Bright Iconic Rod Run

With Spring finally here, custom car shows are getting thick on the ground again. Of those, the

Bright Rod Run, is one of the major events to kick off the season and rarely disappoints anyone that attends.


This year, a few of our club members were there for the event. Alan and Michael Kendall, Michael Bugeja and myself made the trip up in the Nomads. Peter and Heather were also there as well as Tony and Alice, Rohan and new Member Carl in his stunning 56 Nomad.


The four of us made the trip up on the Friday morning, an easy cruise up the Hume in the Nomads. A quick detour / lunch at a country pub near Yackandandah to try their parma’s (not worth the drive Tim), then onto Bright in time for happy hour....


Driving into Bright and seeing all the cars cruising around is simply the best, and is what makes

this event such a great weekend. After a quick check in, we wasted no time making our way to the town square. With an esky full of cold beers and classic cars cruising around it doesn’t get much better.


The Nomad decided to develop an interesting fault, tooting the horn randomly while turning a

corner, so Michael B kept busy waving to strangers as if the toot was intentional.


Friday night was registration time and a sausage sizzle, then back in town for more cruising. Before I knew it, I was being heckled by “my mates” cruising around in good old trusty (our faithful old 4 dr hardtop) which was doing the rounds with new owner Greg. With a big rev, every time they went past just to remind me of the good old days, it nearly brought a tear to the eye!


Saturday morning we decided to try the Poker Run, which had us cruising all around the

region, covering well over 100 kms with a lunch stop in Beechworth. We made it back to Bright

just in time for happy hour, which became happier by the can. A night of warm weather, more cruising, cool cars and cold beers capped of another great day.


Sunday had us all up at a reasonable hour, giving the cars a quick tub in preparation for the Show n Shine and breakfast at the oval. The venue for the show quickly filled with hundreds

of cars and loads of merchandise tents. It was another perfect day of warm weather, loads of

top quality cars and friends to talk to. The day came to a close in the early afternoon with

presentations and raffles, giving all the entrants a good amount of time for the long drive home

before dark.


Thank you to everyone for the great company, laughs and cold beers, another excellent Bright

Hot Rod Show weekend in my books.



Cheers, David

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