Last weekend (April 21 & 22) there was a gathering in the Bright area of Alpine vehicles from across Australia. There were a total of 16 Alpines comprising of eight A110’s, three A310’s, one A610 and four GTA’s.
In addition there was a V6 Clio and our photographer in a Megane RS265. The photographer had to leave his A310 at home due to a slight split in a wheel rim which he did not identify in time to have repairs completed before the weekend.
Renault Australia provided a van for the weekend which towed a trailer as a potential recover vehicle and was also available to carry additional fuel or luggage as required. It turned out advantageous to have the trailer along as no-one broke down. We are sure that, had the trailer not been there, it would have been needed.
The weekend commenced Friday afternoon with c couple of mini convoys to Harrietville for the initial gathering for dinner at the Snowline Hotel in Harrietville.
The main drive commenced at 8.00 am the next morning with a drive to Mt Beauty (via Tawonga Gap) for breakfast. It was then on to Falls Creek and then over the Bogong High Plains Rd to Anglers Rest for lunch.
After lunch we travelled via Omeo to Dinner Plain for afternoon refreshments and back to the Snowline in Harrietville again for dinner. The drive for the day was approx 240 km.
Sunday morning, again at 8.00 am it was back in the cars again for a drive up to Mt Buffalo and back to the Milawa cheese factory for lunch.
Following lunch, some returned to Harrietville for the night whilst the rest headed for home.
Thanks to Steve Kalendarian for organising the weekend. All had great time and there has been much discussion of future events, possibly around Canberra and in South Australia.