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Drag-Ens 50th Anniversary

DRAG-ENS CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

1962 - 2012

The Drag-ens celebrated 50 years of continuous hot rodding over the weekend 11/12 August.

The celebrations started with a bench session on Friday night for the early arrivals. Members, Ex-members and spouses attended a get-together at the Clubrooms on Saturday evening. Over 160 people spent the night catching up with old friends from past years.

Ex-members from different parts of Australia were in attendance and current member, Paul Northey, who lives in the USA, made the trip to join in the celebrations.

The original Committee from 1962, President Neil Micklesson, Secretary Ronnie Williams and Treasurer Graeme Moore were able to attend along with some of the original members.

Current members, Ronnie Williams and John Walker, were presented with a Leather Jacket with the original Drag-ens logo hand painted on the back in recognition for their continuous membership since 1962.

As a momentum of the occasion for members, the original Window Decal was reproduced together with a commemorative Belt Buckle and Dress Shirt. These items depicted the original club logo.

A booklet covering the history of the club including articles about the birth of Valla Rod Run and how the clubrooms evolved was prepared and published for the event.

On Sunday the celebrations were open to all interested rodders with the clubrooms open for all to view the many years of history on display. The Flatrakers band were set up outside the clubrooms and kept the crowd entertained while they mingled amongst the many rods that turned up on the day. The Romans Hot Rod Club was kept busy providing everyone with breakfast.

50th Anniversary Photo Gallery

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Dress Shirt Members From
The 60's
Dress Shirt Members from the 60's
   
Ronnie Williams &
John Walker
Ronnie Williams & John Walker
Presented With Their
Special Jackets 
Ronnie William & John Walker Ronnie Williams & John Walker Presented With Their Special Jackets
Saturday Night Celebrations
In The Clubrooms
Some Of The Members
and Ex-Members
Saturday Night Celebrations In The Clubrooms Some Of The Members and Ex-Members