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.
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