Annual Summer Cruise 2012

The Annual Summer Cruise happened on Sunday the 22nd of January and we had a great turn out!  The day started off very grey and wet looking when I turned up at Stanwell Park at 9am to start setting up, although there was a small patch of blue so I help out hope it would all come together.  As the day progressed that little blue patch widened until by midday there was not a cloud in the sky, perfect beach and BBQ weather! (one of the very few for the season).

Meanwhile at Uncle Leo's Diner about 40 cars were gathering for the cruise down through Appin, down Bulli Pass and across the Sea Cliff Bridge.  While I couldn't be there, I have to take a moment to thank Ayden, one of the VWWatercooled Mods, for heading up the cruise for the day.  From what I'm told it was a good run up until an unrelated Polo happened to turn off with people following along!  Luckily it was all sorted very quickly with everyone turning up at the park for a good chin wag and something to eat.

Food and Drinks were supplied by the VWWatercooled forums and were very well received, one of the most common questions I had on the day was "Are you sure it's Free??!".  While it was a free event we were collecting donations for the Cancer Council and raised a total of $118.45 through donation and a small raffle.  Many thanks to the guys CarCareProucts who provided our first prize which was a detailing kit to keep your pride and joy nice and shiny.  If you haven't already found them, take a moment to check out their website at for all your detailing needs.

At 3:00pm or so I noticed the clouds starting to roll in, but with a little help from the attendees we managed to get the marquee down and everything packed away just as the rain started to fall.  An unfortunately abrupt end to a great day, but not nearly enough to dampen our spirits.  Once again, thank you to everyone who attended, I hope you enjoyed the day and I look forward to seeing everyone next year for an even bigger and better Summer Cruise.