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Updated ticket arrangements for August 17 Show n Shine at Wakefield Park, National Museum of Australia collection display

The National Museum of Austraslia has updated it’s arrangements for Wakefield Park Saturday August 17 2019, and the August Colonial information is now out of date. In particular, if you wish to enter the Show and Shine area, then you

Four Mountains challenge – revived and survived

The Four Mountains Challenge was resurrected by club member Malcolm Noad who was the originator of the original Three Mountains Challenge in memory of his late father-in-law, Jim Bruce. Jim Bruce once said that it was always a challenge to

CACMC at Crookwell – 11 May 2019

Sixteen members signed in at the Crookwell Potato Festival show on Saturday 11 May, bringing nine cars to shine among the spuds. They joined about 40 other cars from Crookwell and surrounding districts, some interesting ones amongst them. Kelly and

Old Hume Highway run

A few of the CACMC member vehicles at Yass, lunch stop for our “Old Hume Highway” run from Canberra via Collector, Breadalbane and Gunning on Sunday 14th April 2019. Lee Gaynor’s 1934 de Soto Airflow Town Sedan (right of picture)

Shine among the Spuds – Crookwell Potato Festival 2019

CACMC has been invited to participate in the Show and Shine car exhibition at the Crookwell Potato Festival on Saturday   CACMC access to the showground is via the gate off Grange Road. It is important club vehicles enter off Grange

24 club cars besiege Tidbinbilla Moon Rock Cafe

24 CACMC club cars scooted up hill and down dale from Weston Creek to Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station for the monthly club run, on Sunday 17 March. Watch for more details and photos in the upcoming Colonial.

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Big CACMC representation at Wheels 2019 – Queanbeyan

Around 60 vehicles owned by CACMC members were on display at the Shannons’ Wheels annual display, this year again at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds. A number of members had several vehicles on show, and other members attended without their vehicles for

Vintage Ute tonneau cover – FREE

Hello, I have an item that the club members might be interested in. It looks like it could be a tonneau cover for an old utility. Initially I thought it might be the top cover of the 1940s Hillman Minx

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The CACMC website now offers a lot of flexibility in the kind of material we can share online and keep up to date. Use the revised menus or the enhanced “Search” facility to find what interests you. The Search also

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Lucas Windtone WT618 Low Horn

12v, works but croaky. Could be restored or used for parts.  Contact Richard Thwaites via $10 or exchange negotiable – CACMC members only.

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I need this widget for my wehicle. If you can help please contact Richard Thwaites via

1968 Humber Super Snipe 5A – Annette and Ron Scattergood

Owner: Annette Scattergood There were four makes of cars that Anne and I wished to own. Hudson and Studebaker had been in the family for almost 50 years. The two remaining were a Humber Super Snipe and a Leyland P76.

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1924 Sunbeam LWB Tourer – Ross Nerdal

I have no idea who originally brought the car into Tasmania. There is still a faint chance that the second owner’s wife may hold a clue. Her son David Hutchison will ask next time he visits. I wait with hope.

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1938 Austin 7 – Geoff Hall

This 1938 Austin 7 started its working life being registered to Wilbur Walker, at the Police Station in Dimboola Victoria. I’m not sure if it was the pursuit vehicle, or just his mode of transport to get to and from

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Capricorn Birdie Deluxe Caravan – Joe and Maureen Vavra

Our Capricorn Birdie Deluxe Caravan—Saved from the Grave A Brief History. Capricorn Caravans, East Bentleigh Victoria. In 1950 Joe Postner decided that he had enough of living conditions in the Communist controlled Czechoslovakia and chose Australia for his new home. He

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1968 Ford Mustang Convertible – Dick Rowe

I bought this car after seeing photos of it on EBay in January 2010 and finally got it to Canberra in June. At the time of purchase it was owned by an elderly lady in Riverside in Los Angeles, however

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1964 Humber Vogue Estate – Chris Berry

  OK so you have a vehicle to restore. It has four wheels—glass—gearbox—engine—sort of. The body looks straight—has no brightwork—has no interior—or dash. It is a basic shell. So let us remove the glass, door handles, etc and take the

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1963 Fiat 1500

My first car was a white 1963 Fiat 1500. I bought it for $130 in 1988. I had always liked Fiats as my uncle had a 124BC and a 500. My dad also had a good friend who owned numerous

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1962 EK Holden Special – Graeme Evans

The 1962 EK that we write about is the second such model owned by us. We purchased the first second hand from a dealer in Ashfield, Sydney after returning from the United States where we spent about 20 months in

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1956 Hillman Husky – Chris Berry

  The Husky was resurrected from a watercourse in Queanbeyan and towed home with the idea of “doing it up” as a knock about car. It was in a sad and sorry state with a seized engine block, no glass

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1956 AC Aceca – Peter Hoskin

MY EXPERIENCE WITH AC CARS by Peter Hoskin In UK most schoolboys (and lots of grown men) made a Mecca of the annual British Motor Show held at Earls Court. I was one and made a visit in about 1955

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1956 Buick Special Sedan – Ken Herne

  Purchasing Our 1956 Buick Special My wife Judy and I have owned a 1936 Chevrolet Roadster and a 1937 Chevrolet Master Sedan since 1994. We have toured around Eastern Australia in our cars and shown our girls Emily and

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1954 Mercedes Benz Type 220 – Murray Mules

My 1954 Mercedes_Benz Type 220 sedan is quite a rare car – only 16,154 sedans were produced 1951 – 1954, 214 produced in 1954. The car was also available in coupe, 2 seat convertible, 4 seat convertible and 41 open

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1954 Triumph TR2 – Graham Bigg

Some of you may remember this car as I have owned it since 1996 and used it regularly including participating in the 1997 “BAY to BIRDWOOD”. Sometime in 2001 the engine started making rattling sounds, which were traced to a

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1937 Vauxhall – Roger Amos

I first saw Vonny Vauxhall as she arrived in Millthorpe for a display on Redmond Oval. The Bush Council rally in April 2012 had come to town having driven out from Orange for the day in Millthorpe. I was astonished

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1946 Ford Mercury Ute – Albert Neuss

I have always had an interest in older American vehicles and rare ones at that. In the 80/ 90s, my wife Faye and I had a caravan down the bay where we used to spend many a relaxing weekend away

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1951 Lagonda 2.6 Litre sedan – Alec McKernan

In December 2009 we bought a 1951 2.6 litre twin cam 6 cylinder Lagonda sedan from a Bowral deceased estate the owner of which had commenced taking the car apart to restore. All doors, mudguards, seats and body panels had

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1950 Studebaker Champion – Charlie Adams

A very long tale of a distinctive tail.   My ‘coming or going’ 1950 Studebaker Champion started off with my going to a clearing sale in 1988 out back of Crookwell and picking up a collection of bits for $10

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1948 DE36 Royal Daimler – National Museum

Let’s make the Royal Daimler fit for a queen again   ‘A shout went up: “Here she comes.” Within seconds, a storm of cheering swept through the crowd. Then round the bend swung the Royal Daimler … The cheering exploded

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1948 Plymouth Coupe – Brian McKay

A NEW STABLE MATE   – BY BRIAN McKAY 1948 Plymouth Coupe Most club members will be familiar with my two “rag top” vintage cars (1929 Chev Tourer and 1930 Model A Ford Roadster) which I have owned and rallied for much

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1947 Rover 16 sedan – Joe Micallef

I’m not one of those that are good at writing stories but since it has been three years since I joined the club, I will try to put few words together and hope that it will make a story about

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1930 Model A Ford Coupe – Michael Gifford

I am a 1930 ‘improved’ Model A Ford 5 window coupe loved and used by Michael Gifford. Why did Henry label me improved? It’s because I have a taller body and radiator to my 28 & 29 older brothers. I

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1929 Buick Sports Coupe – Graham Boyce

1929 BUICK SPORTS COUPE – FISHER BODY  MODEL 54 CC, MASTER 6  The Buick, Sports Coupe is owned by two generations of the BOYCE family being Barry and Graham. How this Buick come to light was a life long mate,

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1928 Austin 7 – Harry Crawford

Helen, our illustrious Editor, to whom we should all be very grateful, happened to mention that she was out of My Car stories and was going to switch over to flowers on the cover so she could pursue her big love. I

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1928 Studebaker Commander Regal

See Allan Martin interviewed about CACMC Last year on the club’s trip to the Binalong Motor Museum, I recall saying to Chris Berry and Charlie Adams that I would like classy restored earlier model car. In December’s Just Cars issue

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1926 Bullnose Morris Cowley runabout “Little Olive”

The Bullnose Morris depicted [below] and proudly owned by John Tilbrook at Tuross Head NSW was acquired from W.A. in 2011. John was a former member of the CACMC from the mid 1980’s until 1996 when he relocated from Kaleen

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1917 Model T Tourer

THE STORY OF MY CAR – 1927 Model T Ford – Ollie Walker The history that I know of this car started from Kevin Downing of Canberra who owned it for approximately 13 years from 1948 to 1961, doing farm

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1925 Bullnose Morris – Old Number 1

It was the dream of Canberra Antique and Classic Motor Club member, the late Jim Bruce, to build a replica of the father of the MG Cecil Kimber’s, Old Number One racing special. Cecil Kimber desired to win some motor

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