Frank and Marita visit QLD
big thanks to John Gill and John Cummings for putting in the time and
effort to come down to Surfers and go for a jaunt up to Springbrook with
myself and the Missus. There is nothing like bottoming out to slow you down on a
sight of three sharks parked by the side of the road was quite impressive.
JC need I remind you that the entrance is the one with the arrow pointing
the way you are going. Great company, great drive and great meal in the
evening. Once again thanks to all.
thank you to Rob Spary for taking out the time to see me and have a chat
about sharks and plastic and the like.
for the Car. Len it ran like a sewing machine. In fact Marita was moved to
make the comment "..I take back everything I have ever said
about the car..". Even in the extreme heat that we have been
experiencing it never looked like getting hot. I wouldn't say that about
the occupants. Now what am I going to do about the Air-con now that it has
run out of old gas?
the way back we drove non-stop from the Gold Coast at night, taking a few
breaks to stretch legs etc. Once again after almost 11 hrs of continuous
running it felt like it could have gone on for another 24 hrs at high
speed. What a magnificent machine when it all works as it should.
Once again a big thank you to all of the Queenslanders.
Frank'N Furter and Furt-ress
Well the potential Christmas Frenzy 11 group was finally eroded to
THREE dedicated gung-ho, die-hard, never-say-die, break-through-or-break
blah blah yaawwwnnnn ... blather blather... cars and couples.
So I suppose one could say that we had a circling rather than a full
blooded frenzy, with Frank'N & Marita, John Gill & Lisa, and John
C. with Julie M.
for a charge up to Springbrook road in time to catch a great lightning and
thunder display at the top while we had coffee and watched a bunch of
rainbow lorikeets eat the afternoon-tea cheesecake on our table.
Relatively short run but oh-so-scenic and a real fun road. The late
afternoon view of the coast and nearby ranges after the thunderstorm had
cleared was something else again. Followed by dinner at Woodcutters Inn at
Mudgeeraba where the 'roo' on the menu was brilliant.
Seems to be always the same atmosphere when Sharksters get
together. Is it just me or do we 928 people seem to do more genuine
all-round enjoying of our cars and the driving than our beetle brethren?
Maybe I haven't been out with enough of them to know but the bit I have
seen tells me that there just doesn't seem to be the same energy and
enthusiasm in the mix of driving and socialising.
John C. '89 S4