July 29 2017 –Annual Nambour Swap

July 29 2017 –Annual Nambour Swap – Saturday only
Set up Friday after 11.00 am  – Camping available  Online site bookings at www.scacc.org.au/bookings.aspx
Open sites $15, undercover $25, entry per person $5 – At Nambour Showground, Coronation Ave, Nambour
Ph 0498 009396 or email swap@scacc.org.au  
Catering rights reserved Sorry, no area for display cars 
Stu Edwards
Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club
ph 0401716680

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

The Original’ Gold Coast Swap Meet

The Original’ Gold Coast Swap Meet Mudgeeraba QLD, Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, Cnr Mudgeeraba & Worongary Rds, Mudgeeraba QLD – 6am – 2pm

Free parking in grounds. Entry from Worongary Rd. One of the biggest swaps in SE Qld. Historic Car parts, Memorabilia, Model Cars, Antiques, Collectables.

Adult Entry $5; Outdoor sites $10 inc driver (no booking required).

Saturday set up 2pm to 5pm. Camping available inc amenities & limited power sites. Sunday  Gates open 5am for stall holders.  Trading 6am- 2pm Sunday only. Full catering available.

David 0428279291  John 0421185419  Email swap.gcaac@gmail.com

Gold Coast Swap Flyer2017

RACQ MotorFest – Sunday 9 July


Registrations are now open for MotorFest 2017!

MotorFest returns to Eagle Farm Racecourse on Sunday 9 July and it promises to be another great day out.

You can register online or download a registration form. Find out more information by visiting their website.

You can join the event on Facebook and invite your family and friends along. Simply click ‘Interested’ or ‘Going’ on our MotorFest event page

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

Vehicles needed for ANZAC Day Parade – Forest Lake RSL Sub-branch

We received a letter from the President of the Forest Lake RSL Sub-branch inviting you and your members (and cars) to attend our ANZAC Day Parade and Commemoration Service at the Forest Lake Amphitheatre on Tuesday 25 April, 2017.

They are hoping, this year, to include some vintage vehicles in our parade to transport some of their members who are unable to march.

In previous years, they transported some who are unable to march in their bus, but they do not feel part of the parade. It would be great to have them feel more involved. And it would be such a great experience for these members to be transported in historic vehicles.

Indications are, there are approx. 16 people would like to be transported. If more QHMC members (and their vehicles) would like to participate, they will gladly include you in their March/Parade.

There is ample car parking available for your vehicles at the Amphitheatre where they hold the Service.

The Parade assembles in High Street at 8.30 am and steps off at 9.00 am.

The parade travels down Forest Lake Boulevard, past the saluting dais to The Esplanade Car Park where the service is held.

Last year they had approx. 6000 attend their Service.

The Commemoration Service commences at 9.30 am and concludes at 11.00 am.

Afterwards, they gather at the Bowls Club for a BBQ and drinks.

Please let me know if you and your members are able to participate and help our with this cause. Please email me.

Christine Stevens
President – Queensland Historic Motoring Council Inc
Mobile: 0419 789 151
Email: president@qhmc.org.au



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.

2017 QHMC Tasmania Tour – 14th April to 1st May

Update 9th January 2017

2017 Tasmania Tour_1

18 days of friendship, fun and frivolity

Experience Tasmania‘s World Heritage wilderness, great food and wine, historical buildings and clean air

Participate in all of part of the tour … it is your holiday!

No entry fee

2017 Tasmania Tour_2

This tour is open for all historic vehicles from all states. It begins Easter weekend as this is the most favourable weather with (traditionally) little to no rain. We will fit in as much as possible yet allow time to look around and relax.

We depart Melbourne on the Spirit of Tasmania, Thursday 14th at 9:00pm (arriving Devonport Friday 14th at 6:00am) and depart Devonport Monday 1st May at 7:30pm (arriving Melbourne Tuesday 2nd at 6:00am). Book your fares and get in quick as spaces are scarce – www.spiritoftasmania.com.au

The Tour Booklet PDF (110 pages) is attached for you to print and bring with you. All accommodation details have been finalised and available for you.

2 Important things to do:

  1. Book Spirit of Tasmaniahttps://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/ – this is a busy time and spaces are filling fast.
  2. Book your accommodation (as per Tour Accommodation List)
  3. Have your Tour Booklet printed and bound – and bring it with you

For further information click on the following:

Tasmania Tour & Accommodation Update (9th Jan 2017)

2017 Tasmania Tour – Tour Booklet_Part 1 (pages 1 to 48)

2017 Tasmania Tour – Tour Booklet_Part 2 (pages 49 to 110)




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



Sunday 28th May – 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

Flyer – QVVA Swap Flyer 2017



2017 RACQ QHMC Southern Queensland Rally – BEAUDESERT

The newsletter is attached for the 2017 RACQ QHMC Southern Queensland Rally. This is being hosted by the Beaudesert Motoring Enthusiasts Club in Beaudesert on Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June 2017.
Entry Forms will be available in November.
Driving distances and types of roads will be be suitable for all vehicle older and newer.
Entries will be open to over 100 vehicles.
Jason Dodge (Treasurer)
Beaudesert Motoring Enthusiasts Club Inc
PO Box 65, Beaudesert Qld 4285
0414 066 121 or (07) 5544 9230