The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club of Australia
 
 

ASCC Federal Rally #45 Sapphire Coast 2012

ACT Branch chose a magnificent site for the 2012 Rally - the historic Coolagatta Estate at Shoalhaven Heads on the south coast of NSW, known as the Sapphire Coast.  This area was settled in 1822 by Alexander Berry. Berry obtained a grant of 10,000 acres and 100 convicts to build his settlement in the foothills of a mountain named “Coolangatta” .... an aboriginal word meaning ‘fine view’.  Our accommodation consisted of convict-built servants’ quarters, stables, blacksmith shop, plumber’s shop, harness room and cottages – all with suitably updated plumbing!!   Saturday concours was held at Kiama, adjacent to the lighthouse and blowhole.  Graham & Pauline Carson scooped the trophy pool with their superbly restored early Sapphire - C340014.  Our tours around the area included the Berry Markets, Cambewarra Mountain lookout, Kangaroo Valley & Hampton suspension bridge, Fitzroy Falls, lunch at the Burrawang Hotel and finally a walk on the Illawarra Fly.

Concours Results

Vintage 15HP Saloon AS 62158 - John Graham
Pre-war Not awarded
Station/Utility Coupe Station Coupe C1811489 - John Milverton
16/18HP Station Coupe C1811489 - John Milverton
Sapphire Mk1 C340014 - Graham Carson
Sapphire Mk2 C345106 - Shawn O'Brian
Sapphire 234/236 236 C230253 - Ian Handley
Star Sapphire Not contested
Best Overall 346 Sapphire Mk1 C340014 - Graham Carson
Best restoration - first time presented 346 Sapphire Mk1 C340014 - Graham Carson
Ron Beer memorial trophy 346 Sapphire Mk1 C340014 - Graham Carson

Other Trophies Awarded

Longest distance travelled to rally John Day
Hardluck Paul Caro
People's choice 14HP Saloon AS 26264- Susan Hicky
Presidents choice 14HP Saloon AS 26264- Susan Hicky
Most miles in a year 346 Sapphire Mk1 C340412 - Tony Carter
Against all odds - Penn Bradly

Club Person of the Year

  Helen Andrews
The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club of Australia
Armstrong Siddeley Car Club, PO Box 699, FRESHWATER NSW 2096
Phone Rowan Fitzpatricke, President, 0404 032 113
ACN 001 059 212
Email president@armstrongsiddeley.org
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