Membership for 2021-2022 is still $40.00.

If you required postage of the Smoke Signal, then an extra $25.00.
Country membership is $40, your magazine is posted FREE.
Email of magazine is also available FREE.
Payment is either at a General Meeting night, of by Bank deposit where you need to state your name and membership number.


2020 editable Rally Entry Form


The Fourth of July.  This day is celebrated in America as Independence Day, but for five Veteran & Vintage Motorcycle Club of SA members it was the day in 1970 that we battled the Great North Wind on our way to Port Pirie

Why were we riding to Port Pirie? For the official opening of the Port Pirie Railway Station Museum, of course!!

Who were these brave intrepid riders?

Terry Parker on his 1912 Triumph

Bob Hill on his 1918 Harley Davidson

Dean Govan on his 1927 BSA Sausage Tank

Alby (Pop) Hill on his 1927 Harley Davidson outfit

Jeff Schaefer on his 1927 Triumph Model W

These riders were accompanied by Audrey Govan, Dawn Schaefer and Anna Hill.

Dean’s 1905 Coventry Challenge, Terry’s 1905 NSU, Pop Hill’s 1907 Moto -Reve and his 1912 Singer travelled on Parker’ s stock car trailer behind Dean’s Holden driven by Audrey, with Dawn riding shotgun.

The weather was blustery with a north wind and showers were forecast but we set off in good time not to be deterred by a bit of lousy weather. A few Kms south of Port Wakefield Terry sailed to a stop. His problem was a piece of carbon lodged under the exhaust valve. Pop soon had the valve out, a finger full of oil from the tank, some roadside sand the valve was lapped in.

The wind had strengthened to such a force that the riders on the two small bikes had to crouch down over the tank to make any headway. I can remember Terry, sitting up straight with his rain coat billowing out like a sail slowly drawing away from us. A quick stop for fuel (both human & machine) at Pt Wakefield and we were on our way again.

 Unfortunately the Highways Dept had dug up a great section of the road between Redhill and Crystal Brook and the trucks had turned this to a rough slippery mess. Not good for making up any time on old motorcycles.

All these events conspired to make us late for the official opening and Grand Parade at 12 noon although the Museum staff did make us feel very welcome.

We had dinner at a Hotel and spent the night at a Motel before riding back to Adelaide next day, with a tail wind!


VVMCCSA future events.

SCARPANTONI WINES RALLY – 10.30am, 21st November 2021

This year’s Scarpantoni Rally will be held, as usual, at the Scarpantoni Winery located on Scarpantoni Drive, McLaren Flat. Please note this is
NOT Oxenberry Winery in McLaren Vale where we have gathered a couple of times this year.

Participants should park their bikes on the concrete hardstand to the right of the winery. Cars and trailers should be parked on the lower carpark level
to ensure adequate parking for winery customers while we are out riding.

This rally includes a steep hill climb which is better suited to non-veteran machinery. Veterans may choose to proceed direct to Meadows (via Kangarilla)  thus avoiding the steep ascents.

The rally will commence with a briefing at 10.30am. We will then ride via Blewitt Springs Road and Schuller Road, through vineyard country until we reach the main McLaren Flat road. We turn right and head towards Wickhams Hill Road on our left. In a couple of previous rallies we have descended Wickhams Hill. The ascent is an enjoyable ride and the views of the Willunga Basin and southern coastline are quite spectacular at the summit.

After Wickhams Hill we follow Range Road until we reach Penneys Hill road, turning left we head to Kuitpo forest and follow Brookman Road through the forest to Meadows for our morning tea/coffee stop.

Most members know Meadows quite well as it is a popular motorcycling destination. There are a number of cafes and bakeries and all are good. We intend to stay there about 40 minutes but of course the length of stay is influenced by breakdowns and such. Meadows has a long main street and as members will be spread amongst the cafes, the marshals will do a loop along the street to announce our departure. Look out for the fluro vests going past!

We return to McLaren Flat via Kangarilla, Bakers Gully Road and Chapel Hill Road. Very scenic and excellent riding.

Total Rally distance 82km.

As usual we require lots of marshals and a volunteer to drive the backup trailer. Please call Ian Hese or me, on 0411 888313.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tony Morisset

Ian HESE 0409 083 436




The Club is once again having a Bike Display at the Lion’s Bike Show.

For those that wish to go it will cost $5.00 to enter and you will need to be onsite by 9.00am.

At this stage we do not know exactly where our Display site will be on the oval.  When you arrive just look for our 6 yellow tear drop flags marking our site.  The organisers usually put the various Club sites in the one general area.

If you are intending to bring a bike/s to display could you please contact me before that weekend to help plan the display.  Thank you.

Ian HESE Club Captain

0409 083 436          [email protected]



If you’re in the mood to display your bike at another show here’s your chance.

The Eudunda Show has a Show’n’Shine with 8 different categories to be judged by entrants themselves.

It will cost $15 ($10 for concession) to get into the Showgrounds and $5 to enter the Show’n’Shine.  Entrants are to be there before the 11.30am and will need to be on site till 4pm.  Entrants are invited for a free BBQ and entertainment after.

For further information contact Steve Richter on 0410 690 658 or [email protected]


Coffee mornings.

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


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.


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.


 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



Thursday rides –                                                                                                     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). Check Facebook page to see there is a change in venue.


2021-2012 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.


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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