Early Morning Run to Yea Story: James Borg Photos: Margaret Russell & Nickola Hoffmann Sunday 21st May 2017
The Saturday prior to the first Early Morning Run of the year for the Turbo Register, and two more late entries managed to make the cut. That made a total of 17 cars and 27 participants – for a 7.45am departure on a Sunday morningamazing! So if there were a few empty spaces in the pews next to you at Sunday mass on the 21st May, it’s because people in the know were on one of the Turbo Register’s ever popular Early Morning Runs. Margaret and I arrived at our departure point on the Calder Freeway at 7.15am and we weren’t even first there. A steady stream of Porsches rolled into formation for a punctual departure. Even new member Rohan Cooray, accompanied by Vivian and a sparkling 997(II) Turbo were prompt in arriving. Interestingly, Vivian didn’t complain once about the distance she had to travel to make this trip, or the early departure time. Oh, no… Vivian was keen for an early morning run….despite coming all the way from Oman. That’s Oman, just east of Saudi Arabia! 7 Turbos, 3 Carreras, 2 Caymans, 3 Boxsters, an RSR replica and a stunning modern GT3RS completed the field. Thrilling to see such a great all-Porsche line-up for the event.
Colin Smith almost wasn’t a starter ( or so he thought ) as he’d parked over a tremendous oil-stain whilst a photo was being taken of his car and took a second to register that it wasn’t actually from his car. The Jaguar Club must have
parked in the same area on the previous day. Dennis and Helena sheepishly asked for a push to get them going….ahhh, flat batteries, like redlights, are the great ‘leveller’ of motoring.
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