2021 - The VMC is commencing its 2021 events with a picnic lunch on Australia Day at Kurrajong, and a Coffee 'n Cars at Annangrove in February.
Our "away events" for 2021 will be the CHMC Bush Council's Annual Rally at Temora and the Pre-31 Autumn Tour at Dubbo, and our own weekend Mountain and Anniversary Rallies.
Monthly local events are also planned for the rest of the year, to be held around the Greater Sydney area.
In 2020 the VMC entered its 66th year of vintage motoring events. Like all clubs we had a full calendar of both VMC and invitational events planned for 2020 including the VMC's monthly drives, our traditional weekend-long Mountain and Anniversary Rallies, the Pre-31 Autumn Tour in Dubbo, Temora's Bush Council Rally and various State and National rallies and one-make gatherings. The COVID -19 Pandemic travel and gathering restrictions, as with all other clubs, put an end to our events schedule pretty much just as our year of vintage motoring had started.
The VMC resumed events in the latter months of 2020 with several pleasant picnic runs that allowed our vintage and historic cars to get a good run. and members to catch-up, while complying all the time with the Covid restrictions.
In 2019 the Vintage Motor Club members, families and guests enjoyed our usual full calendar of motoring events such as the VMC's Mountain Rally in July (an event which has been held annually for over 45 years) with a great observation drive to Tarana, Sofala and Wallerawang, we held a fun Motorkhana and a social drive on National Motoring Heritage Day. The VMC had 10 cars attend the big Pre-31 Autumn Tour at Orange, and supported local and community events such as the Australiana Pioneer Village's Australia Day display, our mildly competitive vintage driving events included the annual 2-day Anniversary Rally in October, as well as our monthly driving events.
In 2018 The Vintage Motor Club enjoyed: A display at the Australiana Pioneer Village. The Annual Easter CHMC Rally around Narrabri where one of our younger VMC Associate Members brought home the Best 1980s Car Trophy. The Motorkhana with a Difference started at Wiseman's Ferry thence to Lemon Tree for some driving skills tests. A large number of VMC members enjoyed the Pre-31 Autumn Tour at Parkes. For National Motoring Heritage Day the VMC held have a social lunch run. Our Annual Mountain Rally toured to Gunning, Crookwell and Goulburn for great vintage motoring. Despite wet weather we followed the wonderful Hawkesbury Artists Trail. British car owning members supported All British Day. In October the VMC held a Drive for Drought Aid with our friends from the Veteran Car Club NSW, we raised funds for the CWA Drought Appeal with a run to a VMC Member's property and vintage car collection. The Ladies Day Luncheon, where we acknowledge VMC ladies who either drive vintage cars or who navigate them, was a pleasant long lunch. Our annual Christmas event was a convivial dinner at the Hills Motor Lodge enjoyed by a large number of members and guests.
Contact us if you wish to receive further details of our Club events, or if you have memories or photos of VMC cars and events to share.
See our Photo Gallerys pages for previous VMC event photos and reports, below is a sample slideshow of VMC cars at events.
COVID SAFETY PLAN
The VMC has a Covid Safety Plan, as per the NSW Government recommendation. We ask all members and visitors to our events to please:
- Practice physical distancing and remain at least 1.5m from any other person not from your household.
- If you have any symptoms, even if they are only mild, stay home.
- Not that at VMC events names and contact details will be collected and held by the VMC for at least 28 days, they will be stored confidentially and securely, destroyed appropriately, and only used for the purpose of tracing COVID-19 infections.