The Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of South Australia 

Welcome to the Home Page of The Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of South Australia.

The VVMCCSA started by dedicated group of people dedicated on preserving pre 1930 Motorcycles.

The VVMCCSA 1st meeting 29 Nov 1956 at Playford Street Glen Osmond and the club was formed. 

On this home page you will find information about membership, banking details, future Club Runs, special weekly runs, coffee morning, and the incredible club magazine the ‘Smoke Signal’. 

Join The VVMCCSA members and experience and the thrill of Veteran and Vintage motorcycle riding along with all types of Classic Motorcycles who are are most welcome to join in.

President, VVMCCSA.

 Oil leaks ignored—lies and mistruths about speed and reliability accepted’,

The original flag of VVMCCSA.


Moseley Square display – 23rd April 2023 from 10am to 1pm – club eligible motorcycle only on display.

Next ride – 

19th March 2023.

Birdwood Figure of 8 – Sunday 19th March 2023. Map and route to follow.

This year’s Figure 8 Run will start from the back of the National Motor Museum at Birdwood.

Enter the grounds off of Blumel Road, then form up on the first roadway on the left.  Gates open just after 9.00am.  A Car Club is using the main lawns of the grounds as well, but will be using the rear Church Street entrance.

Those that would like to ride there in an unsupported group, suggest that you leave the Pelican Plaza Shops by 9.00am.

10.00am – The morning loop is about 50kms. Turning left after leaving the Museum, we will travel down the main street to turn left at the next main Intersection.  Meandering our way through to then turn right at Warren Road (be careful on this intersection!), then right into Cricks Mill Road to Mt Pleasant.  Proceed through the main street to the Lovell’s Bakery on the northern side of the township for a comfort stop and a chat and a drink.

When we leave the Bakery, we will go back through and then out of, Mt Pleasant to turn left onto the main Mannum road.  Turn right just before Tungkillo through to Mt Torrens.  A right turn at Mt. Torrens will take us back to turn left at Birdwood and to the Museum on the right.

Ample time has been allowed for a picnic lunch on the lawns, or to get something from the shops in the main street.  Museum Staff will judge our bikes for their annual trophy during the lunch break.

Don’t forget that you can go into the Museum, for no extra charge, to see the vehicles on display there, during lunch or after the afternoon loop, or both.

1.00pm approx; The afternoon loop is about 40kms. After lunch we turn right onto the main street and right again onto Warren Road then left into Martins Hill Road. At Gumeracha we will turn right down the main street then left onto the Lobethal road.  At Lobethal a left turn will then take us through to Mt Torrens for another left.  Just out of the township we will turn left onto Burfords Hill Road and right onto Angas Creek Road. A right turn at the end will then take us back to the finish at Birdwood.

The roads are scenic with flowing corners, no steep hills and the majority are 8okm/h limits.

The route is suitable for bikes from the Veterans to the more modern machines.

Will be looking for corner marshals on the day as well as someone to do the trailer duties.

Contact me on 0409 083 436 to volunteer or for any enquiries. Ian Hese. Club Captain





  Flyer about VVMCCSA.


2nd April 2023 – All things in British, a special day to come and see British Made Motorcycles.


Membership for 2022-2023 is still $40.00.

General Membership is $40.00.
Country membership – $40.00 – and you will receive the Smoke Signal FREE.
Joining fee is $15.00
Smoke Signal magazine postage. If you required postage of the Smoke Signal, then an extra $25.00.
Email of magazine is also available to all members – FREE.

Smoke Signal magazine for on line reading is also available – SCROLL down on this home page to fins current and old editions.

Membership payment can be made at a General Meeting night, of by Bank  transfer deposit.
If using EFT – please email [email protected] of your payment amount, Name & Membership number.


2023 March 2023 VVMCCSA – $40 membership and info flyer about the club NEW

If you wish to join The Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of South Australia, please print off the form, complete the details then email or post to – 

[email protected]

Or post the application to – 

Secretary VVMCCSA, PO Box 453, Marden 5070.


VVMCCSA have a very library with original and interesting information of most make of motorcycles

VVMCCSA library books Dec 2022


2021 – Rally Entry Form edit version                                                   Submission of this rally form is required when you participate in a VVMCCSA club ride.

Please complete the form at the following times – General Meeting, OR, down load the form here, print it and email to Secretary, OR on the RIDE DAY – print one off and hand it to the Records Officer at the start of a ride. Email to – [email protected]


VVMCCSA – future club rides & events


Future rides and events – enquiries to [email protected].

19th March Birdwood figure 8 –                                                                                                                    at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, This is a 2 ride event – 1st ride at 0930 for 10am start for  – lunch break – 2nd ride about 1pm for afternoon ride

2nd April  – British Motorcycle Day at Balhannah Oval                                                                                   A day to come and see every make of British made motorcycle in one place.  Walk around, speak to owners, meet various clubs members and talk about their club etc, take a picture or two and enjoy the atmosphere.

16th AprilOxenberry Tidders Ride                                                                                                               The Southern members – McLaren Vale area, organize the “Oxenberry Winery Tiddlers Ride” in McLaren Vale to Meadows and back, thru challenging hills, scenery is fantastic if game to take your eyes off the road.

Also VVMCCSA members participating in the Gawler Car Club event

16th  April Gawler Car Club – Cars and motorcycle pre 1930 ride.                                                                This is a INVITATIONAL RUN for pre 1930 motor vehicles and motorcycles starting 10am in Gawler, then drive or ride thru Lyndock then on to Tolley Reserve in Nuriootpa.

23rd April 2023 – 13th Moseley on Down, at Moseley Square 10am to 1pm. 

Every year since 2008, VVMCCSA held a display of Club Eligible motorcycles in Moseley Square at Glenelg.                        Back in 2008, the Holdfast Bay Council asked if VVMCCSA would display our Club Eligible motorcycles and every year we have honored that invitation. It is a static display where we show the public what are veteran, vintage and classic motorcycles close up and talk to the custodians of them.  Below is a report on the 1st Moseley on Down event.                   


Old Crocks Ride’ for veteran and vintage motorcycle build before 1930.

On the 3rd Thursday of each month those intrepid ‘Old Crocks‘ and their V&V motorcycles gather at Federation Reserve in Gumeracha for a 10am start. 

Members on younger motorcycle please attend and participate, but be prepared to allow for the ‘Old Crocks’ and their motorcycles slowly gain the speed to negotiate the hills and vales of the Adelaide Hills.

The ride is usually short and sweet allowing for a coffee stop than back to the start with petrol running low & exhausted rider.

just wait for it, it will start



Coffee mornings – a chance to refresh the mind over endless motorcycle discussions.

                                            on the 1st Saturday of the month we meet at How The Focaccia at Hindmarsh opposite Entertainment Centre from 9:15am – motorcycles can be parked next to the premises.


Thursday morning ride.

On the 1st Thursday of the month leaving 10am from Tea Tree Gully Hotel for a 10.00am start – destination is up to those who attend – surprise surprise surprise.


Enquires please email  –  [email protected]

New Postal address.

Secretary of VVMCCSA

PO Box 453

Marden 5070,

South Australia


Resuming of club events. Members, all club events including General Meetings, Club rides and coffee meeting have returned. But be mindful of Covid-19 requirements of social distancing and gathering numbers.

We will need to consider that the numbers do not exceed the new Covid-19 regulations. Members will be advised via email when activities will resume. Brian Forth – President.


 Smoke Signal club magazine here-

January 2020 magazine for email

February 2020 magazine – email

March 2020 magazine – emailing

April 2020 magazine email

May 2020 magazine final – email

JUNE 2020 magazine final email

July 2020 Smoke Signal – email
August 2020 magazine – emailing

September Smoke Signal 614 – email

Smoke Signal October 2020 for email        

November Smoke Signal for printing.

December Smoke Signal ready for printing

2021 Smoke Signal magazines
January 2021 magazine 618 – email

February 2021 magazine 619 -final – reduced

March 2021 magazine 620 – emailing

April 2021 magazine 621 – FINAL email

May 2021 magazine 622 -email

June 2021 magazine 622 email

July 2021 magazine 624 – final

AUGUST 2021 magazine 625 – email

September 2021 magazine 626 – email

October 2021 magazine 627 – 65th edition email

November 2021 magazine 628 final email

December 2021 magazine 629 email with changes


January 2022 magazine 630 – final email

February 2022 magazine 631 – email

March 2022 magazine 632 – email 
APRIL 2022 magazine 633 – version 6 – final email 

  MAY 2022 magazine 634 – email

JUNE 2022 magazine 635 – email

July 2022 magazine 636 – final email

August 2022 magazine 637 – email

September 2022 magazine 637 – email

October 2022 magazine 638 – final email

November 2022 magazine 639 – FINAL email

December 2022 – magazine 641 – final edition email

2023 magazines

January 2023 magazine 642 – final edition – email

February 2023 magazine 643 – final email

March 2023 magazine 644 – final email version






VVMCCSA library books Dec 2022s


Links to various forms and information.

MR300B – declaration for exemption from surrendering number plates – If for some reason you need to lay-up your historic registered motorcycles for repairs – restoration or other reason and you wish to retain the number plate currently issued, complete this for and deliver to a DETI office.

Corner Marshal information.

For members desiring to be a corner marshal on a club ride, please read this corner marshal duties about the do and don’ts. But you need to be trained and qualified to perform this important position.

One of advantages of being a corner Marshall is to to watch and see members riding towards you, with the awesome sound of their motorcycle, along with clashing of gears as that veteran and vintage motorcycle slowly gaining speed as they ride on. When the back up trailer arrives, you then can join the ride.


                      Welcome information

Welcome to the home page of The Veteran and Vintage Motor Cycle Club of South Australia. The VVMCCSA Club was formed in 1956 with the objectives of preserving, restoring and using Veteran, Vintage & Post Vintage Motorcycles. We are an active club of over 300 members, catering for veteran, vintage and classic motorcycles.

Machines must be at least 30 years old in the current year to be eligible for Club Events and historic registration.

We have Historic Vehicle Registration facilities for club eligible motorcycles.

Our Monthly magazine – Smoke Signal can be seen and read under the heading of Smoke Signal.

Our Monthly Meetings are at the Payneham RSL Club, 360 Payneham Rd, Payneham commencing 8 PM on the second Tuesday of the month.

Visitors will be made most welcome – you don’t need to own an old motorcycles to be a member and participate in club activities.

The Club is one of the oldest in the country, we are planning to celebrate our 70th Anniversary Rally in 2026. Still in the planning stage.

On the 3rd Sunday of each month we have a club ride for members going north, east and south from Adelaide, or starting at a nearby country town and most ride are through the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Distance is around the 100km mark, why this is the usual distance a Veteran or Vintage motorcycle petrol will allow it to go. A support trailer is always there following the ride.

Motorcycle only Swap meet.                                                                                                One of the Club’s activities is its annual Motorcycle Only Swap Meet held on the  Balhannah Oval each year on the October long weekend.

Library books are available for viewing and borrowing at every meeting – enquire with club librarian.

2020 – library list 1-100numlist



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