President's Report - March 2011

Greetings All,

Who would want to be leader of a North African or Middle Eastern country right now? Not me, that's for sure. It's the only large region of the world that I have not visited and I can't see that situation changing anytime soon. However, amid the tales of woe, ABC online carried a wonderful story recently about Iran's President Ahmadinejad - he'd just sold his much loved 1977 504 sedan for a reputed 25 billion rials (about $2.5 million).

With Easter rapidly approaching, the Club's sights are firmly set on making the Easter Pageant a roaring success. We have had a good number of interstate registrations, but ACT registrants are sparse. The registration fee is $60, which gives you entry to all events (concourse, motorkhana and observation run) plus you receive a Pageant bag of Peugeot goodies. Points are awarded in each event, and count towards trophies for the winning clubs, so I encourage you to enter not only for your own pleasure but also for the glory of the PAC.

As well as the events, above, there will be a three course Pageant dinner at Eaglehawk, on Easter Sunday, costing $50, and featuring complementary wines from Mt Majura Vineyard. You don't have to be a registered participant in the events to attend the dinner, but there will be more to talk about at dinner if you do! Please contact me by phone or email asap if you wish to attend the dinner and/or participate in the Pageant activities.

The annual Wheels exhibition (Shannons Wheels 2011) will be held, as usual, on the lawns of Old Parliament House, from 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday 27th March. If you wish to exhibit a car as part of the PAC display, please plan to arrive no later than 8.45 am so we can have all the cars in place prior to the opening time. I would also appreciate hearing from intending participants by Friday 25th March so that we can plan our display.

Our next club meeting will be at the Canberra Services Club in Manuka, from 8 pm on Tuesday 22nd March, with dinner from 7 pm.

Keep on Pugging,

Brad Pillans

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