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Well the 2024 67th State Annual Tour has been run and trophies won. It has been our pleasure on behalf of the Northern Section to direct this year's Tour and we thank you all for your participation, positive feedback and encouragement.
We take this opportunity to acknowledge Shannons Insurance for their financial donation and continued support of our events and would ask members if seeking any type of insurance to give Rodney Belbin at Shannons a call.
We also thank our State Executive for their financial contribution which enable us to make the event a little more special. We thank our many generous sponsors for their donations by way of items for lucky draws etc.
We would like to thank our committee,
• Pat and Terry Campbell,
• Damien and Teena Giustini for organising the game 'Aces and Axles',
• Joe and Julie Clippingdale who was also Tailend Charlie on Saturday,
• Peter Riggall for organising the trophies
• Allan & Christine Smith for photos etc.
• and a special appreciation to John Walkden as Tailend Charlie on Sunday.
We congratulate all who took part and accolades to those who won awards.

Trophy winners were

C.W. Bryan Family Trophy for Most Appealing Car -
Won by Steven and Toni Bishop, 1928 Ford A Roadster

Shannons Perpetual Trophy Director's Choice -
Won by Frank and Margaret Brooks,
1937 Riley Lynx Sports

J. Paine and Son Trophy for Best Amateur Restoration -
Won by Mick Peart, 1923 Metallurgique

Hard Luck Trophy donated by Trygve Krogsaeter -
Won by Greg Bannon, 1927 Ford T Model

Congratulations to Alan and Christine Smith for winning the 'Aces and Axles' game with 'Four of a Kind'
Mike and Marion Cassidy, Tour Directors.
The Northern Section were the host of this years Annual Tour. 30 cars entered from each of the 3 sections. We started the tour by meeting at the Village Green at Longford where we were joined by many other cars who were participating in a celebration of the Longford Motor Racing circuit.
We then went for a drive heading south briefly then to Blackwood Creek and to Carrick and then back to town where we met at the clubrooms for a catered for evening meal.
On Sunday we headed to the North coast ending up at Tam-O-Shanter bay Golf Course. I had personally been to nearby Weymouth but I don't believe I had ever been here before. We were served a beautiful morning tea by the golf club after which we headed via. The Wine Route to Scottsdale.
At Scottsdale we had lunch at the RSL before returning via. The Sideling to Launceston. At the lookout at the top of the Sideling we were treated to tea and coffee and ice cream and fruit salad provided by the local Lions Club.
In the evening we met at the Australian/Italian Club for dinner and some frivolity with quizzes.
On Monday morning there was a short drive out around Relbia and back to the clubrooms for morning tea, prize giving, trophy presentation and farewells.
Throughout the tour we all participated in a lucky game of cards with the winner being announced on Monday morning.
Thanks must go to Tour Directors Mike and Marion Cassidy for a great tour which took us on some roads and areas I have never been. It was also a feature of the tour that so many local clubs and charities were supported.
Thanks also to Mike and Marion's committee who helped organise all this and helped along the way.

Peter Riggall.
67th  State Tour
Veteran Car Club of Australia (Tasmania )Inc