THE VINTAGE MOTOR CLUBwas founded in 1954 by a group of Sydney car enthusiasts whose objectives were to preserve, restore and drive the cars of the 1920s. Those young men and women in their then less than 30 year old cars could never have predicted that the Club and, most importantly, the cars would still be going strong more than 60 years later.
Our members current vintage cars include – Alvis, Austin, Buick, Chevrolet, De Soto, Dodge, Ford, Morris, Nash, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Rolls Royce, Studebaker, Sunbeam, Triumph, Vauxhall. The oldest car on our Club Register is a 1921 Rolls Royce, the youngest a 1930 Nash.
Our Club members come from all age groups and backgrounds, we have young families actively involved as well as members who are themselves....vintage.
VMC members actively pursue opportunities to 'enjoy our motoring heritage'. The Club has a proud history of running competitive motoring events that encourage the enjoyment of driving vintage cars. We endeavour to take our cars on roads and runs that suit them best, so off the highways and on to the byways is where we often go. Events include rallies, non-competitive drives, touring holidays and involvement in displays and public events to promote the vintage car.
As well as participating in the Club's own events VMC members and their cars have been in just about every major historic car event held in the eastern states including the three FIVA International Rallies [1970, 1978 and 1988], marque National Rallies, many Concours d' Elegance and the earlier years of historic racing.
VMC cars have transported war veterans, movie stars, rock stars and even world famous sporting trophies. Our cars have had major and minor roles for television and the movies and been featured in calendars, books and magazines in Australia and overseas.
The Vintage Motor Club has been involved in all facets of the vintage motoring scene in Australia, providing from among its members many enthusiasts who have successfully represented the old car movement at State and National car club Councils and to various levels of government.
As one of the senior heritage car clubs in Australia the Vintage Motor Club was a founder member in 1963 of the Council of Veteran, Vintage and Thoroughbred Motor Clubs foundation (now CMC NSW) and VMC members gave 30+ years of leadership and service to the CVVTMC including the running of the Council's Annual Display Days held for many years at Warwick Farm and later at Castle Hill; the development of the Concourse Judging system used by the CVVTMC/CMC and subsequently adopted by many other car clubs, and the provision of Chief Judges and Concourse d' elegance and d'etat judges for regional, national and international car events.
The VMC is now an affiliated club of the Council of Heritage Motor Clubs NSW (the CHMC or "Bush Council") and Club members have driven in the Bush Council's very popular Easter Rally for over 35 years. While most VMC members come from the greater Sydney region the Club also has Country NSW Members and the VMC is very much aligned to the spirit of vintage motoring that endures among the Bush Council's clubs.
The Vintage Motor Club has a great past, thanks to the its members, their cars and the memories they created together, and it looks forward to a future where VMC members and their cars continue to make miles of memories.
Mountain Rally 2004 1929 Pontiac crossing the Fish River near Tarana.