2nd Texas Hold'em Poker Cruise 2010
The weather gurus couldn’t make up their minds all week, then again neither could the weather, so with a forecast of showers and windy with a late change, chrome bumper enthusiasts all over Melbourne, and even further a field in Gippsland & Geelong, had to make a decision. Participate in the Poker cruise or stay home? Those that decided to take the punt, (it was after all a day with a bit of a gambling theme) were well rewarded. The weather turned out to be cool but pleasant, and there were over 130 street rods, muscle cars and chrome bumper classics that started the day’s poker game in Mordialloc and Hoppers Crossing, while another 100 entrants chose to head straight to Williamstown. By 1pm, when the 3 card ‘Flop’ was conducted, it was all happening. The band had been in full voice, the LGC Cruiser draw saw our very latest Cruiser (#470) struggle off with a large tool chest. We then awarded Scott with a bucket of Best Presented car care products as reward for the great condition his ‘trick’ FC Holden was displayed in.
The first Poker Game‘Flop’ saw Scott return to clean up again, taking the first prize in the Blue card game. Then the younger girls lined up for a card draw that caused lots of excitement as prizes quickly disappeared from the prize table. Then it was the boys turn and soon the prize table was completely cleaned off. The Red deck ’Flop’ resulted in a tied result, and after a cut of the deck, it was Paula who took home the major prize. The runners up were all pretty pleased with their ESKY’s filled with a variety of items for all members of the family.
The band started up again, trade stands were checked out, as were the great variety of cars lined up on the Jetty, inside the shed and around the Sea Works complex. At 3pm it was time for the entrants that had stayed on for the $500 prize draw on offer to see if their entrant's card was drawn out of the box. And there were plenty that thought $500 was well worth staying around for. There was much excitement as the lucky winners rushed off to drive their street rod back to the stage area to collect the $500 in cash. Just check out the photos to see for yourself.
Another Poker Cruise came and went with a lot of smiles on lots of faces. Particularly the many prize winners on the day.
Our thanks to Parks Victoria for the use of the venue, the Williamstown Maritime Association for their participation in hosting this event and all the entrants who ignored the weather man and cruised to Williamstown.
This is one of our favourite events on our annual calendar and you’ll understand why we think that if you were there. If you weren’t, here are a few photos from Graeme, Marg & Ian to help convince you.