The group arrived at Energy Australia (Knights) stadium at 11am on Sunday 14 Nov. I arrived last (late as usual) and was extremely happy to find a total of 10 micras assembled for the meet.
We were fortunate enough to have the best possible weather! It was a spectacular day, the wind had died off and it was probably around 30degrees maximum and just beautiful blue skies in every direction.
eM was unlucky enough for her clutch cable to surrender in the middle of the cruise. Luckily the car broke down right at the twin shell service stations at Wallsend. Millions of bush mechanics attempted to tamper and adjust eM's car, until finally an act of god occured? It was amazing. Some random guy called "the cable guy" rocks up and basically said "Are you guys cruising today? Hey what's the problem with this car?". Someone replied "Yeah, the clutch cable is stuffed, we're trying to fix it." Then he responded with "Oh really, I actually have one brand new pulsar 1.6 and one 2.0 clutch cable at home from my pulsars which I've now sold, do you want me to go and get it?" Due to the pulsar 1.6 gearbox fitting perfectly onto the micra, the group was confident that the 1.6 pulsar cable would offer a glimmer of home and most likely get eM out of trouble. The guy faithfully returned after about 15 minutes with both cables saying "you can keep both, I don't need them. Oh I gotta go, I got in trouble from my missus for wasting time, cya". haha! Yay for "the cable guy" - what a legend.
With a trusty 10mm spanner borrowed from the Shell Servo, no jamming showed his mechanical skills by installing the pulsar clutch cable within approx 15 minutes max. BAM - eM's car was back on the road after a couple of suspenseful hours and a bit of sunburn. Everyone was impressed. The pulsar clutch cable is slightly too long to use long term, but offers a perfect get-out-of-trouble solution and got the car back to Brisbane, so it works very well.
Then we pushed onto Mt. Sugarloaf for a nice drive up the windy road to be rewarded with the great view over the top of Newcastle. Because the weather was so clear, you could easily spot Tomago Aluminium and Stockton beach extremely well.
Next the group stopped in for some lunch at the Oasis in Beaumont St, Hamilton. There was noodles, piddas, kebabs, subway and all kind of options. Everyone was still so impressed with matty and the cable guy's efforts in fixing eM's car! Everyone was raving on about micras quite a lot and the general atmosphere was absolutely awesome. Everyone seemed to get on so well, and got to know each other better. eM and no jamming had to bail at this stage so the convoy became 2 cars shorter.
After lunch we lapped around Newcastle CBD, stopping at Strezlecki lookout ofcourse. We took a few magic pics up there, and oh what a beautiful day for it. I even made the convoy take a detour past a mate's place and he came out the front to check out our huge micra convoy and was impressed heh. GeoffW and some others waved to him not really knowing who this guy watching us from the front of his house was, but it was funny all the same. We stayed up at Strezlecki for quite a while before dispersing so that people could check into their motels and get changed etc.
Soon some of the Sydney guys had to return home aswell. That left the remainder of the group to meet up for a quick beer and dinner at Wallsend RSL before heading back in Beaumont St for some lovely Chinese and Gourmet Pizzas. The weather was superb and so was the company.
Thanks everyone for a fabulous micra meet, and we're all looking forward to the next one. They just keep getting bigger and better.
A big thanks to GeoffW for adding to the local knowledge of the meet and making all the outsiders feel right at home as their local tour guide. Also thanks to all of you who travelled so far to make this micra meet fantastic. Until next time!
Unfortunately this shoot was taken later in the day when Em, No Jamming and Micra Man had already left.
The cars were looking hot, and people had certainly progressed well with their modifications. There were some awesome modifications spread between the group collectively.