In spite of the 4 Seasons there was a great turnout (1300 visitors) for “Wild Wheels” at MOTAT on Sunday 2nd September. MCCOA’s 9 classic Minis, each a credit to the owner, created considerable interest, comments, and thanks from the general public.
We had the day to look around MOTAT and many took advantage of the free tram ride to the Aviation section. We were also given a free glass of wine/beer to keep the warm/cold at bay and listen to the band while devouring the Father’s Day burger & chips from the food truck, or coffee and snacks from the other eateries around the museum.
Our location was a great spot in the front of the Transport Pavilion, which has now been updated and reflects some of the history of the local motor industry. Exhibits varied from Hilary’s Antarctic Ferguson tractor, to the Giltrap/J. Reid Formula A car (reputed to be worth $1.5m in its present state), together with videos etc., kept us busy and sheltered from the weather at times.
At the end of the day the weather improved for a dry trip home.