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

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.

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.

National Military Vehicle Museum Vietnam Open Day

The National Military Vehicle Museum will be holding an open day on 10 April 2016 to commemorate the 40th anniversary  of the Vietnam involvement. Featured will be 50 classic cars, howitzer firing, weapons and vehicle handling displays. BBQ and food will be available

Open 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Entry $12 adults, children under 15 free,

10 Sturton Rd, Edinburgh Parks SA 5111.

For further information, contact the Museum on 8285 3011 or visit the web page

36th Corowa Swin-Inn and Military Gathering


Adelaide Re-enactment and Military Society Crimea Re-enactment

Old Tailem Town 2016 Crimea Campaigns 1941-42, 1944

The Adelaide Re-enacting & Military Society (ARMS) wishes to cordially invite all WW2 re-enactors to our Commemorative Historical Re-enactment. This year will see an event covering both the early war Crimea Campaign, and the late war Crimea Offensive. This is to commemorate the 75th anniversaty of the Second World War campaigns and acknowledge the 160th anniversary of the Crimean war of 1853-56.

– Blank Supply available for purchase from ARMS (approved blank may be brought).
– Loan equipment available by arrangement.
– Camp site at Old Tailem Town available.
– On site Barracks & Mess Hall.
– On site toilet facilities.
– Eastern Front event.
– Street Fighting and open warfare scenarios.
– Three hot meals provided as part of event fees.
– Musical entertainment provided live by the Adelaide German Band Saturday night.
– Arrival 6th May 2016, Event 7th May 2016, Departure 8th May 2016.

For an event briefing please contact:

Eugene Wasilenia:


David Schneider:

Or check our website for joining instructions and updates at:

A Facebook event has also been created. To be invited simply contact Eugene or David.

Joining instructions attached.

General Instruction VE Crimea 2016


Australia Day Parade

The 2016 Australia Day Parade was held on the usual day, and was an event that was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Lots of colour, enthusiasm, and a great atmosphere . A good turn out of military vehicles was had, and for once, it the extremes of heat were not an issue. WVCG club member Kevin Tipler gave some Brazilians a lift to the Parade in his Jeep, and managed to keep a brave face whilst doing so. Chin up Kevin, the things we have to do !!!


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Hills Christmas Run

Club Christmas Meeting and Run to Pike and Joyce winery in the Adelaide Hills


The club will be holding the Christmas meeting on Sunday 6 December at the Pike and Joyce winery in the Adelaide Hills followed by a 3-course Christmas meal provided by the winery. The club will subsidise meal costs to the value of $20 per head including partners. This is to be preceded by a little club run through the hills.

Members are to meet at the Crafers Park and Ride at 1200 hours. Military vehicles are preferred, however civilian vehicles may be used. Member’s partners are welcome.

Meal costs are $70 per head of which $20 will be subsidised by the club. Wines, beers and other drinks are available for purchase.

Members interested in attending should contact Rick Shearman or Mick Jenner, so numbers can finalized.

NOTE: The normal meeting at the Tower Hotel will not be held for December.

See map attached.

pike+joyce map

See You There!


Military Items for Sale

Please find listed below all my stuff I am selling off that may be of interest. I could sell each item or I could batch items for a price mutually expectable. Or I could sell the lot as shown again for a single all up price.

If interested in purchasing any items please contact Tony Van Rhoda.
Phone: 08 8536 26 27

Brand New MB or GPWJeep rear seat backrest. Priced to sell. $60.00

Large Ammo Box -16cm H x 46cmWx 22cm D -Priced to sell $35.00


Vietnam Era – Back Pack. Good condition. Going cheap $35.00


Vietnam Era – Full Harness 2 x Basic pouches, 3 x water bottles, Bum Pack On Web belt, and Harness
Including Olive drab Hootchie.

Very Good price $75.00


I also have for sale a Coleman 60 second Tent (10 ft x 9 ft ) As new only used once, includes a new rain cover never used . Plus a brand new large heavy duty stretcher, never used.



The lot for a special price $350.00


Australia Day Parade

The 2015 Australia Day Parade was well supported by WVCG members who provided Nine vehicles in the parade and proudly showed off their restored vehicles. The huge crowds lining the route down King William Street enthusiastically applauded each vehicle as they passed by. This was the biggest turnout of WVCG members and their vehicles in recent years, despite a number of members who had indicated they would participate, but did not turn up on the day, well maybe next year will be even larger. The following photos are of members vehicles who made the day a success.


Rick Shearman with an attractive entrant! DSC03888 DSC03889 DSC03891 DSC03895 DSC03899 DSC03908 IMG_0409




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