Trunkey Creek Show

Trunkey Creek is a small farming community about 50 km south of Bathurst New South Wales.

Following an invitation from the Secretary, Millie Watson, of the Trunkey Creek Show Society, requesting a display of our Club vehicles at their Show, several members and their cars made their way to Trunkey for the weekend.  On arrival on Friday night we were welcomed by Millie and Peter at the farm with wonderful homemade soup etc awaiting us.

Farm stays were organised for some and others staying with lifelong friends, Millie & Peter at "Arkell". Although it was cold of a night the farm "stayers" had no problem keeping warm as the boys showed their skills of yesteryear, chopping wood and stoking the wood fire, constantly. What a wonderful stopover amongst the beautiful trees.

Saturdays' Show was an Irish Theme, with lots of show-goers dressed in the Irish green with prizes for the best theme dressed tiny tot and best dressed "Colleen" and best dressed "Paddy" of the show. Some people had a decided advantage in this competition; with our Club Leprechaun taking out the Paddy section with another Club member being "sashed" Colleen of the show as shown here with their Agent (and bookie!)!

The Show atmosphere was amazing considering Trunkey Creek has a population of 51, it sure swelled to several thousand on the day. And what a great show it was, the entries in all sections were records. There were sheep dog trials, horse events, sheep and wool judging, photos, flowers, handicrafts, and so much more. There were stalls, bands, singers, Irish dancing displays, the activities continued all day and ended with the Hudsonettes making a guest appearance leading the Irish singing. It was obvious that a lot of hard work goes in from this small community. All funds raised on the day goes to wonderful causes and charities.

Saturday night was dinner at the Trunkey Creek Pub. And what a night it was, nice meal then some dancing and music. We helped Wendy & Tony celebrate their 39th Wedding Anniversary and watched a display of some "special" dancing to celebrate….Sunday morning we were hosted again at "Arkell", firstly to a wander to see the new season's lambs, shearing shed etc., and then to a wonderful BBQ breakfast, followed by the boys watching the start of the Bathurst 500. Then it was off to see the Old Inn that Millie and Peter are restoring and which is to be their future home.

Two locals (opposite) fell in love with the Wheeler's green Rambler, and why wouldn't they?

The Club cars in attendance were :- Glenn & Dianne in the flaming '65 Rambler Classic, Tony & Wendy in the '69 Rambler Rebel, Colleen and Mick in the '39 Hudson, Carole & Michael in the '64 Rambler Classic and Fred & Jerry in a modern….thingy!

A special thank you to Peter and Millie (3rd & 4th from left below) for their wonderful hospitality over the weekend as we all had a ball


The Sydney Royal Easter Showgirl 2009, Kimbalee Morris visited the show and was so taken with the club cars, she asked for a photo with one.