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

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


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 –



2016 RACQ Southern QHMC Rally – hosted by the the QVVA

Tour invitation and entry forms are now available for the 2016 RACQ Southern QHMC Rally. This year the rally is hosted by the QVVA.

This event will be begin on Friday 3rd an(optional day), Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June 2016. Our “Hillbilly Themed Rally” will be based at the Darling Downs Veteran and Vintage Motor Club 2 Rocla Court Glendale 4350.

More rally, accommodation, event and what-to-bring info available in :

Inaugral Allora Veteran Tour

The Model T Owners Club of Queensland would like to invite you to their Inaugral Allora Autumn Festival Rally for Veteran and Vintage Cars to be held in Allora from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May.

The event is open to all Vintage and Veteran cars, trucks and motorcycles manufactured prior to 31st December 1930. Continuation models also accepted.

Contact Doug or Elizabeth on 07 4666 3801 or

More details on the invitation.


Motokana on the Sunshine Coast is being held from the 21st – 22nd May 2016. A great opportunity to spend time on the beautiful Sunshine Coast and share some camaraderie with like minded souls. The Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club would love to see you and your vehicle attend.

For enquiries please contact Rally Directory Phil Tucker on 0421 781 937 or email

See the Invitation and entry form for more details.

Penrite Factory Tour – Sunday 10th April

A tour of the Penrite Factory has been organised by Bill Martin. The factory will not be operating, though they will explain how it all works.

The group will be seated for a presentation, then broken into groups for tours.

Start Time:      9:00am at the factory – 172 Magnesium Drive, Crestmead

Cost:               No charge

RSVP:             Bill Martin – by 30th March – Email – Phone 3200 0640

Numbers are limited to 100 so get in quick!


RACQ QHMC Southern Rally – hosted by the QVVA

Attached is the entry form and details on the June Combined RACQ-QHMC rally hosted by QVVA and being held in the Toowoomba region from the 3rd to the 5th June 2016.

This will be a fun rally so we would like to see as many as possible attend this event.

Fill out your entry form asap and return it to the address listed to be in the draw for an early entry prize.

Rally Organisers

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

Department of Transport and Main Roads – CarModMonday livechat Q&A

Department of Transport and Main Roads online Q&A session

When:  Monday 22nd February

Time:   6:30pm

Live Chat:

Below is an email received from Department of Transport and Main Roads .

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will be hosting an online Q&A session this coming Monday 22 Feb for an hour kicking off at 6:30pm.

During this session we’ll have members of our vehicle standards and modifications team on hand to answer questions from the public.

We’ll be promoting the chat Friday on the TMR Facebook page and we’d appreciate it if you could share this post and promote the chat with your club members if you think it’s something they’d be interested in.

The chat can also be accessed directly via our website here

Participants can submit their questions anonymously if they’d prefer, or if they don’t have any questions, they’re more than welcome to just watch the chat unfold.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Department of Transport and Main Roads

GPO Box 1549 | Brisbane Qld 4001 P: (07) 30667260 W: