Re-enactors Normandy event 17-19 May

The re-enactors group will be holding the 2024 Re-enact SA Tactical, on the 17th, 18th and 19th of May 2024 at Bennet’s block, Chain of Ponds, South Australia.

Details attached. Event organizers will be looking for WW2 support vehicles to take part. Contact Re-enact SA Treasurer, Gary Meinhart. gmei3923@bigpond.net.au for more information.

WVCG Wine Tour Sunday 10 March

We met at the Forth Hill Providore coffee shop opposite Stanley bridge tavern at 8.30 for coffee and brunch.

Then traveled to Woodside to visit Melbas chocolate factory. Unfortunately the cheese factory was not open till 11.00am! We then traveled to the Lobethal road winery via some backroads Kevin knew for an eleven am  booking for tastings. Then on to Anderson Hill winery for lunch and wine.

A great day out for all who attended, even if it was a bit hot!

Forth Hill Providore for brunch!
Anderson Hill Winery for lunch

Xmas Lunch at Auchendarochh Tavern Mount Barker

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This year’s Christmas Function was held at the Auchendarroch Tavern on Saturday 9 December. The scheduled brief meeting was postponed due to the noise level and activity at the venue. A good lunch was enjoyed by all, and several members and guests adjourned afterwards to Mick and Deb Jenner’s nearby villa for coffee.

There will not be a January meeting and the next regular meeting will be held at the Bridgewater Inn on Febuary 6 2024. Members wishing to attend should advise Mick Jenner, or John Jenner so that we can confirm numbers with the venue.

Partners and guests are welcome.

WVCG Meeting Tuesday April 2 2024 at Bridgewater Inn.

The next WVCG meeting will be held at the Bridgewater Inn at 7.00pm on Tuesday 2 April 2024. Items to discuss include vehicles for Anzac Day.

As usual, we will need to confirm numbers to the venue, so all members intending to attend please contact Mick Jenner or John Jenner.

Partners and guests are welcome

The normal menu will be available.

Club Registration Day – Bridgewater Inn 17 June

This year’s club Registration Day lunch will be held at the Bridgewater Inn  at 1.00pm on Saturday 17 June. A brief club meeting will be held prior to lunch. Members and partners will have meals subsidized to $10  pp. Guests are welcome.

Membership fees can be paid and log books updated or renewed.

Would all members intending to attend please contact Mick Jenner or Kev Tipler as we need to confirm numbers with the venue.

NOTE: There will not be a monthly Tuesday meeting in June.

Barossa Wine run Thursday 21 July

Kev Tipler is organizing a very interesting wine run through the Barossa Valley on Thursday 21 July.

Meet in Tanunda main street around nine for quick coffee etc. Then 9.45 to K Lindners Jaguar museum. Cost per person is $10.00. It is the best and most comprehensive collection of historic Jags in Australia.

After this visit continue on to First-drop wines in Nuriootpa for tasting and Tapas lunch. Those not interested in eating here can stay in Tanunda and then meet us at the next venue at 1.30.

The next stop is at the Barossa Chocolate company. One hour stop and then to the second and last winery of St Halletts.

Our previous visit here was a good stop with excellent discounts on their wines.

Those interested please contact Kev Tipler direct on 0403 267 294, or kevintipler.kt@gmail.com.

Due to the mid-winter date, civvy vehicles are welcome.

Hahndorf Wine Run 23 October

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.

Club Run Mt Torrens to Rick’s Farm BBQ September 24

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.

Simpson Desert Club Run

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

FOR SALE – 1955 AUSTIN CHAMP – $30,000

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
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