Due to lack of interest, the proposed club event at the Birdwood Motor Museum on 28 October has been cancelled. A possible replacement event will be discussed at the next club meeting on 6 November
Kev Tipler organized another of his winery tours through the Barossa Valley on 21 April 2018. Originally we were to take our military vehicles, but unfortunately my Jeep was u/s due to a brake problem, so we decided to take our civvy vehicles. On what turned out to be a lovely sunny autumn day, we met at Williamstown Cafe at 0900 hrs for coffee and Marc Turner arrived in his jeep! We then visited St Hallett winery for tastings where we were well looked after by a staff member who was a friend of Kev’s.
Next we drove to Pindarie for tastings, and were met by Tony Luke for lunch. After lunch Kev took us on a scenic drive including on some rough tracks to Jacob Creek’s Steingarten Vineyard on top of the eastern ridge, then on to another of Kev’s friend’s wineries at Liebich Wein for fortified tastings and finishing up a Tony Luke’s for afternoon tea.
A really good day was had by all who attended. Well done Kev!
Would all members intending to provide vehicles for this Year’s Anzac Day parade please contact Mick Jenner, so we can advise the organizers of vehicle availability.
On Saturday 13 January the club held a run from Mt Torrens Hotel to Rick’s Farm via the backroads through the rolling hills, followed by an evening BBQ and club meeting.
Rick showed the attendees around the site, and the progress of his mega-barn building project. A great day out for those that attended.
Frank Scott has has four tyres for sale ; 700×16 s/h Firestone brand; $200.
Contact Frank on 0418 828 747 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Club held this year’s Xmas function at the Kersbrook Tavern on 10 December. All members and their partners enjoyed a relaxed lunch in a quiet and comfortable setting.
NOTE: the January meeting will be cancelled as we will be holding a meeting in conjunction with a club run from Mt Torrens to Rick’s Farm on Saturday 13 Jan.
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 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!