The Club will be holding this year’s Xmas function at the Kersbrook Tavern on 10 December. As usual members and partners meals will be subsidized. We will be holding a brief club meeting from 1200 followed by the lunch. Members may bring military of civvy vehicles. The scheduled December meeting at the Tower Hotel will be cancelled.
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
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!
On Sunday 22 May the club held a run from Gumeracha to Anderson Hill Winery via back-roads. The event was organized by Kev Tipler, and was attended by Mick and Deb Jenner and Marc Turner. Kev also took his neighbours along for the ride. On arrival at the winery we imbibed in wine tasting and ordered Wood-fired pizzas.
The weather held off during the run, but some drizzle came in later in the day. A very enjoyable day for all involved. Well done Kev!
Marc re-aligning the vineyard!
Marc’s Jeep through the rear window of Mick Jenner’s jeep.
A quick cover-up when the rain came.
The annual Bay to Birdwood rally was held on Sunday 28th September 2014. This years event was for vehicles manufactured prior to 1956 and the run was well supported leaving the Bay at exactly 0830 Hrs for the long drive through the city and into the Adelaide Hills finishing up at the Auto Museum in Birdwood.
There were large crowds who again took to their vantage points along the 70 Klm route. Around 20 plus military vehicles in the run with 8 from our own club which was great to see. It was good that they all made it to Birdwood without incident.
Once we left the outskirts of the city and started to climb into the Adelaide Hills we passed a number of the old timers pulled over to the side of the road due to overheating. The day was very hot with very strong winds, which was at times unpleasant for the drivers and onlookers.
Mick Jenner drove his RAN 1943 MB Jeep all the way from Mt Barker to take part in the Rally. He was accompanied by Tony Van Rhoda
Dave Lean of the RSA Group drove is Africa Korps WW2 BMW Motorcycle and sidecar. They were nicely turned out in authentic Africa Korp uniforms and were constantly in demand for photographs.
Tony Cole drove his beautifully turned out CJ Jeep
Pedr Horley drove his Dodge Weapons Carrier.
Kevin Tickler drove his 1942 MB Jeep and Trailer down from Gumeracha.
Richard Sanders drove his beautifully turned out amphibious Jeep
The RSA held a WW2 re-enactment battle in the Mount Crawford Forest over the weekend of 25th—27th July 2014. The battle was the taking of the Nijmegen Bridge by allied forces in 1944. This action was later was a part in the movie, “A Bridge Too Far “. The main battle RSA took part on the 25th and the following WVCG members supplied vehicles that took part in the battle re-enactment:
Rick Shearman in his M8 Greyhound and Adam Burge working the 37MM Cannon.
As part of the Allied Force.
Mick Jenner in his 1942 Willys Jeep, as “Horst Muller” for the Axis Forces.
Tony Van Rhoda in his LR 110 as “War Correspondent and Cameraman”.
The weather was kind considering there had been a lot of rain leading up to the weekend. Everything went of well with the only casualty being Tony’s L R 110 getting bogged down to the axles. A field recovery with the help of a heavy vehicle only took a few minutes to be back on the road again.
A dozen dedicated souls braved the cold to support the new venue for the 2014
Registration Day BBQ at Steam Roller Park in Stirling. This was the first time the
WVCG Rego Day was held in the Adelaide Hills. A BBQ lunch was supplied for
those who attended and all agreed it was a good venue even though we clashed
with the Stirling Markets which made parking a bit tight., but not a problem. It was
pleasing to see 3 Jeeps—1 Mutt and a Land Rover participate for the Fun Run
through the hills to Meadows. Kevin Tipler bought his Jeep on a trailer so he could
join us. Everyone lined up in front of the Meadows Pub for the line up photo and a
beer before departing our separate ways back home. Everyone agreed it was well
worth the effort and we should do it again next year.
Well another Anzac Day has come and gone and the march was well supported by members of the WVCG who provided vehicles to carry elderly veterans who could no longer March.
We are all looking forward to next year when the 2015 Anzac Day March will celebrate 100 years of WW1. We will be looking for support from our many members whose vehicles will be needed. Below are some photos of some of our members who turned up with their vehicles.
Hugh Davis Desert coloured Ute carried Lady Downer.
Mick Jenner in his Navy Jeep with a veteran and his son.
Tony Van Rhoda carried National Servicemen in his Landrover Perentie.
Three generations of the Hornibrook family were involved in the march and John’s Jeep was driven in the march by his son Darren.
Richard Sanders Jeep carried veterans of the 10/48 Battalion in the march.
Kevin Tipler in his Jeep and Pedr Horley’s Landrover with members of the National Servicemen’s Association.
Adrian Nieckarz in his Austin Champ carried members of the Royal Artillery in the march.
With the passing of the new legislation covering the registration of historic vehicles, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infra- structure (DPTI) is now enforcing the requirement of operators of vehicles on historic registration to be financial members of ap- proved organizations at all times. In effect this means that there is no longer a “grace period” and members not financial from 1 July 2013 will effectively be considered as having unregistered (un- insured) vehicles.
WE HAD A VERY GOOD TURNOUT AT OUR REGISTRATION DAY AND A LOT OF MEMBERS WITH VEHICLES ON HISTORIC REGISTRATION BROUGHT THEIR VEHICLES FOR INSPECTION AND PAID THEIR SUB- SCRITIONS.—HOWEVER THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF MEMBERS WHO DHAVE NOT PAID THEIR ANNUAL SUBSCIPTIONS OR HAD THEIR VEHI- CLES INSPECTED. THIS MEANS THAT THOSE MEMBERS ARE NO LONGER FINANCIALS AND ARE UNABLE TO DRIVE VEHICLES ON HISTORIC REGISTRATION.
SO IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID YOUR SUBSCRIPTION, DO SO NOW. ONCE THE ASSOCIATIONS COMPLIES WITH THE LEGISLATION AND INFORMS TRANSPORT SA OF ALL UNFINANCIAL MEMBERS, THOSE MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO REJOIN A CLUB AND HAVE THEIR VEHICLES TESTED BY RENCY PARK – SO PAY YOUR SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW.
Mick Jenner – Treasurer
Another Anzac Day has come and gone and again members of the WVCG rallied and supplied their vehicles to carry Australian veterans of conflicts around the world. It was hoped that people at the march would have provided the editor with photographs of their wonderful vehicles , but alas few were provided.
The 2013 Anzac Day March was again very well supported by members of the pub lic who turned out in droves. This all looks very promising for the 100th anniversary in 2015. It was estimated that around 10,000 people turned up for the Dawn Service and what I have heard around the net, all country towns had larger than normal attendances at their Dawn Services.
I was proud to again carry Rat’s of Tobruk Veterans, two were 92 years of age and I found that even though they were getting older they had not lost their sense of hu- mour and we had a lot of laughs along the way. One of my veterans was, Max “Chappie” CHAPMAN of Moonta. The Advertiser printed a long story of his time in the desert and New Guinea and I was proud to carry him in the march. I took a photo of him behind the wheel of my Jeep.