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.
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
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
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
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