VCCA(Q)'s 60th ANNIVERSARY YEAR
DRIVING DALBY, hosted by Wally and Bev Lanagan, was the first of our big program of events for 2016. With mainly flat roads and not too much traffic, the Darling Downs is a vast area of Queensland that offers much for the veteran motorist. The excellent photos from Greg Hill and Rhonda Guthrie say it all!
Postscript: Wally and Bev sent some pics of this year's cotton crop!
NATIONAL 1 and 2 CYLINDER RALLY. Traralgon, Victoria. Some very interesting cars came out to play and many found themsleves captured by Rhonda Guthrie's camera.
YAMBA HUB TOUR, Yamba, NSW. Nothing wrong with slipping across the border into New South Wales to enjoy their quiet roads and waterways! Rhonda and Ross Guthrie's team gave us a week of truly relaxed veteran motoring and socialising. Photos from Rhonda Guthrie and Peter Ransom.
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Here's a major bonus! We all saw the somewhat hirsuit photographer who appeared all over our rally routes. His name is Holty and he's put up a very large collection of pictures of our cars. To see them all you have to do is CLICK HERE!
MACKAY, Queensland. A regional city lacking for nothing and supporting an amazing diversity of industries. We spent six days exploring the district and out 40+ cars made quite an impact locally. Russell and Susan Nieass orchestrated the whole affair! Pix by Peter Ransom, Greg Hill and Rhonda Guthrie.
AYR - HOME HILL, Queensland. The Burdekin is one of Australia's most productive sugar-producing regions, due in no small part to the availability of water from the aquifer beneath that rich black soil. Dave and Fay Martin's team looked after us in style! Images from Peter Ransom and Rhonda Guthrie.
SIXTIETH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON. This year's annual dinner at the Clubrooms turned out to be a lunch gathering at the Carina Leagues Club - a nice change of pace! Rather than a string of presentations and prizes the main focus was on hearing some of our members reminsce about days gone by and tell a few yarns. Images from Rhonda Guthrie.
STANTHORPE, Queensland. This district is known as the Granite Belt for reasons that become obvious when you visit. Many of our events have been based here, and why not? Great touring roads, lots of wine- and food-oriented destinations and all sorts of other attractions. Images from Greg Hill.
BARRY DOWTON was a truckie, a high-wheeler man and a real character. We saw him off in style, riding in "Nevertire" with Vicki at the wheel.
NATIONAL VETERAN CAR RALLY - Ulverstone, Tasmania. The north coast of Tassie has something for everyone and our cars provided the locals with a special look at the world of early motoring.