Not having a NSW Events Director resulted in that happening! Accordingly, an Events Director for NSW is urgently required to fill this void. Any of the Committee Members listed in the front of this magazine can be contacted if you’re interested in PACA remaining a viable Club for its members. A C.V. is not required, your Packard passion is more than enough evidence of the ability required to fill this important position!
Christmas in July is being hosted by Jan & Robert Stone at Hickory Bend, their 80 hectare property, at 15 Mt Baw Baw Road, Baw Baw via Goulburn. Celebrations kick off at 12:30pm with lunch at the Paragon Café, 174 Auburn St followed by a tour at 1:30m of the Historic Goulburn Waterworks at Marsden Weir (off Fitzroy Street), followed by visits to other places of interest. Saturday evening festivities commence at 6:30pm starting with hors d'oeuvres followed by a Christmas feast catered for by Jan featuring roast meats and good country fare amid the depths of a Southern Tablelands winter. Cost of this meal is $50 per head, includes wine and beer, payable on the night. Accommodation is available at the nearby Goulburn Motor Inn 80 Clinton St Ph 02 4821 4488. Contact Jan Stone 0417 455 633 by 30th June so catering arrangements can be finalised.
280 Penrose Road, Bundanoon
Following Christmas in July at the Stones property, if you came from “up north” when returning on Sunday, stop and enjoy the Classic Car Display and Charity BBQ hosted by Miles Felsted. I attended last years event, as did Robert Stone, and thoroughly enjoyed the day. You’ll be able to wander through Miles’ two BIG sheds which are full of all sorts of interesting vehicles as well as taking in the various cars attending the event. Miles is a member of the Bentley Drivers Club who have their own Christmas in July in the Southern Highlands bookended by the Car Display and BBQ. Leaving Goulburn about 10:00am, a leisurely Packard drive will get you there right about the 11:00am start time. Travel up the Hume Motorway to Marulan and turn right, onto the Highland Way. After travelling through Tallong and Wingello the Highland Way morphs into Penrose Road. After passing through Penrose, Miles’s property on the left after about 6.4kms(4miles). Contact Mal Harris 0423 171 170.
Linnwood House 25 Byron Road Guildford – American Independents Day. Featuring vehicles NOT from the Big 3 US vehicle manufacturers. Enter from 9:00am and park on the front lawn. A small donation will be collected to enter the event. An exhibition on the day will feature a display of Old Sewing Machines from the Private Collection of John & Christine McKenna including some machines donated to the Friends of Linnwood. Stallholders include: "Brislington" Medical & Nursing Museum Parramatta; NSW Spoon Collectors Club; Various Arts & Crafts as well as food and drinks. Contact Mal Harris 0423 171 170
@ Sydney Motorsports Park. You’ll need to secure your Entry Sticker, cost $20, quickly as these are only available on a first come first served basis. Contact Michael Keyte 0400 302 526 or email: michael.keyte @gmail.com.
Meet at Norah Head Lighthouse, 40 Bush Street, Norah Head at 11:00am. Or, if travelling from Sydney, meet at Macca’s Thornleigh 9:00am and convoy to Norah Head at 9:30am. There is a booked tour at 11:30am, duration of 30 minutes and cost $5/head. Afterwards, Lunch at the Norah Head Sports Club, Victoria St Norah Head, about 5 minutes away. Contact Mal Harris 0423 171 170
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7/5A Wollombi Road, Bilgola Plateau. Chris Ryan, a builder, very generously, is hosting a PACA visit to his new nightmare/dream home and garage. Travel along Barrenjoey Road towards Palm Beach, turn left at Plateau Road, Bilgola then left into The Outlook and left into Wollombi Road to arrive by 11:00am. All should be finished by the time of our visit so we can experience the underground portion of the garage accessed by means of a functioning car lift! If finished, it will be filled with Chris’s Packards and Studebaker! Chris will walk/talk us through building his dream home as well as the cars in his garage/life. Afterwards there is a BYO BBQ before departing for home. Contact: Chris Ryan 0417 047 723