Display and Presentation Day
Our first "Display and Presentation" day was held at Kalorama in 1971 and continued at this popular park in the Dandenongs until 1993, when a better venue at Cheltenham Park, Cheltenham was found.
"Kalorama" as the day was always known, was always held on the last Sunday in October (the first day of daylight saving). The Concours Winners were on show, glistening in the sunshine (mostly). The days were filled with activities for the young and the young at heart. There were keen car events for the more adventurous drivers. And finally the speeches, thankyou's and presentations of the prizes to the concours winners and other annual awards and appreciation.
Many members invited their families to join them for the day, which helped make the day more festive. Members have travelled long distances to take part in this day. Members from as far as Canberra, Wodonga and Riviera Lakes have participated in the day.
Other Clubs and Societies have also taken part putting on interesting displays for the members to enjoy.
With the move to Cheltenham Park, and a change of date to the end of November, the Club now includes "Father Christmas" in the day's activities.
For a while the car competitions were discontinued, but in 1995 the "Cheltenham Cup" was introduced and some very keen competition was observed on the oval. The trophy was eventually won by Barry Smith driving his 1934 Chevrolet Sedan.
By including "Family Day" in the name of the day, the club hopes it will encourage the younger members to attend and get to know their fellow members better.
This day takes a great deal of work and the Activities Of. ficers and the sub-committees involved over the years must be congratulated on a job well done.