Veteran & Vintage Chevrolet  Automobile Association of Australia  South Australian Branch
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Club events held outdoors during the hotter months will be subject to cancellation without notice if the forecast temperature for the day of the event is above 37C.  The forecast temperature for the event day will be taken from the previous evening ABC radio or TV forecast.

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Something for the ladies
      Super Chevy Sunday

                                 3rd February 2019

           On a very warm day about 20 club members gathered at Wigley Reserve Glenelg for Super Chev Sunday Number 26. Thanks to Phil and Marj Luke who brought along two of the club gazebos, they were very popular, so were the gazebos. We spent much of the day under the gazebos eating, drinking and chatting.
           A special thanks to Murray and Sue Fitzgerald who bought along several tasty snacks which they shared, Murray said he had spent several hours preparing them the previous night. There was also stands selling, food, drink, Chevrolet gear, clothing etc.

           There was a large number and variety of beautifully presented Chevrolet vehicles which were grouped into various categories'. All entrants were asked to vote on their choice in each category. Our club was mainly represented in the pre-1955's, with Bob Pridham winning a trophy for first place and Bob and Cathy Daly with a trophy taking second place. Each entrant who voted re-ceived a goodie bag and a commemorative plaque.

The Chev Performance Association does a magnificent job running this event each year; it is very well organized and run by a very enthusiastic group of people well done.
It is great to see so many people support this event.

Bob & Sue Verrall

Something for the Ladies

Hello Ladies,

Just when we thought the heatwaves were behind us for the year Try and keep cool, girls!

For a long time I have been looking for a recipe of those delicious little almond biscuits sold in many cafes around town. I think this one is about as close as I will get..

Almond Cookies

3 cups almond meal, loosely packed
1 cup caster sugar
8-10 drops almond essence
3 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 cup flaked almonds.

Combine the almond meal, sugar and almond essence in a bowl. Add the egg
whites and stir until the mixture forms a firm paste.
Roll small balls (about 3cm across) of the mixture in the flaked almonds, and
place them on baking paper lined trays and gently flatten a little.
Bake in a 175C oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool on racks and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Almond meal is expensive to buy in little packets from the supermarkets, but is much cheaper in larger lots (500g or 1 kg) at warehouses such as Gaganis at Hindmarsh.

And next month I will try and provide some recipes for left over egg yolks!

My space filler this month is a couple of jokes sent to me by a friend who heard them at her church!

A little girl became restless as the minister's sermon dragged on and on. She finally leant over to her mother and loudly whispered, Mummy, if we give him the money now, do you think he will let us go?

In a discussion about religions, one asked a little boy, How many women is a man allowed to marry? Sixteen, he says. The man asking was surprised at the quick answer and asks, How do you know? It's easy, he says, You just add it up, 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer.

Until next time,
All American Day
Sue and I travelled to Tilley Reserve Surrey Downs on a warm sunny day arriving around 9.30am.

The oval was soon covered with a large variety of beautiful cars of different makes and models. One of the most outstanding cars there was an immaculate 1929 Packard which was driven by Adam Jones one of our members. Adam said that the car was one of only four right hand drive Packard's of that type made in 1929. Parked next to Adam and having a good time were some of the Santin family, Lisette, Troy, Rick and Annette with Lisette's lovely 1926 Buckboard. The only other club member spotted on the day was Brett Calver.

Chevrolets were well represented but there were very few pre 1940 vehicles of any make.

There were quite a few stalls selling car paraphernalia, models, and books and of course food, drinks and ice creams which were very popular.

It soon became quite hot and we were pleased to seek shelter under the Chev Performance Club Gazeebos.

As time moved on the day continued to get hotter and by the time we left about 2.45 at least three quarters of the cars had left.

Bob & Sue Verrall