Events Calendar

Coming events

    • 03 Dec 2017
    • Como Gardens The basin



    Vehicle judging for this prestige award is planned for SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER (Family Christmas Picnic Day Como Gardens The Basin). Concours d’Originalite Perpetual Trophy for the best restored vehicle presented on the day. The vehicle must achieve the appropriate standard to considered.

    Eligible vehicles include:           

    Vintage to                     31st December 1930

    Post Vintage to                         31st December 1945

    Post War                      25 years rolling

    Contact:            John Johnston Ph. (03)97250912


    • 03 Dec 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • Como Gardens Basin-Olinda Road The Basin





    Our annual Christmas celebration for all the family will be held again at the beautiful Como Gardens, home of George and Pat Hetrel who have generously welcomed us over the years.

    This is a BYO everything event, lunch, picnic tables and chairs, and enjoy the activities in this outstanding garden setting. By special arrangement Father Christmas will be arriving at 2.00pm. He will give out gifts that you will have clearly labelled and left discreetly in the designated VDC car near the entrance gate. Children will receive a drink and some lollies on arrival. Do not miss out on buying a ticket in the VDC Christmas hampers raffle.

    Vehicles entered for the Vintage Driver Club Concours Trophy 2017 will be judged during the day.

    Please remember this is a private home, and make sure you pick up all wrapping paper and other rubbish before you leave.

    Entry charge $10 per car for The Basin CFA.

    Address: Como Gardens, Basin-Olinda Road, 

                     The Basin. (Melway 65 K8)

    Time: 11.00am onwards. Enquiries:  Doug Stevenson 93336419 email:

    • 16 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • VDC Club Rooms Nunawading





    The sit down two course Spit Roast dinner will commence at 6.00pm at the Clubrooms, but come earlier to view member’s historic vehicles and enjoy member’s company with BYO drinks or purchase drinks from the VDC ground floor lounge bar.

    Main Meal, Beef and Pork, jacket potatoes, choice of salads, garlic bread etc. Deserts, Christmas pudding, fruit salad or apple strudel.

    The cost per person, $27.00.


    Meeting: A short Club meeting will be held at 7.30pm, followed by entertainment and frivolity until supper time.

    Enter early so we can confirm our expected numbers for Hillards, who are doing the catering again.

    Send your entry and cheque / Payment made out to:

    The Vintage Drivers Club, C/- Kris Miles. P O Box 246, Nunawading, Vic, 3131, to reach us no later than Sunday 10th December.

    Bookings and payment can be made with Kris at Club Meeting nights

    To make payment with Credit Card or Direct Deposit please use Entry Form B that you can find on Club Website in the Events area, and notify Kris.

    On the day, your booked tickets will be handed to you as you arrive at the Clubrooms.

    Further inquiries, Kris Miles; Mob:  0409806054.

    Let’s all have fun and celebrate Christmas and another Great Year for the Vintage Drivers Club.

    • 10 Jan 2018
    • To be Confirmed



    To Be Confirmed

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ruffey Park Lake Victoria Street Doncaster East





    Join us on Saturday, 20th January, 2018 from 5 pm onwards to enjoy our first Evening Run for the year to be held at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster, where we will meet at one of the several Picnic Shelters with BBQs nearby, located on the ’lake side’ of this very scenic park.

    Bring your own meat and sausages to BBQ or, picnic selection together with your chairs and tables, in case they are needed. The park is gently sloping with plenty of shady trees and much birdlife to attract your interest, including Tawny Frogmouths, as have been seen on previous occasions.

    Take a casual 15 minute walk through the bush land down to look at the lake, cross the bridge and return by another track back to the BBQ area.

    Location: Enter the park via The Boulevard (which runs off George Street) Melway 33 F 10 and follow the bitumen down the hill to the Car Parking  area, then walk to  the BBQ and Picnic Shelters. Look for the VDC Club Banner to spot your friends and join in the fun.

    Time: 5.00 pm onwards.

    Please come along and have a good time.

    For any enquiries: please contact Kris Miles on 0409 806 054.

    • 26 Jan 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • VDC Club Rooms


    FRIDAY 26th JANUARY 2018

    AUSTRALIA DAY – Sausage Sizzle

     Club rooms open at 5pm for the free BBQ sausage sizzle at 6.00 pm. Day light saving time, come in your favourite historic vehicle. After the meeting time for a social natter night, and supper. 

    • 07 Feb 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • RAAF Museum Mel Ref 198 J 4


    WEDNESDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2018     

    Point Cook RAAF Museum

    We are to meet at the RAAF museum at 10 am.

    Mel Ref 198 J4.

    You will need your licence for ID to drive onto the base. Coffee, tea, cakes & sandwiches available for purchase.

    I have booked a guided tour for 10.30am

    We then go to lunch at SANCTURY LAKES HOTEL

    Point Cook Rd Point Cook    Mel Ref 207 K6.

    Please ring Jim Watson with numbers that are attending on    93661338 

    Cheers Jim Watson

    • 16 Feb 2018
    • 18 Feb 2018
    • Ballarat

    Vintage and Classic Car Club               Ballarat

    Your Invitation to enter the 47th Begonia Rally, 16th – 18th February 2018

    We welcome your entry in this event. With a new venue to call ‘Home Base’ we are pleased to welcome back the catering group that have helped give this Rally it’s wonderful reputation.

    Plans are well advanced and shaping up to have lots to see and do but also allow time to spend time with your fellow entrants enjoying, viewing and chatting about our common interest.

    We are working hard with our sponsors and supporters to keep this event affordable to ensure it remains part of your annual calendar.

    Friday 16th February - Welcome and Registration.

    Registration from 5pm, with a light meal for those that have booked, will be held at Home Base, CE Brown Reserve “Lakers Clubrooms” entry from Norman Street Wendouree, near the corner of Dowling St.

    Saturday 17th February - Registration at Home Base from 9am where rally cars will be displayed.  We will again have stalls in place offering a range of items for sale.  Morning tea will be provided. Enjoy this time to wander and chat with friends.

    Saturday Lunch as ordered will be available from approx. 12noon.  At approx. 1.00pm entrants will be lead on a short run to a local homestead and gardens that have rarely been open to the public or groups in the past. Afternoon tea will be served there and then return at your leisure.

    Saturday Dinner will be held Home Base commencing at 6.30pm for a 7pm dinner.  An enjoyable evening’s entertainment is planned. A bus will be provided for those not wishing to drive at night, please add your name to the list when registering and on the table allocation forms.

    Sunday 18th February - Leaving from Home Base at 9am we will take a scenic drive through to an interesting exhibit operated by a member of our club leaving with plenty of time to arrive back at Home Base for lunch at about 12.30pm followed by Presentations at 2pm.  Seating will be available for those who choose to bring your own lunch.

    We are accepting entries via email and have a Direct Debit option for payment.

     - If you choose to use this option please attach a payment receipt with your entry so that we can match them together.

    The email address is

    Direct Debit details: BSB     063 502                Account No: 0091 2281

    If you would like to post your entry, make Cheques and Money Orders payable to:

     Vintage & Classic Car Club Ballarat and post both to: Karen Grose   3 Burr St Miners Rest 3352,

                    Please check all information prior to Sending !!!!!!

    All entries received will be acknowledged with a receipt within 10 days. If you have any questions or queries regarding entries please call Karen  53 346 509 or 0400 594 133

    We look forward to seeing old friends again and look forward to meeting some new ones.

    The Rally is open to all veteran, vintage and classic motor cycles, cars and trucks.

                        ENTRIES CLOSE - 1st Feb 2018

    Vintage and Classic Car Club - Ballarat

                               47th Begonia Rally

                          16th – 18th February 2018

    Name of Entrant/Driver:                                                                                                  

    Name/s of passenger/s:                                                                                                  



    Postal Address:                                                                                         

    Suburb:                                                                           State:          Postcode:             

    Email Address:                                                                                                                

    Phone (H)                                                              (M)                                                    

    Make of vehicle:                                           Year & Model:                                             

    Vehicle Registration:                                     Club:                                                           

    Entry Details & Meals                          No. attending       each @              Total

    Entry fee                                                                                          $70.00

    Early Bird Entry Fee received by 5th January 2018                                $60.00

    Welcome Tea – Friday                                                $12.00                      

    Drinks at bar prices

    Saturday Lunch                                                           $12.00                      

    Saturday Dinner  (3 course)                                                          $40.00                     

    Drinks at bar prices

    Sunday Lunch                                                             $17.50                      

    Drinks at bar prices

    Total Payment                                                                           $             

    Please let us know if you have Special Dietary needs and we shall endeavour to assist with your request.

    By signing this entry form I agree to abide by all conditions of entry.

    Signature of Entrant:                                                                  

    • 18 Feb 2018
    • TBA



    The Chryslers Restorers Club has invited us to join with them for what has become an annual event for our two clubs. Some are members of both clubs; it has become an event not to be missed continuing this social event with one of our tenant clubs. More information on combined run and lunch venue in January Vintage Driver.

    Garry Jewell.  93383637


    • 25 Mar 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Kalorama Recreation Reserve Mel. 120 D9

    • 25 May 2018
    • Winton Raceway Winton Victoria


    25-27th May

    The Historic Winton Committee has invited VDC members to attend the Historic Winton Event in 2018 and display our vintage cars. The event will be on the last weekend in May. There will be free entry for our display cars. 

    We are arranging a run next year to attend and display our cars at Historic Winton. Accommodation is very difficult to find in the area on this weekend. A block of accommodation has been held at a motel in Wangaratta for the Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights. We are looking for around 20 cars and already 10 of those spots are taken. A number of members have now booked and if you are interested in attending please contact Glenda Chivers as the accommodation can only be held for a limited time.

    Phone: 0431 709 248   Email:

Past events

18 Nov 2017 Bendigo National Swap Meet
07 Nov 2017 Melbourne Cup Day Breakfast
29 Oct 2017 John and Margaret Davis Collection
11 Oct 2017 Bill Sides Collection
01 Oct 2017 CHACA Display Day
30 Sep 2017 Meet the Steam Giants of V.R.
20 Sep 2017 Mid Week Run
27 Aug 2017 Federation Picnic
20 Aug 2017 Combined Run with Model A Club
13 Aug 2017 VSCC Rob Roy Hill Climb
09 Aug 2017 Mid Week Run Mystery Tour
30 Jul 2017 New Members Day
12 Jul 2017 Mid Week Run Wallan
25 Jun 2017 Steamrail- Meet the Steam Giants of V.R.
11 Jun 2017 VDC Presentation Lunch
07 Jun 2017 Mid Week Run
28 May 2017 Economy Run
21 May 2017 National Motoring Heritage Day
10 May 2017 Eynesbury Homestead
14 Apr 2017 Tri Club Hot Cross Bun Day
12 Apr 2017 Mid Week Run Alma Doepel Docklands
09 Apr 2017 Federation Picnic
26 Mar 2017 Kalorama Rally
12 Mar 2017 Yarra Glen Swap Meet
08 Mar 2017 Mid Week Run
24 Feb 2017 Members Meeting
19 Feb 2017 Day Run with Chrysler Restorers Club
19 Feb 2017 RACV Classic Showcase
08 Feb 2017 Mid Week Run Montmorency
05 Feb 2017 RACV Great Australian Rally
27 Jan 2017 Members Meeting
26 Jan 2017 Australia Day
14 Jan 2017 Afternoon/Evening Run
11 Jan 2017 Mid Week Run
17 Dec 2016 Members Meeting and Christmas Party
04 Dec 2016 Family Christmas Picnic / Concours Judging
25 Nov 2016 Members Meeting
12 Nov 2016 Bendigo National Swap Meet
09 Nov 2016 Mid Week Run
01 Nov 2016 Melbourne Cup Breakfast
28 Oct 2016 Members Meeting
25 Oct 2016 Factory Tour
23 Oct 2016 Day Run to Yea
14 Oct 2016 Afternoon/Evening Run
12 Oct 2016 Mid Week Run
24 Sep 2016 The Murray Meander
23 Sep 2016 Members Meeting
28 Aug 2016 Federation Picnic Marong
28 Aug 2016 Hurstbridge Wattle Festival
20 May 2016 Mid week run to Gembook April 20TH
20 Mar 2016 The Kalorama Rally - A celebration of historic motoring
17 Feb 2016 Morning Melodies @ Club Kilsyth

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