The South Eastern Times : June 13th 2017
10 NEWS Vintage cars tour region J.L. ‘FRED’ SMITH email@example.com THE sight of 30 restored vintage cars certainly turned heads as they motored through Millicent and Tantanoola on Sunday. Most of the historic vehicles were Austin 7s which were made in the United Kingdom in the 1920s and 1930s. The small vehicles have a large following around the world as witnessed by the well attended weekend rally. Known as the Border Run, members of the Austin 7 clubs of Victoria and South Australia have met “halfway” between Adelaide and Melbourne every June long weekend for the past 55 years. The two clubs have chosen various border locations over the years and Millicent last welcomed members in 1983. From their base in Mount Gambier, the cavalcade of cars containing 60 motoring enthusiasts made its way to the clubrooms of the Tantanoola Football Club for a catered morning tea. Their next stop was lunch at a Millicent cafe with their historic cars parked in George Street outside the Millicent National Trust Living History Museum. For Border Run organiser Greg Lindsay and his wife Sue, the distance travelled was relatively short as they live at Casterton. They bought their 1928 restored Austin 7 about 20 years ago. It looks in showroom condition and is insured for $15,000. As they give affectionate names to all their cars, it was dubbed “Old Aggie” and has BETWEEN THE WARS: Casterton couple Julie and Greg Lindsay with their 1928 Austin 7 outside Millicent’s Art Decostyle former bank which was built in George Street in 1937. Picture: J.L. “FRED” SMITH Exhibition entries open PHOTOGRAPHERS are invited to explore, capture and celebrate the diverse nature of the region by participating in this year’s Wattle Range Photographic Competition and Exhibition. Entries are now open for the acquisitive photographic exhibition and competition with organisers confident the 2017 event will be a success. Wattle Range Council libraries manager Janice Nitschke encouraged photographers across the region to enter images that encapsulated the style and vibrancy of Wattle Range. “The competition is a really good opportunity for people to showcase their work,” she said. “It is particularly good for people who have not entered a photographic competition before to have the opportunity to have a look at their own work in a gallery setting. “Putting an image on the wall is a very humbling experience because it is out there for everyone to look at. “Everyone has their own view and to see your work alongside other great photographers is very inspiring.” Business and industry, black and white, sport and leisure, landscape, nature, panoramic and people and or portrait with an emphasis on people at work or play make up seven categories sharing a prize pool of $2800. The new Lake McIntyre category has a major prize of $250, while a ninth category for photographers under the age of 18 offers a first prize of $250. “We have had entries coming in all of this month,” Ms Nitschke said. “There are a lot of entries in the new Lake McIntyre category, which is really good.” Additional prizes will be awarded to placegetters along with the mayoral award for best local photographer deemed to be an amateur. The overall winner of the competition will have their image featured on the cover of Wattle Range Council’s 2018 calendar. “The Wattle Range calendar is highly sought after by community members and visitors to the area,” Ms Nitschke said. “Other council’s have since followed our leads and are either holding photographic exhibitions in their area and some are doing this with a view of producing their own calendar.” Unframed 8 x 12 inch images taken within the last two years are to be received at the Millicent Public Library on June 14. personalised number plates to let all passersby know its identity. Mr Lindsay said great friendships exist among club members as well as such tangible benefits as being an avenue to source spare parts and eligibility for discounted registration fees. He said the vintage vehicles always create interest wherever they go and provide a talking point. “Arranging this tour is a way of giving back to the mem- bers of the Austin 7 clubs of Victoria and South Australia,” Mr Lindsay said. “Some of the cars have travelled here by trailer, but some have been driven all the way from Melbourne and Adelaide.” Adult entry is $5 per exhibit and must be accompanied with a high quality digital copy on CD to be retained by council. Category winners along with images selected for the 2018 Wattle Range calendar will be announced at the exhibition opening on June 23. IN BRIEF Anglers look to hook cash prize THERE is a $5000 cash prize on offer at the annual salmon fishing competition at Beachport which will again run during the July school holidays. The bonus prize will be paid to the fisher who lands the first tagged salmon. First held at the Salmon Hole in 2006, the event commences on July 8 and runs until July 22. It has proved to be popular with males and females of all ages and generates funds for community projects via the Lions Club of Beachport and Rivoli Bay. It started as friendly rivalry between two farmers from Furner many years ago and has developed into a large community event which attracts visitors and tourists alike. Video promotion cost revealed A VIDEO to promote Robe came at a cost of almost $4500 to the seaside council. Councillor David Loxton sought this information in a formal application to the Robe District Council. In reply, council chief executive Roger Sweetman said the cost of providing the electronic promotional information for council was $4365. WITH OUR THANKS: Millicent Royal Flying Doctor Service auxiliary vice president Fay Gentle, New Heaven proprietors Sukhain Singh, Kamaljit Kaur and their son Mehtab were on hand with auxiliary president John Chalmers for the presentation of a certificate of appreciation. The Millicent Indian restaurant raised $250 for the RFDS in a special promotion. Picture: J.L. “FRED” SMITH 10 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, June 13, 2017 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au “This was a little more than originally anticipated due to a higher than expected cost to obtain the rights to use the soundtrack,” Mr Sweetman said.
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