The annual National Motoring Heritage Day, mid-May each year, is patchily observed by different State and Territory heritage motoring bodies. In ACT it is up to individual clubs to make … Read on..
The grass was green and the air was fresh and mild at the 40th Shannon’s Wheels at Queanbeyan Showgrounds. Scott Molloy’s drone, and Geoff Hall’s GoPro on a stick, captured … Read on..
CACMC had a good turnout of 20 vehicles (15 historics) and 35 members and friends for our run, organised at short notice, to join the Cooma Car Club’s museum opening … Read on..
The annual President’s Run, originally scheduled for August, got deferred and deferred by the unpredictable COVID lockdowns affecting the ACT and NSW. We finally got it moving on Sunday 14th … Read on..
Jack Gault from the Triumph Club has a set of rims for Volvo series 2. If interested see picture and contact details at this link.
Hello, I am a member of the Triumph Car club and we see your magazine regularly. I have a set of Volvo series 2 (late) rims in good condition, as … Read on..
CACMC on June 13th visited Honeysuckle Creek in Namadgi National Park – the site of the former NASA space communications base from where video of the historic first human steps … Read on..
Club member Jon Crossman has a workshop with a hoist in Fyshwick. Members are welcome to use it. Call John 0438 006 263.
Manuals, references and texts from various marques and periods are available for members to acquire: see here
The club run for February 2021 left from Cooleman Court on Sunday 14th. Around 25 cars representing 7 decades headed for Tidbinbilla via Cotter Road and Paddy’s River Road, took … Read on..
John Lindell, of Richardson ACT, has contacted the club to offer this grease dispensing cap to a club member who can use it.
John doesn’t know what it is from. … Read on..
CACMC’s presentation of annual awards and trophies took place this year at the Picnic Meeting held on 8 December at Yarralumla lake foreshore. COVID precautions had prevented the holding of … Read on..
5 new Longstone tyres. 17-4.25 (bought for Austin 7 but don’t fit Australian models)
You can have them for $100
I have a set of 5 new Longstone tyres. 17-4.25 that I bought but can not use, so am offering them to an Austin 7 owner who can use them.… Read on..
Greg Riddell from Cooma Car Club invites all Holden owners to join a drive commemorating the day the first production Holden was built.
Sunday November 29th, 2020
The restored 1939 Chevrolet Pie Cart, owned by the Council of ACT Motor Clubs, will star in a special event at the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG) at lunchtime on … Read on..
Steve Edwards is looking for a set of five 21″ road wheels for the early 1928 “AR” Model A Ford. Also a steering arm Details.
Steve Edwards, a member of the Model A Restorers Club, is looking for a set of five 21″ road wheels for the early 1928 “AR” Model A Ford. The centres … Read on..
We collected at Uriarra Road below Mt Stromlo, then headed West to cross the Murrumbidgee at the low-level Uriarra Crossing, just re-opened after floods.
CACMC events are pretty free-spirited during … Read on..
CACMC member Graham Crockett is thinning out his collection of special cars:
- 1969 Porsche 911E
- 1985 Jaguar XJ-SC
- 1985 Alfa Romeo (Alfetta) 2.0 GTV.
- 2005 Subaru Liberty wagon 2.0 turbo
Binalong Motor Museum closing auction, online 26 July. Owner Stuart Saunders is selling most of one of Australia’s finest private vehicle collections. From books and memorabilia up to … Read on..
Graham and Heather Gittins are planning a trip to the New South Wales Goldfields centred on Bathurst and Forbes/Grenfell. Proposed timing was March/April 2021, but is now deferred until COVID … Read on..
Member Chris Clark reports special requirements:
Primary and Secondary proof of personal ID; proof of ownership including Stamp Duty paid;
BUT no RWC if you have Club certificate. Details.
CACMC member Chris Clark passes on some information gleaned 1/7/2020 in transferring rego from ACT to NSW (full or concession).
- Proof of identity – If you have never been a
Sunday 21 June 2020 saw 36 CACMC members and friends shake their fists at the threatening weather and take 22 vehicles out for our Midwinter run. Destination was Braidwood, via … Read on..
The Club’s engine gantry (or crane, or hoist) is available for members to borrow. Contact Bob Alexander
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0417 880 064.
On a rather chilly Sunday morning, a small group of members met at Bungendore for the trip up to Goulburn via Tarago. They were: Graham Bigg (BMW) and passenger Bob … Read on..
At the General Meeting on 10 March the Committee introduced a proposal to adjust membership fees from 1 July 2020.
- Single and Family membership will each be reduced by $5p.a.,
There were around 50 historic vehicles on display in the CACMC area on the main arena at Queanbeyan Showgrounds, not to mention those parked with other specialist clubs. The weather … Read on..
The Canberra Model Engineers Club invited CACMC to display at their open day on Sunday 15 March, at their impressive layout in Symonston, on the eastern fringe of Canberra. Club … Read on..
A large number of CACMC members and vehicles enjoyed the beautiful park location and Britishly fine weather (ie. fine, with a stiff breeze) for Terribly British this year. We couldn’t … Read on..
CACMC was well represented at Classic Yass this year. Rain was vaguely forecast, but didn’t amount to anything and the brave were rewarded with a fine day in fine surroundings, … Read on..
Twenty members participated in the annual President’s Run event in beautiful weather on Sunday 22 September. Despite competition from the Big3 American Car show taking place at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds, … Read on..
Ian Hooley has compiled a chart of colours recognised by vehicle registration authorities in ACT, NSW and Victoria (so far). The chart can be found at this link.
There were several retirements and elections of new office-bearers at the CACMC Annual General Meeting held on 10 September 2019.
Some retiring office-holders had served the club in various positions … Read on..
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At the CACMC Annual Presentation Dinner on Saturday 1st August, the following annual trophies were presented for vehicle restoration and club support categories:
- Bill Amies Mechanical Excellence Award:
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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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.
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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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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. … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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. … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..
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 … Read on..