2015

 

 

SAVORING STANTHORPE - March 2015.  Based in the tranquil surroundings of Sommerville Valley on the Storm King dam, this event had a little something for everyone.  Food, wine, bespoke beers, lavender farming,  a soaperie and even some truly pleasant motoring!

 

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On display for a local primary school

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A-Type Vauxhall keeping an eye on the American contingent

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Red and shiny like the apples from the orchard in the background

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1912 Colonial Renault AX at the Lavender Farm

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Under the trees at the Lavender Farm

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Christine & Brett Hollingum enjoying the event and their "new" Talbot (next pic).

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Talbot enjoying warmer climes after a life in the NSW Southern Highlands.

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The Clegg's Talbot always looks the goods.

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Lunch by the roadside outside Amiens State School

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Lunch - part 2

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Lunch - part 3. Sunbeam lurks...

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Windscreen Adjustment #1

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Windscreen Adjustment #2

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Windscreen Adjustment #3

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A WEEKEND OF TWO PARTS:  Cruising the Ipswich region and the National Motoring Heritage Day - some driving and a cold radiator event.  For the cruisy part, organised by Greg Hill, we were joined by cars and crews from several other clubs and everyone enjoyed a great meal at the Royal Hotel in Harrisville.  Evening entertainment consists of repairs to Erik's T Ford under the carpark lights.   Serious period dress was worn on Sunday and was greatly appreciated by the public. 

Vauxhall A Type and Ford T ready to roll.

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Bob and Russell check the route sheets. Nobody got lost.

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Humberette fitted with new-tech solar panel

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Mrs. Webmaster admires a vintage 6-cylinder Packard.

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Lovely lines!

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Someone asked them not to smile!

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Irene & Kathy - so elegant!

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Irene & Kathy taking tea. The vicar will be along shortly...

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Our happy members in period dress drew admiring glances - a class act!

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Irene's all set for a Sunday drive in the Brush.

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Alan Carpenter (right) accepts a trophy from Mayor Paul Pisasale on behalf of Erik Larsen, who couldn't be found.

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Erik turned up and collected the trophy.

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FAIL TO PROCEED.  It happens to all of us...  flat tires, out of petrol, starter that won't - about par for the course.

Two punctures in one day is a bit rough...

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An unscheduled halt - T Ford people know what's happening here...

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...and here!

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Midnight starter repairs in the car park - Tech committee assesses the problem.

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Repairs now under way...

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... and done. Cheers!

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QHMC PITTSWORTH RALLY (Queen's Birthday Weekend).   Information is a bit scarce, but it appears that certain VCCA(Q) members got themselves dolled up and put on a bit of show for the photographer.   

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Ford & Brush

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Smart attire for cool days on the Darling Downs

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Vintage Americans

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More Americans....

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Buick, Whippet and Ford

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Festive atmosphere in the old pub

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Graham "Texas" Donges considers the value of his oil wells. Irene considers the pearls they'll buy!

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GATTON RALLY & GRANDCHESTER STEAMFEST.    Three days of touring the Gatton district followed by the Grandchester Steamfest, celebrating 150 years of steam railways in Queensland.  

 

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NORTHERN RIVERS VVCC 55th ANNIVERSARY.    Balmy weather blessed our four days of delightful touring in the Lismore-Alstonville-Casino areas of nortern NSW.   Particpants came from  as far away as Coffs Harbour and Newcastle.

 

Citroen - as always, years ahead of their time!

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The Brush's absence of multiple cylinders always intrigues the spectators.

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Ford and Wolseley-Siddeley

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Morris Oxford (foreground) and Morris Cowley Sports

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Morris Oxford

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Morris Oxford detail

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1914 Sunbeam 12-16 Sports

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1912 FN (Fabrique Nationale)

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1911 Triumph

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Ford & Sunbeam

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Wolseley-Siddeley and Ford

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BOREEN POINT RALLY, September 2015.    The northern end of Queensland's Sunshine Coast is always worth a look, and it's even better if you're doing it in a veteran car!    Rally Kommondant Russell laid on an almost spur-of-the-moment event and Rhonda Guthrie has provided just enough pictures to make the rest of us envious...

 

Sea of Tranquility - early morning, Lake Cootharaba.

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Singer and Little (cars, not the people) ready for the off at Boreen Point.

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Rugby, Renault, Singer, Vauxhall, Little, De Dion Bouton

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Rally regulars - Bob, Trish, Renault AX

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The ladies organizing morning tea

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Morning tea stop at Wahpunga

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Neal & Ross with their new best friend at the Yandina ginger factory

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On boards with the Hackshalls

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Family stuff - staking a claim on great-grandpa's Renault!

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Kiddie pic of the year!

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Sunday Lunch at the Apollonian Hotel, Boreen Point

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2015 NATIONAL RALLY, Gouburn, NSW.    This year's National was organised by the ACT Club but headquartered just outside their patch at Goulburn, a town with plenty of history.  Cool days, good driving, magnificent scenery and lots of people made for a great success!  

Photos from Pam and Rhonda Guthrie.

 

READ ALL ABOUT IT!  A lively account of the event from the perspective of the Northern Territory.   CLICK HERE!

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Schacht high-wheeler

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His'n'hers high wheelers

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Isotta-Frashcini

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Chenard et Walcker

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Delage

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Peugeot Bebe
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Misc Motors

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Crossley

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Renault

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Darracq

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Maxwell and Ford

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Sodden Renault

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Rally security

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Talbot

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Same Talbot

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Western District pile

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Inside the pile

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Shed find

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2015 VCCA (Victoria) COLAC RALLY, Colac, Victoria.    Hot on the heels of the National event our enthusiastic motorists travelled south to Victoria's Western District to investigate rumours of highly variable weather, friendly people, nice cars and sheds full of Good Stuff.  Rhonda Guthrie's pictorial report suggests that they found evidence to support the aforementioned scuttlebutt.