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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 

  

42nd Historic Winton, Winton Motor Raceway
Friday 25, Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 2018
42nd Historic Winton, Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla, Victoria Australia
Conducted by the Austin 7 Club Inc A0003290N with the assistance of the HMRAV

Historic Winton – Australia’s longest running, all-historic motor race meeting presents two big days of non-stop racing on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May. Once again, the event will feature over 400 historic racing cars and motorbikes from the 1920s to the 1980s plus a huge heritage display of veteran and vintage vehicles.

The long weekend of historic motoring will commence on Friday 25 May with the Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour, which is always great fun for all who participate, as well as spectators.

Sound your sirens. Ring your bells. Heritage emergency vehicles will be on display as well cars and motorbikes with significant anniversaries. More than 2,000 display vehicles are expected to surround the Winton Motor Raceway track on the weekend.

THE 2018 ANNIVERSARY AND SPECIAL FEATURE LIST INCLUDES:

110 Years Ford Model T including Speedsters, Norton Motorcycles
90 Years Morris Minor 1928 – 1934, Plymouth Q, First Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island.
80 Years Ford Prefect, Humber Super Snipe, AJS Matchless Silver Streak, Peugeot 202, Standard Eight, Volkswagen Beetle, Wolseley 14/60, 1938 Australian Grand Prix at Mt Panorama.
75 Years Harley Davidson WLA
70 Years Austin A70 Hampshire and Hereford, Austin A90 Atlantic, Citroen 2CV, Jaguar XK120,
Morris Minor 1948-1971, Porsche 356, Singer SM 1500, Sunbeam Talbot 90, Vauxhall Velox,
Vauxhall Wyvern, Wolseley 6/80, Aston Martin DB1, Holden 48-215 (FX), Land Rover, Harley Davidson Panhead, Harley Davidson Hummer, BSA Bantam.
60 Years Austin A40 Farina, Austin Healey Sprite, Chevrolet Impala, Morris Major, Austin Lancer, Rover P5, Wolseley 15/60, Formula Junior, Wahgunyah Raceway.
50 Years Holden HK, Holden Kingswood, Holden Monaro, Ford Falcon XT, AMC Javelin, Renault 6, Peugeot 504, Volvo 164, Sydney to London Marathon, 750 Norton Commando Mark-1 Fastback.
Special Feature Emergency Vehicle display – veteran, vintage and classic police cars, fire engines, ambulances and any other emergency vehicles are welcome.

Historic Winton displays:
– Shannons Classic Car Park featuring car and bike clubs plus special interest vehicles
– Heritage Displays featuring Model T Ford, Veteran Car Club, Vintage Drivers Club, Ford Model A, vintage speedway cars (including Midgets) and bikes, micro cars, cycle cars, pedal cars, push bikes, dragsters, veteran and vintage cars / motorcycles, vintage buses, work vehicles, caravans, speed boats and more.
– Spectator access to the Competition Paddock with fabulous, old racing machines on open display.

Raceway entry fees: Sat $30, Sun $35, weekend $60, children 16 and under n/c, competition paddock $5. Camping at the track: $25/head per night. Camping enquiries: Winton Motor Raceway 03 5760 7100.

Friday 25 May 2018 – Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour
Be part of the Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour assembling 9am on Friday 25 May in front of the Benalla Art Gallery, situated in the Benalla Botanical Gardens. No gravel roads. Red plate vehicles welcome. The tour concludes with a ‘Shine & Show’ display. More information: Benalla Visitor Information Centre on 03 5762 1749.
Facebook & Twitter @Historic Winton

PR contact: Leanne Cutler, Siren Marketing, M: 0400 790 060 E: leanne@sirenmarketing.com.au T: 03 9583 2001 NEW Email: historicwinton@gmail.com www.historicwinton.org

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

 

 AROUND THE GARAGES
We are visiting Ian Barton’s collection of cars on the Morning Peninsula which include Jaguars, two race cars a Bulant and a Scarad plus motorbikes and early Kris-Craft boat and a hugh collection of Texaco Memorabilia. Also another mystery location collection.
Further details in next month’s newsletter.
When: 20 June 2018
Where: Mornington Peninsula
Contact: Graeme Edwards M: 0418 347 216

HISTORIC WINTON
Australia’s longest running, all-historic motor race meeting presents two big days of non-stop racing on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May. Once again, the event will feature over 400 historic racing cars and motorbikes from the 1920s to the 1980s plus a huge heritage display of veteran and vintage vehicles. The long weekend of historic motoring will commence on Friday 25 May with the Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour, which is always great fun for all who
participate, as well as spectators. Call for Display Vehicles – Sound your sirens. Ring
your bells. Organisers are currently seeking heritage emergency vehicles for a display as well cars and motorbikes with significant anniversaries. Clubs or individuals with below listed vehicles who wish to participate can receive complimentary tickets by contacting organizer Noel Wilcox on noelwilcox@rocketmail.com or 03 54 282 689.

Historic Winton displays:
· Shannons Classic Car Park featuring car and bike clubs plus special interest vehicles
· Heritage Displays featuring Model T Ford, Veteran Car Club, Vintage Drivers Club, Ford Model A, vintage speedway cars and bikes, micro cars, cycle cars, pedal cars, push bikes, dragsters, veteran and vintage cars / motorcycles, vintage buses, work vehicles, caravans,
speed boats and more.
· Spectator access to the Competition Paddock with fabulous, old racing machines on open display.

Raceway entry fees: Sat $30, Sun $35, weekend $60, children 16 and under n/c, competition paddock $5. Camping at the track: $25/head per night. Camping enquiries: Winton Motor Raceway 03 5760 7100.
When: Friday 25, Saturday 26
& Sunday 27 May 2018
Where: 42nd Historic Winton, Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla, Victoria Australia
Conducted by the Austin 7 Club Inc A0003290N with the assistance of the HMRAV

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
 

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 a call. See you there.

WHEN: 21-22 July 2018

CONTACT: Daryl Meek & Fiona Lane M: 0407 881 288

 

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)