In an effort to connect with classic, old school car owners in the region we made the decision to host a BBQ Breakfast & Cruise last weekend for pre '87 vehicles, simply called Çruisn' Classics. An event that if successful, with support from those involved we would turn into an annual event.
With plenty of interest before hand we ventured down to Kanahooka Point early Saturday morning to set up the BBQ, with bright blue skies above and not a cloud to be seen. While cars started to slowly roll in from 9am, it wasn't long before it became a steady stream entering the venue and by 9:30 it was jam-packed with 40+ cars.
Along with the cars came loads of hungry stomachs and while we had prepped and pre-cooked quite a bit of food before the masses showed up we did admittedly underestimate the demand however, thank to our head chef Chris Fosteris and good fiends Lena Kovaceski and Grant Meares we were able to keep up (just) and after a quick bread roll run down to Dapto by Tesh Crump from the Classic Car Club Illawarra, everyone was fed and happy.
As a result of the awesome breakfast rolls we were able to raise $700 to add to our charity pool which will be donated tor the Children's Ward of Wollongong Hospital.
It was only after then that we could finally get around to see what had turned up for the day and as always the variety was fantastic. Plenty of Aussie and American muscle, lowriders, restored classics and Japanese fours and rotaries.
There was plenty of familiar faces and a lot of new ones too which exactly what we were hoping for and once we were ready to cruise, the sound erupting from those in the modified category, well you can just imagine how awesome that was!
While we had planned on heading straight down the highway, through Albion Park Rail and onward to Kiama, we were informed of some severe traffic drama on that route and so we promptly changed things up and headed to the final destination via the coast, through Windang
As you can imagine the procession of classic cars got plenty of attention as we cruised through, especially when we rolled into Kiama with many coming out to the front of their houses to watch and film the cars go by.
Thankfully for us the destination at the Kiama Light House was not occupied and we were all able to park up together as planned where the group became a real spectacle for those enjoying the day around the harbor and blow hole.
As you walked around the machines parked up it seemed as though a car show just randomly rolled into town and the fact that the space was pretty much empty like it was waiting for us to arrive, well it couldn't have worked out better!
For a good hour we chilled out, talked cars and enjoyed the great weather and superb location.
We even picked up a few late additions to the meet who happened to see us cruise into town. being able to meet new people and show them what we're about is a great thing and to receive great feedback in return is just the icing on the cake for us.
Awesome cars, great people and a perfect location...It couldn't have worked out better!
By lunch time things started to wrap up with a few guys heading down to the main street for some lunch and others cruising back home. it was great to be able to get som much jammed into the morning and still have the rest of the day to enjoy the awesome weather with family and friends.
There is no doubt for us now that with the success of this first event that we will be making this an annual thing and we cannot wait to do it all again, bigger and better next year!
If you didn't make it out on the day don't worry, we've got a heap of snaps up on the Event Gallery page HERE.