ALFA ROMEO OWNERS CLUB OF AUSTRALIA
Hahndorf, South Australia
When: Thursday 28th March to Monday 1 st April, 2002
Venue: Hahndorf Resort and Tourist Park
Alfesta 2002 committee:
- Jim Stratmann
- Pat and Phil Storr
- Ian and Sue Slape
- Tony Bradley
Hahndorf is located in the Adelaide Hills about 45 minutes drive from the city of Adelaide. It has rich historical traditions and there are many world class tourist attractions in the area. The Resort has a fishing lake, canoeing lake and a Furry Friends Fauna Park with a range of native animals on display. Accommodation choices range from two Presidential Suites to Cabins and Caravan and Camping sites, making this a very inexpensive Alfesta.
Included in the activities wsa a day at Glenelg, an Adelaide beachside suburb full of interesting things to see and do, and you could catch the “Bay Tram” into the city to take in the sights. Another otion was to stay on for a day or two after Alfesta and attend the world famous Picnic Race Meeting at Oakbank on the Monday and the Australian National Motor Museum at Birdwood on the Tuesday. This museum has been completely rebuilt at a cost of over six million dollars since Alfesta participants attended it about ten years ago.
Program of events: Registration started at Noon on Thursday and an informal Aussie BBQ dinner got proceedings under way. We did away with the traditional ice-breaking games on Friday morning invited the guests to explore Hahndorf while competing in an Observation walk of the town. After completing the Observation walk they were free to visit attractions such as the Hans Heysen Gallery, Beerenburg Farm or just wander around the many shops in the main street like a typical Hahndorf Tourinst. As Alfesta 2002 was in a town with a rich German heritage, Friday nights theme was “something German”.
After breakfast on Saturday and a quick wash of the car we headed down the South Eastern Freeway to Glenelg for the car display that was an event combining the Alfesta display with our Clubs Annual Alfas in Clover. Lunch was provided at a nearby venue and then the rest of the afternoon was free to wander around Glenelg, Adelaide’s prime beach side suburb and a popular tourist spot. The evenings activities included a Buffet Dinner and a Table Top Rally back at the Resort.
After breakfast on Sunday morning we held a Driving Skills session in the car park followed by lunch at the resort. After lunch there was a choise of activities including a visit the National Motor Museum at Birdwood. Dinner on Sunday night was the usual formal Trophy Dinner at the resort.