AT 84 years, this 1929 Oakland vintage car owned by Allansford’s Doug and Bev Byron will be in good company during next month’s Victorian Seniors Festival.
The All American Six sedan will be ferrying passengers to Mortlake and Noorat on a district tour with other old cars owned by Warrnambool and District Historical Vehicle Club members.
Their October 17 outing is part of the annual Celebrage festival from October 1 to 31, which includes bus trips, movies, walks and concerts. It runs in conjunction with the seniors festival.
Some events are free, while others are offered at discounted prices.
“Celebrage is a community event for seniors in our city and anyone over the age of 60 is invited to participate,” said Warrnambool City Council’s program co-ordinator for Archie Graham Community Centre, Mary McLeod.
“The diversity of activities allows people to socialise, be physically active or to simply enjoy a cultural experience.
“As people retire from work they can become at risk of becoming socially isolated. The festival provides opportunity for people to meet socially with friends or meet new ones.”
The vintage car trip will be on October 17 under the guidance of Mr Byron and his clubmates.
“It’s part of our community work which also includes outings for residents of Lyndoch and other old folks homes,” said.
For those wanting to venture further there will be a bus trip to Halls Gap and Queenscliff.
Celebrage programs are available from the Archie Graham centre and Civic Centre.