Since 1955
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This year we're major exhibitors with 40 cars and bikes to exemplify the eras and style that appeal to our members.  Come to RACQ MotorFest at the Brisbane Showgrounds on 19th June to see what's out there!  $2 admission, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.  

Peter Baker and Jo Lord arrive at QSMEE, ready to play trains, in their Wolseley Hornet Special.  Their visit didn't last long - find out why on page 24 of the March 2022 issue of The Vintage Car.  Click any picture on this site for a larger image.  Photo:  Brian Carson

Since 18 Sept 2018

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ABOUT US

Monthly Meetings have resumed (July 2020) and are currently held on the fourth Tuesday 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. 

 

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!

 

Impromptu Events can be laid   on at short notice.  Ths is how..

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 best. 

Newsletter Archive.  You can now access the archive containing every issue from the very first to recent times by clicking HERE 

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:

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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.

Classifications.  The cars that interest us are classified in line with generally accepted Australia definitions.

  • Veteran cars: manufactured before 1919. 

  • Vintage cars: manufactured in the period 1919 - 1930 inclusive. 

  • Post-Vintage Thoroughbreds: high quality cars built after 1930 but before 1946.

  • Post-War Thoroughbreds: the very best of those manufactured in the period 1946 - 1960 inclusive

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.

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EVENTS

REGULAR EVENTS.  The events listed here tend to be those organised by VCCQ members or to which we have been invited.  

IMPROMPTU EVENTS.    VCCQ has a Private Members Facebook page on which financial members can post their own impromptu events.   This is how it works.   CLUB MEMBERS ONLY!

 

Already part of it?  Go to the Private Page.

CARS N COFFEE  -  Coorparoo

1st Saturday  +  other dates/venues

Take your vintage car along and show it off to hundreds of enthusiasts.  This is a permanent VCCQ event listing.   Learn more HERE.

BBQ IN THE SKY  -  Lutwyche

Canceled -- sorry, watch for new date

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.  Details in The  Vintage Car, April edition.

MOUNTAIN RALLY  -  Killarney

28-29 May 2022  

A weekend of vintage motoring: empty roads, great scenery and lots to see and do along the way. Overnight Killarney.  Final details coming to members by email.

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RACQ MOTORFEST -  John Reid Pavilion, Brisbane Showgrounds

19 June 2022

We're displaying 41 of our members' cars and motorcycles in the John Reid pavilion on Gregory Terrace.  Exhibits include Australia's oldest Rolls-Royce, a genuine "Blower" (supercharged) Bentley, the big Fiat 519  chassis and a 1909 Economy Buggy.   Learn more about MotorFest HERE.

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CONCOURS D'ELGANCE -  Sherwood  Arboretum

31 July 2022

Free public display of our cars and those of an invited club.  From 9am, trailer parking. All facilities plus coffee van and a big band playing period music.  Appropriate and picnic settings encouraged. 

RIDE IN A VINTAGE CAR - RACQ, Mt. Cotton

28 August 2022 and September 25 2022

Members of the public redeem the rides they booked at MotorFest and/or the Concours.

TROPHY PRESENTATION - Ormiston House

18 September 2022

Display of club cars and presentation of all trophies and awards for 2022.  Add'l details closer to the date.

OTHER CLUBS...
From time to time our like-minded friends in other clubs/states put on excellent Invitational events.

ANGELHURST VILLAGE CHARITY CAR DAY

5 June 2022

Tery Hurst's annual fund-raiser.  Invited clubs and guests ONLY.  $30 per car.  Details in The Vintage Car April and May issues.

CLASSIC CAR DISPLAY - Samford Showgrounds

9 -10 July 2022

Watch this space for further information.

JUMPERS & JAZZ - Warwick

24 July 2022

“Grand Automobile Display”, Queens Park, Warwick. www.jumpersandjazz.com.au Registration forms available from VCCQ Secretary.

LEYBURN SPRINTS - Leyburn, Qld.

20 August 2022

Watch several VCCQ members have fun on the the "Round the Houses" circuit in historic Leyburn, pitting their historic sports/race cars against the clock.   Watch for additional info.

A DAY IN THE COUNTRY - Peak Crossing

28 August 2022

Invitation-only display of fine cars from various clubs.  This is a serious fund-raiser.  Watch for additional info.

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GALLERIES

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!

Or 2021?     Plenty to see

 

CONTACT

Postal Address

The Secretary

Vintage Car Club of Queensland Inc.

1376 Old Cleveland Rd

Carindale

Queensland 4152

Australia

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.

Web Site
Inquiries to the Secretary

Any matters regarding the web site should be directed HERE.

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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.

 

RONALD BARKER

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