Breakfast 7th February 2021

Breakfast at Stanleys Bar - Gold Coast Car Museum

Well what a great roll up we had today!  18 Cobras and over 60 members!  By 8.30am we already had 10 Cobras lined up on the grass.  

The Gold Coast Car Museum and Stanley’s Bar & Restaurant were also hosting the HSV and Corvette car clubs too.  The HSV club were there early and already viewing the cars on show in the purpose built shed.  

The kitchen area is quite small so to enable to get all the breakfasts out together we split up in to 2 groups, one group going to the view the cars whilst the other settled in for some top nosh.

Carl, one of the owners, recently (January) replaced the chefs after a number of false starts in the kitchen.  I’m pleased to say that was a great decision. All the food was excellent and everyone that commented only had good words to say.  On a personal note, I also enjoyed the coffee, it was “most excellent” to quote Bill and Ted.

Whilst we were having brekky and viewing the cars, the two Corvette clubs rolled in with over 50 corvettes ranging from a beautiful red C1 through to a 2019 C7.

All in all a great roll up, some great cars, fantastic friends and lovely food.  A right result !

November Breakfast – Historic River Mill

Nov 1st 2020 - Breakfast at the Historic River Mill

This months breakfast was really well attended with 17 Cobra’s and 1  Z06 Cobra (Mario’s new toy).  After the storms and massive hail of the previous day, the sky was the most amazing clear blue, not a single cloud and perfect Cobra weather.

The line up looked fantastic and with the Sun hitting the cars it made for a spectacular site ,just take a look at Grant’s car in full sun (the green one at the top of the page) to see how these cars come to life in the limelight (no pun intended)

Grant Young our raffles coordinator has been doing a sterling job and we had an influx of donated prizes this month, most of which have been held over for December and January raffles. Tony Stark Won a new garage shelf unit, donated by Bill Ryan, “Just what I need” Tony said, you can never have enough shelves …
Rob P ((GT40) won a tool kit donated by Bill Ryan (also), and then won the next prize of a digital Vernier Caliper, so he donated the tool kit back to be redrawn.  It was won by Samantha Hampson, now she can help Scotty in the workshop.  The last draw was for a first aid kit, donated by Warren and Jo Boylan and  was won by Dagmar.

We’ve been running the show and shine a little bit differently this year, making it a best of three and  with four categories. Well the first set of three was completed this month we announced the winners.
Trevor and Helen Dixon took out two categories with their maroon and cream V8CBRA cobra winning Best Paint Job AND Best Interior.  Trevor stepped up to take the trophy for Best Paint which came with a bottle of Bowdens super gloss wax shine, whilst Helen accepted the trophy for Best Interior which came with a bottle of Bowdens Leather Care.  Their car had 50% more votes than the second place cars.
Paul Gillis won the category for Best Engine Bay with his Cobra VGT40 which came with a set of special microfibre engine detailing clothes .  People really liked the custom polished stainless Steel engine covers that really make engine bay stand out from the other entries.  Paul won with a margin of 6 votes.
Craig Marsh took out the Peoples Choice  trophy for best driven car which came with a cool beanie with a built n light and set of bluetooth speakers.  However, as Craig was at the track helping a mate as part of the pit crew, his father Don Marsh stepped up and accepted the prize on Craig’s behalf.

Paul Gillies happy with to win best engine bay (left) and Don Marsh accepting Peoples Choice on behalf of his son Craig Marsh.

For each voting slip completed you get a chance to win the lucky door prize, so if you vote at all three breakfasts you get three chances to win and this time the prize; a lovely gift hamper donated by Ball Realty was won by Robyn

Glenn Braidwood from Horsepower World joined us for the breakfast.  Glenn’s company is now the distributor for Factory Fave products in Qld as well as being a renowned Engine builder and suppler of performance parts for both Ford and Chevy engines, Glenn’s team can also assist with all the build aspects for your Cobra, or supply / build / complete a Factory Five Cobra for you.

here is a link to their online store 

Sep. 13 2020 Breakfast

Historic River Mill Sept. 13 2020


What a great roll up at Historic River Mill.  We had a capacity  crowd and all 34 spots were filled. we even had to break out on to an extra table, thankfully the guys at the River Mill allowed us to snag a reserved table knowing we’d be gone by the time they arrived (we only just made it). with 10 Cobra’s and a couple of  Porsche’s and Don’s beautiful  Austin-Healey 3000 it made for a great display.

The weather looked like it was going to give us a quick shower and a couple of members decided o bring their tin tops just in case,   but it held off (mostly) and by the end of the breakfast the sun was shining..  However, during our morning preamble a certain Mr Magpie took umbrage at us parking too close to his the tree and decided to dive bomb several of our members with such vigor you could almost hear him squawk ‘TORA, TORA, TORA’ as he swooped in at Cobra like speeds !

Raffle prizes this month were donated by:
Trevor and Helen Dixon – A retro esky which was won by Ron and Suz Ford
Denis Stone – A mini pie maker which was won by Tony W
Ken Bruhn – A comprehensive screw driver set  which was won by Bruce McLeod
Tony Wilmot – A wooden wall hanging of a Cobra won by Stuart Maxwell
Scotty & Sam H – A dozen eggs fresh from their hens – won by Warren Boylan

Grant, our long serving and most excellent Raffle Coordinator has reached an impasse with regards to donated prizes in that there aren’t any new prizes being donated.  Raffles, apart from being a bit of fun are the main way we maintain funds for the club and we rely on the members to donate them,  Can I please ask you, if you haven’t donated a prize for the raffle in the last 12 months, could you please find time to donate.

 The guys at the River Mill worked really hard to get all the meals out quickly and I think they did a great job, They’ve been changing up the menu too and more home cooked style elements they are trying hard to keep everybody happy in order to keep customers coming back, which we will be doing for our November breakfast.

Thank you to everyone that attended 

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