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On Australia Day (Friday 26th January), the Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club will hold what will be one of Queensland’s largest rally’s for historic and classic vehicles, with more than 500 vehicles expected to attend the day.

The planning is underway for the 2018 event, and our Australia Day Rally usually attracts up to 500+ vehicles ranging from the early 1900’s up to the late 1970’s. There are usually cars, motorbikes, trucks and buses of every make on display at the Ormiston State SchoolGrounds from 7.30am on Australia Day (enter from Wellington St or Dundas St East, Ormiston).

  • Entry is open to all enthusiasts of old, and classic vehicles
  • Entry is free
  • To enter just turn up on Australia Day
  • All the crew in your vehicle get a Free Breakfast
  • Free tea or coffee is provided to all entrants
  • Magnificent vehicle display
  • Fantastic vehicle runs
  • Free Rally Bag gifts for all entrants
  • Great raffle prizes
  • Proceeds of the Raffle go to the Sailability Charity, and other local charities
  • Supported by the Redlands City Council and RACQ

The day starts from 7.30am with free breakfast, tea and coffee and the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket to support the Sailability and other local charities. Serving of the free BBQ breakfast will stop at around 9:00am, however the free tea and coffee will be available all morning. After breakfast at about 9.30am the raffles will be drawn and if your name is drawn out, proceed to the tuckshop area to collect your prize. After the raffles, you will have time to spend looking at the display of around 500 classic vehicles parked in the grounds of Ormiston State School and completing some automotive & Australiana quizzes.

Buy some raffle tickets for a chance to win one of dozens of prizes worth over $1,500. All the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Sailability (a local charity enabling disabled people to Sail on Morton Bay) and other local charities.

Enjoy your morning tea at the school grounds. At about 10.30am leave on one of the several interesting drives (rally runs) visiting some of the Redlands tourist spots. The runs will all finish at the Redlands Sporting Club,  Anson Road, Wellington Point, where a buffet lunch is available for the run participants for $17.

To be part of this run just come along in your vintage, historic or classic vehicle between 7.30am and 10.15am at the Ormiston State School in Wellington Street, Ormiston on Australia Day.

For more information feel free to contact Steve on 0411 516 122.

Below is a link to the program for the day.
2018 Australia Day Rally Program

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

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
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.

Stolen car trailer

Attached photos show a trailer stolen from a front yard in Melbourne, in the early hours of Monday night (14th September 2015).  The trailer is characteristic in having several vintage chassis rails incorporated in its construction. Please phone Rob and Glenise on 03 5439 6254 if you have any information on its whereabouts.