The Veteran Car Club of Australia (Victoria) was founded in 1955 and caters for those who are interested in Cars, Commercial Vehicles and Motorcycles manufactured before January 1st 1919. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in these early vehicles. It is definitely not a requirement to own a veteran vehicle, membership of the club is a great way to enjoy a common interest and a fascinating hobby.
The Veteran Car Club of Australia (Victoria) hold 3 major events a year:
- RACV Veteran Car Club Annual Rally – generally held in November each year
- RACV Mid Winter Rally – generally held in July each year
- RACV 1 & 2 Cylinder Rally – generally held in March each year
We also organise day runs, mid week events and other weekend events, such as the Four or More Rally, make sure to check our coming events for further details.
2018 RACV Midwinter Rally: Creswick
This year’s Midwinter Rally will again be at the RACV Goldfields Resort, Creswick. Situated 15km north of Central Ballarat, Creswick is the perfect spot for a Midwinter Rally with an average
maximum temperature in July of 10 degrees and an average minimum of just 2 degrees.
RACV Goldfields Resort will be Rally HQ. There is ample room for parking and unloading of trailers, just follow the signs and proceed to the lower car park upon arrival.
We will aim to depart Creswick at approximately 10:30am on Saturday after a warming morning tea at Goldfields. The route takes us through Creswick and to the East before arriving at Clunes for lunch at the National Hotel. Following lunch, participants are invited to take a tour through the recently refurbished Clunes Museum, just down from the pub. There will also be time to
look around town before departure back to Creswick. Total distance will be about 95km with a shorter 70km option for those who prefer. On Saturday evening we will enjoy a three course dinner at RACV Goldfields resort. There will be the usual opportunity to place a small wager
on the Cold Start competition. A local motoring identity will also be giving a short presentation between courses.
After a hearty breakfast on Sunday, the Cold Start competition will be held in
the lower carpark prior to departing for a short circuitous trip to the west before arriving back at the Creswick Woollen Mills where we will enjoy a tour and a warming lunch. Total distance will be about 40km. After lunch it’s a very short trip back to the Resort, leaving plenty of
time to load up and get home with time to spare.
The aim is to run a traditional style Rally with all of the thrills and less of the frills. What we can pretty much guarantee is that it will be cold. There will be no rally bag, so you can just turn up, fill up (on morning tea), load up and get going. We have strived to keep costs to a minimum in the hope that members will venture west for what we reckon will be a terrific weekend on roads less travelled.
If you have any questions, or still need convincing, please call either Daryl or Fiona. See you there.
WHEN: 21-22 July 2018
CONTACT: Daryl Meek & Fiona Lane M: 0407 881 288
Pre 1905 Event
The Veteran Car Club of Australia (Vic) is pleased to announce a weekend of historical importance; promising wonderment and joy and the opportunity to experience the pioneering spirit of our early motorists. Yes, an invitation to participate in a weekend of gentle ambling on quiet country roads with each days travel being no more than forty-five kilometres.
Saturday will see a morning tea served at our headquarters, before we head off on our leisurely jaunt to our delicious lunch stop in Learmonth. Our afternoon tour is equally enjoyable as we return down the tree lined avenue to our accommodation. Saturday evening, our evening meal will at our accommodation with the ease of bed being within metres. On Sunday, we leave to view two interesting collections and our morning tea stop. And then, on a bit more of an undulating run to our relaxed lunch in Creswick. With a 23 kilometre return drive to our accommodation, to finish our wonderful weekend.
This weekend is planned to be eminently suitable for the earliest of vehicles, the broadest range of engine capacity, the diversity of drivers and the most pernickety of crews. Yes! The chance to drive your early vehicle – car or bike with other vehicles of a similar age and performance with ample time to enjoy the vehicle, take in the scenery and fettle to your hearts content. It often seems that the early cars and bikes remain at home whilst the larger and seemingly more practical vehicles get a run. This event is planned to show each other the versatility and variation of early motoring, and also, to present to the broader motoring enthusiast and general public the amazing and wonderful machines that exist in our club. Welcome in spring with a gentle saunter through the scenic countryside of Ballarat. Marvel at the brilliance and ingenuity of the early inventors and creators of this new fangled craze. Enjoy the camaraderie of like minded souls and have fun.
Please bring your pre ’05 veteran motorcar, motorcycle or trike and partake of a truly splendid outing.
When: 1st and 2nd of September 2018.
For further details:
Contact: Greg Smith or Ben Alcock
0447 395 233 0404917366
Entry form here: Pre 05 event Entry Form
AVCCA NATIONAL RALLY FORBES NSW
You are invited to join the 2018 National Veteran Tour which is currently being organised by the Newcastle Branch of the VCCA (NSW). The Tour is proposed to run as a hub event from the beautiful town of Forbes in the Central West of NSW. Daily runs will be on roads that are well suited to veteran motoring, following routes that are flat to gently undulating.
We are in the process of negotiating places of interest, accommodation options, routes etc and approximate costs will be listed in our first newsletter later this year.
To assist with planning we are now seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the 2018 Veteran Tour to be held between the 23rd September and 28th September 2018. The Tour is open to veteran vehicles built before the end of 1918.
When: 23rd – 28th September 2018
Where: Forbes NSW
Contact: The Tour Secretary,
PO Box 6110, Gorokan NSW 2263
EARLY OVERLAND ROUNDUP RALLY 2018
What could possibly be the largest gathering of Early Overlands in the one place since the end of the 1919 in Australia, the next Willys Overland Roundup Rally is only 13 months away. The event is already promising to be one not to be missed with the Rally finishing on the 100 year anniversary of the day Fred Eager and Wally Webb set off on the record breaking Sydney to Brisbane trip.
Information on motel accommodation will be made available in the very near future as motels are not currently taking bookings for October 2018 until the end of October 2017, however there are a few caravan parks recommended:
Colour City Caravan Park – 02 6393 8980
203 Margaret Street Orange NSW 2800
Highly recommended for trailer storage next to Orange show ground and event Head Quarters
Canobolas Caravan Park – 02 6362 7279
166-172 Bathurst Road Orange NSW 2800
When: 14th – 20th October 2018
Where: Orange, NSW
Contact: Les Johnson 0419 288 383 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Alcock 0425 519 959
2018 RACV Veteran Car Club Annual Rally – Cape Schanck
Where: Cape Schanck
When: 9 – 11th November 2018
This year’s annual rally will be a hub rally from Cape Schanck. An optional Friday night dinner will kick off the weekend followed by scenic touring showcasing the rallies of old. The ‘Remember When’ theme will feature throughout the weekend and to help capture all of the old memories we are seeking your help. Whether it be a route we took, place we visited or something someone did on a rally, we would love to hear from all of our members about your favourite memories of rallying with the Veteran Car Club.
So we are asking you for:
- A photo(s) of you at your earliest rally
- Paragraph on your favourite rallying memory
To be emailed to email@example.com or call Deb Alcock on 0412 777 676 to discuss.
Entry forms will be in the August Brass Notes, so please join us on this trip down memory lane.
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