65th Anniversary’s 7 day of riding has been cancelled – BUT – VVMCCSA will have a 1 day ride – at Mannum on Monday 4th October 2021, this is our day ride during the Festival of Motorcycling week events.

 65th Anniversary Rally

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 DAN’S RIDE CENTRAL AND EASTERN HILLS 10am APRIL 18TH 2021

We gather at the Balhannah Oval for a 10am start.

Leaving the oval, we go along Greenhill Road and turn down Rangeview Drive. Then take the Carey Gully Road down to Bridgewater and turn right to arrive in Aldgate. We then take Euston Road, along by the train line and after a couple of turns end up on Heathfield Road, where there will be a regroup.

Continue on Heathfield Road which crosses Longwood Road and becomes Scott Creek Road. Then onto Cherry Gardens Road. We follow down the hill to get to Clarendon and then along to Meadows. This section will have steeper climbs, descents, hills, corners and some very nice scenery, particularly if the autumn leaves are out.

At Meadows we will have break for a cuppa, chin wag, leg stretch and also meet with the riders on the short cut route.

Then take the Paris Creek Road through the outskirts of Strathalbyn, before taking the main road straight up to Wistow.  Then onto Paech Road and around the back of Mt Barker to Bald Hills for another regroup near the wetlands. Continue along Bald Hills Tunnel under the freeway.

Here we turn left and then turn right at Little Hampton and back to the Balhannah Oval, probably just after 1pm.  This section is not as steep, with more rolling hills, sweeping corners and still good scenery.

The flat tankers and lower powered bikes may return the way they came to Meadows, with a total distance of 60kms approx.  The total distance of the main ride is approx. 110 kms.

Any Veteran or other lower powered bikes may follow Ian Hese to Meadows through Verdun, bypassing

Hahndorf on the River Road to Echunga and onto Meadows.

They can return the same way (60kms  total) or follow the main route back to Balhannah (85kms total).

Will need 8 corner marshals on the day, as well as someone to tow the recovery trailer for the usual $60 towards running expenses. 

Please contact Ian Hese (0409 083 436) if you can do the trailer duties.

 Dan Moriarty—Ride Leader.

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 2021 National Veteran Motorcycle Rally

The Committee now invites you to submit your ENTRY (attached) and get ready to join in the fun.

All systems are go and planning continues for a five day hub rally based in the tall timber town of Manjimup, WA, from 17-22 OCT 2021.

The 2021 NVMR in Manjimup has a focus on the riding and camaraderie that goes hand in hand with a good day out on two wheels.  The routes are all through hilly forested country (we don’t think they’re as big as the Tassie hills) and Lunch stops are in small country towns.  Covid 19 has affected our planning for meal venues in particular so ther will be three lunch stops where you will take your pick of local eateries and buy you own lunch.

Hopefully by now you have chosen your accommodation, but we do ask that you let us know here you will be staying and get your booking confirmed soon.  The Rally HQ will be at the Tigers Football Club on the edge of Manjimup which offers us some excellent facilities.  There will be morning teas and evening meals available here as well as a bar open each evening, undercover areas, and a small workshop.  On the Wednesday afternoon there will be a Swap Meet and some other activities to keep you busy at the clubrooms, so we hope you’ll join in.

This year the host club is the Indian Harley Club (Bunbury) Inc..  The IHC invites you to stay on and join in the celebration of their 50h Anniversary at a rally the following weekend 30-31 OCT in Bunbury, WA (approx.. 130km north of Manjimup)

Please find attached:

Kind regards, Your 2021 NVMR Committee

Sharon <shaz[email protected]>

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Coffee morning  on the 1st Saturday of the month at How The Focaccia at Hindmarsh opposite Entertainment Centre from 9:15am

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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.

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Enquires please email  –  [email protected]

New Postal address.

Secretary of VVMCCSA

PO Box 453

Marden 5070,

South Australia

NOTE – PO Box 1006 Elizabeth Vale – will operate until March 2021.

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.

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 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

 

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Thursday rides –  With the easing of the COVID 19 restrictions we have decided that the” mid week” will resume. The rides will start at 10am from the Tea Tree Gully Hotel. As usual the riders on the day will decide where they wish to go.

Coffee morning – on the 1st Saturday of each month – we meet at How The Focaccia – located on the medial strip on Port Road Hindmarsh (opposite the Entertainment Center).

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2020-2010 Subscriptions – $40.00.

Payment to be made by – by direct debit, and then email to [email protected] of your name and the payment amount.
Postage of magazine is still at $25, and free if sent my email.

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65th Anniversary registration of interest form.

 If you are interested or will attending, please print off the form, complete it and return.


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Links to various forms and information.

Membership application form.
2020 – VVMCCSA – membership and info flyer about the club new fees of $40
Club Rally Form VVMCCSA  rally entry formthis form must be filled out before you ride your motorcycle in a club even.

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.

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 65th Anniversary Rally in 2021. Still in the planning stage.

On the 3rd Sunday of each month we have a ride of members going north, east and south from Adelaide or starting at a nearby town and most ride are through the picturesque Adelaide Hills.

One of the Club’s activities is its annual Motorcycle Only Swap Meet at the Balhannah Oval each year. 

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