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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]

From the Chairman — December 2016

From the Chairman — December 2016

From the Chairman — December 2016 Last month saw our veteran cars out on the roads in a series of significant motoring events. The first event to kick off was a new venture by our club to facilitate a weekend of motoring for those involved in the Down Under London to Brighton Run. It’s always difficult to try something new and the Run to Patritti Wines was a familiar one for some, but a challenge ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — November 2016

From the Chairman — November 2016

From the Chairman — November 2016 As you receive and read this month’s Bulletin, which our Editor has diligently prepared for you, I will be enjoying the splendour of the Tasmanian North-West region as I take part in the 2016 National Veteran Rally. As it turns out there will actually be a number of VCC-SA vehicles taking part, so it’s great to see the effort of these members as they actively supp ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — October 2016

From the Chairman — October 2016

From the Chairman — October 2016 As we reach the end of a very busy month for our club, I am mindful that the start of this month commenced with the passing of VCC-SA member Barry Foster. His interest in all things veteran (bikes and cars alike) will be missed by many. I am sure many of you would have your own special memories of Barry and his pre-war vehicle exploits. The social side to our club ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — September 2016

From the Chairman — September 2016

From the Chairman — September 2016 At this month’s Gathering you will be provided with an opportunity to hear and ask questions of our guest presenter from Penrite. We have heard rumours that he will be bring a range of items for those members in attendance. Furthermore, at this month Gathering you will be invited to take a copy of The importance of safe driving. . . Golden Rules and Deadly Sins b ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — August 2016

From the Chairman — August 2016

From the Chairman — August 2016 For my first report, I would like to start by affirming the success and future of our club and the veteran vehicle movement. We are indeed a very special part of the motoring enthusiast movement within Australia, and possibly the world, despite being only a small percentage of the overall mix of historic vehicles through to the 1980’s. Without specialist groups like ...[Read More]

From the Chairman — July 2016

From the Chairman — July 2016

From the Chairman — July 2016 My three years are up, and this will be my last monthly Chairman’s Message for the Club Bulletin. The June monthly meeting was our discussion forum regarding the inherent progress of our Club. The results showed that the current formula for the Club is running well. Some extra complementary ideas came out of the discussions with particular regard to assistance require ...[Read More]