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and Regalia Sales
Humber Car Club of Victoria for stories on National Rallies and Events,  members cars
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Some Club members with their Humbers at The 2010 Bay to Birdwood Run in South Australia


John and I together with Colin and Anne Anderson had the pleasure this year of going over to Adelaide to see the Bay to Birdwood Run for the first time. It was the 30th anniversary of the Run and all vehicles manufactured up until December 1955 are invited to do the run every other year.

Well, over 1200 hundred vehicles took part and many people dressed in period costume according to the age of their vehicles. Aside from cars there were commercial vehicles and motorcycles. What a lovely display of machinery it was. Some were fully restored to an inch of their lives while others were still in their original condition these particularly held great charm for me. The atmosphere before the start of the Run was one of excited anticipation tinged with a hope that everything would go smoothly on the Run through to the Adelaide Hills.
We were very pleased to find a number of Humbers present - 4 Humber Super Snipes, a Humber Hawk, 2 vintage Humbers and 2 veteran Humbers, one of which was a motorcycle! It was good to meet up with Les and Bev Lindorff in their 1955 Humber Super Snipe and it was looking very smart too.

The Neil and Kathleen Hiho had entered the Run with their 1929 De Soto which looked a splendid car and had no trouble with the long journey from Gippsland to Adelaide and hopefully no trouble going home again.
Alan Carter, an HCCV member, was there too enjoying the display of the old vehicles and the pleasure of seeing so many of them on the road together.

We had such a good time that we all have decided to take our Humbers across to Adelaide in 2012 and dressing in costume appropriate to our cars ages. It would be great to have a party of Victorian Humber Car Club members coming on the Run too. Is anyone else interested I wonder?


Report Submitted by Judy Lewis
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