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:
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.
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.
JANUARY 2023 GENERAL MEETING
BBQ LAMB NIGHT -- 24 January 2023
$10/person, cash on the night.. BYO everything. 6pm start time. Notify Barry Morris if you're in.
After the meeting David fryer will be screening some short videos with the intriguing theme of "Fast Follies and Flash Floozies". Not to be missed!
MID-WEEK RUN: WOLSTON HOUSE
9 February 2023
Morning tea and a walk around the historic building at 223 Grindle Rd., Wacol. More details coming by email.
BEENLEIGH ARTISAN DISTILLERY - Eagleby
18 February 2023
Beenleigh Rum Distillery, 142 Distillery Rd Eagleby. Pizza Lunch, followed by a Tour and Tasting (= 2 standard drinks). More details coming by email.
A DAY IN THE COUNTRY - Peak Crossing
26 February 2023
Note the new date. Charity event at a Club member’s property (donation $30 per car). VCCQ has 10 vehicle spaces allocated. One of our best-attended events last year. A separate donation of $50 towards prizes is being made by VCCQ. Contact the Secretary for additional info.
14th DAYBORO BOULES CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday 22 April 2023
Anyone who's there on the day can join the battle for the Fletcher-Choyce Trophy. It's fun, it's free and you don't need to notify anybody. Just turn up. Kids are most welcome. Free and friendly instruction for those who've never played. 10.30am, please, at Tullamore Park. When it's all over we go to the Crown Hotel (aka the Dayboro pub) for lunch on the deck.
From time to time our like-minded friends in other clubs/states put on excellent Invitational events.
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
And 2022? Mais oui...
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.
Inquiries to the Secretary
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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.