Christmas Lunch at Tennyson Saturday 3 December 2016

A big thanks to Kim and Sue for hosting us for our Christmas lunch this year. We had a lovely time catching up with friends and relaxing in their terrific bushland setting. Despite our anticipation, the resident goanna refused to make his appearance, leaving us a little disappointed, though very relieved.

Most members were met by Kim at Macquarie Park Windsor at around 11am before heading off  a little after 11.30am to travel to Kim and Sue's.  We took a short run through the lowlands and Freemans Reach, which is always a nice drive - though the countryside is very dry at the moment. Two other members sadly had to work for part of the day, but joined us in plenty of time for lunch.

On arrival at Tennyson we parked the club cars close to the road for passersby to see with the club banner proudly on display.

Attending -  Peter and Rhonda's '64 Minx, Vern and Cheryl’s '69 Hunter (also Cheryl's mum Betty in Cheryl's modern),  Geoff's '65 Imp, Arthur’s '66 Gazelle,   Paul and Mae's '62 Superminx, 2 of Kim's Hunters, and Colin in his modern. We had 1 visitor (Warren), a friend of Kims from the Peugeot Club.

Our lunch was delicious and we  appreciated the efforts of our hosts who made us feel right at home. Many thanks to those who brought something to share.

A good day was had by all.   

Bundeena Run Wednesday 2 November 2016.

We met at Waterfall on a perfect spring morning and set off down the Old Princes Highway, turning off at Helensburgh and stopping for morning tea at Stanwell Tops.   Here we met Jim who had driven up from southern Wollongong.  There were a number of paragliders and hang gliders enjoying the gentle ocean currents and providing a spectacle for the tourists.   Our cars too provided much interest with quite a few people taking photographs and posing with the cars.  After a cuppa we set off for the drive through the beautiful Royal National Park arriving at the Bundeena Bowling Club about 12.20pm.   We all had the hearty pensioners $12 lunch and enjoyed a chat and a laugh.
Those attending were Arthur Patrick (1966 Gazelle), Bruce and Hazel Klower (1960 Series 111A Convertible), Jim Braddock (1969 Hunter Royal) and Mae and Paul Johnson (1962 Superminx).


The British Auto Classic Extravaganza (WA) 2016

The British Auto Classic Extravaganza 2016 was held on 29 and 30 October 2016 at the El Caballo Resort in Wooroloo, a town on the outer fringe of the Perth Metropolitan Area in the Perth Hills. We happened to be in Perth at the time so I decided to go and have a look.   The ‘extravaganza’ included concerts of British songs and music, art and craft markets, dancing horse display, dancing dogs, helicopter rides, Morris Dancers, Scottish pipe bands, highland dancers and the Australian Army Swing Band.   On Sunday there was the British car display.  This was like our All British Day except the Jaguars and Rolls Royces were notable for their absence.   The Veteran Car Club of Western Australia was inaugurated in 1958.  It now has 7 country branches and 8 sections including veteran, vintage and classic cars as well as a Humber & Rootes Group Section.  The sections have their own meetings and runs but are encouraged to participate in whole-of-club events.  The Humber & Rootes Group Section had 12 cars on display including 3 Hillmans, Humbers and Sunbeams.  

I hope you enjoy the images and background information.   Paul Johnson

Annual President's Run - Sunday 25th Sepember 2016

Thanks to Walter for the photos and details of the day.


All British Day 28th August 2016

ALL BRITISH DAY was held on Sunday 28 August 2016 at the Kings School, North Parramatta.  Fortunately the rain held off long enough for the grounds to dry out sufficiently for the event to go ahead. 

There was again a wide selection of cars on display including a 1920’s Rolls Royce Roadster and a 1948 Duncan Healey. Our club had a good roll-up of 15 cars.  Throughout the car displays we noticed another 4 Hillmans – an Imp, Series VI, Hunter and Series Estate.  

Those attending from our club were C Ringrose (1962 Minx), C Baxter (1967 Gazelle), B Klower (1960 Series IIIA Minx Convertible), G Chivers (Californian), W Anker (1970 Hunter), J & C Seaton (1961 Series IIIB Minx), G & L Prescott (1969 Hunter Royal), G Green (1965 Imp), A Patrick (1966 Gazelle), G Jack (Commer Camper), P & R Schipp (1964 Minx), K Bolin (1971 Hunter), A Gallard (1956 Minx Ute), V Sotter (1969 Hunter), P  Johnson (1962 Superminx).

A special thank you to Colin Ringrose, our delegate to the All British Day who was on site at 5.45am for helping to set up.  


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