Our Welcoming Message
Welcome along to the Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of South Australia, Incorporated.
The Club was founded in 1956 and meets every second Tuesday evening of the month presently in the rooms of the Payneham R&SL Clubrooms 360 Payneham Road Payneham at 8:00pm.
Annual subscriptions and joining fee
Our annual subscriptions of $35.00 fall due at the beginning of July every year with an initial once off joining fee of $15.00.
For this, all financial Members privileges include one monthly copy of Our Club Magazine referred to as the Smoke Signal. Country Members receive their copy through the postal system free but for local metropolitan members a fee of $10.00 is required for postage or collectable from the General Meeting. You will also receive a complimentary name badge.
Further to the above Our Club boasts a most concise and comprehensive Library consisting in excess of 500 motorcycling books of most marques and topics of associated interest. Additional to these publications written by some most famous motorcycling authors we have a selection approaching 40 interesting and action filled VHS format videos and DVDs for loan. Our policy being not more than two items at one time.
Reserved for your privilege as a financial Club Member is conditional historic vehicle registration together-with your own one only vehicle Log Book per machine. This allows you to ride your machine on public roads to a maximum of 90 occasions annually.
Once monthly our Club Captain arranges with the assistance of volunteer corner Marshals and at least one Backup trailer a combined Club Run to various locations throughout the State, mostly within a 100km proximity of Adelaide. Most often meeting at a given location anywhere between generally 9.00 and 10.00am. More precise details of these outings are provided at the preceding General Meeting and are generally published in the Smoke Signal.
All the Family
Club activities are arranged for all members of the family. Even the youngest of children are encouraged to ride along perhaps with Mum and Dad or even Grandparents either on solo or in the outfit. An annual Club dinner generally at around Christmas is organised along with a Christmas flavour outing at some park for the children within the metropolitan area.
Invitational outings come by way of other Clubs either local or interstate. Popular local events are the Bay to Birdwood and the Birdwood Classic Rallies, the Annual Christmas Toyrun, Cavalcade of Cars and Motorcycles at Kadina and the Annual Point Turton Rally.
Commitments of the Club are to aim for the respectable restoration, preservation and riding with pride all makes and models of two and three wheel vehicles. Restrictions are limited and prohibit the registration of special motorcycles. Only vehicles of factory manufacture are eligible for conditional historic vehicle registration and include those built before 1st January 1966.
Only those financial Club Members have the right to vote on any issue brought before the Club. On being accepted and inducted as a fully paid up Member you will be cordially welcomed and receive a Club book of Rules, a copy of Our Club Constitution and a personal name badge.
Club Web Page
Of much general interest is our very own Veteran and Vintage Club Web page.
Please feel free to visit us at http://vvmccsa.org.au time. Beginning with a Club History, our page will also provide you with a calender of Club outings, Club Rally reports, Club Officers with contacts and a colourful picture gallery. You may prefer to email us in which case, see out contact details.
Invitations on a regular basis are extended to Special Guest Speakers. All manner of interesting and stimulating topics are spoken about with generally a genuine round of questions at question time. At the meetings end and before leaving for home you are always welcome to stay a short while for supper of tea, coffee, a biscuit or two or a piece of cake provided for your benefit on behalf of the Club. At this time too, heaps of chat with friends usually is the norm.
In 2000, our Club was made welcome as an affiliate of the world-renowned Vintage Motor Cycle Club in Great Britain. Their monthly magazine received regularly by this Club is well worth the read albeit most articles being from British derivation.
Wealth of Knowledge
As most Club Members well remember their youthful days as either every day motorcyclists or having attained their mechanics trade degree in the era of the best years of motorcycling, you can be assured of an abundance of material and data skills stored within the intellect of many members. Be it of side valve, over head valve, over head cam, two or four stroke, no matter the question, if it cant be answered directly, someone somewhere will have a publication or illustration on the subject Im sure.
So popular is our fine Club becoming, our Membership continues to increase at a steady rate of incline. O.K., so it has been 50 years getting this far but by golly hasnt there been heaps of fun and frolic on the way. Our Membership recently swelled to break through the 320 barrier with a regular 250 Members continuing to become financial; we regard that just fantastic.
Phone a Friend
The Club at present has two contact telephone numbers. Either may be reached at any time for Club related facts and data or coming activity information. These two phone numbers can be found in the Yellow Pages Directory. Im sure either Club representative would be delighted to hear from you. On the other hand you may like to email Our Club Magazine Editor with something for inclusion in our regular monthly publication. Contact can be made by using the following address at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the benefit of those with a desirable interest in a restoration project, may we suggest you attend our very own annual Club Swap meet presently held at Birdwood each September or one of the many country or bigger interstate swapmeets for youre much sought after treasures. Many of our Club Members travel frequently to these venues. It might just be to your advantage to pal up with some of these guys with a vested interest.
We would like to make it clear that inside the Clubrooms is strictly a NON SMOKING area.
Last updated 8 April 2009