Monthly Archives: April 2015

FCDC April 26th


The second Fish Creek Drivers Club unofficial Sunday morning get together was held on April 26th. The morning’s destination was the 4Cs Motor Museum in Mirboo North.

It was grey and slightly damp when some of us meet at Meeniyan before the short uphill drive to Mirboo North and a coffee stop at the Inline 4 cafe. On this trip I had been joined the previous night by the Puce Goose team, without the PG itself, and Stainless Stephen, with custodian Andrew driving down from Blackburn in time for an 8am breakfast at Venus Bay, how dedicated is that! But then my bacon & eggs and coffee are unmatched…

The museum is the personal collection of Colin and Maxine Keil and is set up in their old factory site at Mirboo North. Colin gave us a guided tour of his collection filling in details of each car and his growing memorabilia collection. We also got to have look through his rather large collection of mostly Jaguar parts and spare cars. Maxine was most encouraging in trying the get us to take big chunks away with us! The space Colin has available is quite large and as we all know these seem to mystically fill with essential pieces.

The two Aprilias ventured back to Leongatha for lunch at the Rusty Windmill. (which unfortunately has changed hands and was not up to its previous excellent standard). Phil drove 1070 back home. He struggled with double de-clutching, thought the brakes were “wooden’, which is true, and the accelerator needs a stronger return spring. More coffee, a quick look at Andrew’s oil leaks before the visitors headed back to the big smoke. In all a very pleasant little 130 km Sunday drive.

As far as I’m aware the only casualty of the day was Stainless Stephen’s speedo cable. (There is a rumour going around that SS ran out of petrol on the way home!)

Big thanks again to Mark & Sue Alsop and John Poletti. Below are some photos of the day.