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Official Newsletter of the 5555 -5656- 57 Chevrolet Club of Victoria

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october 2012 edition

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Meet the 2012-2


Vice President

Greg Rowe

Karl Wakartschuk

Greg (aka ‘Rowie’) is married to Phoebe, has 2 chil- Karl has been a member for 24 years, and is married dren and works in contract trucking. Greg’s vehicle to Barbara and has 2 sons, Robert and Andrew, and 5 grandchildren. Karl gets about in his 57 Chev Handyof choice is a Chevy. man.

Public Officer

Public Relations


Bob SterternStertern-Gill Bob is married to Juli, and has 2 daughters, Carly and Stacey. He is kept busy running his home maintenance and renovations company. Keeping Juli’s SS company in the garage is a 1966 Impala .

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David Desira

Jeff Wilson

David is married to Virginia and has two kids. We run our own company servicing medical and industrial instruments. Toys include a 57 Nomad & 4 door hardtop, dirt bike, quad bike...anything with a motor that goes fast makes me happy!

Jeff is married to Kaylene, and has 2 daughters and 1 grand daughter. Jeff is kept busy as National Op’s Mgr, and gets about in his first love, a ‘55, but also sneaks in time with his 56 4dr HT and 57 2dr post.

Newsletter and Web Editor

Memberships and

Juli SterternStertern-Gill


Juli is married to Bob, and runs her own boutique Lois Peterson cake and dessert business. Juli’s vehicle of choice is Lois is married to Steve, and they have 4 children her SS Commodore, but is just as happy to co-pilot and 5 grandchildren. Lois gets about in a Berlina, Bob’s ‘66 Impala. and loves travelling to the US ... Lois also looks after the social events for the Club

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The Hot Ones Hi Members Right, well, the official countdown has now started to Christmas! I was talking to Rowie about the Christmas party the other week, and when we realised that there are only 2 more Hot Ones to come out between that day and the party, we need to get our skates on as that means it’s only 2 Months Away! So, look out for more details in this edition... It’s been a very busy month for me - wedding season has started again, so lots of late nights are to be had at the moment to get everything done, so if I’ve missed anything with this edition, I’m sorry... It’s a last minute prep for this one - 7pm on Sunday night, and instead of schlepping on the couch getting sorted for tomorrow, I’m at a desk *argh!* scrambling madly to keep all my balls in the air - which is something I’m sure most of you can relate to! With regards to the newsletters, in this issue you will find that the last page (inside) is a teartear-away page for you to send back to me via the club post box in order to subscribe to the magazine, update your club contact information, and provide any suggestions you can think of for club runs etc - if you don’t send the form back to me by the end of October, you won’t get the next newsletter! So please help me out and send it back (or email me

Til next month... Juli

Membership Full membership to the 55-56-57 Chevrolet Club of Victoria requires that you own a Chevrolet vehicle (of any make or model), and attend three meetings or club outings per year (Country members need only attend one meeting or outing per year). New Membership currently cots $75- which entitles you to a club polo shirt, stubby cooler and car club sticker. Renewal Membership is currently $40 per year, with all membership fees due on the 1st of August each year. year Associate Membership is open to those who do not currently own a Chevrolet but would like to enjoy our Club and its activities.

Meetings Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, starting at 8pm. There is no meeting in January. Meetings are held at The Pines Learning Centre, 520 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East. Melways 34/D5. (Behind The Pines S/Centre) The Hot Ones


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President’s Report G’day all, well another month has flown past and it only seems like last week I did the last report, but boy a lot has happened! Everything’s Everything fairly flat out when it comes to organizing the convention. A lot of P.R. work has commenced, and I’m rapt about how its evolving. I’ve just got back from Ballarat where my daughter and I (Payden, the L-plater needing valuable points!) spent the day in the town catching up with locals organizing and informing them of the mass assault on their town in March. This included meeting with the manager of the mall were we are having a display on the 20th of October, meeting the Ballarat police, talking to the Ballarat Courier newspaper, and talking to Power FM (3ba), which is the major station in Ballarat, and all are keen to help us out. We even got to visit the Welcome Stranger big 4 caravan park to have a look (buy the way if you haven’t booked, do so because I can see a lot of the fun happening in this park, maybe a running on empty night in the cinema room hosted and narrated by David!). Anyway it seems everywhere you go in this town they have open arms, which is a little different than most motoring enthusiasts are used too! The rest of the committee have being working hard on other areas of importance with the convention, which we will hear about in up and coming meetings and issues. One area we need to get through is finding a major, or 2 major sponsors for the convention. So if anyone has any leads, contact the committee and well chase it up. There are many other levels of sponsorship available if anyone is interested in which many of us members are involved in. Now about the display, I need approximately 12 cars for the display which I’ve been shown much interest already, and due to setting up before the public arrives, it will be an early morning start. We also need club member numbers to help out on promoting our club and the convention so if you could even cruise up in the family wagon or catch a lift with someone it would be great. Ring me if you can help out because I think it’s going to be a great day! Details are in this issue. We, We (or should I say our hard working editor!) have come up with the finished first print Convention flyer minus Sponsors, which is perfect timing for this month’s activity’s. I’m organizing a run the week before the display to the Marsh Rodders show and shine/swapmeet that I attended last year and thought it was a great day. But I must say that an early arrival is necessary because it gets big. Once again the information is in this newsletter/mag for those interested. The Port Fairy run is on once again in which I can sadly say we can’t go, but rest assure it will be a great weekend. Memberships by now should be up to date so please let’s get them in order, the club relies on them! At the last meeting, a point of discussion was the newsletter being posted to members. Well, all paid up members of last year will receive this newsletter with a returnable slip in it and convention entry form. So if you want to receive the Hot Ones by mail please return the slip with all the details to the address noted and IF YOUR MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE UP TO DATE you will receive it until the same process is repeated next year. Anyway that’s about it for now so put your seatbelt on, feet firmly on the thick steel floor (not plastic) and get ready for another car mad season of the greatest car club in the world The 55,56,57 Chevrolet Club of VIC. Oh well someone’s got to Rah! Rah! The troops!

“Drive ‘em hard”, Greg Rowe.

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Route 66 Sp ‘The Mother Road’ as it’s affectionately known, stretches from Chicago - Illinois in the East, to Santa Monica - California, in the West. Also known as ‘Will Roger’s Highway’, it’s official title was US Route 66. Established in 1926, it served as the gateway to riches for ‘Okey’s’ to escape the panhandle in search of a better life, stretching some 2,448 miles across 8 states. Decommissioned officially in 1985, it is now one of America’s most famous landmarks.

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pecial, Part 2 Where to Eat... Last month we discovered a few of the cooler, more original places to stay to get the most of your Route 66 Experience... Now here are a few of the coolest places to eat and soak up some almost-gone genuine down-home Roadside Grub...

Mr D’z Route 66 Diner, .Kingman Arizona The turquoise and hot pink exterior of this diner are enough to get your attention, but the food is rated as ex cellent, and the interior features retro booths and a juke box.

Lout Mitchell’s, Chicago Illisnois Open since 1923, this Chicago institution is where all the long-haul truckers fill up before they hit the interstate... So the food’s good! (And ladies all receive a complimen tary box of Milk Duds!)

Snow Cap Drive In, Seligman Arizona Famous for their Strawberry Shakes and ‘Dead Chicken’, this diner is an Arizona institution. Opened in 1953 and built fromtimbers of the Sante Fe railyard, it now offers yard seating and music from a genuine, fully restored Wurlitzer.

Legends Classic Diner, Glendora California Famous not just for their location or their food, this diner also hosts a classic car show on the 1st Sunday of every month! With a classic burger topping out at just $6.95, I’ll be stopping by on my next trip to the US!

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Images courtesy P

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des Show

Peter Liston

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September 2012 M Minutes of Meeting held September 5th 2012 Meeting Opened:


Roll Call: New Members:



Glenn Rulach, Michael Kibblewhite, Peter Liston, Rohan Hutson, Steve and Lois Peterson


Read by David Desira, accepted by Michael Kendall, Tony Anastasio

Report: Minutes from

read by David Desira, accepted by Gavin Carrig, sec by Bill Duyvestyn

previous meeting: Correspondence:

Mail; Just Cars email update - Jindera Pop the Top Festival Drysdale Cricket Club Autopro Car Show - Online Trophy Shop News Letters; Chevroletter QLD - Chevroletter NSW Chevolution - Belair Times - The Bowtie - AOMC

Upcoming Events:

Rotary Club Griffith East - Just Cars Geelong Revival Blue Otus Water Garden - All Parts Automotive Show us your Wheels - Cruise Nagambie Shannons Aussie Classic Car Show RACV Motorclassica Motor Show brochure and entry forms 36 Chev Festival entry and program th

Horses and Horsepower Ballarat entry forms Marsh Rodders show n shine swap meet Loddon Shire


A couple of meeting have been held arranging various details, Still looking for a major sponsor. Jeff has been speaking with Shannons but no commitment as yet. Bob Jane has also been approached. Venue, Band and meals all sorted, thanks Karl. Rowie has organised a promo day in Ballarat for the 20 Oct, expecting about 10+ cars both from our club and local support. He cas also contacted the local cops, they may come down for a visit. th

Karl/Glenn, the Convention banner is being reformatted with current details. Bob - Juli is currently working on the website to revamp it and update the Convention details. The Hot Ones


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Meeting Minutes Rowie reported on the Warragul lunch cruise organised by Lois and Steve.

Run Reports:

Started at Tooradin, 5 Chevs, great day out, good company. Bill D on the LGC cruise night, about 230 cars, good turnout considering it was the middle of winter. Cops there checking log books. Gavin reported on the Perth Hot Rod Show, Small show compared to our local events, a lot of Chevs on display.

General Business:

Members are asking to receive hard copies of the newsletter. It was decided to do a once off mailout to all current members asking who wants a hardcopy, email or both. Email version currently available was discussed, should the current edition be only available to paid up members and available to the public after a month to encourage memberships. Port Fairy Run, pending arrival time, pizza at caravan park. Sat cruise to Hamilton for Pub lunch. Sat night dinner back at caravan park. Sunday cruise to Camperdown for the Rockabilly show n shine. Club bbq going to Alans for a service, Rowie is organising 2 smaller bbqs which will be easier to cart around. Tim organising a display at the Sandown Historics, 10 and 11 Nov. th


Shannons Christmas dinner, great event, $80.00/person, anyone interested? Club Jackets, a new supplier has been found, See Lois if you want one.

Buy, Swap, Sell:

Nothing new to list

Meeting Closed:


Next Meeting:

August 1st 2012, 8:00pm

Next Issue ... Route 66 special Part 3 Christmas already!

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CLUB MERCHANDISE. See Lois to purchase yours. Jackets - $140.

Rugby tops - Adult $55 [Kids sizes (4 to 14) (in Navy or Red) - $40]

Polo Shirts - $30 Adult - Black in Small, Medium, Large, XL. Kids - Black - 6, 10

All tops now available with your name embroidered on them. ( $10 )

Club Jacket

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Rugby Top - front


Rugby Top - back

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Port Fairy Run - O

Staying at BIG4 Holiday Park, 115 Princes Hwy, Port Fairy. 1800 063346 or (03) 5568 1145 (Mention the 55,56,57 Chev Club when booking) *Friday night activities depend on how many of us have arrived. (Maybe some live music & a cold froffie at ‘The Stump’ or Pizza’s at the Park) *On Saturday around 11AM we are cruising to Hamilton for lunch and a look around the town, Bryan Budd has organised a visit to Campe’s Motor Museum & has been busy getting the local Chevy guys organised. *Early birds can check out the Port Fairy Community Market from 9am, plants, food & local produce. *Back to Port Fairy, the men & any like minded women can call in at Bryan’ shed check out his latest projects. Various possibilities for dinner -The Caledonian Inn has great meals and will provide a separate room for us or take-away back at the Park. *On Sunday - after John’s pancake brekky we will head to Camperdown Rockabilly Weekend show n’ shine (about 1:15hr cruise)

For any questions ring: Steve 0407 831 017

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October 26th, 27th, 28th

Those travelling to Port Fairy late Friday can meet at McDonald’s at 5pm – next to the Shell service station & Subway. It’s off Princes Freeway at Laverton (Take Pt Cook turnoff - EXIT 14) (From there it’s around 270km and a ‘leisurely’ three and a half hour drive.) Stay on M1 to by-pass Geelong

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Calendar of Events Oct - Dec October 3rd

Club Meeting The Pines Learning Centre - 8pm start

October 14th

Marsh Rodders Annual Swap and Show ‘n’ Shine Maddingley Park, Station Street, Bacchus Marsh. (6:30am - 1:00pm) Mel Ref 333 / H10. ASRF Sanctioned event; kids playground; live band; catering; giveaways. More Info: Tony 0409 746 792 or Colin 0409 231 687

October 20th

Ballarat Chev Convention Club Display Bridge Street Mall, Ballarat Central (Parking for nonnon-display vehicles in Curtis St or Little bridge Street) Club meeting point at Bp Macca’s Rockbank - Western Hwy - departing 715 am SHARP - Yes, it’s early, but getting there on time to set up is very important! Conact Rowie 0408 454 082

October 26 - 28th

Port Fairy Weekend Friday and Saturday at Port Fairy - Sunday cruise to Camperdown for Show ‘n’ Shine at Rockabilly Festival on way home.

November 6th

tel 0418 556 299

Peninsula Cruise Night cnr Nepean Highway and Bungower Road Mornington Starts 5:30pm See for more details.

November 7th

Club Meeting The Pines Learning Centre - 8pm start

November 9 - 11th

Bright Rod Run - 22nd Annual For more info and entry, go to website:

December 2nd

Club Christmas Party! Party Tirhatuan Park, Kriegel Way (Off Outlook Drive) North Dandenong Melways Map 81, E8

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C lub C hristmas Party! It’s that time of year again when we get out the calendars and start filling it up with social engagements for Christmas - well, mark those calendars with the most important date of all - the date Santa arrives for all of Chevy’s helpers this year:

December 2nd Make sure that you let Santa’s Helper (Lois) know in advance that you and your family will be attending so she can make sure Santa has enough gifts for all the girls and boys on his list! Tirhatuan Park - Kriegel Way - North Dandenong (Off Outlook Drive) The Hot Ones


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Newsletter Subs Member Name: Do you wish to receive



a printed newsletter?

If ‘Yes”, current postal address:

If “No”, current email address:

Current telephone:

Any suggestions?

Please return to: PO Box 560 Noble Park Vic 3170 by 31 October 2012 The Hot Ones


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Lois’s Lines I have recently been sorting through our archives( yes it does exist) & it made me realise what we should have been keeping over the years, so I am on the search & hoping that some members can help me out. I am after the following .. CONVENTION SHIRTS, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th STUBBY HOLDERS 2ND, 3RD, 4TH, 5TH, 8TH, 9TH ANY CONVENTION FLYERS ALSO ANY COASTERS FROM OUR HALF WAY RUNS HELD IN ALBURY WITH OUR FRIENDS FROMTHE CANBERRA CHEV CLUB.

We do have all the newsletters from when the club first started & are very interesting to flick through. Funny how many times a club BBQ has been discussed & still seems to be an ongoing issue. If you do have any of the above items that you would like to donate back please pass them on to either myself or Rowie

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Classi Used front bumper bar to suit ‘56 OK condition

1957 210 Sedan $27,000 Rohan


1956 4dr sedan

‘56 original Dash cluster ‘make an offer’

*reduced!* $35,000 350 chev, 9” diff, dual

Peter Forbes 0412 443 391

fuel, RHD


1957 Chev Coupe LHD, 283ci, Powerglide, PS, terior Blue/White paint - White In $40,000 ONO

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ifieds 1957 4dr hardtop th Californa car, orig white wi Blk & silver trim, V8, fact PS More photos & info avail $30,000 ONO

1957 Nomad LHD, 350ci, T-350, 605 PS, ro New Interior, Nint body, ch $65,000 ONO

me & S/S

Bryan Budd

WANTED!! Genuine 1957 Belair 18” Steering Wheel

VS Clubsport 355 Stroker motor

Mark Virgona 0 4 1 8 1 7 4 634

Harrop Injection Nanifold 20” wheels, 5 speed, Good condition *unreg* $8,000

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55-56-57 Chevrolet Club of Victoria P O Box 560 Noble Park


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