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John Knight Memorial Park, from 8:30am, enter through Canberra University College carpark on Aikman Drive, Belconnen.  CACMC zone at bottom of hill closest to Lake Gininderra.

Information from James Barlow – Fiat Car Club. The Fiat Car Club ACT is planning a film night at Manuka Cinema on 14 Nov to see Ford v Ferrari.    Tickets are $9 a head.     Arrive from 8 pm …

Ford v Ferrari Film Night – Manuka 14 Nov Read More »

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, with cars coming from a wide radius from Wagga and …

Another Classic day at Classic Yass – 3 November Read More »

Last chance to join this club group visit to the NSW South Coast. Organizer is Graham Crockett (0439 732 107). Click here for details.

Graham Gittins and Joe Micallef are planning to rent a mini-bus for a day return trip to CARnivale on Australia Day at Parramatta Park.  About $50 per head. If interested click here for details and contacts.

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, several of our club’s Big American beauties joined the group …

President’s Run 2019 – highlights and delights of Queanbeyan Read More »

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 in the Links menu of this CACMC website..

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 for over 20 years. All were warmly thanked by the …

Committee elected for 2019-20 Read More »

Flynn’s famous Wrecking Yard, at Cooma, is for sale. 20 acres, housing approximately 4000 parts vehicles dating back to 1928. Phone 02 6452 1866 to enquire.

After a period off the radar, the Club’s engine gantry has been located and can be borrowed by members. Contact the Registrar.

email to webmaster@cacmc.org.au with “Notice Board” in the title. Keep it short! Pictures can be attached. Click or tap on a notice HEADING to see details and pictures.

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: Michael and Anne Toole  – 1979 Holden VB Commodore. Best American Marque: …

Annual Club Awards for 2019 Read More »

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 …

Four Mountains challenge – revived and survived Read More »

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 …

CACMC at Crookwell – 11 May 2019 Read More »

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) …

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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 …

Shine among the Spuds – Crookwell Potato Festival 2019 Read More »

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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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 …

Big CACMC representation at Wheels 2019 – Queanbeyan Read More »

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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 …

New website launched – your help needed Read More »

12v, works but croaky. Could be restored or used for parts.  Contact Richard Thwaites at at CACMC meeting or via webmaster@cacmc.org.au Free to CACMC member.

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. …

1968 Humber Super Snipe 5A – Annette and Ron Scattergood Read More »

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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. …

1924 Sunbeam LWB Tourer – Ross Nerdal Read More »

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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 …

1938 Austin 7 – Geoff Hall Read More »

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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 …

Capricorn Birdie Deluxe Caravan – Joe and Maureen Vavra Read More »

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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 …

1968 Ford Mustang Convertible – Dick Rowe Read More »

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  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 …

1964 Humber Vogue Estate – Chris Berry Read More »

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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 …

1963 Fiat 1500 Read More »

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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 …

1962 EK Holden Special – Graeme Evans Read More »

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  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 …

1956 Hillman Husky – Chris Berry Read More »

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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 …

1956 AC Aceca – Peter Hoskin Read More »

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  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 …

1956 Buick Special Sedan – Ken Herne Read More »

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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 …

1954 Mercedes Benz Type 220 – Murray Mules Read More »

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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 …

1954 Triumph TR2 – Graham Bigg Read More »

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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 …

1937 Vauxhall – Roger Amos Read More »

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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 …

1946 Ford Mercury Ute – Albert Neuss Read More »

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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 …

1951 Lagonda 2.6 Litre sedan – Alec McKernan Read More »

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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 …

1950 Studebaker Champion – Charlie Adams Read More »

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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 …

1948 DE36 Royal Daimler – National Museum Read More »

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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 …

1948 Plymouth Coupe – Brian McKay Read More »

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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 …

1947 Rover 16 sedan – Joe Micallef Read More »

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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 …

1930 Model A Ford Coupe – Michael Gifford Read More »

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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, …

1929 Buick Sports Coupe – Graham Boyce Read More »

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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 …

1928 Austin 7 – Harry Crawford Read More »

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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 …

1928 Studebaker Commander Regal Read More »

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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 …

1926 Bullnose Morris Cowley runabout “Little Olive” Read More »

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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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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 …

1925 Bullnose Morris – Old Number 1 Read More »

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