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87calais 02-08-07 23:32

Calais Estate 2007...
Its time for Calais Estate 2007. Details for the cruise are as follows.

Destination : Calais Estate Winery, Pokolbin NSW.
Date : Sunday September 16th 2007.
Cost : Free. (Unless you buy food or wine at Calais Estate.)
Food : BYO sausages, steaks or whatever you want to cook on the BBQ for lunch, and don't forget your cooking utensils!!!
If you don't feel like a BBQ you can head into "The Verandah Restaurant" where you can order from their 'Tapas Style' menu.

Drinks : BYO beer, spirits, or soft drinks for the drivers, wine can be purchased at the cellar door.

Meeting Points/Times :
I would suggest arriving at meet points at least 15 minutes before the departure time to keep the day on track.

*****Newcsatle Foreshore - Depart at 9.30am
*****Twin Shell Servo's at Wallsend - Depart at 10.30am
*****Calais Estate Winery - Arrive at 11.30am.

*****Thornleigh McDonalds - Depart at 8.30am
*****Twin Shell Servo's at Wallsend - Depart at 10.30am
*****Calais Estate Winery - Arrive at 11.30am.

The layout for the day will be the same as it has been in the past, Sydney people meet at Thornleigh Maccas and head up to Wallsend, Newy people can meet up on the foreshore, then head over to Wallsend where we can all fuel up and meet up with the Sydney guys and girls. Parking at the Shell's was a bit of an issue last year, so after you have fuel park along the side of the link road, just past the roundabout, heading towards the F3. From there we will head to Calais Estate for some photos on the hill, wine tasting and lunch, we will then head into Newcastle Foreshore for the afternoon.

The lunch arrangements are either a BBQ at Calais Estate, or you can eat in their restaurant. Remember for the BBQ you need to bring your own meat & cooking utensils etc.

Wine tasting is available at the cellar door if you want to try the wine and you can purchase any that you like, along with all types of merchandise.

This is a cruise not a race. Keep your speeds down especially along the F3 etc, remember there will be P plate drivers in the group so i would say limit the groups speed to 80 - 90kph to keep everyone together and avoid any unwanted attention.

Post in here if you plan to attend and i will add your names to the list.

Newy / Central Coast
87calais / Boostedcal
Duff-Duff + 4 other cars
CTs2 Sabo
trypsi + 2 other cars
Gav B
Matty D
calais to4 me

Sydney / South Coast
lil timmy
White VLT


Link Road Exit off F3 freeway.
Shell Servos at Wallsend and meeting point parking.

From Sydney, get on the F3 freeway to Newcastle, follow the freeway until you get to the Newcastle Link Road Exit. Follow the link road along and it takes you straight to the meet point at Wallsend. The parking is along the Link Road heading towards the F3 So you have 2 options.
If you have a full tank of fuel - go around the Roundabout at the end of the link road at wallsend so you end up heading back towards the freeway and we will be parking along the side of the link road just past the roundabout.
If you need fuel - go therough the roundabout at the end of the link road and there are Shell servos on either side of the road just past the roundabout. To turn around and get heading back towards the freeway again go past the servos, go through a set of traffic lights and there is another roundabout at the top of the hill, go round the roundabout and head back to the other servo or the meet point.

Photos from previous cruises

2003 - 11 cars

2004 - 19 cars

2005 - 22 cars

2006 - 22 cars

lil_timmy 03-08-07 06:26

I'm there

vlturrrbo 03-08-07 06:35

you know ill be there with bells on scott c u then

furryfrog 03-08-07 07:18

wish i could make it this year scott but my car has no rego, always such a good day.

NATE DOGG 03-08-07 08:22

ill be there aswell

ATMO_BT1 03-08-07 09:14

Jack's in

Justin is in

Mel is in

so that's 3 more vlcts

VYS54U 03-08-07 09:59

Sounds Good Mite Have To Keep My Car Till Then, Im In
Kon You In Cuz??

dimples 03-08-07 13:11

ive already got this week off work and ill try and make sure my car is fixed for this for sure after missing out on the cfc this year...

DuFF-DuFF 03-08-07 14:17

definetly be there :)

AJ1804 03-08-07 15:47

im in boys

DuFF-DuFF 04-08-07 03:37

shud be a goood turnout this year

87calais 05-08-07 09:11


Originally Posted by furryfrog
wish i could make it this year scott but my car has no rego, always such a good day.

Hitch a ride with someone!!!

Should be a good day, Everyone prey for good weather!

HDT-3L 05-08-07 15:24

im in!

STONE RACING 05-08-07 15:35

can i bring my datto ?? its a datsun 180b calais lol :)

v8calais 06-08-07 11:13

im keen for this but at this stage ill probably looking for a lift.

GMLXRY 06-08-07 16:47

Would a VP Calais be out of the question? :p

STONE RACING 06-08-07 18:23

fark it im bringing me datto lol

CI-1968 06-08-07 19:04

if i had a vl id go ill see if my mate decides to take his

Blink 06-08-07 19:07

Scott can you let me know a bit in advance when next years will be on.

Ta man.

vlturrrbo 06-08-07 19:25

roughly mid sep every year fark the fuel economy must be good on yours blink

CTs2 Sabo 06-08-07 22:06

im in for sure last yr was a blast

ATMO_BT1 06-08-07 22:13


Originally Posted by vlturrrbo
roughly mid sep every year fark the fuel economy must be good on yours blink

it would take him 2 days to drive accross, the problem is his car has never been on the road that long at once. Ah well i guess we all like a challenge lol :p

Dark_Vl 06-08-07 23:11

I might be up, have a lot of things to take care of / get sorted with the car (usual story) :P

but hopefully im in...put me down as 60/70% !

any1 have any idea how much a new front bumper / respray in silver would set me back?

GMH-3OL 06-08-07 23:48

just saw this. :(

would have loved to make it, unfortunately my good friend is getting married on the same day, plus it would be too risky taking my car far from home especially when it will be used as my wedding car two weeks later.

hope you have a good turnout!

AVSTER 07-08-07 23:19

I'm in! Last year rocked!

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