Upcoming VSCCA Events
LAP of NSW (75th Anniversary)
to 28 Sep.

LAP of NSW (75th Anniversary)

Lap of NSW Adventure 

September 12 – 28, 2019

(part of the 75th VSCCA Anniversary)

Lap of NSW Adventure – starts next week.

Latest news from Noel McIntosh 1st September 2019

Spring has sprung and rain is falling all over NSW.  The country will be stunning!

A surprising number of people expressed the burning desire to drive a car around NSW – especially in a pre-war car.  Unfortunately all these people have one problem or another and are not able to join Noel and Rob on the tour. 

Rob Everett and I are working hard to ensure our car will make the start on 12th September for the trip down the beautiful South Coast.  We will go over the Snowys to join the VSCCA 75 Anniversary Rally on the 15th in Wagga for the 75th dinner.

The Riley Lynx I bought in May 2018 has taken 6 months of hard work to get it in better shape.  
It had a leaking block and head.  I fixed the head but had to buy a new block in UK.  This arrived in Feb and was rebuilt in a hurry for the Riley National in May.  It went well for 3000 kms but on our return journey the engine blew up in Wagga with a hole in the piston.  

The second engine rebuild, this time with standard compression, started in July.  I had to get a replacement crankshaft as the first one was badly ground in Queanbeyan.  The engine  was finished in mid August and has now done 800 miles of running-in.

The route planning is fixed but flexible.  We want to circumnavigate NSW so we try to find a way to drive the Tibaboora  track which is 4 wheel drive at times.  We will only know when we get to Broken Hill and speak to the locals.

We have done a long test to get used go the car and find out what we need for personal comfort.

Now all we need to do is work out what equipment and creature comforts are required.  Fortunately, we have a very comprehensive box of tools, spares and emergency bits as this is my 6th long distance motoring adventure and Rob’s 5th

We look forward to meeting country car clubs and their members to discuss the joys of pre-war motoring on open, less crowded roads.

Many members have been helping and advising. 

Thank you, Rees, Phil Guilfoyle, Ray Fowler, Paul Baee, Trevor Whitefield, Crawford Hall, to list just a few.

The 1937 Riley Lynx 12/4 is a 1500cc 4 cylinder four seater convertible.  It is very comfortable on the road, well suited to long distance driving – if it keeps going!  It is 80 years old and had a tough life in Ireland for its first 50 years.  It was a wreck when it arrived in Melbourne in the 1980s where the engine was swopped for a frost cracked one.  Much work was put into the restoration in Brisbane and I have done heaps more.

We will bring the Riley to the next meeting as it is a day before we depart.


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 aidsys@mac.com

Entries will be strictly limited to 5 cars.

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Rivendell Flower Show Display Day
8:30 am08:30

Rivendell Flower Show Display Day

Display Day at Rivendell Flower Show

Saturday, 28 September
8.30am to 3.00pm

Rivendell School
Hospital Road, West Concord, NSW

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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.

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to 2 Feb.


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. 

Jeremy Morris

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75th Anniversary Rally - Wagga
to 17 Sep.

75th Anniversary Rally - Wagga

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

75th Anniversary Rally Update

75th Anniversary Rally Newsletter

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Mountain Rally
to 11 Aug.

Mountain Rally

Join us for a lovely drive

Todd Barker - toddbarker240@optusnet.com.au or 0409 302 507.
Phil Guilfoyle - philguilfoyle@yahoo.com.au or 0431 503 763

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, reservations@montepio.com.au

    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

    • Attendee names:

    • Car:

    • 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 - philguilfoyle@yahoo.com.au or 0431 503 763


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National Heritage Motor Day
9:30 am09:30

National Heritage Motor Day

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.

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Wheels of Wamboin
9:00 am09:00

Wheels of Wamboin

Date: 18 May

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.

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Historic Winton
to 18 May

Historic Winton

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.

Click here to see a video of VSCCA member racing at Winton in 2017.

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Fun Driving Tests at FIAT Club Grounds
10:00 am10:00

Fun Driving Tests at FIAT Club Grounds

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 jeremymorris1100@gmail.com

I look forward to seeing you at this event.

Jeremy Morris

Ph:  9335.3040

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Auto Italia 2019 - EPIC Arena - CANBERRA
10:00 am10:00

Auto Italia 2019 - EPIC Arena - CANBERRA

Auto Italia

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.


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