Display Day at Rivendell Flower Show
Saturday, 6 October
8.30am to 3.00pm
Hospital Road, West Concord, NSW
The VSCCA has been invited to display their vehicles at the Rivendell Flower Show on the 6th of October. 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
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 assume you have already booked your accommodation. If not do so immediately to avoid disappointment for rooms are no longer held specifically for us. All the venues offer free cancellation policy up until 48 hours prior to arrival.
You now need to complete the Tour Entry Form by 25 September PLEASE!
Fish and Chips Run
When: Sunday 16 September 2018
Start: Cowan Truck Stop to Terrigal for a Fish and Chips
The route: The Old Pacific Highway, then along the coast via Woy Woy, Killcare, Avoca etc along the Scenic Hwy.
Cafe: Haven Beach Café Terrigal
A booking has been made for 30 people.
Please tell Todd if you are coming!
RSVP: Todd Barker, 0409302507
The café is at the southern end of Terrigal beach, near the Skillion (Don Wright territory) and there is plenty of parking adjacent to the cafe. The Café has seating and meals are about $25. Takeaway meals start at $10.
We look forward to seeing you.
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.
Historic Stables Rally
Wednesday, 8 August
Organiser: Jeremy Morris, 9335 3040
We would like you to join the Hawkesbury Branch of the National Trust on a self-drive tour of some of the historic stables in the Hawkesbury Region.
We will meet at McDonalds, Windsor car park on the corner of Windsor Road and Groves Avenue McGraths Hill at 8.30 am for 9.00 am departure. Please make yourself known to Doug Werner who will be your leader for the day.
Our first stables to visit are at Hawkesbury Race Club at Clarendon, between Windsor and Richmond, where the first race meeting was held in 1871. Surrounded by wide open spaces with a back drop of the glorious Blue Mountains the race course has been in continuous use for over 140 years.
We leave here to drive through via Kurrajong Hills to Mistley Grange’s stables Derrig Road Tennyson.
At Mistley Grange we will see an assortment of Military saddlery used by the Australian Light Horse in the period from the Boer War, 1st World War and the 2nd World War. These stables date from 1910, while morning tea is served (tea, coffee, Anzac biscuits and Lamingtons) the Light Horses will parade with their flags and armaments.
From Mistley Grange we drive to Windsor’s St Matthews Church Rectory Stables via Richmond Lowlands. The Rectory Stables were built by William Cox in 1826 with stabling for 3 horses and the Reverend’s gig/sulky. At the end of the Stable is accommodation for the and above the stable is a loft for the storage fodder for the horses which was dropped down a hatch in the ceiling into their troughs.
Lunch will served in the Church Hall courtesy of the Ladies Auxiliary.
After lunch we will drive down Windsor Road to Rouse Hill House and Farm to view the stables of Rouse Hill House. These stables were built in 1875-1877 with John Horbury Hunt the architect. The stable can accommodate 8 horses with a separate stable for a sick or foaling mare, grooms quarters and saddle and harness room.
The tour will conclude at Rouse Hill House between 3.30 – 4.00 pm.
Cost and booking
The cost will be $65.00 per person, this includes morning tea, lunch and entry to all venues.
Please advise if there are any dietary requirements on the attached booking form.
Restrooms are at Mistley Grange, St Matthews Church hall and Rouse Hill House and Farm.
Tour may change if circumstances change.
RSVP: Places limited. Click here for booking form
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
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.