A new car cruise club, Major Mitchell Cruises, offers people a chance to bond over a love of cars and casual drives.JENNA BISHOP January 10, 2014 4:36am
If you see a pack of cars cruising across the region in the next couple of months, don’t be alarmed, it’s just the region’s newest car club taking their unique vehicles for a cruise.
The Major Mitchell Cruises club was formed in November 2013 and president Frank Endicott said the club was an opportunity for people to simply enjoy their cars.
‘‘It’s for like-minded people to foster love of car cruises and for younger people to keep them away from street drag racing and to give them a bit of appreciation for older cars,’’ he said.
‘‘Some clubs are just about the cars, but we’re more about the people in the cars as well.’’
Mr Endicott said many members were also part of other clubs, including rock and roll dance, and some combined their passion for both with a car cruise to a dance in the region.
‘‘A lot of people say rock and roll and cars don’t go together, but they do,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s part of the rock and roll culture.’’
Club members have cars of all makes and models, from international brands including Triumphs and Cadillacs through to the traditional Australian Holden.
Mr Endicott said the club had members from all walks of life — from education through to retirees and tradespeople.
Members come from across the Mitchell Shire, with some even from Shepparton, and range in age from their 20s through to 70s.
Mr Endicott said he drove a 1948 Dodge, while his wife Sandy drives a 1948 International Rat Rod.
The club has planned its next drive for this Sunday, with a cruise to Yea for lunch and then back to a member’s house for afternoon tea.
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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