VCBG Club News

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

Minutes of meeting Wednesday 28th March

21 members, none new. Red plates* Sandro: We've had some new cars, lots some old, but still have the same overall total* Sandro: Watch out with VicRoads - their procedures can vary   Some offices are well organised (Burwood best so far), some terrible.   If you get...

MSCA sprint events

Since last communique, the Marque Sports Car Association went to Phillip Island for a sprint meeting. New sprinters included: Finlay & Craig Whitehead in the Birkin, Jeff David in his 'Quantum' that you would have seen in an earlier VCBG newsletter & Kim...

Eastside breakfast – Sunday 3rd March

Eastside breakfast - Sunday 3rd MarchKing Bean in Wantirna from 8am onwards.Are we doing a drive on Sunday? As many are into quick local visits can I suggest a short dash to a nursery and cafe in Warrandyte with lots of parking?Click here for suggested route- Dave...

Get out in those cars!

Readers of ozclubbies may have seen a few us getting out enjoying our toys over these warmer months.Other members have asked to join in the fun, so Charles has volunteered to keep those interested informed via a mailing list. Planned drives at this stage:* Sunday 3rd...

MSCA goings on

This year, the Marque Sports Car Association (that we're part of) has run two events: * Rob Roy Hillclimb  One our fellow clubman owners encountered a kangaroo !  When I say "encountered", I really mean "thumped into pretty heavily", hitting the bonnet hard &...

A nice back rub for Valentine’s Day

So I've read about these foam seats that the racing blokes use & thought it'd be worth a crack.By good chance, my apprentice arrived with a six pack and chips just as I about to start pouring, on Valentine's Eve.Dave knows everything about expanding foam - I know...

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...