Block N Tackle Blast

16 April 2018 / Words: Felicity Harnden Photos: Ian Nunn, John Purcell

With the promise of a beautiful morning, 19 cars met at Warners Bay McDonalds for a quick coffee and pre-run talk before heading off around the Lake to Teralba and up to Freeman’s Waterhole and Cooranbong. Unfortunately, a minor accident in Teralba (not involving any MX5’s), caused a slight disruption of the group for a short time. Luckily, no-one appeared injured, and a thank you to tail end Mark who remained for a short period of time at the accident to ensure appropriate assistance was on it’s way. 

From there it was an enjoyable drive to through Cooranbong, where John and Gaye joined the run, taking our numbers to 20 cars. We then headed up the Yarramalong Valley, where other car clubs were enjoying the drive also, which included a large Porsche group and a BMW group. The morning tea stop at Jerry’s Cafe at Kulnura was particularly (and spectacularly) busy with an enormous array of motorbikes, and after a brief stop, the consensus was to continue to our lunch destination, but not before visitors Greg and Yvonne joined the group with their new RF just picked up from Newcastle Mazda and already on it’s first outing!

We then all headed down through Gosford and out to Kincumber, reaching our lunch destination at Block N Tackle Brewery, where we filled the place to capacity! Paddles of beer, cider and food were enjoyed before everyone parted ways for their various return trips. A big thank you to John and Chris for another successful run.