b'CLUB SPOTLIGHT AMAROK CLUBIt was lovely to be able to sit back and enjoy mates in the bush. was replaced with clouds which stayed with us for theblown away by the quality of food that can be cooked weekend. Mercifully however, when it did rain, it neverover wood and served up in the bush.really fell long enough or heavy enough to dampenMeanwhile, Ash Wood from Giant Steps winery, also spirits and for the most part, the activities were ablea member, regaled everybody with tales of vineyards, to proceed without the need to accommodate for wetviticulture history and wine varietals as they tasted weather. the Giant Steps stable of wines. Attendees were thenA few late arrivals joined us and the festivitiestreated to one of their flagship reds, Harrys Monster to began in earnest on Saturday morning. Chrisenjoy with their steak dinner.Tesoriero and Lutz Lorenz, Area Sales Managers from After the sun dropped below the horizon, Chloe Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brought along aBooth, a local pop artist, sang a set of original numbers couple of brand-new Amaroks, straight off the boat, foras well as a cover or two while everybody enjoyed a members to put through their paces on High Countrytipple and sweet nibbles around the campfire. Some tracks, as wells as via a driver skill competition in theglow sticks helped give it a festival atmosphere.camp. All attendees were offered an opportunity to Between sets, on behalf of FWDV, Wayne Hevey test drive these new models in conditions not usuallypresented the club with an anniversary plaque which offered for test drives, with Chris and Lutz there toconcluded the evenings formalities. explain all the new features.A few members headed up toward Craigs HutAndrew Kavanagh, owner of The Que Club inon Sunday morning but were unfortunately turned Brunswick is also a member and supplied ample Babyaround by closed tracks due to snow fall. The rest of us Back Ribs and grain-fed, Black Angus scotch filletheaded for home after a great weekend. A huge thanks steaks from 36 South cattle farm in Coonawarra.to Volkswagen, The Que Club, Giant Steps, all the hard The steak and ribs were smoked over coals using Queworking Amarok Club members who helped make the Club rubs and sauces and served with some of theirweekend the rip-roaring success that it was and, of signature Brazilian brisket rice and camp oven roastedcourse, those five blokes.spuds. Everybody was well and truly bursting and 26 TRACKWATCH|December 2023'