Come and celebrate exceptional Italian motor art once again at the annual Auto Italia Canberra 2019. Our new location promises to deliver a bigger and better event for all
It will be an action-packed day with a visual feast of beautiful and exotic Italian machinery accompanied by delizioso Italian cuisine and wines. What’s not to like!
So join us with your family and friends for what is sure to be a great event.
Fun Driving Test Gymkhana
Saturday 4 May - 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 email@example.com
I look forward to seeing you at this event.
Historic Winton – Australia’s longest running, all-historic motor race meeting presents two big days of non-stop racing on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 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 19 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.
Night Navigation Rally
Evening of 29 June 2019
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.
VSCCA 75th Anniversary Rally
13 to 17 September 2019
At the November Committee Meeting it was resolved that we proceed to organise the VSCCA’s 75th Anniversary Rally which will be held at Wagga Wagga on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 13-15th September 2019.
This is a significant milestone for our Club and this event will be our Club’s major celebration for the year. We will be working to attract a high number of true vintage sports cars to demonstrate the history, provenance and continuing high status of our important club.
Five years ago, our 70th Anniversary Rally, so successfully organised by Dave Stuart in Wagga Wagga, attracted 102 cars, the majority of which were pre-war cars, and so we will again celebrate our 75th Anniversary at Wagga Wagga.
This location will facilitate the involvement of fellow enthusiasts in the Victorian and South Australia branches of the VSCC. We have already been offered strong support from Victoria.
Our club will take two days of travel to get there down on a set easy rally route and members can choose some alternatives for the return journey home.
We aim to make the journey attractive to small vintage cars as well as the heavier tourers. At this early stage plans are to start in Camden on Thursday morning and overnight at Yass on the way down.
In Wagga we will stay at the Mercure, 1-15 Morgan St Wagga Wagga, the same venue as we used for the 70th Anniversary in 2014. We have 71 rooms currently held there, together with additional motel rooms nearby and these venues are now ready to take bookings.
Expressions of Interest
Upon receipt of your early expression of interest by email (preferably) or phone I will forward you a booking code for securing a motel room. You will make your own booking at the motel using the booking code and, later, pay your own accommodation. I am advised that no motel costs will be payable until the event.
First in best dressed!
Naturally we would like to keep all the pre-war cars together in the one motel if we can for the sake of inclusiveness and presentation.
75th Celebration Dinner
The 75th Celebration Dinner will be held on Sunday 15th September at the Mercure, this being the actual date of the first meeting of the Club on 15th September 1944.
Founder members at this time came from NSW, Victoria and South Australian so it is appropriate that we share this event with them.
We will develop a programme of activities for the Saturday and Sunday involving modest distance touring and a bit of sightseeing with good food.
Temora Air Museum are unable to tell me whether they will be flying on that date so more may come of that. Other possible Club activities that may be combined consecutively or concurrently with this Rally are being assessed by the committee.
So, the Anniversary Rally is definitely on and we invite all members to join us in sharing this 75th Anniversary of the start of our club.
You may register your early expression of interest by clicking the blue buetton below to send me an email (preferred) firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0418 666 952.
We hope you can join us!
Tim Shellshear, Event Director
0418 666 952
Display Day at Rivendell Flower Show
Saturday, 29 September
8.30am to 3.00pm
Hospital Road, West Concord, NSW
Program of activities = click here
Once again, the VSCCA has been invited to display their vehicles at the Rivendell Flower Show. The show is described as "a celebration of spring, the great outdoors and our Australian lifestyle, offering an array of flower displays and gardening workshops".
The Rivendell Flower Show is held amidst the beautiful architecture of the Thomas Walker Estate. Rivendell was designed by architects Sulman and Power and was used as the location in Superman Returns, and The Great Gatsby. Building commenced in 1891 and was opened as a convalescent hospital in 1893.
The setting of this building is superb, on the banks of the Parramatta River. This promises to be an enjoyable day, with displays and attractions of interest to all.
The organisers request that display cars arrive between 8 and 9 AM and no cars will be allowed to access the display area after 9.30. Vehicles will be able to depart after 3 PM. Click here for the Rivendell Flower Show Map which shows the display parking area.
A great family day
Come along and enjoy the flower displays, garden exhibits, vintage car display, animal nursery, high tea and yummy food.
This is a charity day
Proceeds go to Concord hospital. Entry costs are:
Adult - $15
Pensioners - $10
Children aged 12-18 - $10
under 12 years free.
A reduced rate will apply to display vehicles. Parking is available in the Hospital car park.
For more information
Visit the website - https://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/concord/rivendellflowershow/
Contact Cliff King, 0409 600 988, email@example.com
Contact Warwick Gordon-Smith
Saturday, 30 March 2019
This year the VSCCA will reach an impressive sporting milestone with the 11th 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!
Sprints for vintage and pre-1985 cars
The 1.5km long, 18m wide, Cootamundra Airport runway allows two cars to safely run side by side over the timed 400m.
Cars will be pre 1985 and will participate in either full speed timed acceleration sprints or regularity sprints. The latter allows vintage cars to accelerate over the 400m at any comfortable speed they choose and once a time has been given then the object will be to come as close to that as possible in subsequent runs.
We will continue the informal arrangement of past years in which competitors choose their running mate as generally this has resulted in good matches.
We create good old fashioned vintage fun without risking the cars. State of the art electronic timing is used.
Entry fee is $90
Roll bars are not required. No other licensing is required. The event will be open to VSCCA, VSCC Vic, HSRCA, GEAR and other car clubs with suitable cars as set out in the supp regs.
Limited space available
The event will be limited to 80 cars to ensure everyone gets adequate runs so first in first served. Download the Supplementary Regs and Entry Form now.
First run at 10.00am
Cootamundra is about four and a half hours drive from Sydney.
Happy hour and dinner
A free Happy Hour is included. Saturday night dinner at the Cootamundra Services Club will be $30 per person PLUS drinks. Please let Tim Shellshear know how many will be attending that dinner and include it in your payments.
For further information
Contact Tim Shellshear at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0418 666 952 for additional information.
FLYER - Cootamundra Sprints
ENTRY FORM & SUPPLEMENTARY REGS - Cootamundra Sprints
Rob's Navigation Ramble with the Alvis Club
We will meet at 10:30 am at our usual starting place, Ham Common, in Clarendon opposite the Richmond RAAF airfield.
After receiving the guides and comparing notes, we will head off on our navigation run in all different directions armed with obtuse instructions and cryptic questions.
We will finally reach our destination, Riverside Oaks at Cattai, after much distress and have a pleasant lunch, where the opportunity will be available to complain bitterly about absolutely everything.
Once we have calmed down sufficiently, after a beer and meal, Heather will give us the answers to the quiz (none of which will be familiar to us) and pronounce the winner of the run, the person who offered the best bribe.
Then we will return home having convinced ourselves that we have had a delightful day.
See you all on Saturday 23rd March.
VSCCA members intending to join the Alvis club for this event, please call Heather Goldsmith on 9427 0816 two weeks prior.
Sydney Southern Vauxhall Run March 2019
Date: Sunday 17 March 2019
Start: Bundenna Area (South of Sydney) for morning tea.
Finish: King George IV Pub Picton for lunch.
The run will go through the Royal National Park, most likely then along Appin Road, through Douglas Park, then onto Picton. The destination King George IV, is reasonably close to the Hume highway for the return journey home, it also has accommodation for those who wish to stay over.
Peter Weir is organising this run and will be providing more details soon
FISH AND CHIPS RUN TO PATONGA
Sunday, 3 March 2019
MEET: 10.15AM at Cowan Rest Area and Truck Stop (the old Toll Plaza heading north).
DESTINATION: Patonga Beach (situated between Brisbane Waters National Park and the Hawkesbury River).
ROUTE: Via the Old Pacific Highway (B83) via Mooney Mooney Bridge and Mt Ettalong Drive to Patonga Beach.
LUNCH: The intention is to get fish & chips from the Kiosk and picnic on the beach. However, if the weather is not amenable we can eat in the restaurant of The Boathouse Hotel next door. This is recently renovated and truly lovely. Meals are Sydney prices. Kids menu too.
Bring your cozie if you want to swim.
RETURN: Whenever and by whatever route you choose.
If you have a National Parks Pass, travelling via Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park and Bobbin Head is recommended - but allow extra time. $12 entry fee if no pass.
Route notes will be available, although it is not a navigational challenge. It's just a lovely drive to a nice place with good food and friends.
Please contact Phil Guilfoyle if you are intending to come on the run. Or just turn up on the day.
Phone: 0431 503 763
The 2019 Shannons Wheels is being organized by The Southern Tablelands Heritage Automotive Restorers Club Inc. (STHARC) who have their clubroom in Queanbeyan NSW.
Contact details for all information are:
Max De Oliver - mobile 0427 977 763
Lawrie Nock - email: email@example.com
Our Opening Rally will be held on 10th February at a new venue, the Historic Linnwood House which is centrally located at 25 Byron Road Guildford 2161.
The extensive grassed area in front of the house offers excellent parking and old established trees provide shade for us to picnic under.
Linnwood is normally only open four times a year. However, the "Friends of Linnwood" have agreed to open the house for us and also provide morning tea for an entry fee of $10 per person, payable on the day.
You are invited to arrive mid-morning, say 10.00am onwards for morning tea and a tour of the house and let the day roll on.
Note: Members of the public may also visit to take a look at our cars.
Linnwood House - www.linnwood.org.au
VSCCA Bathurst 12 Hour Race Camping Weekend
1-3 February 2019 (Friday through Sunday)
Limited numbers. Please contact the Organisers ASAP to avoid disappointment and to assist planning.
Cost per campsite: $150 per campsite.
Cost for dinners (optional): The Club Catering Department will be providing three superior dinners - Friday, Saturday and Sunday (at $30 per dinner per person). Lunch and breakfast is individual responsibility, but a stove and utensils will be available.
Tickets: to enter the event tickets need to be purchased by members online at Ticketek at an early bird rate of $67.72 per person plus booking fees.
Facilities: 8X8 metre campsite, toilet block and shower block. We propose a covered communal eating area and table.
Conditions: as per website (www.bathurst12hour.com.au), but no dogs, no glass. Not really recommended for young children or close domestic relationships.
Items to bring: Tent or vintage Eccles caravan, sleeping gear and bedding, plate, cup, eating utensils, breakfast and luncheon, collapsible chair, refreshments.
Pre-war car preferable. Give us a call. We can try to sort out trailer storage if you want to tow your car to Bathurst.
Numbers are limited: Early booking is essential. If you do not have a tent, you may be able to bunk in with another.
Eligibility: At this stage, and given the limited sites available, this is a Pre War event. But please contact the organisers to see what we can arrange.
Parking: The organisers are hopeful of being able to provide LIMITED secure parking in Bathurst nearby for trailers and modern tow vehicles. So do not hesitate to bring your cyclecar or light car. Please contact the organisers ASAP.
Closing Rally - Sunday 2nd December 2018
12.00 - 3.30 PM
NEW VENUE — KILLARA GOLF CLUB
A new,centrally located venue has been chosen for this Annual Event. We have booked the Billiard Room at the Golf Club, which has an outside balcony and Bar area for our private function.
EARLY BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as our numbers are limited to 60 Guests. CLICK HERE FOR BOOKING FORM.
Members will be greeted with a welcome drink and canapés followed by our sit down, 2-course luncheon, followed by tea/coffee and chocolate truffles.
It is a booking requirement that we confirm and pay for final numbers 10 days before. Please confirm your booking by November 19 latest.
LOCATION AND PARKING
Killara Golf Course is at 556 Pacific Highway Killara. The entry driveway can only be accessed travelling North and is adjacent to the shop on the Highway. Our parking area is the first one on the left.
Saturday, 24 November
9.30am to 12 noon
62-70 Silverwater Road, Silverwater.
Due to limited parking at the Veteran Car Club site in Five Dock and the usual heavy traffic on Queens Road on Saturday mornings, the Plates Inspections will be held at a new location this year.
The new location will be at the factory site of Club Member Andrew Benoit and is located at 62-70 Silverwater Road Silverwater. We will use the concrete apron between Ashley Benoit and Co on the south side and One Steel on the north side. There are two buildings, both part of the one property. The entry and signage are clearly marked from Stanley Street. There is also plenty of room to park and unload a trailer if needed. One Steel is not open on Saturday mornings. The inspection will be open between 9.30am and 12 noon.
This is about 1.5km south of our previous Opening Rally location on the Parramatta River and on the north side of the M4 Freeway. Exit only to Silverwater Road so entry is from Stanley Street at the rear, about the centre of this short block between Carnarvon St and Derby St. For those coming from the north, there is a right turn lane and lights into Carnarvon Street.