2019 GALLERIES

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VIRGINS BREAKFAST  -  January 2019.   We aim to be driving up the mountain (Mt. Nebo in the Brisbane Forest Park) at a time when both the sun and moon are visible in the sky.  This juxtaposition of heavenly bodies is said to have something to do with virgins, although nobody seems too sure just what the connection might be.  This year the moon got away early but we had an excellent turnout of cars and crews.  Photos from Brian McMIllan

MORNING TEA AND A QUICK SHOOFTI  -  6 February 2019.   A fine turnout at the Little Corner Cafe in the lovely old-fashioned suburb of Wooloowin, followed by a visit to the Sir Henry Royce Foundation sub-Archive.  The star turn of the day was the appearance of John and Wendy Wagstaff in Quicksilver, the ex-David McPhee 1909 Silver Ghost.  Pictures by Brian McMIllan

MIDNIGHT TO DAWN  -  25 February 2019.   Cyclone Oma faded away and our intrepid motorists took to roads of south-east Queensland by moonlight, on a route designed by Dave Fletcher. Pictures from Brian McMIllan and Wolf Grodd.

CLUBROOMS 25th ANNIVERSARY - 2 March 2019.   A wonderful gathering of clubs, cars and people celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the VCCA(Q) clubrooms.  Lunch was laid on - thank you! - and everyone enjoyed a rare treat: lots of fascinating cars without the public.. Pictures from Brian McMIllan, wolf Grodd., Peter Ransom

ALVIS CENTENARY NATIONAL RALLY  -  April 2019.   Not exactly a VCCQ event but many of our Alvis owners and friends took the opportunity to join this important event at Albury, NSW.  Pictures from Brian McMIllan. 

Gathering at Monument Hill
More of the same - many Alvii
President Ronnie arrives
Earlier models
Spares department
Military Albion lorry
1910 Empire (USA) Sports
1910 Empire
Pretend Alvis
Lunch break
Lubricant QA Team

SHED RUNS 2019.    In the early months of this year we visited a number of sheds containing impressive collections of the sort of stuff we love - the results of lifetimes of collecting.  Pictures from Brian McMIllan. 

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LOST WEEKEND - TOOWOOMBA, May 2019.    The R-R and Bentley crowd used Toowoomba as the base for their celebration of the Bentley Centenary.  This gave us an excellent reason to head in that direction for a weekend of motoring and generally having a good time.  Photographs supplied by David Fryer.

Ladies in the park
Lost Weekend, Toowoomba.
Scotty's Barn.
Wolf's Booty.
Scotty's Barn.
Topless in Toowoomba.
Scotty's Barn
Lost Weekend, Toowoomba (Greg's 356)
Picnic in the park.

VCCQ ANNUAL CONCOURS - ORMISTON HOUSE, June 23 2019.    Perfect weather, a wonderful mixture of serious cars from the veteran to post-war thoroughbred eras, happy crews and visitors all contributed to a great day for everyone.  Photographs from Brian Carson and Wolf Grodd.  Click the central image for big pix!

3-litre Bentley
Alvis Speed 20
1911 Talbot
Metallurgique tourer
Classy spectator...
Lorraine-Dietrich
1929 Pierce-Arrow
Bristol 40?
Wolseley Hornet Special
Shady Morris truck
Austin Seven Sports
1911 Talbot at Mission Control
Austin Seven "Pigsty" detail
Period Dress: Brian Carson
Most Improved:  Wolf Grodd
Riley Trophy:  Ian Hayward
Alvis Trophy:  Dean Prangley
Under 1000cc - Joe WIlson A7
Conservation Trophy:  Jak Guyomar
Best Visitor: Bob Collett Renault AX

MORNING TEA - DRAGONFLY CAFE - July 2019    More perfect weather, very green surroundings, nice coffee and nosh, a friendly water dragon - the right ingrediemts for a pleasant morning. Pix from Peter Ransom.   Click the central image for big pix!

PRESENTATION LUNCH - Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron - August  2019    An ideal setting for the dispersal of the silverware to this year's deserving winners.  Images from Brian McMillan and Peter Ransom

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Contrast:  PIerce-Arrow & Alfa Romeo
Wolseley Hornets
Trophies ready to go
Warren Webb - Best Vintage
Joe Wilson - Best Under 1100cc
Wolf Grodd - Most Improved
Dean Prangley - Alvis
Sheila McMillan - Ladies Trophy
Henry Hancock - Clubman
Deano's Alvis

CROWS NEST WEEKEND with VVTE - October  2019    We joined our friends from the rural-based Vintage Vehicle Touring Enthusiasts to spend time around Crows Nest and the Darling Downs.  Images from Brian McMillan.

NEXT GEN MOUNTAIN RALLY - November  2019    A new type of event offering optional all-digital route instructions.  Unsuprisingly, an 11-year old won a navigation award!  We saw all sorts of country, including areas that had been hit by the recent bushfires.   Images from Davis Fryer and Brian McMillan.

VICTORIA BARACKS - December  2019    The old Victoria Barracks have been re-purposed as a military museum.   All very colonial and fascinating. Images from Brian McMillan.

Those seeking enlightenment
Not far from the city
Deano's Speed Twenty
Classic colonial structure
Morning Tea

CHRISTMAS PARTY -  December  20, 2019    A great team of volunteers presented a real occasion: free bubbles, Santa Claus sur Napier, amazing table decorations and lighting, fabulous food and only one speech! Images from Brian McMillan.

BOXING DAY BAYSIDE -  December  26, 2019    Boxing Day fish and chips down by the bay has become a tradition for those who don't watch the cricket. Images from Brian McMillan.