This year’s Xmas function will be held at the Charleston Hotel at 1 pm on Saturday 11 December for all members and partners. Guests may be possible depending on numbers. Would all members interested in attending please let Mick Jenner know asap, as is the case these days, the venue requires exact numbers to comply with Covid regulations. Details TBA.
A wine run around the Hahndorf area was undertaken by club members on Saturday 23 October. Four Jeeps and a Perenti took part along with some friends of Mick and Deb Jenner. We met at Millies Bakery at Mount Barker for coffee, before heading off to the Karrawatta winery near Meadows through the verdant Adelaide Hills. This spectacular winery is situated amongst vines grown over the adjacent rolling hills. The cellar door is a quite recent development to the vineyard which has been in operation since the early nineties. After wine tasting, we set off for lunch at the Longview winery near Macclesfield. We were seated in a private room overlooking the sprawling vineyards, and some local sculptures. Lunch consisted of plentiful platters of antipasto and cheese, accompanied by the local wines. Some members also undertook tastings.
After lunch we set off to Hahndorf via Echunga to our last stop at the Landhaus winery on the main road in Hahndorf where we were met by the effusive host who offered tasting of up to 18 of their wines. However being late in the day, the ladies opted for a glass of bubbles, with some of the men choosing a cleansing ale or coffee.
A really great day out, enjoyed by all who attended. A big thank you to Deb Jenner for organizing the event.
A reminder that the club run to Rick’s farm is still on for 24 September. Light rain is forecast, but that shouldn’t be a problem this time! Meet at Mount Torrens pub at 10.00 am for a run via backroads to the Mannum waterfall and then back to Rick’s for a BBQ lunch. The club will be providing the BBQ lunch , but bring you own drinks and chairs and if you wish, salads and desserts. An extra treat will be the lamb sausages locally made from lamb sourced from Rick’s flock.
Military vehicles are preferred but civvy vehicles capable of managing dirt roads are OK.
For those not wishing to partake in the run, you can go direct to Rick’s farm to arrive after 12.30.
Family and friends are welcome to attend.
Those interested and haven’t yet indicated, please contact Mick Jenner or Rick, so we can cater for the required numbers.
This year’s club Registration Day was held in the private room of the Stanley Bridge Hotel at Verdun on Sunday 4 July from 12.00. A brief club meeting was held prior to lunch.
Mick Jenner received membership fees and updated log books. Kev Tipler reported on the Simpson Desert trip. Due to Covid restrictions members, partners and guests were required to be seated when consuming drinks. However, it was a still great day enjoyed by all in a lovely country tavern.
An intrepid group of club members have organized a trip crossing the Simpson Desert in their WW2 Jeeps from 13-26 June 2021. The vehicles have undergone substantial preparation in readiness for the trip. Each Jeep will be required to carry up to 9 jerry cans as fuel will not be available for the crossing. The drivers will report their progress regularly.
Proposed itinerary is
Day 1 – Meet at Melrose.
Day 2 – Farina Ruins
Day 3 – Beresford
Day 4 – Algebuckina Bridge
Day -5 Dalhousie Springs
Days 6 – 11 Simpson Desert
Day 12 – Mulgarannie
Day 13 – Maree
Day 14 – Ororoo
Day 15 – Head Home
1955 Austin FV1801 “Champ” (ex-Australian Army).
• Full restoration, bare metal respray (No rust in body) Many new parts used in rebuild. New brakes including master and wheel cylinders, new clutch, vehicle rewired. Rebuilt engine (new block), rear differential, and radiator.
• Larkspur C42 and B47 radios fitted with associated harness and radio table (Correct for this vehicle)
• New upholstery, canvas top, side curtains, and doors
• Selection of vehicle and Larkspur radio spares included, including all service manuals.
CONTACT ADRIAN K. NIECKARZ
T: 0403 237 945
Kev Tipler has organized another of his famous club wine run for 31st Jan. This one is around Lyndoch and the lower Barossa Valley.
Meet at the Bridge Cafe in Williamstown at 8.30-9.00 for coffee, then depart for a scenic drive at 9.30. The drive will be up Wirra Wirra road and on to the Steingarten look out. Then on to Cimickys cellar door and if time permits, slip back to Rick Burge Estates before lunch at the Yaldara cafe/restaurant. We are booked there for 12.30.
After lunch we shall enjoy a tasting at their cellar and if time permits, we can visit some of the 4 wineries in the region.
Anyone interested please contact Kev Tipler or Mick Jenner as we need to confirm numbers with the lunch venue, as is the requirement these days.
This year’s Xmas function was held at the Bridge Hotel, Langhorne Creek on Sunday 13 December.
Regardless of Covid restrictions, we had really good rollup and everyone enjoyed sumptuous country pub-style means served by very friendly staff. Many suggestions were made for a return visit, or possibly a meeting venue.
For Sale 1980 Series 3 Land rover FFR complete with radios mounted in their correct trays.
The radio prc 25 is untested and the F2/F3 HF radio is case only but there is also the AMU HF Tuner and BBF1 Charger also the antenna mounts are on the vehicle two HF and two VHF with there own AMU but one VHF AMU needs replacing.
The vehicle has had a lot work completed mechanically ie: Brakes completely replaced , all bushes under the body replaced also the gearbox has been completely rebuild with all new parts.
All the invoices for all the works done is available.
Included is about $1200.00 of spare parts and bits ie: Cam Net plus poles , 3 x Dist caps , 3 Rotor caps and more.
Currently on SA Historical registration.
Special price now $ 20,000.00. Cash only.
Interested buyers only Contact John Jenner on 0439 551 173, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re-Enactors SA will be holding a major event in the Mount Crawford forest on 29 -31 May 2020. The event will be based on Operation “Deadstick”, the allied glider-borne assault to capture intact two road bridges in Normandy across the River Orne and the Caen Canal in the early hours of D-Day 6 June 1944.
The organizers are keen to hear from any members willing to provide WW2 vehicles to the event. Anyone interested please contact Chris Entwistle on email@example.com.
These events are usually great fun, and are well organized. Members providing vehicles will have the entry fee waived.
For further information please refer to the attached briefing or visit the RSA website on https://www.reenactsa.com/