On Sunday August 21st the ALR celebrated Vincenzo Lancia’s 134th birthday (we were a few days early, his birthday is actually the 24th).
Organised again by Marc Bondini some of us meet at The Basin for fortifying coffee before we headed off around the twisty roads of the Dandenong Ranges to our morning tea stop in Yarra Junction. Here we had the joy of inspecting Stuart Murdoch’s wonderful collection of Lancias and other very historic automobiles.
My two favourites were the totally original Fulvia 1.6HF Fanalone and the beautiful Flaminia Touring Convertible. Also there was Marc’s newly restored Aurelia B20, simply stunning.
Lunch was in Gembrook at The Independent, lovely food and great company.
The observant amongst you might have noticed no mention of the blue Aprilia and lack of photos of same. Unfortunately she was sulking in the garage, a hot starting issue has kept her off the road and driven me nuts for the last 2 months, I’ll report when I’ve found the problem. As to the rest of the local Aprilias, Don Hume’s has a nasty noise in the rear, Andrew is flouncing around Europe in the Lambda and Steinfort was on a VSCC run.
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