Historic Wakefield is just two hours from Sydney, one hour from Canberra.
You can come for a morning or afternoon and bring kids or friends. Be honest with yourself, would you rather be doing chores, or watch some great historic cars and bikes battle it out.
Lap of NSW Adventure
September 12 – 28, 2019
(part of the 75th VSCCA Anniversary)
Join us on the Lap of NSW Adventure, an exciting long distance adventure around the perimeter of NSW.
This is a touring event to re-enact the journeys of pre-war motoring pioneers and revive the excitement and unpredictability of “vintage” motoring. Experience the rural countryside, the locals, the sights and smells.
This will be a challenging adventure with a set route but no daily deadlines or convoy. Entrants will meet at night and will keep in contract via wireless over the 5,000 km route.
Departing Sydney on 12 September, down the beautiful South Coast to Eden then up the mountains to Jindabyne and down to Batlow and Wagga.
We join the main 75th Anniversary Rally for dinner on Saturday 14th, the Sunday activities and the 75th Anniversary dinner on Sunday night.
Monday morning we drive West along the mighty Murray to Swan Hill and Mildura where we change to the Darling.
We will meet the old car club in Broken Hill and visit the art galleries and mine.
Then up the Darling to Wilcannia, Bourke, Walgett, Moree, Goondiwindi, Tenterfield and the Pacific Ocean at Tweed Heads.
Down the beautiful coastal towns all the way to finish in Sydney on 28th.
Victorian entrants start and end their Lap in Wagga.
Queenslanders start and end in Tweed Heads.
Send your expression of interest by email to Noel & Rob at email@example.com.
Entries will be strictly limited to 5 cars.
VSCCA 75th Anniversary Rally
13 to 17 September 2019
2 June 2019: The 75th Anniversary Rally is now three and a half months away and the organising is now virtually complete. Meals and prices have been finalised, the route notes prepared and only final details remain. Margaret and I will do our second run over the route in the second week of June to check our route instructions and to discuss final arrangements at all catering facilities. I will then issue a formal registration form, including a summary of all costs and options, to all those who have given an expression of interest.
At this stage 76 cars have entered and there remains two rooms at the International Hotel in Wagga.
If you are starting from Camden and staying at Yass on Thursday 12th September, I recommend you book your motel if you have not done so yet. Details of the two motels in Yass have been previously published, but ring if you need them.
I still expect more cars from the Victorian VSCC who are running their annual Alex Bryce Rally at the same time and plan to bring it to Wagga to join us and, undoubtedly there will be a few still of our own club still thinking about coming who will add to the numbers.
We have approximately 150 people expected at this stage and as I have previously noted our cut off will be 200 persons. Further details of the rally are available on the links below or you can ring me on 0418 666 952.
We hope you can join us!
~ Tim Shellshear, Event Director, 0418 666 952
Display Day at Rivendell Flower Show
Saturday, 28 September
8.30am to 3.00pm
Hospital Road, West Concord, NSW
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
Contact Warwick' Gordon-Smith, 0448 262 191, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website - www.rivendellflowershow.com.au
Contact Cliff King, 0409 600 988, email@example.com
Dinners fully catered, good wine and international GT racing.
We have limited sites this year and if you want to attend, please contact the organisers promptly to avoid disappointment. Bring friends, family or fellow enthusiasts for a great weekend away. Just ask someone who has been.
Join us for a lovely drive
MEET: 8.00AM at Cowan Rest Area and Truck Stop.
The club will be serving tea, coffee and scones from 8 to 8.45AM.
START: 9.00AM sharp.
DESTINATION: Monte Pio, Maitland. This is the old orphanage building, now a Mercure Hotel, and is the designated hotel for the Club dinner and accommodation.
Via quiet Hunter Valley roads, avoiding traffic and main roads. Route Notes will be provided prior to rally. Note: Some sections are unsealed, but none of these sections are rough – just nice country roads. All unsealed sections have alternative parallel sealed routes which lead to the same way points.
The VSCCA Club entry fee is $30 per car (payable to Club prior to event).
Lunch (Soup, bread & salad or Chicken Cassoulet & salad) at the Laguna Trading Post will be a set price of $22 per head (payable to Club prior to event).
On arrival in the Monte Pio car park, drinks and nibbles will be provided (included in entry fee).
The Club dinner will be afterwards in the dining room at Monte Pio.
The dinner will be a carvery buffet at a set price of $45 per head (payable to Club prior to event).
Members must book their own accommodation at Monte Pio in advance. Rooms are set aside for Club members but you must book quickly. Please advise them that you are with the VSCCA Club event. Also, advise any dietary requirements at time of booking.
Contact: Monte Pio Mercure (02) 4932 5288, firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast is available at Monte Pio at additional cost. However, as the rally’s Sunday morning return route starts at the nearby historic town of Morpeth, participants can have breakfast there instead. It’s up to you.
Payment into the VSCCA account is required prior to the event for your entry, lunch and dinner so that we can pay for the catering on your behalf.
You can pay by EFT directly into the VSCCA Club account. Identify any EFT payment with “MTN & your name”.
Alternatively, pay Todd or Phil on the day.
Please provide details below and email (or phone through) to Todd or Phil
Payment Amount =
Entry Fee - $30/car
Lunch - $22/per person
Dinner - $45/per person
Will you pay by EFT? Yes/No
The aim of the organisers is to stay off high speed, main and busy roads. The route notes will specify some roads with dirt sections - none rough or too long - but expect either dust or mud. There are always macadamed alternatives to the same places. It's up to you.
Todd Barker - (preferred email address here) or 0409 302 507.
Phil Guilfoyle - email@example.com or 0431 503 763
Classic Car Display Day
Charity BBQ and Mini Swap Meet
In support of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Sunday 7 July 2019, from 11am onward
280 Penrose Road, Bundanoon
Adults $10. Children $5 per head
Enquiries: Miles Felstead, 0418 287 388
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.
Date: 18 May
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Wamboin Hall, Bingley Way, Wamboin ACT
Democracy Edition on Saturday May 18th.
Yes this will coincide with the Federal election and yes, the Wamboin Hall is a designated polling place but the Wheels of Wamboin and the Home produce markets will still all go ahead.
So bring your automotive marvel, cast your vote, have a great coffee and grab a egg and bacon roll. What more could you ask for to make a day of democracy worthwhile. It’s a great opportunity to take the automotive marvel for a run and stretch some legs.
Last year over 175 cars, motorbikes and a truck or two made the run to Wamboin. The beauty of the Wheels of Wamboin is the huge variety from all marques in a truly country atmosphere. All sorts of automotive machines including old, new and interesting cars, motor bikes, trucks and even tractors are welcome.
LOCATION: The event will be held at the Wamboin Hall, Bingley Way Wamboin (off Norton Road via Sutton Road).
The day will run from 9.00am to 1.00pm
GOLD COIN DONATION FOR DISPLAY ENTRY. Swap tables are $5 (remember to bring your cash as there is no EFTPOS). A bonus on the day is the opportunity to pick up some healthy bargains and handcrafted items at the monthly home produce markets.
PROCEEDS: All proceeds to the Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade.
LEARN MORE: www.wamboincommunity.asn.au or on Facebook Wheels of Wamboin
Hope to see you there with your automotive marvel.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing you at this event.
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.
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 email@example.com 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