Heritage Motoring Day 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Amos   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 22:54

National Motoring Heritage Day

Fine weather and clear sky to the South of Sydney heralded the start of the 2012 Motoring Heritage Day drive.  The plan this year was to drive to Mittagong and then head over the escarpment and down to Kemble Grange to look at the new exhibits at the refurbished Motor Museum.

Two Bellett GTs (Miller & Amos) met at Prestons (well, Penshurst actually!) and then made a fast trip down the motorway to Mittagong where we met up with other members – Jim Barrett (KB), Warren & Karen Degnan (JT190), Michael & Michelle Degnan (Holden), even past President Barry Hughan came by for a look-see.  There were LOTS of other cars from other Council of Motor Clubs affiliates so there was plenty to look at…. and drool over…. The Club mounted a display which created some interest.

The girls walked into town to browse antiques (not much damage done!).

After lunch we packed up the display and headed across to Kembla Grange via Macquarie Pass.  This was an enjoyable run through the bush over winding roads with great scenery to the coast.  We arrived at Kembla Grange mid-afternoon but we missed the CMC group who packed up early.  Regardless, we toured the refurbished museum which we had to ourselves and with our own guide who showed us the extended and new exhibits.  Lots of new cars and bikes were on display along with motoring signs and tools of a bygone era.  Really enjoyable day.