Christmas in July - Saturday 16th July 2016

A relaxing cruise was held on the Nepean River in the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler, complete with Christmas decorations and Christmas carols.

Thanks to Walter Anker for the photos of this event.

Run to Megalong Valley - Wednesday 4th May 2016

After meeting at the visitor information parking area we had morning tea nearby at the Mountain Blue Cafe, home of the “Famous Australian Painted Panorama”.  Unfortunately, due to the late arrival of members from the south coast it was decided that there was not enough time for this today, so we headed off to Megalong Valley.

The drive down through dark rainforest with occasional glimpses of sandstone cliffs in the distance was spectacular.  Once at the bottom, the valley opened out to rolling hills surrounded by the sheer sandstone cliffs for which the Blue Mountains are famous.  

In no time at all, we arrived at the Megalong Tea Rooms and found a nice sunny spot in the garden for lunch.  It was fairly quiet at the restaurant and the meals were soon on the table with the ladies keen to try the Trunkey bacon and the gents – one the home made sausage roll and the other – Devonshire tea.   Weather-wise we enjoyed a perfect day – warm, no clouds and gentle breezes.   After a leisurely lunch and then a look at the Bleichert Counterwheels and the old CHG guard’s van across the road, we drove down to Old Ford’s Reserve and then inspected the Megalong Holiday Cabins.   Regrettably it was time to leave the valley.  On the way out there is an excellent view of the Hydro Majestic Hotel sitting atop the high sandstone cliffs. 

Once back at the top we dropped in to see new member David Easton and his 1970 Hunter which has not been driven for 6 years and belonged to his grandfather.  He has given himself 3 months to get it running.  

Off again, back to the highway and into the afternoon peak hour traffic.   A short stop again at Glenbrook for coffee and cake, and then 1 hour and 50 minutes later arrived home.   Our thanks to Kim and Sue for a terrific day out.  An excellent location which we all agreed we must visit again soon.   Those attending:   Kim and Sue in their 1972 Hunter Royal and Mae and Paul in their 1962 Superminx Mk II.

National Motoring Heritage Day, 15 May 2016

Several HOCA members attended this annual event held at The Entrance this year.

Thank you to Walter Anker for the photographs of the day.

236 May 16

In this month's Hillmanews there are some great photos of recent events, as well as continued reports of our recently held 13th National Rally at Ballarat. We hope you enjoy them.

You will also find a membership renewal notice attached ($45) and the added option this year of being able to make a direct deposit payment. Don't forget to include your name if using this option!

Please check out the events page as there are some excellent events coming up - including a date for Christmas in July. Will we see you there? Hope so! 

235 April 16

Enjoy reading this month's Hillmanews where you will be able to read some reports about the 13th National Hillman Rally at Ballarat, (25-29 March) as well as enjoy some great photos and reports about the Hawksnest/Tea Gardens Motorfest which was held 12/13 March. It was certainly a busy month for us, and many of us were able to enjoy sharing our love of Hillmans as well as enjoy great company. Exactly what a good club is all about!


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