Sunday 27th May 2018 – last Sunday in May every year – BRISBANE SWAP – Carina State School

6.30am gates open for site holders – 7:00am gates open for the public. All sites to be vacated by 2:00pm.

For more information -www.qvva.org – email qvva.inc@gmail.com


National Motoring Heritage Day, Picnic in the Park – Sunday 21st May 2017 – CANCELLED


We walked around Queens Park. The grounds are too wet under foot and, out of respect to the grounds and the relationship have with Ipswich City Council, we have made the decision to cancel the event.

We cannot have 250+ motor vehicles driving onto these lawns. The attached photograph explains the condition of the Park.
The event is cancelled for this year, not postponed.
Please pass this message on to anybody you know who was planning on attending.
PS Queens Park is currently perfect for growing mushrooms. This photo was taken in Queens Park  Saturday.
Queens Park - Saturday 20th May 2017
Queens Park - Saturday 20th May 2017 - growing mushrooms

National Motoring Heritage Day, Picinc in the Park

QHMC Facebook

Karen Dawes (President or Roma Historical Motor Club Inc.) has set up the QHMC Facebook page. Below is the link to the Facebook Page for QHMC.

Please “Like” the page, if you are on Facebook. 

If you would like us to post any particular piece of information, please email secretary@qhmc.org.au

The page is gaining interest.  Karen has emailed the link to the clubs on the QHMC club list and asked them to share with their members. Karen has also subscribed to the news feed of the clubs that have a Facebook page which means she can immediately share their events to the page.
Our main aim is, not only to strengthen the connection for the clubs to QHMC, but with each other.

The information flow out to individual members of clubs can be blocked at times. Hopefully this will improve that.

Christine Stevens
President – QHMC
Email: president@qhmc.org.au
Phone: 0419 789 151



Please note, due to the scheduled meeting date falling on Australia day, the meeting date was changed for January only.


National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park – Sunday 21st May 2017

National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park
Queens Park, Ipswich
Sunday 21st May 2017
2017 National Motoring Heritage Day, Picnic in the Park – Flyer

Vehicles on display from 8:00am to 2:00pm (All Vehicles are to be in position by 9:30am with no movement of vehicles until 2:00pm)

Demonstrate to the public and government departments, the contribution made to communities and charitable organisations.

  • Bring your picnic – enjoy a picnic in the park under the shade of the trees.
  • Trophies will be awarded for vehicle categories & period costumes
  • Free Balloon shapes and balloon animals for the children
  • Free face painting for the children
  • Free Historic Bus Tours
  • Coffee, Ice Cream & Food Vans
  • Relevant Trade Stalls – e.g. Shannons, Vintage Rims, Model Cars, etc.

Queens Park also has the following to offer you.

  • Japanese themed Nerima Gardens,
  • Lions Lookout,
  • Queens Park Nursery,
  • Ipswich Nature Centre with native animals & rainforest bird aviary,
  • Children’s playground with Liberty Swing.

What is National Motoring Heritage Day?

National Motoring Heritage Day is an initiative of Australian Historic Motoring Federation, with the aim being to promote and display Australia’s strong motoring heritage and also to show the community, businesses and government the strength of the Australian historic motoring movement.

All QHMC clubs are encouraged to participate in an event on the day as, without promotion of our hobby, the government and community support may gradually fade and concessional registration schemes may be lost.

Our vehicles are a “mobile museum”, of which we are the custodians; they need to be viewed and enjoyed by the public.

Make this your monthly club run.

This event is at NO COST to you or your club.

Display your historic vehicle, have a fun day and “share the passion” with the public.

PLEASE NOTE If your club is erecting a marquee, there are to be NO PEGS OR STAKES INTO THE GROUND. Marquee’s must be weighted down, not pegged down.

Police appeal for public assistance – stolen 1924 TS Douglas motorcycle

Police investigating the theft of a motorcycle from Roma are appealing for public assistance.

Sometime between 9am on Friday, June 24 and 2.50pm on Monday, June 27, unknown offenders have stolen the pictured motorcycle from the rear shed of a Whip Street address.


The motorcycle is a 1924 TS Douglas restored British motorcycle, bearing Queensland registration S1908.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 orcrimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.


Restoration Course

Springfield Tech Centre is offering a metal shaping course teaching age old skills to reproduce that part you cannot buy. You can choose your direction, completing their project or your own. Attached are a couple of examples of parts reproduced. They also run machining and welding  ourses.

Next Course: Saturday 14th May Cost:: $240 for an 8 hour course

Web: http://springfieldtechcentre.com.au

Enquiries: Michael Crawford Phone: 3818 0538

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Stolen vehicle – 1910 Delage Model F Roadster

Update (14 April) – it’s been recovered !

Daryl Meek and Fiona had their 1910 Delage and Tilta-trailer stolen from Tullamarine on Saturday night / Sunday morning. Please widely distribute this information and photos so, hopefully, the vehicle and trailer are returned to Daryl and Fiona as soon as possible.

The trailer is quite distinct in that it does not have ramps. It has an airbag system for loading and unloading the trailer.

More information is available from the Victorian Police. You can contact Broadmeadows Police on 9302 8222

National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park, Sunday 15th May 2016

The committee of Queensland Historic Motoring Council Inc. are again hosting National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park in Queen Park Ipswich. National Motoring Heritage Day is always the 3rd Sunday of May and the date in 2016 is 15th May.

National Motoring Heritage Day is an initiative of the Australian Historic Motoring Federation Inc. The aim is to concentrate one day of the year when enthusiasts throughout Australia drive and display their historic vehicles to promote and celebrate the preservation of Australia’s motoring heritage. This is to show the strength of the historic vehicle movement and the contributions made to the community and to charitable organisations.

All motoring clubs are encouraged to participate as, without promotion of our hobby, the government and community support may gradually fade and concessional registration schemes may be lost. Our vehicles are a “Mobile Museum”, of which we are the custodians, and need to be viewed and enjoyed by the public At the inaugural event in 2015 there were over 150 historic
vehicles on display. Many entrants were dressed in period clothing, including music matched to the era of their vehicles played on their gramophone.

All costs and activities will be funded through Queensland Historic Motoring Council with the assistance of sponsors. This is a non-profit event. There is no entry fee for the participants and no charge to the public.

This will be a fun day for the family with entertainment including free Historic bus tours, music, roving entertainment, face painters and a clown. This is additional to a group of hand selected trade relevant displays – i.e. Vintage Tyre Service, Vintage Rims Australia, Penrite, Shannons and
Department of Transport and Main Roads.

  • Entry is Free (free display and free for the public)
  • Registration (as per the 2015 event) is NOT required – just turn up and enjoy the day
  • The event starts at 10:00am and finishes at 2:00pm – vehicles and traders must be in position by 9:30am with no vehicle movement until 2:00pm