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Archive

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 parnold4@bigpond.com

                     Greg Hill                  Mob 0412 676 871    Email gregoryrhill@optusnet.com.au

                     Steve Forster          Mob 0487 267 777    Email steveforster330@gmail.com

                     John Day                  Mob 0427 734 350   Email jday3@bigpond.net.au

 

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.

1959 Golden Fleece Rally

The 6th June 1959 saw the Centenary of Queensland's separation from NSW.

This was commemorated on 15th August 1959, when the Golden Fleece Sponsored Centenary Veteran Car Rally travelled from the Brisbane Exhibition Grounds to the new Lennons Hotel, in the sand hills of Broadbeach.

 

92 veteran vehicles from every State except Western Australia took part.  Golden Fleece sponsorship covered fuel and lubricants, meals and accommodation at Lennons, a level of sponsorship only dreamed of today.

This home movie was taken by Entrant 39, Mr C Wagener who drove his 1916 Studebaker from Adelaide for the event.  In part, it covers the trip to Brisbane, the start at the Exhibition Grounds and lunch at Mt Gravatt Showgrounds. Then on to the finish, showing Broadbeach after rutile sand mining and before subsequent residential development. The early neon signs of Surfers Paradise led Mr Wagener to build Adelaide’s first motel on his return. The Video Title incorrectly shows 1957, instead of 1959.

1964 Boonah Gymkhana

In July 1964, the Veteran Car Club of Queensland and the Vintage Car Club of Queensland held a gymkhana at Black Pinch on Teviot Brook, 4 miles from Boonah. This home movie was shot by Vintage Club member Nev Doherty in his 1923 air cooled 2 cylinder Rover, which naturally features in the film.

1970 International Veteran and Vintage Rally

In 1970, Australia was awash with projects to commemorate 200 years since the arrival on Australia's East Coast of Captain James Cook.  242 Vintage and 209 Veteran cars with 38 motorcycles from every Australian state, United Kingdom, New Zealand, USA, Brazil, and South Africa drove the 1000 mile route from Sydney to Melbourne.  

1990 Warwick National Rally

Up until 1990, The Veteran Car Club of Australia, through its member State Clubs, hosted a National event for Veteran and Vintage vehicles. It became apparent, that owners were leaving their Veterans at home and bringing Vintage to these events. VCCA(Q) decided to limit entries to Veteran only. With 140 entries, the format was a success and has been followed ever since.

1994 VCCA(Q) Clubhouse

See the construction of our Clubrooms at Carindale and its official opening on 5 March 1994, by Her Excellency Mrs Leneen Forde, Governor of Queensland and Patron of VCCA(Q).  Read the recorded history of the 25 year Clubrooms project here.  

1998 Gympie National Rally

The 1998 Gympie National Veteran Rally attended by entrants from all over Australia.  

2005 National Veteran Rally Toowoomba

Toowoomba was the venue for 144 entries in the RACQ NATIONAL VETERAN CAR TOUR FOR 2005. 

2006 50 Year Anniversary of the VCCA(Q)

Read an account of the 50 years of the VCCA(Q), as told by members at the time.  

2012 VCCA(Q) Ipswich National Tour

The Media Studies students of the Univesity of Southern Queensland produced this official video of the City of Ipswich National Veteran Tour of 2012.  A total of 142 Veteran entries attended.  

2016 60 Year Anniversary of the VCCA(Q)

Read an account of the 60 years of the VCCA(Q), as told by members at the time.  

2021 London to Brighton Tribute Rally

During the Covid pandemic, our Veteran Club activity was somewhat curtailed. When our Bundaberg members proposed a “London to Brighton Tribute Rally” on the weekend before the actual London to Brighton Rally, we jumped at the opportunity. Around 30 Veterans gathered for a memorable day on the Esplanade at Burnett Heads. 

This is the video of that event, which we produced and then sent to the Royal Automobile Club in London. They liked our initiative and replied with the letter attached here.

Reply from Royal Automobile Club London
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