#259 June 2018

A lot of very exciting reading and photo viewing in this month's edition of Hillmanews. Grab your coffee and enjoy your newsletter!

Run to Nepean Dam - Sunday 18 March 2018


Unseasonably hot weather meant that numbers were down on this run to Nepean Dam with David, Suzie and Ollie in their modern and Mae and Paul in their Superminx, and a plan to meet new member Alan Sidra and his wife Mary in their 1948 Minx sedan at the dam. 

Having met at the Pheasant’s Nest Road House on the Hume Highway we set off for the dam only to be met by the disappointing news that the dam was closed because of the total fire ban that was in place. 

After an internet search for an alternative venue, we set off for the Wirrimbirra Sanctuary at Bargo.  En route we got a call from Alan who invited us for lunch to a property in Buxton where he was visiting.   Despite the best efforts of Google maps we managed to find the address and were welcomed by Alan and his wife Mary.  Alan’s 1948 Minx sedan, with new historic plates, was sheltering in the garage out of the heat.   Mary had prepared a delightful variety of dishes for lunch which we all enjoyed very much.

David, Suzie and Ollie set off after lunch to Wirrimbirra for Ollie to look at the animals while the rest of us chatted away the afternoon.  We headed home via Mittagong, Bowral and Macquarie Pass with the Hillman performing faultlessly despite the heat. 

Our sincere thanks to Alan and Mary for their generous hospitality.

Breakfast at Wiseman's Ferry - 21 January 2018

The New Year was celebrated with a drive to Wisemans Ferry on Sunday morning 21st January for a breakfast meeting in the park.

Delicious bacon and egg rolls were served from the barbecue and enjoyed by all.

Thanks to Walter for the photos.

All British Day - 27 August 2017

The early morning sun shone brightly but the wind was cold as 11 of our beautiful Hillmans headed for the Kings School Parramatta for the annual All British Day.
Our fine selection of cars was headed by John and Carol’s 1935 Minx ‘Greenbottle’, pride of the fleet. David Easton joined us for the first time and drove the Hunter down from the Mountains for its’ longest run yet since restoration. David was joined by 3 more Hunters driven by Kim and Sue, Walter and Lois.  Gary drove the immaculate Californian and Arthur the prize-winning Gazelle. Minxes were well represented by Geordie and Colin with Bruce and Hazel driving the ever-faithful convertible. Geoff’s Imp made up the final collection and the cars all looked great.
We actually had Channel 7 coverage in the evening news, as the chopper hovered above our
cars with a close-up view and Hillmans were mentioned in the commentary.
There were the usual huge crowds during the day with some traffic issues during the afternoon. The weather was turning a little ugly to the south and owners were becoming anxious to exit the display, and head for home, which was not helping the traffic congestion.
Thanks to all club members for making our display a success and special thanks to Colin Ringrose for representing the Hillman Owners Club as an official during the day.   Much appreciated.

Thanks to Geoff Green for the report and to Walter Anker for the photographs

National Motoring Heritage Day - Sunday 21st May 2017 - The Entrance

Only two Hillmans were to be seen at the 2017 Heritage Day  out of approximately one hundred cars (a very small collection compared to last year) at the Memorial Park The Entrance.


Thank you to Walter for representing HOCA and sharing the photos.


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