Victorian Events

This year the Bendigo Swap is scheduled for the weekend 16th to 18th November. The Packard Car Club (Vic Region) has taken on responsibility for the trading site formerly held by club member Noel Jenner.

We plan to use this site to promote the Club but will need extra volunteers to ensure there is always someone on the site to meet and greet and answer any inquiries, and also during the night to ensure the security of objects on the site.

Site set up will be on the afternoon of Friday 16th and set down on the afternoon of Sunday 18th November. 

Members who volunteer their time on the site will also be able to bring any surplus items they have to offer for sale. For further information please contact Fred Dosser on 0418 322 462.

Additionally, members may volunteer to do a two hour session assisting the Swap organisers to admit patrons and issue pass-outs, etc., at one of the entry points to the grounds. Each two hour session entitles the volunteer to free entry to the Swap for the weekend and also provides a $20 donation from the organisers to our club. Several members have been volunteering in this way for the past few years so feel free to join in. If interested, please contact our Regional Director, John Payne, on 0418 379 391.

Held at 71 Wellington Road, Wandin North, this event is a day out to experience yesteryear and lost trades. There will be working displays of draught horses ploughing fields, vintage machinery, blacksmiths, wood turners, working dogs rounding up sheep, and creative chainsaw carving. 

Let's meet there at 10:00 am.

You may like to take a guided tour of the house and you are welcome to explore the extensive museum and gardens or visit Monty’s Tearoom where you can enjoy a Devonshire Tea, Barista Coffee, a cup of Tea or a light Lunch. If you prefer, you may also bring your own picnic lunch.

Admission is $10 for adults, and children are free. 

Owners of American 40s to 60s cars are invited to meet opposite Pipers Cafe on the west side of Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, from 9:00 am on Sunday 2nd December 2018. 

Of course, coffee will be available on site or you can indulge at Pipers, or just stretch your legs on a stroll around the lake. And admire the gorgeous American cars  -  non-modified of course.

Meanwhile find out which Prime Minister's favorite limo is in attendance and who the PM was. And find out which beauty was on a truck on its way to the tip before being rescued and restored to its former glory. Both these vehicles will be there. 

Further information:  Gilbert Coad, (03) 5332 6524; Garry Roberts, 0409 483 557; John Smyth, 0418 399 339; Leigh Ditchfield, (03) 5331 4507.

Our Christmas outing this year is being hosted by Muriel Rogers at her home in 23 McGeorge Road, Gisborne South, 3437.

Meet from 11:00 am onwards and expect to head for home sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.

Could those attending with surnames starting with A-K bring a salad and L-Z bring a dessert please. This year it is most likely that we will be having a barbecue so you will need to bring your own supplies for this. 

The day will include a raffle and presentation of a small gift to those bringing a Packard.