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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.

Events

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.

 Upcoming Events 

COMBINED CLUBS FAMILY CHRISTMAS PICNIC

Como Gardens – Sunday 3rd December

Our annual Christmas celebration for all the family will be held again at the beautiful Como Gardens, home of George and Pat Hetrel who have generously welcomed us over the years.

This is a BYO everything event, lunch, picnic tables and chairs, and enjoy the activities in this outstanding garden setting.  By special arrangement Father Christmas will be arriving at 2.00pm. He will give out gifts that you will have clearly labelled and left discreetly in the designated VDC car near the entrance gate.  Children will receive a drink and some lollies on arrival.

Do not miss out on buying a ticket in the VDC Christmas hamper raffle.

Vehicles entered for the Vintage Drivers Club Concours Trophy 2017 will be judged during the day.

Please remember this is a private home, and make sure you pick up all wrapping paper and other rubbish before you leave.

Entry charge of $10 per car for The Basin CFA

When:             Sunday 3rd December

Where:            Como Gardens, Basin-Olinda Road, The Basin. (Melway 65 K8)

Time:               11.00am onwards.

Contact:           Doug Stevenson 93336419 email: events@vdc.org.au

2017 VSCC TWO WHEEL BRAKE RALLY – SUNDAY 10th December 2017 

Enjoy a refreshing and informative drive to examine the locations and history of some of Melbourne’s former Charabanc & Omnibus Enterprises.

Early start to avoid the traffic & heat, brunch finish pay as you go, less than 10km from the GPO.

  • Unbelievably simple navigation
  • Assemble at 07.30am
  • Dallas Brooks Drive, Domain, Melbourne
  • Last Car Out 08.00am

Entry Two (or fewer) Wheel Braked Vehicles enjoy FREE ENTRY

Four Wheel Braked Vehicles must pay $10.00 NON-U LEVY

Contact The Zampatti MotorBus Works in the unlikely event that you have any queries.

Email: Daniel@ryansbus.com.au

 

RACV Australia Day Festival – Kings Domain – 26th January 2018

This event has been a feature for many years and this year will take the form of a 50 car display of vehicles across the eras (veteran, vintage, classic) from 9.30am to 5.00pm. The RACV has requested that the Veteran Car club have 5 cars on display. Owners need to be accessible by the public to explain, answer questions and showcase their vehicle.

If you are interested in participating please contact Daryl Meek or Ben Alcock as soon as possible. There are only a few positions available in this new format event, so we need some interesting cars to show to the public and other car enthusiast. The RACV has been and continues to be a great supporter of the historic car movement and major sponsor of the VCCA (Vic).

 

TORQUAY MOTOR SHOW

We invite you to visit Torquay, the hub of the Surfcoast, and please bring the whole family as there is something for everyone here. Our Motor Show is situated in a unique location only metres from the beach in one direction and the bustling retail hub in the other. From coffee to clothing, supermarkets to surfing apparel, it is all within walking distance of our Show. We also have a wide range of food, drink and trade vendors on site to cater for those who wish to stay nearby their car.

The veteran Car Club will be holding a display at this event. We plan to head down on the Saturday afternoon and catch up for dinner to make a weekend out of this event.

Entry forms available on the website – http://www.torquaymotorshow.com.au

When:             Sunday 11th February 2018

Where:            Torquay Foreshore

Contact:           Ben Alcock – events@veterancarclub.org.au

 

CLASSIC SHOWCASE YARRA GLEN

The RACV Classic Showcase, presented by the AOMC will be held Sunday 25th February 2018 at Yarra Glen Racecourse.  Featuring the annual MG Club Concours the event will be celebrating seventy years of the Land Rover, Morris Minor and the Jaguar XK120; sixty years of the Austin Healey Sprite and fifty years of the Renault 16.

Entry fees will be $15 for Display cars, $8 for spectators and $6 for RACV card holders.  Gates open at 9am for display cars and 10am for spectators.

When:             Sunday 25th February 2018

Where:            Yarra Glen Racecourse, Armstrong Avenue, Yarra Glen

Contact:           03 9890 0524, www.aomc.asn.au/classicshowcase2018, fb.com/infoaomc

 

RACV 1 & 2 Cylinder Rally

Cobram – 15th to 18th March 2018

The entries are starting to come in from Victoria, NSW and Queensland. Please remember that Andrew & Frances will be doing the accommodation bookings based on your indicated preferences, so first in gets their first preference. The routes are all sorted and so are the meals – it is shaping up to be a fantastic rally.

Customarily the Victorian Club holds its RACV 1 & 2 Cylinder Rally over the third weekend of March. It follows the form of arrival on Thursday morning (for those people who can get the time off) and a short shake down run on the Thursday afternoon. This is followed by two full day runs on the Friday and Saturday and a half day run on the Sunday, for the return trip home in the afternoon. The runs are generally on quiet sealed roads, 25km for the shake down, notionally 100km for each of the day runs and a little over 50km for the Sunday run.

Interstate owners who come to Cobram will be able to stay at the RACV Resort an extra night on the Sunday evening (accommodation for this night being provided at half price by the RACV), prior to driving down to Melbourne on Monday to catch the evening ferry. This then ties in neatly with the Tasmanian welcome on the Tuesday.

Entry forms in this months Brass Notes and online.

When:                     15th to 18th March 2018

Where:                    Cobram Victoria

Contact:                 Andrew and Frances McDougall – events@veterancarclub.org.au

 

 

NATIONAL 1 & 2 CYLINDER TOUR DELORAINE TASMANIA

Joe Clippingdale, Tour Director, reports that at this stage we have received twenty EOI’s from all states and have had five other people say that they are planning to come.  The daily routes are all worked out and meal venues, entry to attractions, catering, tour badges, signage and tail end Charlie are all organised.  Meal costs should be in by the end of September for inclusion in the entry forms which will be sent out during October.

Anyone planning to come must be aware that bookings on the Spirit of Tasmania will be hard to get if they haven’t already been done especially for entrants wanting to bring over height trailers.  Accommodation will also be at a premium in March which is still high tourist season, so get in and reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Due to the Victorian 1 & 2 finishing only a few days before our Tour we will have a tail end Charlie to meet the ferry on the mornings at Devonport terminal on the 20th and 21st if people are driving their old cars on to the boat to reduce the cost.  It would be a big help to us if you let us know how many would like this help.

There will be plenty of time to get to the all morning, morning tea at the Deloraine showgrounds before we get under way at 11:30 for our first days run.

Runs vary between 40kms on the third day to just over 100 on the longest day.  Storage of cars for entrants wanting to extend their stay in Tassie can be organised by prior arrangement.

When:             21st to 25th March 2018

Where:            Deloraine, Tasmania

Contact:           Joe Clippingdale – events@veterancarclub.org.au

 

2018 ABCCC Fly The Flag Friendship Tour

The Fly the Flag Friendship Tour, organised by the All British Classics Car Club is to be held 18th to 24th March 2018.  This is an invitation to all owners and enthusiasts of collector vehicles older than and including 1982.

From breakfast at the Ultima Function Centre in Keilor, this tour will take participants through South Muckleford, Maldon, Dunolly, St Arnaud, Rupanyup (silo art), Horsham, Balmoral, Coleraine, Merino, Mt. Gambier, Penola, Portland, Hamilton, Ararat, Maryborough, Bendigo, Heathcote, Seymour and Yea with our finish at Yarra Glen. Total distance to be travelled will be approximately 1345km.

Entry fee is $395 per person. This fee includes all dinners, six breakfasts and four lunches, all entertainment, entry to Yallum Park, Portland Car Museum, Portland Water Tower Museum and other attractions en route. Each vehicle participating receives a rally badge and other travel material. Entries for full tour only – limited to 200 vehicles!  Entries close Friday, 23rd February 2018 or when full.

Accommodation of all types is available in every town. There is a wide variety from on-site cabins, B&Bs, motels and hotels both budget and four star. The local tourist centre in each town can help organise your accommodation and in most instances will book for you.   Booking accommodation is your own responsibility and is not included in the entry fee. Book early to ensure you are guaranteed accommodation.  Further information on accommodation options can be found on the Tour Brochure located on the website www.abccc.com.au

When:                     18th to 24th March 2018

Where:                    Starting point Ultima Function Centre, Keilor

Contact:                 Tony Pettigrew Tour organiser

Phone: 03 9739 1146, 0408 128 420

Email: flytheflag@abccc.com.au

www.abccc.com.au/FTF, facebook.com/flytheflagtour

 

4 or MORE RALLY 2018

Friday 27th – Monday 30th April 2018 ST. ARNAUD 

St Arnaud is a former gold mining town, situated between Avoca and Donald.

The district around St Arnaud supports an agricultural industry of sheep grazing, grains and wineries, with forested areas to the south and open Mallee plains to the north.

The town’s historic precinct, along Napier Street between Millett Street and Inkerman Street, features the old post office (built in 1866), court house (1866) and Victoria’s oldest fire station (1883) which now serves as a fire brigade museum.

The town’s last mine, the Lord Nelson, operated within these parks and there is a lookout atop Wilsons Hill which is flooded with mine shafts.

This event will showcase all the aspects of St. Arnaud and how a small town like this operates.

Entry forms and accommodation details to follow in the new year. Any questions, please contact Ben Alcock – events@veterancarclub.org.au

Friday afternoon tour of St. Arnaud and dinner at the Botanical hotel.

Saturday 100km trip to Avoca for lunch via the Tottington national trust homestead and woolshed, returning via the historic Logan pub.

Saturday night dinner will be a relaxed spit roast.

Sunday lunch in Donald after visiting the Postlethwaite farm and engineering workshop and the Kooka’s country cookies factory.

Sunday dinner is at the sporting club, with our own area.

Monday Pebble church via Stuart Mills (gold discovery town) and the reservoirs for morning tea before heading home.

 

VCCA NSW INVITATION RALLY

1 & 2 CYLINDER VETERAN CARS AND BIKES

The Invitation Rally for 1 & 2 Cylinder Veteran Cars and Bikes, will be held 25th – 27th May 2018 at Yamba.  You are invited to come to Yamba on the NSW North Coast for a short 1 & 2 cylinder Veteran Car and Bike Rally next year. Yamba is at the mouth of the Clarence River 670km north of Sydney and 270km south of Brisbane.  The Pacific Highway has improved greatly and most of the major works will be completed by next May.

The rally will be based at the Calypso Tourist Park in the centre of Yamba phone 02-66468847 calypsoyambaholidaypark.com.au There are good facilities with plenty of trailer parking. I have made tentative bookings for cabins and powered sites in my name.

It is a busy period with many people heading north so bookings need to be made ASAP. When making your booking, please tell the reception you are with the Veteran Car Club and mention Rod Holmes’ name.

The proposed programme is as follows:

Friday – a short shakedown run of 25km around Yamba with stops at the beaches, marina, lighthouse and town area.  Evening:- happy hour, then a BBQ featuring local foods, Yamba prawns, Dorrigo Beef and potatoes, Coffs bananas, local salads and fruit.  All these events will be held at Calypso, BYO chairs, plates cutlery and drinks is required.

Saturday – a 75 km run to Maclean then along the river on Woodford Island through cane fields and farms to Brushgrove Hotel for lunch then back the other side of the island and home. All travel for this day will be on flat, quiet rural roads.  Saturday night – Dinner at Yamba Bowling Club

Sunday – 35km South to Angourie and Lake Woolewayah, which will be flat with short hills.

Period Dress is strongly encouraged for Saturday and for the dinner to really make the event memorable.

We look forward to seeing you next May.

When:                     25th – 27th May 2018

Where:                    Yamba, NSW

Contact:                 Rod and Ruth Holmes (E:) events@veterancarclub.org.au

 

 

CAMERON CORNER 2018

Model T Owners Queensland is excited to announce – “An Outback Adventure Tour”, to remember…!!!

All parties and/or clubs will meet up at Tibooburra (top end of NSW) on the 1st & 2nd of July – 2018 for the push to The Corner. We are inviting all Model T Ford Clubs/Friends to come along to add extra fun (and challenges) for a trip of adventure in the outback. This will be a great tour of endurance just getting our T’s and ourselves “out & about” into the outback. As a group/club, you make your way to Tibooburra (North/Western part of NSW) then head out with us to Fort Grey (base camp) in the Sturt National Park, where all the states will meet, before finally making our way to CAMERON CORNER the following day.

You need to do this, as you may not get another chance…….

When:             1st – 2nd July 2018

Where:            Tibooburra NSW

Contact:           Peter Cameron – pgcamo81@gmail.com
 

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

email: forbes2018@bigpond.com

 

 

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

Debbie Mara dmara@orange.nsw.gov.au, colourcitycaravanpark@orange.nsw.gov.au

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

canobolascaravanpark@colourcity.com

 

When:                     14th – 20th October 2018

Where:                    Orange, NSW

Contact:                 Les Johnson 0419 288 383 frogshollow1@bigpond.com.au

Jeff Alcock 0425 519 959

 Meetings

Monthly Meetings (Natter Nights) are held at Lynden Park Clubrooms, Wakefields Grove, Camberwell (Off Through Road) on the second Tuesday of each month at 8pm. (Except January).
Melway Melbourne Map 60 F 4. or see map below.

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Contact the Webwallah (Mark McKibbin) if you have suggestions or comments

RACV_Logo_C_CMYKThe RACV is the principal sponsor of the Veteran Car Club of Australia (Victoria)