VCBG Club News

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

Minutes of Meeting – Wednesday 26th September

Financial * Ryan: Bank balance largely healthy * Ins & outs (nothing wrong with that - Gav) * Sandro: We should let new members know that their membership covers July to June Red plates * Sandro: 32 cars on club permits across 29 members Looking back * Les: Reading...

Santa is coming and Charles can hardly sleep

I have some news to share. My new Caterham 355s is currently sailing past the pirates in Somalia on board a ship bound for Melbourne. It’s due to arrive on the 20th Sept, and should see it registered by early Oct. I ordered it in Jan and can’t wait to drive it. Here...

Welcome to new member

Say hello to our new friend, Jeff David, when you see him: I am just another guy building cars in his shed. This website below links to different blogs. http://www.jaydeequantum.com.au/ The main website is this. http://www.quantumgp700.com.au/ Video by Barcroft Media...

Not the Nationals Hamilton – October 12th to 14th

I gave the Lake Hamilton Motor Village a very conservative number of 20 units (as we’ve always had more than that) so they’ve held rooms in our name. As it stands we’ve only got 9 units booked. All I’m asking, is that those members who said they’d go, please confirm...

Why owning a clubman makes perfect sense

Why owning a clubman makes perfect sense By Alastair Dow Set against normal benchmarks like comfort, practicality, beauty or safety the clubman sports car makes no sense at all. The styling is ‘basic origami’, flat panels set against fibreglass mouldings, with various...

Shock AGM results

Gasps of surprise in East Malvern last month. Each committee member was returned unopposed: Les Bone - President John Pitman - Vice President Ryan Love - Treasurer ( See Ryan if you've got any query about membership details, whether you're financial and so on ) Gavin...

Sticks and stones may break …

... my rear guard? So I went for a midnight drive recently, just to escape the madness for a few moments. Slowing at an intersection I heard an odd sound. Looked down to see this: Maybe the locals were throwing spears at this annoying little noisy car?...

Minutes of Meeting – Wednesday 25th July

New members along to the RSL for the first time: Grant & Robert Apologies: Tim Woods, Ian McInnes, Clint Draper, Robert Sedgwick, Greg Gibson, Rob Nethercote, David Box Matters from last meeting * We purchased the caravan scale * Wheel alignment gear day was held *...

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...