Twenty-one cars fronted -- 20 Pugs of varying front-endian and back-endian denominations, and ONE Renault (but what a Renault -- an A110 Alpine from Adelaide that must have been one of the fastest cars running today). Maybe a half-dozen 206GTi's, and 205's, 306's, Justin's 307, 405's, 504's, 505's, and Derek down from Sydney in his 306XR. Total circuit (by the time I got home) of about 400 km.
So many cars and drivers of diverse characteristics, belting up and downhill on intermittently damp roads inevitably claimed a couple of victims. First casualty on the run to Marysville bakery was a 505, and the road down to Warburton claimed a 405 Mi16. Both tragic enough, but both could have been very much worse.
Up to the top of a fogbound Mount Donna Buang, where the numbers had thinned out to about 15. More dropped out back down at Yarra Junction. Quick sprint from there out to lunch at the old Robin Hood coaching station at Drouin West, where a few more headed back to town while the remainder headed east for a very engaging run over the western Strzeleckis down to Korumburra. And then we were down to six, who went from Bena up to Poowong via the Bass River Valley ("Did you notice the calf beside the road?" "No, what calf?") and from there down the escarpment to Lang Lang, where the last half-dozen of us went our separate ways some time after 6pm.
Interestingly, at the end, only the FWDs were left standing (that, or everybody else had other things to do after 8 hours behind the wheel). By the time we got to Lang Lang, we were down to a 206GTi (mine), 2 x 205 GTi's, Justin's 307, Derek's out-of-town 306 XR, and a 306 GTi6.
Congratulations largely due to Justin for pulling the day together.