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The South Gippsland branch of Gippsland Historical
Automobile Club Inc. presents
Sunday, January 14, 2018
at Korumburra Showgrounds
Vintage & classic car display
Grounds closed 10 pm Saturday till 6 am Sunday
Sites allocated on arrival. No prior bookings. No dogs allowed.
From plants and toys to
nuts, bolts, golf clubs
tools and more.
To include all categories
(Auto., motorcycle, stat. engine, farm machinery, antique.) Anything mechanical
Admission $5 per person, under 16 FREE, $15 per site
(includes 1 person entry). Bric-a-brac, car books & much more in pavillion.
Light refreshments available from 6am.
Inquiries phone: 5657 3371, 5662 5029 or 0408 512 347
GATES OPEN 6am
INVERLOCH Sounds of Summer 2017 was
without a doubt a success, attracting a broad
audience of both local residents and visitors to
the seaside town.
The inclement weather did nothing to deter
the enthusiasm or spirit of the large crowd.
“To see people flocking in, even with the rain
will be something that we will always remember
and be thankful for,” said organiser Kate Adkins.
“The atmosphere was something to behold,
with a crowd of all ages and walks of life.”
She said even though they didn’t quite reach
their target again this year, they still had near-
ly 2500 people (close to 3000 when including
staff, vendors, contractors and volunteers)
ready to have the time of their lives and helping
our chosen charity, Scleroderma Victoria.
The food village was bustling with patrons en-
joying a vast array of festival fare, Mexican, Jap-
anese, Vietnamese and everything in between.
Quite a few of our food vendors sold out by the
end of the night, which was an incredible result.
The massage and local handmade/design
stalls which were new to Sounds of Summer
this year proved to be a big hit and added to
the festival vibe.
Thirty four pre-booked private marquees
also added to the great atmosphere.
“We loved our ‘Sounds of Summer Bar’ a
marquee which was sponsored by Over the Top
Events,” Kate said.
“It looked amazing and was a very popular
place throughout the night.
“Local wineries Dirty 3 and Lucinda Estate
had people lining up ready to sample their
award winning wines.”
Inverloch Kongwak Football Netball Club also
had a great night selling beer and spirits for the
“Our MC, local radio host, Shana Bremner did
an incredible job of taking on the role of MC.
“Shana is a huge music fan and supporter of
local events and we are so grateful she agreed
to do this for us.”
The music of course is what brought people
out in droves, and it did not disappoint.
Starting with an amazing local line-up of Mat
Morgan and Bed of Embers, followed by young
talented Famous Will, you could feel the mo-
mentum building for the big draw cards.
Wendy Matthews, with her crystal clear vocals
and soulful sound had many out of their seats
and dancing in the misty rain.
It was apparent early that nothing would
dampen the beautiful vibe and spirit of this
The distinctive and familiar sounds of Glenn
Shorrock ensured the dancing continued (with-
out the rain) while we enjoyed his many hits and
everyone enamoured by his pure talent and voice.
It was then time to Eagle Rock with Daddy
Cool himself, Ross Wilson, his vast appeal had
everyone on their feet and rocking along.
The music side of the event was wrapped up
with the incredible Sol Nation.
Their unique music, a beautifully crafted mix
of Reggae, Funk and Latino was both colourful
and exuberant which flowed out into audience
creating such a fun and electric vibe.
The children were kept entertained with an
Adventure Park hosting laser tag, face painting
and plenty to keep the little ones amused.
“The messages and emails of many happy
patrons and vendors has been overwhelming,”
“A lot of time, love and passion goes into cre-
ating and running Sounds of Summer, so to
see families and friends having lots of fun has
brought us so much joy!”
The professional images from Leo Edwards of
Inverloch 3996 will be up on the website soon.
“We are again thankful to our major support-
er, Inverloch and District Community Bank and
all of our sponsors for supporting this event as
without them we simply could not run.
“Our family and friends thank you from the
bottom of our hearts, working for us, running
here and there, picking up rubbish the next day
and just for your all round support.
“We are so blessed to have a region filled with
amazing businesses and creative talents.
“We look forward to showcasing them again
Save the date everyone, Inverloch Sounds of
Summer will be held on Saturday December 29
and is set to be bigger and better than ever!
AN Inverloch resident has claimed she spot-
ted an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) on New
Year’s Eve, three years after another local spot-
ted four UFOs on the same night.
The Inverloch woman, who did not want to be
named, said she took her dog out to the back-
yard to look at the stars on New Year’s Eve, like
she does every night.
“What I saw this time was a very bright or-
ange/gold sparkling object like a star in the
south east,” she said in an email.
“I also saw one further away facing east.
“I watched and saw the east facing one climb-
ing higher and further into the clouds ‘till it
“The closer which was quite large just hov-
ered in the same spot before it decided to climb
higher and also disappear into the night sky.”
She said it all took place within five minutes. Her
phone was inside so she wasn’t able to get a photo.
On New Year’s Eve in 2014, an Inverloch resi-
dent reported seeing four glowing amber orbs.
Roger Thorrowgood told the Sentinel-Times
in January 2015 that they were moving in a
single file, travelling “nice and casually” before
Inverloch UFOs return
for New Year’s Eve
Organisers Mick and Kate Adkins had a ball at Inverloch’s Sounds of Summer in December.
event a great success
South Gippsland Historical Car Club member, Lucas Farmer, has always wanted to re-
store a Ford Customline, now he’s got the chance and the Korumburra Swap Meet this
Sunday might be the place to find some long, lost parts. Photo supplied by Gerard Brunning.
35th Korumburra Swap
Meet this Sunday
CAN you believe it? The or-
ganisers of the 35th annual
Korumburra Swap Meet, to
be held this Sunday, January
14, the South Gippsland His-
torical Car Club are frankly
amazed the event they started
is still going.
And what’s more, according
to the club’s publicity officer,
and avid active member, Ge-
rard Brunning, it’s still going
“It was started 35 years ago
and has gone from strength to
strength, with no sign of wan-
ing,” said Gerard.
“And to think we’ll be push-
ing on to our 40th event after
this, it’s quite amazing but
that’s down to the people
who turn up year after year
and the stallholders. They’re
Mr Bruning said the club
members man the gate but
noted that lots of other com-
munity groups get a return
out of the big crowd that
flocks in for food, drink and
“It’s been a winner for the
town and the whole area,” he
It’s not just a winner for the
visitors to the swap meet but
also for those looking for parts
to complete a project.
One such person is South
Gippsland Historical Car Club
member, Lucas Farmer, who
is close to achieving his dream
of restoring a Ford Custom-
desire to restore an old Ford
Customline. Half-heartedly I
looked at a couple of cars that
were see-through from the bot-
tom of the doors down,” said
Lucas with a smile.
“But seven years ago I
tripped over a 1954 Ford Cus-
tomline, the same colour as
my mother’s XM Falcon we
Australian delivered, matching
numbers car in working con-
dition, however it was in need
of a bit of a makeover.”
That’s an understatement.
“The running gear was easy.
Just rebuild it to original con-
dition. The body was another
story. Four years of problems
with unreliable tradesmen and
its ready to put back together.
“As it’s got a full history it
was a must that it be as close
to original as possible.
“Once assembly began the
decision was made to buy a
donor car for the odd bit here
and there that wasn’t up to
scratch. Which has served its
purpose really well.
“It’s a 53 anniversary model
that would be easy enough to
give a little tidy up to as well.
“If all goes to plan, the car
only needs a few minor details,
an exhaust and a set of tyres
and it’s right to go.”
Maybe Lucas can pick them
up this Sunday at the Korum-
burra Swap Meet, at the Ko-
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