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

2017 QHMC Tasmania Tour

Update 20th September 2016

18 days of 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

Don’s miss out … Are you coming??

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.

Greg and I depart Melbourne on the Spirit of Tasmania (night sail) Thursday 13th April (arriving Good Friday) and depart Devonport Monday 1st May (again on the night sail). For us, I have booked hotels and motels of 3 ½ to 4 star rating.

Current information for the tour is on the QHMC Website for you to download – www.qhmc.org.au.

Once you have completed and provided your “Expression of Interest form”, your information will be entered into a database which will be shared with all other participants. This allows each of you liaise and coordinate your holiday with other participants – e.g. travelling together, where others plan to stay, etc.

The Tour Booklet PDF (123 pages) will be provided for you to print and bring with you. All accommodation details have been finalised and available for you to download from the QHMC website.

3 Important things to do:

  1. Complete the “Expression of Interest Form” & email to info@ftrs.com.au (Upon submitting your information, you will receive an emailed acknowledgement.)
  2. Book Spirit of Tasmaniahttps://www.spiritoftasmania.com.au/ – this is a busy time and spaces are filling fast.
  3. Book your accommodation (as per Tour Accommodation List)

For further information click on the following:

2017 QHMC Tasmania Tour – The Plan – Updated 20/9/2016

Accommodation – Updated 20/9/2016

2017 QHMC Tasmania Tour_Expression of Interest



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.


HCVAQ Historic Truck & Tractor Show

The Historic Commercial Vehicle Assn (qld) would like to invite you to their Historic Truck & Tractor Show, Saturday 24th September at the Gatton Showgrounds.

Entrants can set up from mid-day Friday 23rd. Entry to the show is free for entrants and $5.00 for adults. Children under 14 are free. All vintage car clubs are welcome to display their vehicles in a group if they wanted to have a run to Gatton.

For more info ph 07 5546 7050, email hcvaqld@hcvaq.com, visit http://www.hcvaq.com or check out the flyer.

NRVVCC Lismore Rally, August 19-21

The Northern Rivers Vintage & Veteran Car Club would like to invite you to their Annual rally in Lismore this year.

The rally will be held from August 19th – 21st this year. Contact Allan Johnston (a/h 0402 836621), R & M Novell (02 6621 9682 or 0427 257 190) or Narelle Middleton (02 6628 1207 or 0412 299 393).

Please forward entries to Rally Secretary, Narelle Middleton, 247 Humpty Back Road, McLeans Bridge 2480 or to nrvvccrallysecretary@gmail.com.

More details in the entry form, map and accommodation guide.

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

2017 QHMC Tasmania Tour – Saturday 15th to 30th Sunday (16 days / 15 nights)

Tasmania tour map

After 3 previous successful tours around Tasmania (2003, 2006 and 2012) it is time for another leisurely drive around this picturesque and friendly island. This event is open for all historic vehicles. Entrants from all states welcome!

So far, we have people coming from Queensland, NSW and Victoria in a variety of vehicles (Vintage vehicles through to later model Morgans).

The organisers will depart Melbourne on the Spirit of Tasmania (night sail) good Friday 14th April and depart Devonport Sunday 30th April (again on the night sail). We are not driving between Brisbane to Melbourne; we will be driving a Melbourne based Morgan. I will be booking (for us) motels of 3 1/2+ star rating.

The planned tour travels anti-clockwise around the island, the idea being to fit in as much as possible, allowing ample time to have a look around and still time to relax. The tour has been organised, through this is subject to change once all confirmations are completed. The map gives you an idea of the areas the tour will cover.

You are welcome to join us for all or a part of the tour. You may wish to add extra days before or after what I am planning. We can add that in also so you are covered with concessional registration. You may decide my accommodation choice does not suit you. There are also day sailings on the Spirit of Tasmania at peak times such as this. (This is less expensive as you do not require a cabin). Check this for yourself. The choice is yours.

If you are interested in participating, please complete Expression of Interest (below) and return.

A database will be prepared for you to liaise and coordinate with other participants.

Upon submitting your information you will receive an emailed acknowledgement.

You will be emailed the database each time it is updated. This allows you to access the details we have all provided and enables you to liaise and coordinate your holiday with other participants.

Click for – 2017 QHMC Tasmania Tour – The Plan (31032016)

Click for – 2017 QHMC Tasmania Tour – Expression of Interest (PDF)

2017 QHMC Tasmania Tour – Expression of Interest (Word)

Click QHMC Calendar for current information on this tour.

Click – Spirit of Tasmania for information and prices on day and night sailings.

Enquiries – Greg & Christine Stevens – info@ftrs.com.au