Sunday, 31 January 2016

Another successful day in Cronulla


Another successful day in Cronulla

We had another successful day on the tiles of the Cronulla Mall on Saturday 30th January with Cronulla Rotary volunteers selling Monster Raffle tickets in support of Sylvanvale and the Pre-WWII Vintage Car and Bike Show scheduled for Cronulla Mall on Sunday 20th March, 2016.


Cronulla Rotarians; Neil Newbold and
Ken Warburton selling our monster raffle
tickets in Cronulla Mall
on Saturday 30th January, 2016
Event Organiser Ken Warburton said "We spent another day on the tiles in Cronulla Mall next to the old Commonwealth Bank Building. How lucky were we on Saturday with the weather once again.

Ken was backed-up by fellow Cronulla Rotarians; Neil Newbold, who volunteered for the morning shift, then Carol Denison followed through for the afternoon shift. 

With excellent support from local shoppers, ticket sales were steady for most part of the morning, tapering off towards the afternoon. We just beat the afternoon thunderstorms, Ken said, so our timing was perfect.

Ken said he was confident the Raffle will end with a spectacular finish on the final day of sales which will be the actual Show day itself on Sunday 20th March, 2016

We will have multiple raffle outlets on Show day and all of our volunteer raffle ticket sellers will be dressed in period costume to reflect the era of the cars and bikes we will have on display.


Raffle 1st Prize - the cool looking
Red Rosso Vespa on display in
the Cronulla Mall.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported the raffle thus far by purchasing a ticket and we wish them the very best of luck when the winning tickets are drawn.

The countdown is on - just 7 weeks to go until the big show day.

Missed out? Here's the perfect opportunity for you to support Sylvanvale and our show and purchase a $5.00 raffle ticket. 

Future dates for public showings of our prizes and raffle ticket sales are:

Cronulla Mall - Saturday 13th February, 2016
Cronulla Mall - Saturday 20th February, 2016




2nd Prize is a 5-day accommodation package in a luxury villa 'Samui Sunset' located on the resort island of Koh Samui, Thailand. Valued at $2,000.00

3rd Prize is a 4-burner, Stainless steel, free standing barbecue unit. Completely fitted out with all accessories, ready to cook up a storm and valued at $900.00
 

Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show

Show Date: Sunday 20th March, 2016
Location: Cronulla Mall, Cronulla


Free entry for all events



Friday, 29 January 2016

Raffle tickets on sale in Cronulla Mall - Sat 30th Jan


Raffle tickets on sale in the Cronulla Mall on Saturday 30th January, 2016

Here's the perfect opportunity for you to support our show and Sylvanvale by purchasing a $5.00 raffle ticket. 

Future dates for public showings of our prizes and raffle ticket sales are:

Cronulla Mall - Saturday 30th January, 2016

Cronulla Mall - Saturday 13th February, 2016
Cronulla Mall - Saturday 20th February, 2016


Monday, 25 January 2016

Australia Day - Cronulla


Celebrate Australia Day in Cronulla


Munro Park in Cronulla on
Australia Day is where we will be set-up
selling raffle tickets - make sure you

come by and say Hi to us ...
To celebrate Australia Day on Tuesday 26th January, 2016, thousands of Shire residents, families and visitors will make their way to Cronulla Beach for the free concert on Cronulla Beach and the 9:00pm Grand Finale fireworks display.

With just 8 weeks to go now to the big Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show in Cronulla on Sunday 20th March - Australia Day in Cronulla will be a perfect chance to grab a rafffle ticket in our monster raffle for the March show in support of Sylvanvale.

Also supporting Sylvanvale, many of our Cronulla Rotary volunteer members will be on hand in Munro Park selling tickets in our monster raffle.

If you're heading to Cronulla Beach to celebrate Australia Day please make sure you swing by Munro Park [opposite Cronulla Station] and say G'day to us. It will be a perfect time to ask us any questions about our big Sunday 20th March Show.


Big crowds our expected in Cronulla to
celebrate Australia Day on
Tuesday 26th January. 
It will be your chance to see our sparkling red Rosso Dragon Vespa Sprint 150 Scooter up close and in person and a chance for you to support Sylvanvale and purchase a $5.00 ticket.

1st Prize in our 2016 Raffle will be a scintillating new scooter: a Rosso Dragon Vespa Sprint 150. It has a new showroom value of $7,300 and comes complete, ready to hit the highway with a year's registration for the lucky winner. It could be yours for just a mere $5.00 investment in the raffle.

Rosso, by-the-way, is the Italian word for 'red'. 

2nd Prize is a 5-day accommodation package in a luxury villa 'Samui Sunset' located on the resort island of Koh Samui, Thailand. Valued at $2,000.00

3rd Prize is a 4-burner, Stainless steel, free standing barbecue unit. Completely fitted out with all accessories, ready to cook up a storm and valued at $900.00



Cronulla is getting ready for a huge day
on Australia Day. The stage is set-up on Cronulla
Beach with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop
Tickets for the chance to win our majestic little red Vespa machine or a chance to collect one of the two runner-up prizes can be yours for just a mere $5.00 investment each. With all proceeds of the raffle going towards the Sylvanvale Foundation.

Tickets are available on line now. CLICK HERE to purchase.


For detailed tech specs on the Rosso Dragon Vespa Sprint 150 go to our Raffle Page






Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show

Show Date: Sunday 20th March, 2016
Location: Cronulla Mall, Cronulla

Free entry for all events









Saturday, 23 January 2016

Dazzling 1917 Excelsior



Impressively restored 1917 Excelsior 

One of the dazzling, impressively restored pre-WWII motorbikes joining our big Cronulla line-up for Sunday 20th March, 2016 is this outstanding example of a 1917 Excelsior.

Excelsior was originally a British motorcycle manufacturer. In fact they were Britain's first motorcycle manufacturer, starting with their first 'motor-bicycle' way back in 1896.


Here's the 1917 Excelsior bike that will be on 
static display in the Cronulla Mall on Sunday 
20th March, 2016.
Even further back in 1874, Excelsior was a bicycle manufacturing company making 'penny-farthings' under the name Bayliss.

The name Excelsior has always caused a little confusion for some folks, at least when applied to motorcycle history. 


The problem is that this name was used by three separate companies, one in the UK, one in the US and one in Germany (Excelsior Fahrrad Motorad-Werke). 

The British company operated from 1896 to 1964, while Excelsior in the USA (later to become Excelsior-Henderson) produced motorcycles in Chicago from 1905 to 1931.

The engine for this now Aussie 1917 Excelsior was found in Cuba, and like any other major restoration the rest of the parts were sourced from various overseas locations, including, Germany, USA, New Zealand, UK, and Australia.


If parts could not found in the detailed search, the parts that couldn't be located were manufactured here in Australia.

This Excelsior is powered by a 1000cc twin V twin with a three speed gearbox and clutch, it uses no cables, but has a complicated series of rods and levers instead.

As Excelsior motorcycles gained popularity with their excellent performance and reliability, another famous Chicago company considered entering the motorcycle market - The Schwinn Company.

The classic Excelsior 'X' logo is featured on 
the bike [above] that will be on display in 
Cronulla on Sunday 20th March, 2016.
Ignaz Schwinn's company had been producing cycles for some time, but the downturn in bicycle sales around 1905 (due in part to the popularity of motorcycles) forced him to look at other markets.

However, instead of designing and manufacturing their own motorcycle products, the Schwinn company decided to make an offer to buy Excelsior Motorcycles.


In the day the three big motorcycle manufacturers in the USA, which were Harley Davidson, Indian and Excelsior.

By 1914 the Excelsior brand was proving to be one of the most successful manufacturers of motorcycles in the world. As production had increased to meet the demand, a new factory had become necessary. The new factory was state of the art for the time, and included a test track on the roof!

Excelsior USA was owned by Schwinn and in the depression Ignaz Schwinn shut his motorcycling factory and decided to concentrate on making bicycles, which they still do today.


Show Date: Sunday 20th March, 2016
Location: Cronulla Mall, Cronulla

Free entry for all events



Saturday, 16 January 2016

Red Vespa wows them in Cronulla ...


First public outing for our Raffle First Prize 


Pictured, Event Organiser, Ken Warburton
and Jim Cook from Cronulla Rotary 
selling raffle tickets with the major 
prizes on display in the Cronulla Mall. 
16 JAN '16
[click to enlarge]
Saturday 16th January, 2016: 

Today was our first outing in public space to showcase our Monster Raffle prizes and sell $5.00 tickets to support our Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show in Cronulla on Sunday 20th March, 2016.

Event organiser, Ken Warburton said, we are definitely on a winner with our first prize offering; the red Rosso Dragon Vespa Sprint 150 Scooter. The ladies absolutely loved [especially the colour].

I'd say that around 70% of out tickets sales today went to the ladies. With males making up the other 30%.

Ken was really pleased with ticket sales and with the great response from mostly Sutherland Shire residents, considering it was only a very average beach day in Cronulla and local consumers were at the long end of the busy festive season.

Volunteer ticket sellers today were Cronulla Rotary members, Irene Parker and Jim Cook. Thank you for your help guys. 

Pictured in the Cronulla Mall, Event Organiser, Ken Warburton and Jim Cook from Cronulla Rotary selling raffle tickets with the major prizes on display in the Cronulla Mall.



Here's the perfect opportunity for you to support our show and purchase a $5.00 raffle ticket. Future dates for public showings of our prizes and raffle ticket sales are:

Cronulla Mall - Saturday 30th January, 2016
Cronulla Mall - Saturday 13th February, 2016
Cronulla Mall - Saturday 20th February, 2016

Southgate Shopping Centre, Sylvania - Thursday 21st January, 2016

Munro Park, Cronulla - Australia Day Festivities - Tuesday 26th January, 2016

To read all about our Monster Raffle and all the prizes click here

Please swing by and say Hi to check us out on any the above display dates. Talk to us about the upcoming Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show on Sunday 20th March, 2016. While you're there, have a look at our magnificent raffle prizes or better yet, invest in a ticket for just $5.00. You'll be helping support Sylvanvale.

1st Prize in our 2016 Raffle will be this scintillating new scooter: a Rosso Dragon Vespa Sprint 150. It has a new showroom value of $7,300 and comes complete, ready to hit the highway with 1-year's registration for the lucky winner. It could be yours for just a mere $5.00 investment in a raffle ticket. 

Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show is a free community event with all profits & proceeds going to Sylvanvale.


Cronulla Rotarians Ken Warburton [left] and Jim Cook
entice shoppers in the Cronulla Mall
with a chance to win this scintillating
new red Rosso Dragon Vespa
[click to enlarge]


Show Date: Sunday 20th March, 2016
Location: Cronulla Mall, Cronulla

Free entry for all events