Hot rods a sheer delight in Jamieson
SOME 150 ‘Rods’ arrived in Jamieson to participate in the 10th Annual High Country Rod Muster last Friday.
The township was fully booked for accommodation and the weather was warm and sunny on Saturday for the outdoor activities.
Rock and Roll dancers performed on the dance floor outside the Courthouse Hotel and the crowds gathered as the band ‘Jump and Jive’ performed on the hotel balcony.
All 150 cars (Rods) took part in the ‘Jamieson Cruise’, which encompasses the main town grid with many drivers allowing passengers to take part by travelling in these splendid vehicles.
The weekend muster commenced on Friday evening, with a welcome dinner at the Courthouse Hotel attended by about 200 people.
Hosts Jan and Ben Tweedly were delighted that so many Muster members braved the gloomy weather forecast.
On Saturday morning CFA and community group members cooked breakfast for 200 guests, followed up with a barbecue lunch in the marquee.
On Sunday the Jamieson CFA members and volunteers again prepared breakfast and lunch for the visitors.
There were many other activities on Sunday - a lone piper played for passers by and caravan park guests, on the banks of the Jamieson River.
Local ‘Smithy’ Craig Eury demonstrated his talent at the museum, creating pieces for the visitors.
The annual Duck Race was held at the caravan park swimming pool, as the Jamieson River was flowing too fast to keep up with the ‘ducks’.
‘Cow Poo’ lotto was a riot, as there were no available cows to provide the necessary ingredients.
In times of need, improvisation comes to the fore - a lady wore a ‘Cow Suit’ and a seeded loaf was used.
The winner was local Jamieson pre-schooler Charlie Eury, with the $400 first prize, with dad Craig wanting a cut, as he bought the ticket.
The Billycart race was conducted in Brown Street and was a great success.
WITH all of the activities in Jamieson, two of the attending Rod Muster members decided to surprise their friends and married on Sunday afternoon in the Memorial Hall.
Rhonda and Eric Goulthorp hail from Torrumbary near Echuca.
Leanne Carolan was the celebrant who conducted the service where more than 100 Rod members witnessed the occasion and singer Gavin Chatlier performed.
An afternoon ‘tea’ was enjoyed by the guests and the bridal couple following the ceremony.
“Smithy Craig Eury manufactured a wedding gift of a ‘fire poker’, a ‘hook’ and a ‘key ring’ while he was demonstrating at the museum.
20 YEARS TO BUILD: A Ford 1934 Tourer in Chardonnay and Bordeaux livery with a homemade van, owned by Peter and Jeanie Gregory.