We wondered if anyone would turn up being a Saturday and a football
day, but we arrived early and there were already 3 cars there! All
together we still had a total of 10 cars for the day. This included Paul
who had to leave early but made a spectacular entrance meeting us at
the last moment showing off the rumble of his muffler-less 928.
For many this was their first 928 Frenzy, including Darren and
Angela (previously up in Darwin) and Steve and Dennis who
often contribute to the Landshark list - it was great to see so many
new faces along. When I caught up with Steve earlier in the week (to
help fix his start problem, but that's another story!), he mentioned a
928 he saw around the corner. On my way home the night before the
frenzy I dropped in and said 'hey - I saw you have a 928, do you want
to come for a drive tomorrow with other 928's?' I'm sure he must have
thought I was a nutter, some guy knocks on his door and wants him to
take a drive. Anyway, after a long conversation - he has owned his car
for 9 years and I'd never seen it! - a look over my car and his car -
he says 'sounds great' so he was there too (a wonderful condition '90
He even knew Bev's 928 that drives past his house every day.
A few days before the frenzy I had the battery guy out to check my car
battery - pulled up in his van and said - oh a 928, I've just bought
one of those! - told him about the outing, but he was working and
couldn't make it.
First stop was the chocolate factory. A bit disappointing that they
served us takeaway coffee, but the large plates of chocolates they
bought out more than made up for it. We had lots of chocolate left
over and luckily myself and Mo came prepared with freezer bags for
everyone and a cooler with ice in the car. Mmm! Doggie bags
filled with chocolate - yum!
Next stop was the Swan Valley Winery where we had our own outdoor
area and cheese platters to help appreciate the wide range of wines. The
Mango wine and chocolate port was stunning!
Clive and Lou couldn't make the first few stops (so we had
to eat their share of the chocolate...) but joined us at the Ironbark
Brewery, a small little Micro brewery with a nice range of beers
available for tasting. Next door was the Lilac Hill estate and some
The two Clive's were the only ones to have been to all
three of the Perth Frenzies.
Must be about time for lunch! Not far away was the Riverbank winery
- a few people took advantage of the free tastings but most needed
food by then. Great views into the valley and the food was great (even
more appreciated after the long wait!).