2012 Steamfest

On Sunday 28th April, about 10 hardy souls, members of the RSOC, and several partners, traveled once again to Maitland to participate in the annual Steamfest show.

The morning started with a delicious BBQ breakfast at the home of Sue (Events Coordinator) and Owen (Secretary) and Richard (long suffering Hubby to Sue and Dad to Owen) in fine style, followed by the usual drive in convoy to Maitland, only stopping on the way to re fuel cars (and some of the drivers).

Our arrival at the designated show area we were greeted by the usual excellent turn out of about 300 makes and models, in the form of restored & original classics, hot rods, motor cycles and those from various other genre. At the time, bright sunshine was the climate, and after catching up with old mates, several set out in different directions to view to assembled cars and bikes.

Most of the team then re grouped and decided on a walk into the Maitland CBD to take in the offerings of the various street stalls and partake in a spot of morning tea. Owen and Sue, and most likely others unknown, were left to guard the RS vehicles on show.

This proved to be a good move, as while the majority of the team were swanning around the various stalls, and living the high life with morning tea no less, the heavens opened, leaving those guardians of the fleet to close windows, boot lids and bonnets of the cars on display.

Notwithstanding the fact that the weather turned somewhat inclement on the day, as usual, a good time was had by all, with plenty of variety in terms of cars displayed and street/market stalls and vendors on hand.