The annual club Registration / Vehicle Inspection Day was held on Sunday, 25th June, at the Stanley Bridge Hotel at Verdun. Members and Partners were treated to a subsidized meal, and all enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere of this great little country pub after updating historic registrations for the current financial year. Due to the inclement weather only a few members braved the conditions to attend with their historic vehicles, but all enjoyed a great day out with fellow members.
Tony Van Rhoda has donated some Jeep parts to be made available for WVCG Members for a small donation to club funds.
Jeep Rear Seat Backrest Cushion
Free Wheeling Hubs, suitable for Jeeps, brand new.
Note: One nut in the kit has been stripped and will require re-tapping.
Jeep Front Wheel Hub Flanges and Caps
Any member interested in acquiring these parts, please contact club Treasurer Mick Jenner
The club held a Military Day at the Birdwood National Motor Museum on Saturday 29 October. 11 vehicles attended including Rick Shearman’s M8 Greyhound. John Jenner’s cadets were also in attendance. A barbecue was held, and a good day was enjoyed by all.
The club has been invited to display members vehicles in the club space area of the National Motor Museum. Thanks to the museum curator Matthew Lombard and his staff for organizing this display.
Rick Shearman’s M8 Greyhound as transported to the museum on the back of a tilt-tray truck.
Vehicles currently on display
Kev Tipler is organizing a club run on Sunday 21 August from Gumeracha to Lindoch via 3 wineries, Linfield Cellars, Chateau Yaldara and Gomersal then on to Tony Luke’s for BBQ lunch. Meet in the Main Street Gumeracha at 0900 hrs for a back road run to Williamstown. Alternatively members can meet a Linfield Cellars main road Williamstown at around 1000 where coffee and cake are also available. BYO everything for lunch.
Members interested should contact Kev Tipler on 0403 267 294.
Club member Marc Turner is organizing a club run to Hindmarsh Island to visit a friend who operates historic Tiger Moth bi-planes. As the operator has informed us be will be unable to undertake flying on the proposed date of 13 November, this day has now been postponed to April 2017.
Flights in a Tiger Moth will be available for members. The club may also conduct a raffle fora flight those who do not wish to pay the full amount.
Camping will be available on the site, and swags may be used in the hangar.
More to follow!
The National Military Vehicle Museum will be holding an open day on 10 April 2016 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam involvement. Featured will be 50 classic cars, howitzer firing, weapons and vehicle handling displays. BBQ and food will be available
Open 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Entry $12 adults, children under 15 free,
10 Sturton Rd, Edinburgh Parks SA 5111.
For further information, contact the Museum on 8285 3011 or visit the web page http://www.military-vehicle-museum.org.au
On Sunday 22 May the club held a run from Gumeracha to Anderson Hill Winery via back-roads. The event was organized by Kev Tipler, and was attended by Mick and Deb Jenner and Marc Turner. Kev also took his neighbours along for the ride. On arrival at the winery we imbibed in wine tasting and ordered Wood-fired pizzas.
The weather held off during the run, but some drizzle came in later in the day. A very enjoyable day for all involved. Well done Kev!
Marc re-aligning the vineyard!
Marc’s Jeep through the rear window of Mick Jenner’s jeep.
A quick cover-up when the rain came.