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2019 Devonport Motor Show

Many and varied vehicles for 2019, again created a good Motor Show on the Devonport Foreshore and also into one of cities newest buildings. Great views were to be had from the third floor of the building, of entrants on the grass and streets below, as well as the Spirit of Tasmania as it left for Melbourne. The Holden Hurricane Concept vehicle featured this year showed the Australian engineers were[…]

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2019 St Patrick’s Day – Westbury

After a cooler and cloudy start to the morning, which may have been better for the cars on parade, the sun came out with strength, and sent the crowds looking for the shade of the tree lined Village Green. A few new vehicles and owners turned up to view the stalls, dancing, musical items, singers and atmosphere of this year’s event at Westbury. Some members even attended Church. AS

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63rd Annual State Tour. – 9th to 11th March

The Northwest Section has conducted this year’s event in the picturesque hills behind Devonport. The first day ran through Railton with the “tunnel of death” the highlight, as we passed under the Bass Highway at Sassafras heading in a circle towards Wesley Vale, back to the Devonport accommodation. Peas, Pies, Potatoes and Pavlova’s created a unique tea for the entrants. Day two started in good weather as we wound our[…]

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Cracked Plug Veteran Tour 2019 – Strathgordon to Rosetta

Cracked Plug Veteran Tour 2019 – Strathgordon to Rosetta Awakening to a wet day this morning, with many entrants finding their engines hard to start and many Car Covers filled with water. After a hearty breakfast it was time to have a photo shoot on the lawns in front of Lake Pedder with all entrants and vehicles. A visit to the Dam turned out to be much more of an[…]

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Cracked Plug Veteran Tour 2019 – Brighton to Strathgordon

Another pleasant journey along a glass like Derwent River to New Norfolk, where we crossed the bridge. The children of the Westerway morning tea stop certainly enjoyed being up and close to the vehicles. It was now time to pass into the somewhat smoky area of Maydena, where fire signs were still evident, and the sound of helicopter still present. The hills to lunch at Scott’s Peak junction were reasonable,[…]

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Cracked Plug Veteran Tour 2019 – Miena to Brighton

A prompt 9.00 o’clock start at Miena, and we are back on the bitumen, for a stop over at the Miena Dam Wall to create another Group photo shoot. A down hill run and leisurely drive along the grassed plains to the Steppes Hall for yet another great morning tea. Fire ravaged area were again on the forefront, with some helicopter work continuing overhead. The down hill run to Bothwell[…]

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Cracked Plug Veteran Tour 2019 – Launceston to Miena

The rolling hills and quiet roads behind Westbury made for easy travelling to Pearns Steam World, for the morning tea stop. More pleasant back roads to Golden Valley before the “Challenge of the Day” as entrants climbed the 1210mtrs, to the top of Western Tiers. The early birds up the mountain enjoyed cool but dry condition, as opposed to the later entrants, some even donning the emergency ponchos to avoid[…]

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Cracked Plug Veteran Tour 2019 – Bridport to Launceston

Hot conditions prevailed as we left Bridport “The Town by the Sea” this morning. Light traffic on the Flinders Highway made this trip much more pleasant, and the back roads to the Batman Bridge allowed for that veteran feel. After a visit to the Lavender Perfumery, it was off to lunch at Beaconsfield, where the shade of the trees never felt better. Another test of man and machine through Flowery[…]

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Cracked Plug Veteran Tour 2019 – Cape Portland to Bridport

The Long and Dusty road sometimes takes you to places well worth the effort, and this trip to the Cape Portland Wind farm was one of those trips. The staff at the centre made us very welcome, and a great morning tea was enjoyed by all. A tour of the wind farm driving under the spinning blades was a sight to behold, and the internal inspection of one of the[…]

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Cracked Plug Veteran Tour 2019 Launceston to Icena

After a hearty breakfast at the Northern Section Clubrooms, Entrants wound their way through he picturesque forests of the North East stopping at the Sideling Lookout. A quick lunch stop at Scottsdale, and a few more challenging hills towards Cape Portland is a true test of man and machine. AS

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