6 July 2020
General Meetings resume on July 17 with a French flavour - click on the flyer! Watch for email advice, too.
Check the EVENTS page carefully
Newsletter, web site and Facebook page all fully operational
VINTAGE CAR CLUB
of QUEENSLAND Inc.
Since 18 Sept 2018
Monthly Meetings have resumed (July 2020) and are usually held on the third Friday of each month at the club rooms of the Veteran Car Club of Australia (Qld). Meetings open at 7:30pm but a pre-meeting BYO everything barbecue is typically enjoyed from about 6:30pm. Supper is provided after the meeting. Strict COVID-19 restrictions currently apply.
Events of one form or another - breakfasts, lunches, dinners, mid-week runs, weekend and week-long tours - are held throughout the year, with the cooler winter months preferred for touring. The Annual Concours in June is a favorite and for those who enjoy something different there's always the Virgins Breakfast!
The VCCQ Library is well stocked and catalogued. It's open before and after meetings, with most books available for borrowing at nominal cost.
Newsletter. The Vintage Car is our monthly newsletter, delivered by email and widely regarded as one of the very best. You can now access the archive containing every issue from the very first to recent times by clicking HERE (test version only).
Our Facebook page carries interesting stuff - mainly pictures - from our club and from other parts of the world. Have a look.
Dating of Vehicles is important in terms of authenticity and a certified dating certificate is mandatory for anyone seeking concessional registration under SIVS, the Queensland Government's Special Interest Vehicle Scheme. Our Dating Officer assists members in this area.
Useful Products & Services. At present we don't have our own directory, but you might like to look at the listings maintained by other Queensland clubs with similar interests:
A Little Background. In 1955 the Vintage Car Club of Queensland was formed by a group of like-minded Brisbane enthusiasts to foster interest in the history, preservation and use of fine vintage cars. There were 17 members at the beginning and these days we number around 100. We're the oldest historic motoring club in Queensland, catering particularly for fine vintage and pre-WWII automobiles.
Veteran cars are those manufactured before 1919.
Vintage cars are those manufactured in the period 1919 - 1930 inclusive.
Post-Vintage Thoroughbred is the term we now use for high quality cars built after 1930 but before 1946.
Membership is open now. We welcome enthusiasts of high-quality pre-WWII cars. You don't need to own an appropriate car. Please contact the club's Secretary for further information - just click HERE.
Sending Money? Banking information for members appears in The Vintage Car.
REGULAR EVENTS. The events listed here tend to be those organised by VCCQ members or to which we have been invited. For security/privacy reasons we generally do not publish phone numbers or email addresses.
IMPROMPTU EVENTS. The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has advised that our members can use SIVS-registered cars in events organised at very short notice, provided that the event is posted in advance in our newsletter, web site or on social media. VCCQ now has a Private Members Facebook page on which financial members can post their own impromptu events. Ask the Secretary about using this private page - CLUB MEMBERS ONLY!
Already part of it? Go to the Private Page.
Now that restrictions are easing we can look forward to more opportunities to use our cars. Check this page from time to time. (2 July 2020)
BUNYA WEEKEND - 25-27 July 2020 (TENTATIVE)
We are looking at still running this event but in a smaller group. We head west on Saturday morning for the Bunya mountains. Sunday we will drive north and loop around to Bell for lunch and head east then north back to Bunya. Anyone who needs to be back for Monday can head home. The rest of us will spend another night in the Bunyas and head home thru Cooyar, Moore with maybe a stop at Martin Ackland’s place. A members update will be emailed soon after the July committee meeting and those coming are asked to register promptly. We have a few details to confirm at this stage
CONCOURS - 9 August 2020 (TENTATIVE)
Work in progress for a smaller local event. Watch this space.
VCCQ Queensland Motorists’ Day
Re-enactment Run - 26-27 September 2020
(EXPRESSION OF INTEREST)
In September 1926, Oswald Free, a hire car operator in Warwick, was the first person to enter a plea of ‘not guilty’ to the charge of leaving his vehicle unattended. Together with his garage proprietor, they demonstrated to the court that with the key in his pocket, he was in full control of his vehicle. The court resolved the matter with a nominal 1 shilling fine. This breakthrough finally ended motorists operating under the laws written for horses. The VCCQ will be celebrating this important day in history for motorists across Queensland with a Re-enactment run to Warwick. Click here for flyer and EoI.
This page is always going to be a work in progress. Many pictures will be added over time, so come back again to see what's new.
Brian Carson is a great photographer and an inveterate Facebook poster - if you'd like to see more images try this.
And in 2018? Have a peep...
What about 2019? Look...
Perhaps 2020? Yessir!
Vintage Car Club of Queensland Inc.
1376 Old Cleveland Rd
For a map showing our address, click HERE
Where Are We?
Access to the clubrooms is tricky. Look at the map in Satellite mode and zoom right in. Access is only from Old Cleveland Rd., down the laneway to the right of the church.
Any matters regarding the web site should be directed HERE.
THANKS, BUT WE'RE NOT INTERESTED IN WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT OR SEO SERVICES. LET'S NOT WASTE EACH OTHERS' TIME.
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If you remember Steady Barker
Dear Mr Birkigt…
There’s nothing quite so amorous and glamorous for cameras
As your Hispano-Suiza de la France:
None so fabulous, exotic and narcotic, or erotic
(Thus appealing to all rich - and maiden – aunts!).
I could write a bonny sonnet on the bonnet and how long it
Is from driving seat to scintillating stork;
And the engine’s so elastic and fantastically gymnastic,
With a hind-legs-of-a-donkey sort of torque.
Though it speaks with louder voices than Rolls-Royces, yet the noises
Are in keeping with its origins and birth,
And the character it oozes when it chooses to court floozies
Gives it more than pecuniary worth.
Now I used to know a rotter who had got a hot Isotta
And I’ve ridden in a 30/98;
And I’ve run a natty, somewhat tatty old Bugatti
At an altogether alarming rate.
But I’ve yet to find a motor which I’d vote a bigger quota
Of credit for sheer elegance and oomph.
By comparison the modern trash – all plated flash and balderdash –
Is worth a piece of perforated boomph.