With Paul and Steve Thorne filling 2nd and 3rd places
respectively in the motorkhana, the ACT club won the motorkhana
trophy for the first time in some years.
Since the trophy was originally donated by Ian Robertson and Flash Flanagan way back in
1980, it has justifiably returned to its home (the ACT club won the
inaugural trophy in 1980). On the Sunday, after a briefing from
Peter Rees at Eaglehawk, competitors set out on a navigation trial
to Braidwood, answering a set of challenging questions along the
way. Lunch in the park was followed by a visit to a local antiques
store and a leisurely drive back to Canberra.
I worked furiously on compiling the results of all events on the
Sunday afternoon, awarding points to each place-getter to determine
the winning club, won this year by New South Wales, with Victoria
second and ACT a creditable third. Then it was off to the very
enjoyable pageant dinner at Eaglehawk, featuring wines from Mt
Thanks to everyone for making the weekend a great success,
including all participants, the pageant committee (Peter Rees, John
Bower, Colin Handley and Neil Sperring), our sponsors (Shannons and
Peugeot Australia), Melrose Peugeot (for displaying an RCZ at the
concours), Mt Majura Vineyard and Eaglehawk Holiday Park.