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Marong Picnic - 2012

The Federation Picnic at Marong gave me the opportunity to add a few country miles to the speedo of my 1955 Mk IV Super Snipe, prior to having the head re-tensioned.
On Saturday 25 August Rhonda and I took a leisurely drive to Lockwood, near Marong, in order to stay overnight and have a relaxed short journey to the Marong Picnic on Sunday morning.
Not sure if other members would attend I contacted Ray Linden who advised he and a contingent from Ballarat would be attending.
Sunday morning was cool and cloudy but pleasant without wind and rain. After sitting in my Humber for a few minutes, enjoying the smell of the fresh country air and then the leather car interior, I started the engine and began my short trip to Marong.
As I approached Marong I noticed Ray Linden in his black Mk IV Super Snipe waiting on the side of the road so I stopped and greeted him. We then joined in convoy with the long queue of old vehicles progressing slowly into the display area and parked together on the oval centre, then, with chairs and tables, reserved an area for the other Humbers we knew would be arriving soon. It was not long before Les and Bev Lindorff, in their blue Mk IV Super Snipe arrived in convoy with Brock Powell and partner in their white Mk II Super Snipe and Kay and Dick Powell in their black Mk II Pullman. It was a wonderful opportunity to catch up, and chat with them all on a variety of subjects, including our cars.
Walking around the display of vehicles I noted a few other Humbers including the Mk III Sceptre owned by Margaret and Keith Willimott and the 1976 Olden Humber(?) Monaro GTS owned by Des and Lyn Judd. In the afternoon we said our inevitable goodbyes to each other and began our journey home.
Ian Aspinall

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