August Club Outing: Cruzetime: Marburg
Well the day finally arrived with the early morning blanketing the show grounds with thick fog as the first of the traders arrived before dawn. A couple of hours later saw our club cars and some early entrants arrive at the BP servo ready for the cruise. After dealing with an angry truckie who was awoken by rumbling V8 engines in the BP carpark Craig, Tim, Bob and the other BP traffic control team successfully handled the arriving entrants and sorted them into groups for the cruise. Each cruise group was led away from the BP and into Marburg by one of our club cars. We also had an ‘Elite Car Group’ on display at the BP comprising of Craig’s blown purple coupe, Tim’s MR HP coupe, Rob Beauchamp’s Nova and Danny Gathercole’s Blown FJ.
Meanwhile at the show grounds, Shane and Mark rounded up the troops as they welcomed in the trade stand businesses, car entrants and the general public. The gates were hectic there for awhile but handled well by all who helped out. The cars were all parked on the oval with a minimum of fuss by James and his parking crew.
We were all entertained all day by Gary and Jenny (the DJ’s) along with Bob’s mates from the Rock ’n’ Roll Dance group. There were also jumping castles and face painters for the kids along with a visit from the Red Bull Promo girls! Hot food was in plentiful supply with the famous ‘Marburger’ back along with delicious Red Rock noodles, hot coffee from The Girls Coffee Van and lots of awesome ‘Cruzetime’ cup cakes by Tammy.
Our Mega Raffle was hugely successful with lots of great prizes quickly snapped up by the winning ticket holders. We sold a few Cruzetime coolers and a couple of Cruzetime photo packs all of which raised valuable dollars for the Nationals travellers.
Although car entrant numbers were lower than expected, spectator numbers through the gates were fantastic and a great day was had by all with lots of support shown both to and from the local Marburg community. I would like to thank all club members involved on the day for helping make the event the success it was. Your efforts were truly appreciated!
Looking forward now to next years event,