28th JANUARY 2022

Hello from your President Kerry Benson

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Hi to all,

Do not miss our next meeting! Enjoy another David Rundle interview and video presentation featuring our regalia and Mini Moke enthusiast among other things – Linda Upton who has had an extremely interesting life and ladies are especially invited to enjoy the night. Usual anti covid rules apply.

Our next general meeting will be on Wednesday 9 Feb 7.30pm at RMYC in the Horseshoe Cove room – downstairs where we used to meet – capacity 70 pax. Not the Top Deck Room!

Our Sunday 16th Jan BBQ  Motor cycles & American vehicles was an overwhelming success as big numbers of bikes and cars attended. The weather was great and we saw PMEA at its best with new members and old enjoying the camaraderie. Good news – Bill Van Drehnen has volunteered to tow the bbq trailer with his ubiquitous Toyota troopy to assist Ross Halliwell. It is always warming to know that members spontaneously get the job done and organisers can have confidence in them.

Fagan park run was excellent thanks to Davids  x 2. David Pryce Jones is a “Friend of the Park” and we thank him for his initiative and VP David made it happen.

VP David has excelled himself in organising events, including the Highlands tour so please refer to the website and get booked in for a great time.

Regards and happy motoring,
President Kerry Benson

Below courtesy of John Robison – don’t give your tools away yet.

Events Update from your Vice President David Cawthorn

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It has been a very busy January in the Events department! We had our 1st 2022 Club BBQ at McCarrs Creek on 16th January with 75 people attending, with several new members displaying their vehicles for the 1st time. A very enjoyable day and a big thanks to the hard working BBQ team.

Our 1st Mid-Month Wednesday Brunch Run to the Coal Loader Café at Waverton was enjoyed by 13 people, with excellent food and a very interesting walk around the historic site, including a close up view of the sunken ferry ‘Baragoola’. 

PMEA celebrated Australia Day with 27 members enjoying beautiful surroundings with a picnic in the shaded grounds of the heritage Fagan Park at Dural.

On a lovely sunny day, our cars looked fabulous with our new windscreen banners and signs. Some members joined the vehicle parade through the grounds, following old historic tractors and farm vehicles. The historic barns were open with an amazing variety of machinery and items dating back to the early 20th Century.

A very popular day out and we will do it again sometime next year. Can’t wait for John Kaye’s video to be shown at an upcoming meeting!


Sunday 30th January: Wakehurst Golf Club, Seaforth

This Sunday is our  first Sunday café Event to the popular Wakehurst Golf Club Café. We have undercover outside tables and also inside tables reserved. It’s very reasonably priced, the food and coffee is great and it has amazing district views overlooking the golf course. Plenty of parking available. Please book quickly if you haven’t already. 

Sunday 13th February: Café Patina, Wahroonga

We travel to this 132-year old Sir John Suleman designed, heritage-listed property, which over its time has had many different uses. A successful popular café for over 25 years.

Wednesday 16th February: Mid Month Brunch Run, The Chocolate Factory and Henry Kendall Cottage, West Gosford

The Factory is the home of renown Australian confectionery producers Nougat Limar, Bon Bon Fine Chocolate & The Sydney Marshmallow Co. Following brunch at the café, we visit the nearby historic Henry Kendall Cottage and Museum, built 1836-1840 and set on 2 ½ acres.

We will take the leisurely scenic route from Cowan along the two sections of the Old Pacific Highway, which comes out at Kariong.

Thursday 7th April - Sunday 10th April: Southern Highlands Autumn Discovery Tour

This is a great opportunity to get out your classic car and join PMEA for a lovely Autumn break with wonderful driving on far less crowded rural roads. There will be lots of interesting places and different things to do. New revised itinerary V2, together with all the necessary pre-paid costs required in advance, are now available on the website. 

You do not need to make any bookings yourself, full details are on the webpage with instructions.

Attachments available to save at the bottom of this newsletter with FULL itinerary and costs. 

We already have 25 participants and spaces are filling fast, so don’t delay if you are thinking of coming!!

Southern Highlands AUTUMN DISCOVERY TOUR 2022


IF you can’t attend an event after you have booked, please let us know! Preferably cancel via the website, or if you have difficulty, contact me directly. Businesses rely on knowing numbers in advance for large groups for staffing and catering purposes.

IF you have difficulty booking online and wish to attend an Event, please contact me and I will book you in.

Keep those wheels turning!!

David Cawthorn
Vice President and Events