Scenic Rim Tour 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011 20:10

Scenic Rim Tour

On Sunday 26th June, 2011 members of our Studebaker Car Club enjoyed a run
along the Scenic Rim to Australia’s most accessible world Heritage listed
rainforest and diverse mountain terrain.

Twelve Studebakers and their occupants met at Yamanto, ready to head off
at 9.00am. First stop was to visit Panorama Antique Collection at Roadvale
which houses Vintage & Classic Motorcycles, Collectables & Antiques, Vintage
Cars & Memorabilia. The Museum is overseen by Rod & Jenny Beasley and their
sons Brendan & Jason. Many thanks to Brendan who opened especially for our
Club on Sunday morning, everyone enjoyed their chance to see all the
motorcycles & Collectables.

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Next our Studebaker convoy headed off to visit a Vintage Aircraft Hanger
privately owned by Nigel Arnot. Nigel has been a pilot since 1974, he
restores aircraft and needless to say he loves planes and flying. The Hanger
has 18 fully assembled & operational aircraft which includes a Tiger Moth
1941, a Russian Yak, 1952 & a Polish Wilga, 1990. There is also 6
disassembled aircraft waiting to take to the sky one day soon.

The rarest plane in Nigel’s collection is the Ryan STM (Sport Trainer
Military) 1936, it has a slightly wider cockpit opening to accommodate
the wearing of parachutes by the crew. This aircraft was built in America
and has spent most of it’s life in Australia. The visit to the Vintage
Aircraft Hanger was extremely interesting and everyone thanked Nigel for
showing them his rare collection.

Club Member Shane Hodby guided all of us to his property “Stables DeVille”
for a B-B-Q lunch. All of us enjoyed a relaxing lunch and some time to
inspect “Shane’s Shed” their horses and donkeys. A big thankyou to Shane
& Annette for having us and our Studebakers at their picturesque property.

On the road again to Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard, owned by Dave & Sue McMaugh
which is surrounded by the views of the Scenic Rim mountains. The vineyard
is known for it’s Shiraz, Boutique Chambourcin wines and Port. Club Members
tasted the wines & port while Dave talked about each selection. This
inevitabily lead us to the Cellar Door, where we purchased some of the
wine that we had enjoyed a short while earlier. Thanks to Dave & Sue for
their hospitality.

The Scenic Rim Tour was a great “scenic” day out and everyone had a very
happy day. Thankyou to Chris Skinner for organizing another noteworthy
Studebaker Car Run.

To view more photos of the run, please click on Photo Gallery.

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