club newsletter October 2018

Welcome to a long overdue edition (and the first digital) Eastside Cruisers Club Newsletter!

Club Meetings

Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month @ 8pm.

Ferntree Gully Reserve club rooms (Wally Tew Reserve) Enter off Glenfern Rd

Members AND non-members welcome, come on down and see what we're all about!

New Committee

At the Annual AGM held in July, new committee members were nominated. After a stellar effort from the previous crew, it was time to hand over the reigns - big shoes to fill that's for sure! Don't hesitate to get in contact with the people below to discuss any club related matters either through Facebook, via phone or email eastsidecruisers@gmail.com

  • President - Matt Stuart - 0434 039 488
  • Vice President - Paul Buratti - 0419 513 690
  • Treasurer - Brendan Irvine -
  • Secretary - Josh Masters - 0427 741 993
  • Events Coordinator - Dan Cobb - 0434 512 856
  • Committee Assistant - Richard Hall - 0420 983 835
  • Editor - Tim Watson - 0438 370 037

ESC 16th birthday party

What a great turn out to celebrate the club's "Sweet 16"!

On Saturday August 18, Ferntree Gully Bowls Club hosted our annual birthday party. It was fantastic to see so many faces attend, both new and old.

Thanks to Autosmart Moorabbin for their generous donation!

Plenty of drinks were enjoyed and some award presentations were made. Congratulations to Brendan Irvine on his 10 Year Milestone with the club and Dan Cobb on the High Mileage awards for the most club meets/events attended!

cruise CONTROL

Kinglake Pub - Sunday Cruise

The 1st of July was bookmarked for a cruise to the very scenic Kinglake and associated pub. A good show of cars for the middle of winter! The food was delish which was awesome on a cold day up in the hills.

Freaky Friday Scavenger Hunt - Friday Night Cruise

There is no other way to describe this event except... ridiculous fun! On a chilly 'Friday the 13th' of July we attended a scavenger hunt cruise. The night started at Autobarn Bayswater at which point everyone was given a long list of different items in the local suburbs to go and take photos of, some of them simple and some far more difficult!

Team GEORGE in the GTS took out the prize of the most points collected. A well earned 10 pack o' Jack was a tasty reward. Massive shout out to Briana and Shannon for the huge amount of effort which went into organising the event. Thanks for an extremely memorable cruise!

Yozzy Kebabs - Friday Night Cruise

What better way to finish off the week then by heading to your local kebab dealer on a chilly Friday night. On August 4rd, Paul led the showing the all the delights that surround Dandenong and the local area has to offer! It was a great turnout with some cars not sighted so often which was fantastic to see. Great cruise, great company, great kebabs!

Flame Tree Burger Bar - Friday Night Cruise

So apparently some people in the club like a good burger.. Who would have thought?! September 7th marked our first 'Spring' cruise. While the lighting was still dark and the weather still cold, a bunch of brave adventurers brought their faithful sleds out for a cruise to Flame Tree Burger Bar in Ferntree Gully. We went 'the back way' up Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and arrived at at poorly lit and dirty carpark... My bad everyone!

I'm sure we can all agree the burgers were pretty tasty and after a few people ordered some sneaky waffles with ice cream, the rest had food envy and joined them.

Cardinia Reservoir - Sunday Cruise

The Cardinia Rservoir Cruise had a great turnout with a variety of tuff and clean cars. It was a great choice of cruise route we went on and it was a really good drive to the dam. Paul put on an awesome BBQ to top it off! It was great to catch up with everyone. Thanks again Paul for towing the trailer too!

- Dan Cobb (special mention to Jake Pegler for the photography!)

upcoming events

Here is a list of some of the planned events to keep an eye out for in the coming months. It's going to be an action packed Spring and Summer so make sure you get involved and stretch your cars' legs!

  • Dyno Day
  • Drag Challenge Day
  • Double Deuce Bar and Billiards Cruise
  • More to come with dates...

Look out on the club Facebook page or come down to the next meeting!

club merchandise

So you want to get noticed when you're out at the next car show or need more street cred? Friends don't believe you're in the best car club going around? You need MERCHANDISE!

Speak to Rich Hall at the next Club Meeting or Cruise and he'll be able to get you kitted out! Also a reminder we are clearing out old stock so ask about clearance items for a steal!


This club is your club. The only way to truly ensure we get a holistic view of what everyone loves or doesn't love, is feedback!

Please get in touch through email, facebook, message or phone - we would love to hear any ideas you have!

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