Birdwood Motor Museum Event Cancelled

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

Barossa Winery Tour 21 April

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!

Mick Jenner

Anzac Day Parade 2018

Hi All,

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.

Club Run to Rick’s Farm for BBQ 13 January

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.

Jeep Tyres for Sale

Frank Scott has has four tyres for sale ;   700×16  s/h    Firestone brand;   $200.

Contact Frank on 0418 828 747 email frankscott@adam.com.au.

Xmas Function – Kersbrook Tavern 10 December

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.

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Jeep Parts for Donation

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

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Free Wheeling Hubs, suitable for Jeeps, brand new.

Note: One nut in the kit has been stripped and will require re-tapping.

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Jeep Front Wheel Hub Flanges and Caps

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Ariel Mount

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Any member interested in acquiring these parts, please contact club Treasurer Mick Jenner

 

WVCG Vehicles at the National Motor Museum

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

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Gumeracha to Lindoch Winery Run 21 August

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.

Hindmarsh Island Club Run – Tiger Moth

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!

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