December 2020 Night Drive – Eastern Suburbs

The December night drive was the last official night drive of the year took us through the eastern suburbs.   Yet again, the late night drive proved popular, as we had 25 registrations and a lot of cars show up on the day.   The meeting point,  at Bradfield Park (near Luna Park), under the Sydney Harbour bridge probably helped.

The meeting point also provided the opportunity for some nice photos with the bridge in the background.   I took my 250SE which is nice to drive on warm summer nights with the top down.

December Night DriveThere was a good range of cars from old to new at the event.   My car was the oldest, but we had two W108 3.5 saloons, a 450SLC, 560SL, a couple of 420SELs, a 380SEC, 190E, 280CE and some modern Mercedes, most of which were convertibles.

December Night Drive

The day had been very humid and rainy, and the storm was continuing southwest of Sydney.    Luckily we were spared any rain and those of us with Convertibles were able to open the top.

From there, we proceeded over the Harbour Bridge to Dudley Page Reserve in Dover Heights.   I had not been there before, but it offered nice views back to the City from its elevated position.

December Night Drive

We were also able to get a few more photos of the cars outside the reserve.   One of the 280SE 3.5s was decked out as a Christmas car.

December Night Drive

The plan was then to out to watsons bay and the chapel at HMAS Watson.   This is in the secured part of the Naval base, so we were not able to get in.   A few cars stopped off and got some photos near the lighthouse at Watsons’ bay.   This one is particularly impressive.

From there, the December Night Drive convoy drove down to Bondi beach and stopped off at McDonalds.   It was pretty much the only thing open that wasn’t a swanky bar with a bouncer.   This night drive was a bit different from the previous ones we have done as it was less about the drive and more about the sights.   It was a nice change.    The next official one is planned for late January and the route takes us on the Old Pacific Highway.   A reprise of one of the drives we did before they were official.


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