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Nov.90 HCVC Dandenong rally 14 Aug 2011 10:37 #60528

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IIRC, this was my first rally (as a spectator, not an exhibitor). All my photos were of buses; I wish now that I had taken more of some of the other aspects.
I am sure that there was a powder-blue Ford Zephyr police van, and an ambulance. Was there a hearse? I see a glimpse of a Rolls Royce saloon: perhaps there as a wedding car?
The two b&w photos of Flxble Clippers have been posted already, to a thread on that type. See
www.hcvc.com.au/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1303532944/2#2

Perhaps others were at that rally and could add more photos? Or perhaps just list the participating vehicles that year. Many must have been well-known rally regulars.
I have five colour views to put up. This first one was taken principally for the Flxible Clipper. Have I identified Grenda 71 correctly: was it an MC8? Notice at far left a Rolls Royce (Silver Wraith?) and what I believe is a late 1950s Standard Vanguard ute.

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Re: Nov.90 HCVC Dandenong rally 14 Aug 2011 10:48 #60529

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I HCVC Library we have lots pics from that display day. Dave

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Re: Nov.90 HCVC Dandenong rally 15 Aug 2011 10:24 #60530

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Thanks. I guess that they are prints in albums, not online. Hence: viewable at club meeting nights? Brought to Sandown days for display?

Enclosed the other two photos of Flxible Clippers from the 1990 rally.

901125Su-BDT23-Dandenong-HCVC-2xFlxbleClipper-RSmith
901125Su-BDT24-Dandenong-HCVC-2xFlxbleClipper-RSmith

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Re: Nov.90 HCVC Dandenong rally 15 Aug 2011 15:45 #60531

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Just talking to Cunning Stunt about the Hume run ... there are 15 Clippers registered to do the run (among the 140+ vehicles)!

This is a run that will go down as one of the classics.
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Re: Nov.90 HCVC Dandenong rally 16 Aug 2011 08:43 #60532

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Here are the last two photos of the 1990 rally.

901125Su-BDT22-Dandenong-HCVC-buses-RSmith

901125Su-BDT20-Dandenong-HCVC-Chevrolet_van-RSmith

Both have glimpses of other interesting vehicles in the background.

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Re: Nov.90 HCVC Dandenong rally 16 Aug 2011 20:11 #60533

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That last one was in the National Motor Museum in Birdwood around Easter 2009



so I don't hijack the thread there are some more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bparo2003/sets/72157623011576741/
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Re: Nov.90 HCVC Dandenong rally 16 Aug 2011 21:45 #60534

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Love to see the old rally pictures!

Even better to find out where they are now! Especially to find they are still in excelent condition and being looked after!

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Re: Nov.92 HCVC Dandenong rally 09 Mar 2013 14:05 #60535

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Here are the only three photos which I took at the Sun.29.11.92 rally, still at International Harvester (Dandenong, Vic.).
I suspect that I had only a fleeting visit, as I was in the throes of end-of-year mop up at work, and was packing to head to central America before Christmas.

Two buses were from the Masterton fleet; AFAIK the next is kept in the Driver historic fleet, and is a rally regular; in the distance is one of the popular Flxible Clippers. I know nothing about the Ford, but suspect that it is from the collection kept near Longwarry.

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Re: Nov.90 HCVC Dandenong rally 11 Mar 2013 19:32 #60536

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Jblair I have every rally poster from start our displays 1982 - 2012 all presented a folder. Dave

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Re: Nov.00 HCVC rally (VW Clayton?) 26 Mar 2013 12:11 #60537

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I wasn't at this rally (Sun.25.11.00); the photo is from my (now deceased) regular contributor David White.
Clayton, the former drive-in site (instant edit to use Ray's information).
I had been saving it to kick start a thread on police vehicles (divisional vans and patrol cars), to follow vendor vans, ambulances, hearses and fire appliances, but I haven't reached by desired quantity yet.

The 1961 Falcon was formerly a divvy van, with a fibreglass box on the tray. The 1960 Zephyr looks more UK than Australia, but the colour is Victoria powder blue. The ambulance may have been on duty rather than exhibit, but there are glimpses of two more ambulances beside it.

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