PAST MEMBERS MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, Suttons Beach, Redlcliffe. A nice way to take a moment to remember friends who are no longer with us. It was a touch breezy on the foreshore and we had to resort to creative ways of enjoying the BBQ.
IPSWICH VETERAN & VINTAGE RALLY, March 2014. Notionally restricted to pre-1931 vehicles, this event was organised by Greg Hill as a pipe-opener for the Ipswich Club's 40th Anniversary Rally. It turned out to be a great multi-club affair.
IPSWICH VETERAN AND VINTAGE VEHICLE CLUB 40th ANNIVERSARY RALLY, March 15-16, 2014. All historic cars (a term used rather loosely these days) were invited to a 2-day event to celebrate the IVVVC 40th.
NATIONAL 1 & 2 CYLINDER RALLY, ROBE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. May 2014. A wonderful diversity of "smaller" veteran cars turned out from all over Australia. Photos courtesy of Rhonda Guthire.
TOOGOOLAWAH RALLY, MAY 2014. Lots of driving, excellent scenery, visiting an old folks' home and a great movie at the local picture house (Queensland style) made this the sort of event that typifies the way we enjoy our cars and bring pleasure to others.
Photos courtesy of Greg Hill and Rhonda Guthrie.
Mouse over the large image to see a caption. Click on the large image for an even bigger picture. Is there no end to the fun we're having?
GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN! Gavin Pocock and Don Hill plan to drive their 1915 Ford T Models some 3,850km from Scarborough Beach in South East Queensland to Scarborough Beach in Western Australia, completing the trip in time to zip back to Kalgoorlie for this year's National Veteran Rally.
Our picture illustrates the state of play with Gavin's engine as at late June 2014.
With such journeys a "wetting the wheels" ceremony is de rigeur. On the eastern seaboard tires and tide met on September 25. Eagle eyes noticed that the replica Telescopic Camping Body was a shade heavy for the springs, so a stiffer set was fitted prior to actual departure on 26 September.
NATIONAL VETERAN RALLY - KALGOORLIE-BOULDER, Western Australia. The old mining towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder, situated in WA's Eastern Goldfields, made a fascinating setting for this year's National. The vast majority of the images here are of cars based in WA - a fabulous diversity, including a number of limousines and of course Sampson, the mighty Napier racer.
BURDEKIN RALLY, TROPICAL NORTH QUEENSLAND. The Burdekin District is centred on Ayr in North Queensland, located on the BUrdekin River. A long way from home for most of us, but when it's cool down south it's balmy up north and a brief migration is a good idea. Our members up there are always keen to put on a good show and this time they excelled - where else would you see a diminbutive '03 Crestmobile and a monster Marshall tractor keeping company?
MON REPOS/BUNDABERG RALLY - November/December 2014.
This one had it all - a drive-in movie night, Christmas parade, hot weather, storms and rain, a large number of participants and a lovely camping area all to ourselves.
The pictures in the gallery below were contributed by a number of those who were involved in the rally - thanks to all. Click on most pics for a larger image and a little information.
And that's it for 2014. Thanks again to those who provided the images you've seen here.