Absolutely perfect weather today for our cruise up to the Hunter Valley Gardens, organised by the Newcastle Restored Vehicle Club. We met at Glendale Stockland and what a turn out!!! Huge variety of cars of all years and makes. We tried our best to park together and leave together but with so many cars, it was a bit tricky. There had to be at least 400 cars on the cruise with approx 800 cars in the car park at Hunter Valley Gardens at the end. Great to see a few members travel up from Sydney and the Central Coast, along with our Newcastle members. Very nice trick by Shaun and Wendy in Freckles' maiden run - pulling into a servo to allow us to group together - only thing was the brake lines had been cut by the shockie and no brakes - hmmm - bit drastic there Shaun but thanks for getting us back together and that allowed us to all assemble in a good formation up on the grass at the end of the car park. I didnt take many photos but there will be plenty later I am sure. Well done to Geoff for being one of the chosen 15 vehicles that were then judged down to a final 3 - you were beaten by a 1932 hot rod, a Corvette and something else (sorry I can't remember right now). Looking forward to seeing lots of you again in two weeks at Bugs and Buses by The Bay and I will have the Mars Bar slice and Magic Cookie Bar again.