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
National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park, Queens Park, Ipswich, Sunday 15th May 2016
Full details on the flyer.
Make this your monthly run – This event is at NO COST to you. Bring your picnic – enjoy a picnic in the park. Display your historic vehicle, have a fun day and “share the passion” with the public.
Demonstrate to the public and government departments, the contribution to communities and charitable organisations.
All vehicles to be in position by 9:30am. Display from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Some attractions of Queens Park are:
- Japanese themed Nerima Gardens
- Lions Lookout
- Queens Park Nursery
- Ipswich nature Centre – with native animals & rainforest bird aviary
- Children’s playground featuring Liberty Swing
Planned additional attractions:
- Awards for vehicle categories
- Awards for best costume to the era of the vehicles / best display
- Roving Entertainment
- Face painters
- Amberley Brass Band
- Coffee Van
Relevant Trade Stalls – e.g. Shannons, Department of Transport & Main Roads, Vintage Tyres, etc.
This year the NQ QHMC Rally was hosted by Cairns and District Historic Vehicle Club Inc., in Cairns over the Easter long weekend. Secretary, Trevor Shields attended and represented the QHMC committee. QHMC covered the cost of the return airfare and Trevor covered all other expenses associated to his attending the event.
The 2016 NQ QHMC Rally will be in Mackay, again over the Easter weekend. More information will be provided as it is made available.
Trevors report on North Queensland QHMC Rally Cairns Easter 2015 is available for download.
The lastest “From the President’s Desk” is now available.
The National Motoring Heritage Day display day in Queens Park Ipswich is organised (with more being added) and promises to be an excellent day. Remind your club members, they need to register on line for this event (full details on the flyer – and remember, this web address is case-sensitive) – or complete the attached registration form and post to the address on the form.
The planning has been completed for the QHMC Rally in Pittsworth, For full details please refer to the QHMC website – http://qhmc.org.au/qhmc-rally/ – as the Flyer, Entry form and Accommodation guide are all available. So far, the majority of the vehicles registered are pre-1931. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions or issues you would like raised, please do not hesitate to contact me direct.