Holden Club cruises into Kooralbyn via Boonah and Beaudesert

CRUISING: The HSV Owners Club on the Kooralbyn airstrip for their first run since the COVID-19 lockdown put the brakes on their fun. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
CRUISING: The HSV Owners Club on the Kooralbyn airstrip for their first run since the COVID-19 lockdown put the brakes on their fun. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

An impressive convoy of Holdens cruised through Boonah and Beaudesert en route to Kooralbyn on Sunday morning.

The Brisbane HSV Owners Club drove into Kooralbyn and onto the airstrip while the markets were winding down, creating interest from many of the locals who had not seen a car event in town for months.

Club president Les Gray said the Brisbane group was keen to get back on the airstrip at Kooralbyn after COVID-19 put the brakes on scheduled events.

"This was our first cruise ride out after lockdown but we have been to Kooralbyn before," he said.

"We arrived about 11.45am, just when it started to rain. The last time we came out was in mid-January and it rained then too.

"We seem to bring the rain with us every time."

Mr Gray said the group of 79 people lined up on the runway for a photo opportunity and then enjoyed lunch at The Kooralbyn Valley's Pavilion Country Club.

"We love it down there, the food is great and the service is excellent," he said.

"There's plenty of room for everyone to sit down and have a good old yarn."

After lunch some of the drivers returned to the airstrip for some runs.

"Because it had been raining we sent the cars out one by one and had to plan the runs carefully," Mr Gray said.

"The cars on the day got up to 160-170km/h. This was because of the wet conditions but when it's dry some of them go up to 200km/h."

Mr Gray said the Brisbane HSV Owners Club was the oldest in Queensland, established in 1982 and now boasting 212 members.