1st MAY 2021

Hello from your President Kerry Benson

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Hello to all,

What a great meeting again. David Rundle and Gavin Rea kept the audience attention with Gavin’s career in building and passion for interesting cars in his life. David recounted details of an unfortunate incident with a fortunate outcome. David informed us that he recently experienced a stroke but due to quick action by his wife, Dianne and the hospital medical service he recovered quickly and can continue his usual activities with some minor adjustments unlike many less fortunate. David advised us to be aware of the acronym, F-A-S-T to help others detect stroke signs. Let us all be aware.

Face – drooping, Arms weak can’t lift above head, Speech difficulty, Time to call 000 – quickly.

Barry Ahearn gave an interesting show and tell presentation of the restoration of his ex police Mini Cooper S. I believe the prep was a family affair with his daughter doing the excellent video and his wife Kim proudly attending the presentation and drawing the raffle tickets for us. Well done by the Ahearns!

Membership Renewal fees are now being accepted for the 2021 – 2022 financial year. Full details can be found on the Club website MEMBERS ONLY TAB, then go to MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM. Full renewal information should also arrive by post to your letter box during the week starting Monday 3 May. Payments can also be made at Club Meetings.

            Dave Coupland - Membership Officer

Your financial membership expires on 30th June and your vehicle registration ceases if you become unfinancial.

This Sunday 2nd May from 8am - Our free BBQ at McCarrs Creek reserve features Euro vehicles (cars & Bikes) in the centre parking but all are welcome to attend with family. Please bring picnic chairs, table, cutlery, crockery inc. coffee mugs etc. Attendance last time was 85 so it is a great opportunity for new members to meet others and wander around the many interesting vehicles. Breakfast includes choice of cereal, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, onions, eggs, bread, fruit juice, tea, coffee plus fruit – usually watermelon & rockmelon.

Volunteer chefs required from 7.30am to initiate our splendid new stainless steel BBQs. Our trusty old BBQs will be auctioned off very cheaply on the day!

Car boot sale – bring any vehicle parts or memorabilia for buy, sell swap at your car.

An informal auction can be held for more valuable or interesting items bring plenty of cash!

Looking further ahead we need to prepare for the Unique Vehicle Display at RMYC on Sunday, 23rd This is a long-standing event – over 13 years and a major charity fund raiser for our club and RMYC so we encourage all to enter vehicles and/or attend as spectators. Application form attached. Other clubs also enter so there is a great variety of vehicles, including motor bikes and hotrods. We have over 50 entries so far. Entries close at our next meeting

The committee could not do more to provide interesting events for you and our greatest wish is that all members should participate as often as possible.

Happy motoring and enjoy your club – your attendance is our measure of success!          

Kerry Benson

Events Update from your Vice President David Cawthorn

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Sunday - 2nd May

The PMEA Club Run Event is to McCarrs Creek Reserve Church Point, where we are holding our FREE ‘European Vehicles & Bikes Big Day Out’ BBQ from 8am.

The Club supplies all the food. Visitors and partners all welcome. Be sure to put your name on the Michael Andrews Memorial Trophy list for attendance, and bring your classic bike, car or hot rod for extra points. A $2 per person voluntary coin donation would be greatly appreciated. Prize giveaways on offer. Please RSVP on the website to assist with catering numbers.

Please bring your own utensils, plates, cups and of course chairs! For motorbike riders, the club will supply the aforementioned items.


Unique Vehicle Display Sunday 23rd May

 PMEA are again proud to participate in this annual unique charity fundraising display day at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Newport

Bring your PMEA car or bike and display with pride, while helping a great cause. Prize awards given during the afternoon. This is our major fundraiser of the year, so whether you are participating, or just coming to enjoy viewing the cars and bikes, please do support your club and donate to a good cause.

Entry fee $10 per vehicle. Entry closing date 8th May. Please contact myself or Kerry for entry forms.

Club Volunteers needed on the day to assist on the gate, as marshalls for parking, and in half hour shifts to collect public donations.


Don’t Forget

 Following our successful visit to Saddles at Mount White, I have organised a similar breakfast event to The Deckhouse at Woolwich for Sunday 30th May.  It’s a waterside café/restaurant with ceiling-high windows and fabulous Harbour views from both inside and the large verandah. We’ll also be able to display our classic cars in the Woolwich Dock/Marina area. Please check the Events Calendar on our website for further details. Cost is $33 pp (pre-paid only) for an upscale breakfast. Please pay at a General Meeting or EFT to Account name: Pittwater Motor, BSB: 062 205  Account number: 1046 7182 remembering to include your name.


Many thanks

David Cawthorn