With Committee's encouragement and support, Axel and Helen Bendix have been working on a new barcode membership card system. They displayed the prototype at the May meeting. Soon you will be able to scan your way into a meeting to have your attendance recorded. If Pop Almond can do it on his 88th birthday (he was driving his Moke the day before) then anyone can do it.
When you come to the computer you will see:
these instructions followed by ... your name on screen
And when the meeting is over, stick around for supper. Phil Young from Tecoma did. It was his first meeting - he joined the club that night - and it seems like he was already in an eating contest with Bob Higgins. Phil recently purchased his Moke in Tassie and drove it back to Melbourne.
Seems like Gordon had too much time on his hands at work recently.
With a little slight of hand, a photocopier and a pair of scissors he claims to have produced the world's first (cardboard) stretch Moke.
Remember the Easter Raffle? It's become a traditional part of the Moke Owners' Association principle of being of some good to the community. This year the proceeds will be going to the Clown Doctors.
Tickets for two big prizes were available at the March GM and at the Muster. And there was a huge auction at the Muster dinner which also went into the pot. So how much did we raise for Clown Doctors???
Visit the Clown Doctors site.
May Tracks features reports from the National Moke Muster in Shepparton. You will also find an additional report of the South West Wander, which was one of the tours on Easter Sunday, in the Trip Reports link above.
Written by Mark Radford, trip leader, with photographs by Doug. Williams, this report links to a video of the event which is stored on VIC MOKE the club's YouTube channel. Great reading and great viewing - go for it!
This is what you will see when you are marking a corner in a convoy.
- If you are in this position it is because you were Second in the convoy when the leader made a significant change of direction.
- As a result, you pulled over SAFELY and indicated to following vehicles where they should go.
- When the Last in the convoy appears it pulls in behind you, or otherwise indicates you should move back in, perhaps by flashing lights, and you move out into Second Last place.
- First and Last in a convoy always remain First and Last.
- Any other vehicle will change its position when corner marking takes place, but no one overtakes in a convoy.
- It may not be that everyone has the opportunity to corner mark. It simply depends on the number of significant changes of direction and the number in the convoy.
Two Types of Moke Making Dust
Photos were taken on Sunday March 27 on the Southwest Tour led by Mark Radford. 32 Mokes arrived at the Moora Working Draft Horse Muster. Not quite so many disappeared into the bush to visit the old Whroo Gold Mine site.
This Moke belongs to Jan and Colin Louden. It's called Farkles!!! and was officially declared the Sexiest Moke at the Muster Dinner on the night of Sunday 27th.
Show & Shine in the Round
Check out this video on VIC MOKE, the MOAV You Tube channel.