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

Lyndoch Wine Tour 31 Jan

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.

Mt Torrens to Rick’s Farm Club Run July 17

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.

Australia Day Parade Update – Saturday 26 January

Several members attended the Australia Day parade on Saturday 26 January .

We were in group H10, right behind the Tahitians who entertained us with their wooden drums and dancers.

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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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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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!

WVCG Gumeracha to Anderson Hill Winery Run

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!

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Marc re-aligning the vineyard!

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Marc’s Jeep through the rear window of Mick Jenner’s jeep.

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A quick cover-up when the rain came.

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A bit wet on the way home!

Bay to Birdwood Run

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

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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.

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Tony Cole drove his beautifully turned out CJ Jeep

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Pedr Horley drove his Dodge Weapons Carrier.

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Kevin Tickler drove his 1942 MB Jeep and Trailer down from Gumeracha.

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Richard Sanders drove his beautifully turned out amphibious Jeep

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JOINT RSA and WVCG EVENT JULY 2014

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.

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