Video: River City Coupe & Roadster Club Roll Out For Reliability Run

Sometimes you’ve just got to live vicariously through other people. We got all sorts of envious of the guys over at Jalopy Journal with their recap of the way-cool River City Coupe & Roadster Club reliability run. Riding along in Mark Thompson’s wild ’33 Phaeton, the club’s first-annual reliability run was a year  in the making, which kicked off with a Friday night party held at an elementary school.

Saturday morning about 35 traditional hot rods gathered around the park just outside of a small airport “on the outskirts of Melbourne” surrounded by rolling hills, the mountains finally recovering from a rash of bush fires. The Jalopy Journal crew drove through Yarra Glen, on to a small town named Lilydale and finally to Dandenong Range.

Dandenong Range marked the end of the run, and is owned by a retired candy industry mogul George Hetrell. According to Jalopy, Hetrell is “a life-long car guy with a passion that matches any. His collection included an incredibly rare Bugatti that he still races as well as numerous other cars from other genres.”

Later, the Melbourne-based Vulture Car Club presented the Jalopy Journal crew with a copy of a hardback book covering the various adventures of the club while in Tasmania, printed by Luke Ray of Fuel Magazine. A big thanks was extended to everyone in the River City Coupe & Roadster Club and to all who attended the run.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw is a self-proclaimed "muscle car purist," preferring solid-lifter camshafts and mechanical double-pumpers over computer-controlled fuel injection and force-feeding power-adders. If you like dirt-under-your-fingernails tech and real street driven content, this is your guy.
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