The Colours of Summer
What a beautiful sight on a sunny, general meeting evening. And this isn't all of them. At one point we could count 16 Mokes outside the club room.
2017 Encouragement Award
Finally presented to Rebecca and Leigh Luxford by President Cliff. The Luxfords received the award because from the date they joined they came to all meetings and attended all trips up until they went on their 5 month round Australia trip - and therefore missed the Presentation Lunch. Also Rebecca took minutes several times at the meetings when the Secretary couldn't make it.
Video: 1987 Templestowe Hill Climb
Mark Radford (#180) has recently found and converted a Super 8 film of this event. This amazing day in club history now has its permanent home in VIC MOKE our You Tube Channel. See Video Links in Quick Links at the bottom of this page or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyouZGfxXnI&t
Mark's Other Find
Let's let Mark tell the story:
So, I was screwing the downpipe to the shed wall. I went to use the Angle Grinder to cut a pipe … and the power had gone off.
The Safety Switch had tripped. I had screwed through the Shed wall and through the power cable. In order to repair the power cable I had to pull out a shelf. An old shelf, covered in dust, dirt, mouse poo, etc.
I cleared everything off the shelf and unscrewed it off the wall. As I lifted it off I noticed an unusual ‘shape’ in amongst the grime.
It was a metal map of Australia ... with some engraving on it.
I took it inside and, with the help of some ‘Silvo’ and elbow grease, I polished it up.
The inscription is:
To Cappy from The Boys of the 2nd 108 Transport 1946
Many years ago I had this little Map on the front of my Green Moke. It travelled thousands of kilometres around Australia.When I painted the Moke red I took it off and haven’t seen it since. What a treasure!
- Cappy was Mark's grandfather.
- Can anyone suggest what metal the plaque might be? Mark says: "No rust and not brass."
- The hunt is on. Can anyone find a photo of this plaque on Mark's Moke when it was painted green?
A Merry Missy Christmas
- 30 Mokes and around 65 people present but Missy and Rhonda were probably the 'best dressed'.
- Santa did the right thing by the kids - small and big
- ...and there was ice-cream for supper. Yummy!
The presentation of this magnificent tool caddy and Sidchrome tools, total value $1500, and an honorary membership of the MOAV for a year, is another example of our commitment to the article in our constitution requiring the club to be of some good in the community. Andy Preston has led us into this new adventure and the feedback from staff at the August 22nd presentation suggests that Box Hill would be very happy to continue the relationship next year.
It's Wednesday June 7th at the regular Club meeting.
Glenn got here early and took pride of place right outside the club room door.
What better way to show of his baby - and be first to dig into the snags?
19 months before Glenn and Sweet Pea were in an accident. Glenn survived. Sweet Pea didn't. It was written off. So sad.
Glenn took the body, wrapped it in cloths and placed it in a tomb ... Oops sorry, wrong resurrection.
But Glenn really did take the body and has worked with his mates all that time to rebuild, recreate and improve his loved one.
Now there is plenty of new light in the Moking world.