Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

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Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

Postby Gasoline » Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:24 am

Gentlemen (and Ladies)
Its been 30 years since Ford coupe Hardtops last raced as 'manufacturer run' cars in Australia. The Ford Coupe Club of Australia is putting on an event this year to commemorate this. Its being held in Echuca Victoria on 18-20 September 2009
Its been described by Shannons as "Coupetopia"

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All are welcome to attend but entrants are limited to owners of XA/XB/XC and Landau's.
Judging by the programme, its not just for stale old car owners who stand around in carparks talking about shit. Its a mixture of performance and aesthetics.
The saturday event takes place at the D.E.C.A. training ground in Shepparton Victoria where entrants can compete in the following:
- Motorkhana
- Go to Whoa
- Circuit Laps
The anniversary organisers have booked the venue out and there is no public admittance. Entrants, friends and family only.

http://www.deca.com.au/FacilitiesShepparton.aspx Link to the deca website and a map of the track.

Saturday night is a dinner at the Merool Function Centre on the banks of the Murray River. This includes a disco night with Hits from the 70's
(I wonder if they will play Licorice Ride?)

Sunday starts with a coupe cavalcade through Shepparton for all cars.
This is followed in the day by a show and shine with a Judging competition for the following categories:
- Best XA
- Best XB
- Best XC
- Best Landau
- Best Superbird
- Best John Goss Special
- Best Cobra (Cob115?)
- Best GT
- Best Mod & Custom
- Peoples choice

Sunday night is another dinner plus guest speakers. Last event they had John Goss himself and Dick Johnson.

I am definately going and im taking my coupe with me.

Here is a link to the webpage.
http://www.fordcoupeclub.org/2009%20HTA/index.html
Kick her in the guts Barry !
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Re: Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

Postby cruzn2the max » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:06 pm

sounds like a great event

but we will be busy on the car hopefully painting it by then

dont forget to take the camera brad lol
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Re: Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

Postby fury frances » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:04 pm

i really wanna go. missed the 'love the beast' drive in night, that was going to have tones of nice soft and hard top coupes etc. :x
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Re: Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

Postby BlownV8 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:47 pm

Damn, I'll be in New Zealand :evil:
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Re: Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

Postby cob115 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:43 am

this schould be a great event,4for more info goto australian ford forums then go to coupe club ,ford forums is agood place to talk cars n crap :)im on there as cob115 introduce your sef to me when u check it out :)were not 100%sure were going ,dont want to say for sure we are until were sure DOHbut me and a few of the coupe boys are forming a convoy of coupes leaving adelaide friday 5.30 am mobil servo cnr port rush n glen osmond rd botom of the free way ,at the mo were driving to the boarder at least with the rest of the coupes,if any one wants to join in just turn up coupe or no coupe be fun,as for you mexicans in other states check out the forums for other convoys n times leaving :D

realy hope to meet up with Brad, Allen and any other mad max nuts there
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Re: Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

Postby Gasoline » Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:34 pm

Myself and a friend of mine who owns a Landau have already booked accomodation.
Were staying at:

Merool on the Murray - Moama
03 - 5480 9111

It is also where the saturday night dinner is being held, (perfect place to stay for those intent on stumbling to their rooms rather than driving)
The owner Perry, also is aware of the needs of coupe owners and he has a large shed where we can lock the vehicles away overnight rather than just leaving them in the open air and plain view of wouldbe theives.
Just a suggestion anyway.
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Re: Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

Postby cruzn2the max » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:23 pm

hey Brad

plans change and as im so far ahead on the car and i have that weekend off, we are going to set off in the winabago on the fri night or early sat morning

ill be intouch and if all goes well, see you there. And hopefully pat and fury frances make it also. oh and any other active members on here.

al & kaz
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Re: Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

Postby toecutter » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:46 pm

Make sure you all have car alarms, and maybe pool some $$$ for private security.

The vermin are out there.
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Re: Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

Postby cob115 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:36 pm

great 2here ur also going Al,were confermd now,going 2b a once in a life time event ,and b able 2see some many rare coupes n some of the drivers from the 70s ,woohoo cant wait,
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Re: Hardtop 2009 - Sep 18-20 Echuca Victoria

Postby Gasoline » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:44 am

Great news Alan on two counts.
Great that you are coming along and great that you are ahead on the interceptor.

Also Pat, which car(s) are you bringing? Cob-115? Maxs-v8? the wife's coupe?
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