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Sunday, 20 June 2010 13:10
Gulgong Weekend 

The Gulgong weekend trip attracted eight Belletts but not yet other Isuzu vehicles … so we will be definitely working on those newer vehicles to come to some of these great events.


The weekend started with all vehicles wishing to participate in the Gulgong Festival parade assembling in the park and show grounds at the far end of the Gulgong township.  Here the organisers regulated the single file parade and bands with a variety of all sorts of vehicles from early tractors and horse drawn wagons, farm implements and many vintage and veteran cars to late model American cruisers and hotrods.  The Isuzu Car Club entry was mid way and arranged in date order from the oldest to the youngest (1965 to 1971) of the cars present.


Eight Isuzu cars were presented in pristine condition and at about 1PM the parade was underway.  We proceeded up the main street of Gulgong which was lined each side with a crowd of up to 10 people deep all waving and cheering for the near Km parade.  It took a full 30 minutes from start to parking the vehicles for a static display in the middle of the street at the parade end.    


There were a few mishaps in the parade with a couple of the older vintage vehicles needing to be towed up the main street and one of our Belletts running out of fuel … very embarrassing at the time but a happy ending when it was easily reversed into a waiting driveway.


In addition to the grand parade there were many local stalls and country items for sale, sausage sizzles and all the trapping of a country fair.  It was a great outing for the club members and everyone who was there had a great time.  It was all over in Gulgong by about 4PM and we made our way back to Mudgee for a great family dinner at the Orient where we had over 30 members and guests.


Next day we met for a late breakfast and the start of the observation run.  It was planned via a number of local wineries to the Coolya Hotel for the end of the run and a car show, storytelling and lunch.  The entries into the observation run were collected and judged and a clear winner declared going to the Matt, Tracy and Milly Smith family crew with the Gary Carter and Reece Smith crew and David and Margret Maurice honourable mentions as runners up.


The final event for the weekend was the car show and photo shoot and then the more adventurous headed back towards Mudgee to visit the wineries and load up the already well loaded Bellett GTR.  It was certainly a great weekend event and thanks to Dave and Margret for organising in Mudgee and Gulgong.  It was also a long time since we had been away in a Bellett GT without a support trailer and tow car and the GT went faultlessly for the 800Kms or so round trip from Sydney.  Oh the memories.

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