VCBG Club News

Latest news and meeting minutes from the VCBG and all things clubman

Minutes of meeting – Wednesday 30th May

22 members, one new Financial First report from Ryan: * We're cashed up * Couple of new members recently * We bought the alignment gear * Les still has rugby tops * Les will buy more black caps Club gear * With our alignment gear here now, we're considering a club day...

Protech Shock Dimensions

From Greg at Redback Motorsport: Please find attached the Protech dimensions spreadsheet. It shows the open & closed lengths, and stroke travel. FYI the stroke includes the bump rubber, so subtract 20mm to give you the working stroke length. For clubbie builders that...

Bright, Not the Nationals

The sun rises through the mist over the mountains, the autumn leaves crunch underfoot as the smell of barbecued bacon wafts through the air. The quiet is suddenly broken by the sound of a clubbie exhaust blaring off into the hills. It's great to be back in Bright....

Minutes of East Malvern Meeting, Wednesday 28th March

19 members, none new, no visitors Previous minutes * Memership cards Ian has provided an electronic version of the previously printed cards. We'll email them to new & renewed members. (Gavin : We haven't yet made the changeover with Ryan completely, so if you need one...

Summertime … and the living is easy

Over the warmer months, a few of us have got together for evening drives. Meet after work, soak up some twisty roads, pause for nourishment & good conversation at a country pub then cruise on home. From the mouth of my cultural adviser Dave Down: "These cars are meant...

Phillip Island Historics, 9th to 11th March

This is the best historic meeting in the country. Even if you didn't watch the racing, it's a buzz being able to wander around the pits & paddock and get up close to ex-F1, Indy, Formula 5000, Aussie touring cars, other open wheelers ... et cetera. This year’s special...

January cruise to Yarra Glen

A big rollup for our first get together for 2018 with 19 clubbies and 25 members. With the weather being mild to warm it was a ripper day to jump into the clubbie for a fang. Our Coffee shop was overwhelmed with the big crowd first thing on a Sunday morning. Dave D...

East Malvern meeting Wednesday 31st January

New members: Leonard, who's bought Ian Rusch's R23 & Roger who's bought a Birkin. Both gents are looking to put their machines on the track. Our hearts go out to Terry, who's lovely early red MX5 burnt the ground recently. He's replaced it with a NC MX5, which his...

Meetup with Alpine Car Club, Sunday 7th January 2018

How about this to usher in the new year? A slightly longer country drive to Ruffy to meet up "half way" with some friends from north-eastern Victoria. We'll leave after eastside breakfast. The drive should take a leisurely couple of hours; we'll also toss in a break...

Eastside Breakfast – Sunday 5th November

Usual spot: King Bean Cafe, Wantirna. Usual time: 8am onwards. The VCBG is offering the choice of 2 runs at the next Coffee East on November 5th. Run #1 is Wantirna to Yarra Junction via Wellington Rd and Gembrook. (78km) and if that not enough for you then consider...

Minutes of East Malvern meeting, September 2017

New members: Neil Roshier Apologies: Larry, James Shone, James Robinson Financial report was given by Les, in James's absence. Newsletter / Emails / VCBG website * Newsletter emails are "too slick", "too long" & shouldn't contain any financial info * Shane's asked...

Minutes of 2017 AGM

2017 AGM All committee positions were declared vacant. Shane Duggan was nominated to Chair the elections.  President: Les Bone returned unopposed Vice President: John Pitman returned unopposed Treasurer: James Robinson returned unopposed Secretary: Gavin Eakins...

Williamstown meeting, Wednesday 30th March 2016

Apologies: Les, Ian, Crado, James, Joe 10 members, no visitors Bi-monthly meeting place * With 70% of our members eastside, we're contemplating moving this to the other side of the bridge * Ian Rusch & David Box (by proxy): Some places have been investigated so far,...

East vs West….And the winner is?

East vs West….And the winner is?

And the East side has it! What a turn out.  On Sunday the East side held its monthly coffee catch up,  With a massive 35 people attending.  Credit to King Bean Cafe for managing to accommodate us all.  Lets see if next month we can create some records! Now it is over...