Ferrari Club Australia

Ferrari Club Australia
Ferrari Club Australia

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Drive Day - The Putty Rd, Windsor to Hunter Valley

A very popular Monday drive day - over 20 Ferraris and many passengers.

Since the 29th February only occurs once every 4 years, perhaps many decided to take this day off, because a leap year has 366 days instead of 365 so that's the excuse not to work one extra day a year. Haha.

Today the Ferrari models included many: 360 Spider, 360 Modena, 360 Challenge Stradale, California, 430, 458, and Speciale.

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First meeting point was Windsor for coffee and breakfast.   George Street, the main street of Windsor, was taken over with Ferraris. The day warmed quickly with brilliant sunshine all day.

Leaving Windsor the Ferrari convoy enjoyed a relatively empty Putty Road through 130km of sweeping corners and some tight twists. The road is narrow and winding in places and very scenic.  Parts of the road, especially some tight corners, had been resurfaced, and overall the entire road was in great condition.

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After a few stops for a chat and stretch, including at the famous Grey Gum Cafe, the Ferraris arrived in the Hunter Valley on the top of a hill at Audrey Wilkensons Winery, DeBeyers Road, Pokolbin.

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Here we enjoyed a picnic lunch outside under a large tree, eating delicious Italian cheese, meats, and fresh bread, tasting some fine wine, and overlooking the lush vineyards, valleys and the Ferraris. What a delight!

After lunch those from the west returned home via Putty Rd. The larger group from the north and south of Sydney returned via the M1.  Many were home by 3pm or 4pm to miss the peak hour saturation.

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It was a perfect day driving these sensational country roads and many new friendships made.

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