Saturday, 28 July 2018
This year the VSCCA will reach an impressive sporting milestone with the 10th running of its annual Cootamundra Sprints for vintage and pre-1985 cars. Please come and participate in one of the Club's best and most relaxed sporting events.
"This is what motor sport used to be like".
So, mark your calendar, book your motel and get your car ready!
Organiser, Tim Shellshear
0418 666 952 or email@example.com
2018 Spring Run to Mudgee
September 11-14 2018
The Southern Highlands branch of the VSCCA is arranging an early Spring run to Mudgee over three nights and it's already time to book your hotel. Hotel rooms are hard to reserve, even this far in advance.
Please contact Peter Stockel (0411 138 930 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Please book your hotels in Mudgee, as soon as possible, to reserve your accommodation. The room blocks are in the name of the VSCCA. Please inform Peter Stockel when you have made your reservation.
George Green Memorial Rally 2018
Thursday, November 1 to Tuesday, November 6
Rally Organisers Rex and Norah Vincent
(02) 9654 8349, 0411 689 972
This year our George Green Rally will be a traditional Hub Event taking place in and around the vibrant northern city of Tamworth. Accommodation will be at the “ ibis Styles Motel,” centrally located with plenty of parking space.
This is a well balanced tour with things to see and some great driving roads. You will have the opportunity to:
- Visit the Westpac Helicopter Base
- Enjoy lunch at historic Langford House
- Jesus Christ Superstar production (optional)
- Meet with local car clubs in Tamworth
- View Lyndon Hardman’s extensive car collection
- Visit Chaffey Dam
- Tour of historic Nundle’s Woolen Mill
For more details
We have about 20 cars registered for the Rally but aim to attract more than 30! It is important to book motels NOW to avoid disappointment later. All the venues offer free cancellation policy up until 48 hours prior to arrival.
Important!! An executed official tour booking form will not be needed till September but to secure accommodation you need to book your motel choice of room NOW as per the link to the Motel List above.
We're looking forward to a great rally!
Rex and Norah Vincent
(02) 9654 8349, 0411 689 972
IMPORTANT NOTE After making your bookings, please advise Rex Vincent at RNSGA@bigpond.com. (02) 9654 8349 or 0411 689 972 where you are booked.
History of Maroubra Speedway Book Launch
Saturday, 23 June, 10.30am
Coral Sea Park, Maroubra
Join us for the book launch of Bill Boldiston's History of Maroubra Speedway on Saturday, June 23rd at Coral Sea Park in Maroubra - as close as we can get to where the original speedway was.
Bill is a VSCCA member and the launch will include a display of cars associated with the racing at Maroubra in the 1920’s and 30’s - as well as a display of Club vintage cars and motor bikes typical of those that raced there.
Books will be available for purchase on the day. Many members of the club have contributed to the book and Bill has brought a great deal of information together which will surely prove to be very popular with members, car enthusiasts and history buffs.
The Club is catering for this event with morning tea. We anticipate that some important dignitaries and media will be there so please try attend in your vintage sports car and support the event. For details contact Richard Walton 0403 985 145.
For planning purposes, please click here to email us and let us know if you will be attending. We would like to get as many vintage cars parked closely together as possible.
Night Navigation Rally
Evening of 16 June 2018
The night trial will be a two-and-a-half-hour observation trial on quiet roads in the Richmond area. A great introductory event, so come along and bring family or a friend, or someone who might be interested.
Meeting at 4 pm for a 4.15 departure. Sunset is at 5 pm with civil twilight at 5.22 pm. The start of the route is straight out from Richmond onto the horse flats between Richmond and Windsor. It is easy navigation, and route instructions and maps will be provided. We will have a "sweeper" car.
Return to Richmond for dinner. The dinner venue is 350 metres from the motel.
Either drive home, or stay the night, and depart at your leisure the following morning. Further details will be published shortly but register your interest now and we will provide further updates on the finalised accommodation and dinner venue in the next fortnight.
Entry fee $20 per car, with dinner and accommodation for those staying on.
Colonial Motel, Richmond ph 4577 1166
Book under VSCCA for Saturday 16 June.
Jeremy Morris 9335 3040 and Todd Barker 0409 302 507.
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. Learn more
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.
Winton Raceway entry fees: Saturday $30, Sunday $35 weekend $60, children 16 and under n/c, competition paddock $5.
National Motoring Heritage Day
A tribute to Australia's Motoring Heritage
Sunday 20th May 2018
While the VSCCA has not specifically organised any events to celebrate this day, there are numerous events listed on the Council of Motor Clubs website that you can attend. Click here to see the list of events available for members to attend.
Log book cars and vehicles registered on the historic scheme may attend either of these events with the VSCCA permission, on the day in question. Members will note that some events require registration due to limits on attendance.
VSCCA’s Rally to Dubbo
to celebrate Royal Flying Doctor Service
7-11th May 2018
It is with great disappointment that we announce the Royal Flying Doctors Service Rally is cancelled.
However, we are leaving the event in the club calendar in the event that any members wish to attend Dubbo on the nominated dates of 7-11 May and use their car under the Concessional Registration Scheme.
This decision has been triggered by recent reports that the local council (who operate the Dubbo Airfield) have absolutely prohibited any motor vehicle, or other access near the aircraft, so that the proposed historical display cannot take place as planned.
The car park at the airport would not be available for use by our members and there is no opportunity for a display. This, combined with the cancellation of the formal dinner, reduced the benefit of the event to members.
This is a decision that has not been taken lightly and is a serious disappointment to the organisers, the Committee and members.
Our thanks to Julie Craig and Royce Read
The Committee recognises the enormous work undertaken by Julie Craig and Royce Read in putting this rally together. We extend our great gratitude to Julie and Royce for all their efforts, and the wisdom and experience they bring to bear.
Rally Organiser: Julie Craig, Ph: 4363 1626 M: 0429 631 626 email@example.com
Fun Driving Test Gymkhana
Saturday 14 April - FIAT Club Grounds
Following the success of this event last year, the VSCCA, in conjunction with the Alvis Car Club, are putting on another day of driving tests at the FIAT club grounds. The course of between 6 and 8 tests of driving skill is set on a flat mown paddock which is gentle on vehicles and drivers.
This is not a speed event, but one of skill.
Younger people can participate as passengers who will be challenged with their own tests.
People who have never driven a vintage car can get some practice in a separate paddock area, where they can come to terms with vintage steering brakes and gearchanges. This was very popular last year. If they feel confident enough they can head out and take the tests.
Lunch will be a “bring your own picnic”
There are BBQ facilities available. Lunch was held under the trees, sitting on running boards, and without flies.
This is a very relaxed, country style event, within an hour of central Sydney.
It is a great introduction for children, grandchildren, friends and other relatives who may wish to attempt the vintage experience. Apart from anything else, it is one of the nicest picnic areas which we will have to ourselves for the day. See photos of last year's event.
Location of Event
You will find the Fiat Club Grounds at Percival Street Clarendon, next to the Richmond Royal Australian Air Force base. Entry is via a driveway with a small sign saying “Ansell Park, Private Property”. The location of Ansell Park can be found HERE.
For planning purposes please let us know if you will be attending and how many others you plan to bring with you. Phone Jeremy Morris on 9335 3040 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing you at this event.
National Vauxhall Register Rally at Merimbula to be run from Friday, 6 April to Monday, 9 April 2018.
Rally Director Dave Stuart reports that there have been 63 expressions of interest with 52 confirmed entries. Cars include: Prince Henrys, A & D Types, E Types, 14-40's, 23-60's, 30-98's as well as 20-60's. There are overseas entrants as well as entrants from Qld, Vic, SA WA and Tasmania.
The National Trust of Australia (N.S.W.) is providing sponsorship for the event which covers entry and lunch at the historic property Burnima (located about 5 miles north of Bombala) which the entrants will visit on Sunday.
For more details contact Dave Stuart, 0428 282 360 or email email@example.com
NOTE: The March Breakfast Run is a week earlier than usual due to Easter.
Breakfast Runs are the last Saturday of the month. If you plan to attend, please contact:
North - Jacqui Rahme, 0411 838 730
South - John Grant, 0418 558 949
West- Lyel Murrell, 9651 1782
Blue Mountains - Alan Baker, 4758 6271
The Mountain Rally is ON! 17 and 18 March
Brilliant roads, affordable accommodation, and superior dinner at new and groovy pub about 350 metres walk from the motel.
This is a one-and-a-half day rally meeting at Ham Common at 9:00 am and staying in Bathurst on Saturday night.
I have attempted to use quiet, rural roads wherever possible. The route will take you over the Blue Mountains to the Oberon Tablelands.
Jeremy Morris, 9335.3040 or 0437.883.098