It's been a long wait, but this Sunday Mudgee's monthly Coffee and Cars is set to return, with organisers' COVID safety plan getting the go-ahead.
Since its inception last year, the free event saw owners of cars, motorbikes and trucks, flock to the Mudgee Railway Station on the third Sunday of each month for a casual stroll and chat among the vehicles with those in attendance.
Then, of course, Coronavirus hit and with the subsequent restrictions on gatherings, Coffee and Cars was parked for a number of months.
And even though a number of measures will be in place, host the Cudgegong Valley Pioneer Vehicle Club (CVPVC) is keen to welcome back lovers of all things motoring.
"Bring your vehicles or motorcycles along, give them a drive after being locked away for roughly four months, stay as short a time you wish or until you have had enough. We welcome any vehicle you may have, car, ute, truck, trike or motorcycle, including any modern vehicle you are proud to own," club vice-president, David Maurice, said.
"All services as per previous events, breakfast by the Vietnam Veterans Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Association and coffee by Cafe Sassy Mobile Diner. Remember we may need to limit the number of vehicles to around 50 to comply, early arrival from 8.30am is recommended - because we know you have missed Coffee and Cars."
Entry to the Railway Station car park is via the eastern end (Federal Hotel entry), with registration at the CVPVC gazebo. Supply your details - which will be held in the club safe for two weeks should any problem arise with the virus, then destroyed - and park as directed by COVID marshalls.
Distancing of 1.5m and four-metre limit for people will be monitored. Masks are preferred and can be issued at the gazebo for a gold coin donation - as the club needs to purchase them and this is a no charge, no profit event.
Departure from will be via the driveway at the Church Street side.
- For more information, or to check out photos from previous events, head to facebook.com/mudgeecoffeeandcars/