Victorian Events

Once again we are joining with the Studebaker Car Club to share in their weekend at Geelong. As we have experienced in previous years, the Studebaker Club members host a fantastic weekend with a variety of activities focused on both cars and socialising.

This year the central part of our outing is to join in on the Saturday when the Studebaker Club holds its concours day. 

For anyone who would like to join in for the whole weekend (19th to 21st October), the Studebaker Club members are staying at the Riverglen Holiday Park, 75 Barrabool Road, Belmont, 3216, phone (03) 5243 5505, website; if you want to stay there then book as soon as possible as places are filling fast.

Details of the planned weekend are:

Friday Night:Free” BBQ dinner put on by the car club at the Riverglen holiday park from 6.30pm in the BBQ area by the pool. This was a very enjoyable social evening last year with over 100 member’s attending. We aim to have the same type of night this year. B.Y.O. Chairs and drinks.

Saturday: Concours at Eastern Beach Reserve

Cars can arrive from 9:00 am and will be marshaled into position for the show.

If you wish to have your car judged, it must be on the field and registered by 10:00 am. No entries will be accepted after this time, so please be on time. The Judging system this year will be the same as the last several years.

Food and drinks will be available on the day. A coffee van and The Lions club will be set up, with The Lions club cooking bacon and eggs for breakfast and sausages and hamburgers for lunch as well as selling cold drinks.

Saturday: Ladies bus trip

A bus will be picking up from the Concours site at 10.30am and heading to the Geelong Gallery, this is free to enter and has many fine artworks on display.

The Gallery also has a special display on at this time, the 2018 Archibald Prize. This is exhibit is full of the best portraits, done by artists from around Australia.

It is $16 to enter this exhibit, and is optional to view and can be paid on the day.

The bus will then head off to Barwon Heads for lunch to the Barwon Heads Hotel, following lunch, those attending have the option to look around the shops in Barwon Heads or take a walk along the beach. The bus will then return to the Concours site at 3.30pm.

This is a “FREE” event, lunch is at own expense.

Saturday Night: Trophy Presentation dinner At Buckley’s Entertainment Centre, 54 Fellmongers Rd, Breakwater. Buckley’s has a free shuttle bus service for anyone who wishes not to drive on the night, which will be doing pickups and drop off from the front of Riverglen Holiday Park from 5.30pm

Our function room will be open from 6:30 pm. For anyone who wishes to arrive before 6:30, the bar and pokies will be open.

Sunday Morning: “Free” BBQ breakfast at Riverglen Holiday Park.

Bacon,egg & toast for breakfast at the BBQ area from 7.30am till 9.0am

Sunday: Meeting in the gravel carpark opposite the Riverglen Holiday Park and leaving at 10:00 am for a short drive to Fyansford to see the painted silo art. From there we will be going on a leisurely drive to the You Yangs National Park, where we will drive up to the top to the look out. From the lookout you can see Melbourne, Geelong and the Port Phillip Bay, it is a beautiful view. There is no hard walking to get to the look out, with the car park close by. Although for those feeling adventurous, there are many walking trails around the park. Following this we will be heading on a short drive to Lara to the Lara Hotel for lunch. The hotel has great pub meals at reasonable prices, as well as a large entertainment area for children and plenty of off street parking.


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.