From the Chairman — April 2017
Last month was a very busy time for many of us and our vehicles, with a good turnout of veterans across a number of events.
As a club offering runs for all types of member’s cars, we held our annual 1 and 2 cylinder event – the Creepy Crawly Run – and this saw a good number of participating 1 and 2 cylinder cars take part. In addition, there was also a good turnout of larger veteran vehicles and club members supporting the event, which is always great to see. I think those involved would agree it was a great day and finished off very well with our alfresco lunch on the terrace at Wirra Wirra winery. Same again next year?
On a similar theme, a number of club members ventured across the border to participate in the Victorian 1 and 2 cylinder Rally. Those who attended said this was a memorable experience. I think this Rally highlights how successful veteran car events can be when enthusiastic members work together and meticulously plan to ensure every aspect is covered. We are very fortunate that the Victorian 1 and 2 Rally is the feature of this month’s Gathering and those in attendance will hear first-hand why it was such a positive event.
More recently, a good number of our members offered their vehicles for the VSCCSA Gathering Day in the west parklands. This event has evolved over the years and whilst classic vehicles now have a large showing, it is always good to see the veterans roll up and capture the attention of other vehicle owners. The early years of motoring still turns heads and has some interest. I thank all those VCCSA members who made the effort to attend this display. Given the fact that this opportunity is for us to share the importance of our movement, we need to ensure we are seen to have an active presence, especially at events like this. As an adjunct, given the number of veteran vehicles at this event were basically all owned by VCCSA members, I would like to seek your feedback on increasing our numbers in 2018 by looking to stage a short club run in the morning and ending at the Gathering. That way our group arrival will draw full attention to our vehicles.
This month finds the VCCSA reaching out to support another car club eager to embrace and support the veteran vehicle enthusiast. The Gawler to Lyndoch Run already has a number of VCCSA entrants registered. Let’s hope this proves to be another successful event for our vehicles
Happy veteran motoring. Hamish McDonald (Chair)