note, Ford regained the pride and recognition it had lost in a remarkable year, proving that near on 20 years of faith sometimes pays off
Team GT put some passion back into motorsport, and extended some great hospiltality to their supporters
Marcos Ambrose showed nerves of steel and put the blue oval right where it should be, on TOP
The Stone Brothers showed that substance can win out over marketing
On a personal note
Added my all time favourite XY GT to my own personal stable - something I would never have dreamed possible
Enjoyed every moment of my XR8
Put the dog in for a successful restoration
Brought the Australian Muscle Car Day into existance, something I will continue to organise for as long as I'm not in an institution
Organised the first GT Tour of Tasmania, something I will continue to organise for as long as I'm not in an institution
Laughed hard, cried a little, smiled a hell of a lot.
All in all a year that goes down as a damn good one. As you will notice, a lot of it revolves around one brand of car, but really its more about the people who own, support and enjoy that car.
Hope your year was as good as mine. Look forward to seeing you all on the other side of it.
Chevs may go, but theres nothing like a HO!
Proud LSUG Member, and 9" Nodular Iron driveline test pilot.