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The “Red Baron” – The Adelaide Connection!

The “Red Baron” – The Adelaide Connection! Idea & research by David Chantrell Information & photos courtesy of Wikipedia & the Australian War Memorial April 2017 marks the 99th Anniversary of the passing of what is undoubtedly one of the greatest and well known air aces of all time, the “Red Baron”. His legendary reputation has encapsulated the imagination of generations and has echoed ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — AGM Report — August 2017

From the Chairman — AGM Report — August 2017

From the Chairman — AGM Report — August 2017 It is my pleasure to share some thoughts as Chairperson of the Veteran Car Club of South Australia for 2017. I would like to start by re-affirming our purpose to preserve advocate for the veteran vehicle movement. This year we released our ‘first’ ten years of the Veteran Car Club and prepared by Terry Parker.   I think this document demonstrates that w ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — July 2017

From the Chairman — July 2017

From the Chairman — July 2017 As we near the Annual General Meeting, I reflect on our Club’s core purpose ‘for the preservation of veteran vehicles’ and the wider veteran vehicle movement. As a club, our policy and objective is to specifically advocate for the authenticity and originality of vehicles or at least returning and maintaining our historic vehicles as they were originally produced. In f ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — June 2017

From the Chairman — June 2017

From the Chairman — June 2017 If this month’s Newsletter reaches you later than normal, it’s possibly my fault as I have been rather busy over the past week working frantically with my brothers, Lachlan and Travis, to move my little Brush restoration project forward at speed, as the final countdown begins for the 2nd National Brush Rally – more later on this. . . . The passing of Neil Francis: I w ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — May 2017

From the Chairman — May 2017

From the Chairman — May 2017 As the days get steadily shorter and the weather turns colder and wetter, it becomes a challenge for so many of us to enjoy our veteran vehicles. With this in mind, your Committee has decided to look for some ‘alternative’ options for weekend runs that enable some socialising as a club, which lets us either use a veteran vehicle, or if the weather is poor, go for your ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — April 2017

From the Chairman — April 2017

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 go ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — March 2017

From the Chairman — March 2017

From the Chairman — March 2017 Well ‘Mad March’ is finally here and as a proud South Australian, we all know this is a particularly very busy time for us all with the V8’s racing through the city streets, the Fringe, the Adelaide Festival and all the other events that take place in and around the City. Let’s add another event and hold our annual Creepy Crawly Run for 1 and 2 cylinder vehicles! Tak ...[Read More]

1905. 14-16 HP ARGYLL CAR — Dog-Cart Body

1905. 14-16 HP ARGYLL CAR – Dog-Cart Body By Julian McNeil This Argyll was built at the Hozier Street Engineering Works at Bridgetown Glasgow. The company had been set up by a young engineer, Alexander Govan in 1899. Argyll cars enjoyed early success due to wins in motoring trials and an aggressive advertising campaign to at one stage become the second most productive car company in Europe. ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — February 2017

From the Chairman — February 2017

From the Chairman — February 2017 Since my last report, I have been extremely busy working to rebuild an early Brush Runabout that I acquired from the USA in the middle of 2016 and was only able to collect it on the 23rd of December – from Bathurst! This was a major effort to drive over and return by Christmas Eve. It was actually a very uneventful trip compared to my experiences going on the rece ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — January 2017

From the Chairman — January 2017

From the Chairman — January 2017 Happy New Year to you all! I hope that this first newsletter for 2017 finds you all well and looking forward to another great year of veteran motoring. This year looks to be a very busy one for us as the members of the National Veteran Rally group finalise details and process registrations for the Clare event. With this month’s newsletter, you will also find a copy ...[Read More]