6 May 2020
May and June General Meetings are cancelled
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 are currently cancelled, but usually held on the third Friday of each month at the clubrooms 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!
The VCCQ Library is well stocked and catalogued. It's open before and after meetings, with most books available for borrowing at nominal cost.
The Vintage Car is the club's monthly newsletter, delivered by email and widely regarded as one of the very best. Here's a sample.
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 enthusiasts in Brisbane 1955 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 Thoroughbreds 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 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.
CARS & COFFEE - There are regular Cars & Coffee gatherings in the Brisbane area. Why not go along to represent our club?
Cars & Coffee Brisbane: POSTPONED INDEFINITELY, but usually1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. You should check the website for locations, dates and times.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the various restrictions now in place mean that our events calendar for the next little (?) while is effectively kaput. When things change we'll update everything.
BOULES CHAMPIONSHIP - Cancelled, but easily rescheduled later this year...
An hour or so of fun, throwing your steel balls at an innocent piece of wood - so very grown up! But the glittering trophy beckons, so don't miss it. And later, victor and vanquished can tell lies over lunch on the deck at Dayboro's Royal Hotel. 10:30 at Tullamore Park, Dayboro (adjacent to Dayboro Community Kindergarten & Pre-School). MAP
IN THE PIPELINE:
Who knows? A stack of events have been cancelled/ or deferred, so there's plenty to be scheduled when the pandemic is deemed to be under control. In the meantime, if you need to know anything at all about coachbuilders in the USA, try THIS.
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.
For any genuine inquiries please fill out the form below:
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.