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Poker Run: 18th October 2014

A gathering of around 13 cars (including cars from the Invercargill Holden Club) met at the Croydon lodge on Saturday 12th October 2014
Kevin handed out poker cards and we were then pointed in the right direction. leaving the lodge, we cruised along the Waiphai Highway towards Clydevale, where the Clydevale pub was to be our first stop.
The first raffle was drawn (Winner Derek Ayson) and the second round of cards were dealt.
Publicans Choice was John Armitstead in his 74 Torana L34.
After being kicked out of the driver’s seat and Derek taking over, as you can imagine, it was a very quick trip to our next stop The Lawrence Pub.
With more beers and a toasted sandwich consumed, the second raffle was drawn (Winner Simon Quertier).
Publicicans Choice went to Brad Sayer in his newly aquired VC Regal.
Back into the vehicles we headed to Beaumont Pub, where more alcohol was drunk and more stories were told. Another round of cards were dealt, and before leaving Beaumont, few tyre treads were tested leaving one or two rubber marks on the road.
Our last stop was at the Tapanui pub, before heading back to the Croydon lodge for the prize giving.
1st – Helen – Ace High Straight (passenger in John Armitstead’s car)
2nd – Jude – Ace High Two Pair (passenger in John Armitstead’s car)
3rd – Kara Shanks – Two Pair
Apart from the crappy weather, this was an awesome day, and was my first trip back with the club since moving back from Invercargill.
A huge thankyou to Hayden and Kevin for organizing the days activites and also Erica who did a great job at selling the raffle boards!!
Johnny Dennis.