Ballarat weekend update

Ballarat weekend update 1 AND 2 FEBRUARY The first event of the new year is the annual Ballarat weekend on 1 and 2 February (before the February meeting). It will involve a real Peugeot experience, starting with lunch at the Vaggs’ compound, then a pleasant scenic drive, a relaxed and inexpensive dinner, and a great drive to lunch on the Sunday, with a winery visit thrown in for good measure. Please note: the planned Napoleons motorkhana has been cancelled for reasons beyond our control. Getting to Ballarat from Melbourne is easy; just follow the Western Freeway and take the third Ballarat exit (the Midland highway, A300), turning right towards Creswick and drive about 2km until you see the Peugeot flags on the left. This is the Vaggs’ property, at 747 Midland Highway. We will visit Glenn Vagg’s Peugeot history shed from 11am on the Saturday. If you haven’t seen Glenn’s shed before, you really should. As well as some great cars, he has all sorts of Peugeot models, literature and promotional material. BYO food and drink. There will be a barbecue available if you wish to use it, and lunch will be followed by a pleasant afternoon drive in the environs of Ballarat, planned by Glenn and Paula, who have promised to find us some hidden gems as well as a great coffee stop. Our casual dinner will be at 6.30pm at the Sebastopol Bowling Club, which is on the left of the Midland Highway near the Begonia City Motor Inn, where some people will be staying on Saturday night. You may still be able to book a room; call the motel direct on 03 5335 5577, or go to www.bcmi.com.au [1]. If you are planning to come to the dinner, please notify Paula by Wednesday 29 January or earlier if possible, either on 0407 271 972 or email paula.glenn@bigpond.com [2]. The Sunday program will begin with a gathering at Vaggs’ from 9.30am. About 10.15 we will move to Pipers By The Lake on Lake Wendouree for a relaxed coffee and chat. http://www.pipersbythelake.com.au After coffee we will head to Ballan via the old Melbourne Road, for a casual lunch. (If you plan to come for lunch please notify Paula, as above.) For those with time to spare we will then head out to St Anne’s winery for some tasting before an easy drive home. You can come to either the Saturday or Sunday event, you don’t have to take part in both. It’s always a great weekend, so come along and have some fun. Links: —— [1] http://www.bcmi.com.au [2] mailto:paula.glenn@bigpond.com