Freestones Roadhaven at Aireys Inlet

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He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers and I recently took a trip down the Great Ocean Road, when we stopped for lunch at Freestone’s Roadhaven 60’s Diner at Aireys Inlet.

We ate in a booth in the Malt Shop and Barefoot Bar. We both had a pulled pork roll and a vanilla malted milkshake (well, to be fair, he ordered one milkshake, but it came with two straws, so obviously I had some). He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers liked his roll so much that when he finished the first he ordered another one. I forgot to take photos of our meals, but they were delicious and the prices were good. I think the rolls were about $8 each.

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The ’57 Chev in the photo above was owned by Walt Disney and used in a movie. No idea which movie, because I forgot to ask. There were too many other things to look at.

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There is hot rod and speedway memorabilia everywhere. There are photos of hot rods on the beach (before they were hot rods), old pictures of Airleys Beach, motor sport collectables and interesting bits and pieces everywhere you look.

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He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers was very taken with the framed programs from Tracey’s Speedway at Maribyrnong, which had closed long before he was born. One of his friends who also likes speedway racing, is married to a woman who was named ‘Tracey’ in honour of the place.

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The two pictures below are taken looking through the window into the museum. There is also a restaurant upstairs (the Diner) although it was booked out the day we went. The Malt Shop and Barefoot Bar suited us, anyway. I swear, the music could all have come straight from my playlist, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, the Atlantics, I bopped all through my lunch.

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