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The VCCA(Q) Archive Group seeks to record club history through print, photo, film and oral histories.


The Archive Group comprises:

                     Peter Arnold           Mob 0417 615 149    Email

                     Greg Hill                  Mob 0412 676 871    Email

                     Steve Forster          Mob 0487 267 777    Email

                     John Day                  Mob 0427 734 350   Email


Please help to accurately record our proud history by contacting any of the above if you can contribute in any way.  All approaches will be welcomed.

Des Lange Collection

Toowoomba farmer Des Lange was a member from 1958 until the mid-1960s with his beautifully restored green 1914 Sunbeam 12/16 tourer. 

We are indebted to Des’ family for donating this collection of photos, rally plaques and period newspaper items in Des’ memory. Some of the photos show Des’ brother in law Reg Kessler with his 1913 Chalmers roadster. 

You will note that the Golden Fleece rally plaques refer to “The Veteran Car Club of Queensland,” the “VCCQ.” In 1962, we amalgamated with other State Veteran Clubs to become the “Veteran Car Club of Australia (Queensland)” the “VCCA(Q).” 

In the Des Lange Collection are photos of the unique VCCQ vehicle badge and lapel pin that were available for purchase by members at that time. 

Pioneer Ascents of Mt Tamborine by Motor Car

Pioneer Ascents of Mt Tamborine by Motor Car

Sunshine Coast member John PAge has researched the 1915-1917 travels of George Whatmore, Ford Distributor for Queensland  ( Queensland Motor Agency Ltd.)  


He travelled the length and breadth of Queensland, signing up new dealers and demonstrating the toughness of the Model T Ford. The trips are illustrated with never before published photos taken by Whatmore, a keen photographer. The photos were obtained in 2017/18 from his photo albums, then held by his granddaughter.

1915 ascent of Tamborine Mountain with Francis Birtles.  

1915 trip of 2650 miles through drought-stricken Western Queensland

1916 trip of 2785 miles through Western Queensland after drought breaking rains.  

1917 trip of 3250 miles to the Gulf and back

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