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.
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 H:(08)8344 8684 firstname.lastname@example.org (work) email@example.com
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.
This year’s Xmas function was held at Anderson Hill Winery, Lenswood Saturday 14 December, following a club run from Gumeracha.
For those that met at Gumeracha, Kev Tipler arranged for a stop off at the the Applewood Gin distillery for gin samples and coffee followed by a drive to Anderson’s Hill via a scenic back country roads. Three jeeps led the convoy followed by some of us less adventurist drivers in civvy vehicles.
The December meeting was held at the winery followed by a sumptuous lunch of platters and pizzas. Our table was located outside on a grassed area with a spectacular view over the vineyards and surrounding rolling hills. A great day out for those that attended.
A big thanks to Kev for arranging the outing. More events like this to come?
The club held a social event on 17 July, starting with a lunch at the Mt Torrens Hotel followed by a run to Rick’s farm via various backroads.
5 jeeps and several civvy 4WD’s took part in the run led by Fiona Shearman in her jeep. On arrival at Rick’s we all had a look through Rick’s shed with its assortment of new developments followed by afternoon tea and coffee at the house.
We were fortunate to have a lovely sunny winter’s day for the event, and it was a great day out for all participants.