Maserati Run to Nowra Butter Factory
By David Stuart-Watt
With the Berry Car show cancelled Maserati, RACA and Triumph car clubs all agreed to head south anyway and meet up at the Nowra Butter Factory for lunch. Our Host was kind enough to allocate the three car clubs our own area in the restaurant so we could mingle and share stories.
Maserati met at McDonalds Heathcote and immediately caught up with old friends from the Jaguar Car Club, who were out for a drive to the Kembla Grange car museum. After coffee we headed off along the Princes Hwy, then down the motorway to Mt Ousley, past Wollongong to the new Albion Park Rail bypass, which took about 15 mins off the trip.
We stopped at the Shell Harbour rest area and picked up Andrew Dunne’s party in the Concours winning Quattroporte. We then had a good run through to Nowra as the final section of the highway upgrade to Nowra is almost complete; along the way Andrew led us on a side detour on a scenic part of the old highway.
We turned off the highway at Nowra and headed east and that’s when things turned nasty, with all the rain the only one enjoying the final part of the drive was Catherine Myers in her Levante, the rest of the Maserati fleet didn’t suit the pot holed and damaged roads out to the butter factory.
Mud and dirt was the order of the day and a new adventure for the pampered Maseratis’.
We arrived safe and sound and enjoyed a wonderful 3 course meal and good conversation that lasted well in to the afternoon. We left so late that most were arriving back into Sydney as the sun was setting, a good day had by all.