Centenary of World War One Commemoration

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The Centenary of WW1 is upon us. Re-enact SA invites The Wartime Conservation Vehicle Group to help us commemorate the first year, 1914, by helping us create a ‘time line’ of South Australia’s earlier history that leads up to the First World War. From this foundation, it is hoped you can attend again to the remaining years through to 1918 (2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018).

We are hoping to have represented the 1880’s through to 1945 with vehicles, artillery and historical displays with the special focus on WW1.

When: 20th & 21st September 2014 (Set up 19 September).

This date was significant in that all AIF formations raised in South Australia to answer the call, joined forces and marched through the streets of Adelaide.

 

Where: Morphettville Racecourse. This was where the 10th Battalion was raised, trained and camped prior to embarkation.

If you can attend please advise what level of interest there may be for forward planning reasons.

We request a current copy of your Public Liability Insurance (PLI) sent to the below email prior to the event to ensure participation.

Note: as it is a WW1 focus, parades and ceremonies will only involve WW1 elements. WW2 and other camps will be represented for the weekend to promote your club and our collective military history.

Tony Van Rhoda’s Jeep for Sale

For Sale -1942 MB WILLYS JEEP

Engine No: 372348. Chassis No: MB163331 OWN

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This is a unique opportunity to own what is one of the most popular military vehicles of
WW2. My jeep has been restored as a ground up project as a labour of love. Nothing was
spared during the restoration and if something was not quite right it was replaced with new.
The Jeep was painted in Desert Colours to reflect the service of Australian Troops in the
Western Desert Campaign in WW2.
The Jeep is on club registration which is not transferable.
Jeep Has all original panels with no rust. the I have always garaged the Jeep out of the
weather. The Jeep drives very well for a vehicle 72 years of age. The engine does not blow
smoke but it does mark its territory as most old veterans do. It is a very collectable Jeep. All
the hard work has been done.

Some of the parts replaced during the restoration with new:

  • Complete new braking system.
  • New set of Shockers Fitted.
  • Reconditioned rear Diff.
  • New fuel pump.
  • New Carburettor.
  • Converted from 6 volt to 12 volt.
  • Complete new wiring Loom.
  • New Battery.
  • Reconditioned Radiator fitted.
  • New Starter motor fitted.
  • New Universal joints.
  • New exhaust Manifold.
  • 4 x New Bar Tread Tyres fitted.
  • New Exhaust system.
  • New Free Wheeling Hubs fitted.
  • New Stop-Tail and Turning LED lighting.
  • New head gasket, Engine Head Shaved and new Thermostat fitted. (Recently Done).
  • Engine Head Bolts replaced with new Studs and Bolts.
  • Air Cleaner replaced with new Cartridge type

Included in the sale.

  • Original WW2 WS620 Radio, Original Manuals and all fittings. In working condition.
  • Detachable “A” Frame for towing Jeep behind your vehicle.
  • AM—FM Radio Cassette.
  • Large Desert Camouflage Net.

Genuine reason for selling and is a reluctant sale.

Price: $20,000

Contact: 08 8536 2627 – Email: gumbrae@acenet.net.au

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For Sale – John Jenner’s Jeep

FOR SALE 1942 Ford GPW Jeep

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This vehicle has had all new brakes.

The head has been removed and machined.

The vehicle has been converted to Right Drive.

The indicators has been placed into the Blackout lights also all lights have been checked and fixed.

The vehicle has also had the latest fuses added for ease of replacement and isolated switch has been added for more protection.

Tyres are near new and a Canvas covers has been made to cover the vehicle when hood and windscreen have been folded down.

The vehicle drives really well for its age.

On club Rego non transferable.

 Price: $20,000 ONO    –     Contact: 0405 203 044

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HISTORIC MOTOR VEHICLES CLUB – VICTOR HARBOR CLAYTON BAY—OLD FASHIONED PICNIC

24th NOVEMBER 2013, AT 1000 HR’S ONWARD.

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The members of the Historic  Motor Vehicles Club invite the members of
WVCG to the real old fashioned picnic at Clayton on Lake Alexandrina on Sunday 24th October 2013.

All Historic Vehicle Clubs are invited, Club Regalia is encouraged.

There will be no trophies or Badges, just a space to park. There are Barbeques available and a shop nearby, but it is suggested that all club members bring their own everything.

All club members are encouraged to come along as a club and bring the whole family with them so they can all have a great day out.

There is no entry fee and no paper work, so there is no need to register, but a phone call or e-mail to advise if you are attending would be appreciated.

For more information phone or e-mail Richard Lang on 0423 524 481
E-mail secretary@hmvc.oeg.com

Harry BELCHER
Assistant Secretary
Phone: 08 8554 2496

Penang War Museum Visit

Mick Jenner and Tony Van Rhoda visited the Penang War Museum while on holidays in Malaya. The site has a very checkered history being a Japanese POW camp during WW2. Initially built as a fort by the British in 1930 to guard the Malacca straits, it included 2 15in naval guns facing out to sea from re-enforced concrete gun platforms. Other facilities included 100 ft of tunnels for ammunition storage, a command and intelligence centre, and a submarine wharf. It was staffed by British Marines, Indian troops and local militia.

The Japanese invaded by land in December 1941, and after a pitched battle the British evacuated the base which was then occupied by the Japanese. They subsequently used it as a base for spreading propaganda (to Singapore) and for interrogation, torture and execution (mostly of locals). It was also used later in the was to indoctrinate  future kamikaze pilots.

After the war the base fell into disrepair and was overtaken by jungle. The local population avoided the area due to the “bad spirits” lurking there, and after several generations many did not even know  of its existence. In 2008 the area was cleared of jungle and re-opened for public access. It is also used today as a paint-ball site, and “spooky tours” are conducted after dark as it is supposedly one of the top-10 haunted sites in Malaysia.

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Japanese 6 in Gun

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Ammunition Room (Underground)

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Gun Platform for British 15in Naval guns

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Gun Command Bunker

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British Anti-Aircraft Gun

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Japanese Executioners area

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British Generator Room. Used by the Japanese as the torture room.Torture relics are still inside.

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Troop Accommodation block

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British Intelligence room (underground)

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FOR SALE 1942 Dodge Weapon Carrier

Corowa 2008 002

Engine No – T1771856C

VIN No – 17181

$8000 Negotiable

 

On Club Permit No 00536H.   Nice neat little ute.  Always garaged.

Has no transfer case, drive is straight from the gear box to the rear differential. The Front differential is plated off.

 

The vehicle was built by Glen Stones for the 1995 “Back to the Track” trip to Darwin.

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Contact Len SANFORD

Phone:  03 5156 8026

Bob Mosely’s Clearance Sale

CLEARANCE SALE

A clearance sale of items belonging to the late Bob Mosley is to be held on the 2nd November 2013. Viewing at 0830 Hr’s and auction at 0900 Hr’s. The sale  will be held on the property, Lot 60 Pullen Road  Hindmarsh Island SA. Ray White Real Estate will conduct the Clearance Sale. Auction. Item include;

Floor sand blasting cabinet. 10 gallon sand blaster.RDX800i Free airflow suction capacity unit.30 gallon 180 PSI gas powered two stage air compressor no less than $800.00.Small compressor.A frame for towing (Military).  Pedestal drill press.  Woodman 12 inch planer.  Ryobi belt sander.  Two bench saws.  Gantry.  Oxy equipment.  10 ton capacity hydraulic body frame repair kit.  Air tool equipment.  Angle grinders.  Massey Ferguson Tractor.  Bucket and grader blade for tractor.  De Havilland Gypsy 2 to 3 person sail boat with trailer.
Cement mixer.  King size waterbed mattress.  Electrical Tools including 2 nail guns.  Shelving.  Car parts and tyres.  Motor bike ramps.  Fishing gear.  Push bike.  Two pallets of bricks.  6 burner barbecue.  Sheets of metal including complete shed bar frame work.  Bric a brac.  Hino Camo truck.   Beaver Tail Recovery truck.

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Contact: Owen Phelan.
Ray White Real Estate.
Mount Barker SA.
Ph: 08 8391 6866  Mob: 0407 664 491

Mount Crawford Forest Event

RSA and WVCG staged a combined re-enactment of battles fought in France in 1944 in Crawford forest on Saturday 21st September 2013. RSA provided allied troops in the form of British Army infantry, German Luftwaffe paratroops (Fallschirmjäger), and Wehrmacht infantry. WVCG provided Mick Jenner’s “captured” jeep in German livery, and Rick Shearman’s Greyhound. Also provided was Doug Greville’s Kettenkrad, a German half track motor cycle.

The jeep and Kettenkrad were mainly used for transporting the German troops around the battle area, but the jeep was also used in an armed reconnaissance. At one stage, the jeep was used to repatriate a Wehrmacht soldier to base camp who had injured his knee during a battle. Later in the day Rick’s Greyhound was brought into service to flush out the Germans hiding in cover in an ambush, the 37mm gas-fired cannon making much noise.

Mick Jenner’s jeep was subsequently “destroyed” in its hiding position by Alan Newton firing the cannon on the Greyhound.

All involved enjoyed the day’s activities, and a further event is planned for the new year (after fire season) when the event will be expanded to include more vehicles in active engagements. The Crawford Forest venue is excellent, with varying wooded terrain and many interesting tracks. Its such a pleasant place to hold a battle. All WVCG members are encouraged to provide their vehicles  for the next event. More later.

“Horst Muller” aka Mick Jenner with his “captured” German jeep.

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Doug Greville’s Kettenkrad
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Rick Shearman and the M8 Greyhound with Alan Newton in the gun turret

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MORGAN EXTENDED WEEKEND 19-20 OCTOBER 2013

A light armoured column, Army Group A, with support elements, may possibly de- part the Shearman Facility at Tungkillo on Friday am 18th October 2013 and biv- ouac overnight at Camp Cutajar, Swan Reach. Saturday 19th October 2013 they may move north through Blanchetown and bivouac on the eastern side of the River Murray at a predetermined RV near Morgan.

Not withstandingany move by Army Group A, mounted reconnaissance units, Army Group B, will depart from the parking area opposite the bakery in Lyndoch at 1000 Hr’s on Saturday 19th October 2013 and move approximately 100km in a NE direc- tion through the backtracks via Seppeltsfield, Moppa, St Kitts, Dutton, Stonefields and Mt Mary before joining up with the other column and bivouac at Morgan. There will be very minimal bitumen driving.

On Saturday night, many of the attendees camped will dine at the Commercial Ho- tel, organ after a controlled river ferry crossing,
Sunday 20th October 2013 will be available for local vehicle display outside the Ho- tels in Morgan and for a reconnaissance in the local National Park. Then most ele- ments will return to Adelaide via Eudunda and Kapunda, or via Blanchetown, Pipe- line Road, Angaston and Lyndoch.

If Army Group A, are unable to attend, all vehicles will consolidate and depart from the carpark opposite the bakery at Lyndoch at 1000 Hr’s on Saturday, 19th October 2013.

Currently, the armoured column, Army Group A, may consist of Rick Shearman’s Greyhound Armoured Car towing a Ben Hur trailer, Tony Luke’s Bedford QL Ra- dio Van, Sam Cutajar’s Jeep and trailer, and other TBA. The reconnaissance unit, Army Group B, may consist of Darryl Lavis’s Jeep, Geoff Klau’s Jeep and trailer, Richmond Grebory’s Land Rover and trailer, Bob Cottle’s Diahatsu, others TBA, with forward scout Mark Gregory on a motor cycle.

OLD FASHIONED PICNIC – VICTOR HARBOR

HISTORIC MOTOR VEHICLES CLUB  – VICTOR HARBOR
CLAYTON BAY—OLD FASHIONED PICNIC
24th NOVEMBER 2013, AT 1000 HR’S ONWARD.

The members of the Historic  Motor Vehicles Club invite the members of
WVCG to the real old fashioned picnic at Clayton on Lake Alexandrina on Sunday 24th October 2013.

All Historic Vehicle Clubs are invited, Club Regalia is encouraged.

There will be no trophies or Badges, just a space to park. There are Barbeques available and a shop nearby, but it is suggested that all club members bring their own everything.

All club members are encouraged to come along as a club and bring the whole family with them so they can all have a great day out.

There is no entry fee and no paper work, so there is no need to register, but a phone call or e-mail to advise if you are attending would be appreciated.

For more information phone or e-mail Richard Lang on 0423 524 481
E-mail secretary@hmvc.oeg.com

Harry BELCHER
Assistant Secretary
Phone: 08 8554 2496

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