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Club History Book

We are very excited to advise that the long awaited Club history book has been released!

This is a very high quality book of 400 pages, including over 800 photographs, many in colour and many never before published. Material covered includes the veteran era of motoring, the origins and development of the Club as well as the extraordinary history of the Club since its formation in 1955.

The cost of the book is $45 to Club members, or $60 for non-members plus postage if applicable. If you have any enquires, or wish to purchase a copy please contact the Registrar using the following form, and we will make contact with you.

Club History Book Enquiry Form

General Information

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

RACV 1 & 2 CYLINDER RALLY BRIGHT

14th – 17th March 2019

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Thursday (March 14th) – Registration from 12 noon at the High Country Motor Inn (see below.) Then at 2pm a short shakedown tour to Wandiligong. Activities will include a tour of the old gold crushing battery and more. The Welcome Dinner will be held at Pioneer Park overlooking the Morses Valley foothills.

Friday – The Touring Day! 127km return, along the Ovens Valley, including a ride on a 1908 steam bus (fire restrictions permitting.)

Saturday – A shorter day, with a slower start. First, our cars on display at the morning street market then just 66km in total, as we tour into the Buckland River valley and return. Then, the final dinner at Pioneer Park.

Sunday – 20km into the Ovens Valley to historic and scenic Harrietville. Activities will precede a handsome late morning brunch in Tavere Park. This will allow most entrants time to travel the 20km back to Bright, load your trailer and be back at home by 6pm.

RALLY CONTACT INFORMATION

John Stanley Mobile: 0409 001 836 Email: john.m.stanley1947@gmail.com

ACCOMMODATION (You will need to book accommodation well before the entry closing date)

 

NATIONAL BRUSH RALLY 2019 GOOLWA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

All Brush enthusiasts are called to register now for the next National Brush Rally being held in Goolwa South Australia 22nd to 26th April 2019.  Following the highly successful Rally in July 2017, plans are well under way to make the 2019 event even bigger with a huge push to encourage members from the UK and USA to join us.  It would be great if we could get 20 cars!

  1. If you are a Brush owner and you haven’t already registered for the Members Forum, please do so via any of the following:
    1. the website http://brushownersregister.com/
    2. email brushownersregister@gmail.com or
    3. post to Brush Owners Register, PO Box 440, Willunga, SA 5172

 

HCCA INTERNATIONAL TOUR 2019

Expressions of Interest are sought for a Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA) International Tour to be held in September 2019 Bathurst NSW. With 2 years to go and with 80+ Expressions of Interest having already been received the tour looks like it may top 300 entries

Entries include every State in Australia (except NT) and internationally:

  • New Zealand
  • England
  • Wales
  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Spain

 

7 days of touring and fun. Some of the highlights being organised:

  • Evening fair & Gas light parade,
  • Display day & BBQ on Mt Panorama Start / Finish grid.
  • Evening seminars & entertainment.

For vehicles produced prior to the 31st December 1915

NB: That includes 1916 models that were produced in the 1915 year.

To register your interest please contact Russell & Chris Holden, Rally Directors on 0422 219 911 or email: russell@oldworldlamps.net

 

2019 National Veteran Rally – Bargara, Queensland in rally action

 

After the enjoyment and camaraderie of this year’s National Veteran Rally at Forbes, the 2019 mantle has been handed over! Here it’s definitely heads down with action plans, lessons learnt, meetings and begging letters.

 

Certainly, it is an advantage having the rally in our own neighbourhood, particularly when working with the council, local organisations and leaning on friends! It’s also useful being able to check out all the eateries! To date we have 88 E0Is and more accommodation managers have come up

with discounts. We welcome on board Hazel Burley as our Treasurer and Marc Obrowski looking after media and newsletters. Web master Peter Ransom is busy keeping our site at www.vccaq.com  updated and number crunching all the EOI data.

 

We have appointed a rally choreographer, plus helping with musical entertainment is Tony “Goose” Spruce, lead singer in Old Bones!

 

The ladies are not forgotten, a “Shelia Shack” with lots of exciting plans is shaping up.

 

The rallying days will offer something special and memorable for all our entrants whether driving long or short-legged cars. You will be amazed what diversity and interest our region has to offer. We will have several opportunities, for those who wish, to use their vehicle lights. After the rally, on the Tuesday 24th Sept. with a good number of model Ts and other treasures still here, John Handley will provide one of his unique “Outback” days. We hope you have your favourite Hawaiian shirt and Lei ready for packing!

 

Pre and post rally activity

Either side of the rally are opportunities for some great local activity. Each newsletter will offer a different suggestion. We have arranged with Lady Musgrave Experience for a discounted day trip:

Day trip to Lady Musgrave Island https://ladymusgraveexperience.com.au/

 

Lady Musgrave is the jewel of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, enjoy from Bundaberg port a luxury catamaran transfer to Lady Musgrave Island on the way perhaps see whales. Then, with a guide, have time swimming and exploring the island before heading back. “See the Great 8” is the cry!

 

Accommodation

Bargara has ample accommodation in a variety of configurations. It is worth booking at the earliest opportunity. Airbnb seems to be offering some attractive deals but check the location and distance from Bargara. The Esplanade offers a nice short pleasant walk from all the accommodation to Rally Base.

 

2019 MODEL T FORD NATIONAL TOUR – MARYBOROUGH QLD

Model T owners QLD Inc (MTOQ), welcomes all Model T Ford enthusiasts to join us in 2019 for the 13th National Model T Tour.  This tour is to be based in the city of Maryborough, Queensland from Sunday 29th September to Sunday 5th October 2019 on the banks of the Mary River.  Just a short 3 hours’ drive (250km) north of Brisbane, Maryborough is a thriving and vital city on the banks of the Mary River, filled with meticulously maintained Heritage Listed buildings, just a short Model T drive from the beautiful Fraser Coast and Hervey Bay.

For all enquiries and entry details visit the website www.mtoq12.wix.com/mtoq/2019-national or email MTOQ2019rally@hotmail.com for an information pack.  Tour Director Peter Cameron has already begun his tour of duty preparing newsletters to keep everyone informed of the planning process and uploading them to the website.  Peter’s tip for this tour: book your accommodation from the list on the website!

When:                  29th September – 5th October 2019

Where:                 Maryborough QLD

Contact:               Peter Cameron, National Tour Director

Phone: (07) 3219 4192 email: popintomaryborough2019@hotmail.com

PO Box 1282, Carindale, QLD 4152

 

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