VCBG Club News

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

Building a car now? We need you

Hello Team, as you may or may not know, Vipac has closed their emissions testing facility, meaning there is no place to complete the mandatory IM240 test in Victoria. This move has caught many people including Vicroads by surprise. Vicroads has asked the SVA / VACC...

Christmas thoughts from the Prez

To all VCBG members, It’s a special time of year, and on behalf of the elected committee (Gavin  & Ryan) I would like to thank you all for ensuring the continued success and growth of our group.   A special thank You to those who took the lead in our many varied...

Welcome to new members

Say hello to these folk when you see them: Arie Wetsteyn My interest in clubman cars began in 1964 ( 13 yrs old) when I saw my first Lotus 7 at a dealership in Parramatta. I knew I wanted one of these from the moment I saw my first one.Unfortunately life got in the...

Club shirts

I know most are now looking forward to things festive, but I thought I would put this reminder up now as there was a great reaction to the shirts that were worn at the Christmas party. We will be doing a second run of shirts in the new year for those who missed the...

Xmas 2018

Many thanks to our hosts Greg, Rita, Christopher and Chiara. The weather forecast meant the clubby count was down but a good time was had by one and all. A few photos from Sunday's gathering. Not just clubbies. And the Pres addresses the masses And the discussions...

Club Christmas lunch – Sunday 9th December

Come along to our place for this year's club Christmas lunch. Greg & Christopher Oates South Morang 12:30 onwards 0408 404 836 Pizza & pasta from a local shop, while our family will provide salads + sweets. No cost to members: club will cover all food + soft...

Getting on track with your clubman

We are a special breed who love these cars, why? maybe because we missed out when the Lotus 7 was around, maybe it is a late life crisis, maybe the challenge of building it yourself either from scratch or as a kit, maybe because you were not allowed to buy a Harley,...

How to Build a Middie

Sandro gave a fascinating talk before the recent RSL meeting on how he built his terrific little machine. He presented a series of slides showing it coming alive (in his carport, with an extension lead out through the house window!). It held our interest & lead to...

Welcome to New Members

Say hello to these folk when you see them: Neil Boyle My interest in motorsport goes back to the 60's sitting on a chair on top of the roof of my Dads Mark 2 Zephyr wagon at Lukey Heights Sandown watching Beechey, Manton, McKeon and Jane do battle. Also watched my...

Club shirts

Geoff Ritchie's organised these terrific long sleeved shirts for those who ordered one. Many were handed out at the East Malvern meeting, but we'll also bring the rest along to the two December breakfasts, plus the Christmas party. If you're a country member, we'll...

MSCA Sandown sprint – 21st October

Eight Clubmans were entered in the MSCA Sprint Meeting at Sandown on Sunday 21 October 2018. In perfect weather we were in a group with some quick Lotus Elises and the winning Clubman time for under 1600cc was recorded by James Strong in his Arrow Clubman, stopping...

Club Christmas lunch – Sunday 9th December

Here's a date to earmark, bang in the middle between eastside & westside breakfast Sundays. Greg & son Christopher Oates have offered to host this year's club Christmas lunch. Their home is equally convenient to both west & eastsiders, being in South...

Come & Try Day at Phillip Island – Sat 8th December

The MSCA is once again giving you the chance to see what it's like driving on a race track. If you think your clubman runs well out on the road, just wait to see what's it like on what I think is Victoria's best racetrack! You'll not believe how competitive, exciting...

Not the Nationals, Hamilton

Not the Nationals 2018 at Hamilton Victoria was amazing in so many ways. From Friday Lunch to getting home on the Sunday it was a great time had by all. On the Friday we meet up with Graham Lewis and friends at Inverleigh for lunch. Sandro even headed down from...

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...