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QUEENSLAND VINTAGE VHICLE ASSOCIATION INC
                                    COMMITTEE FOR 2019 – 2020
President                      Barry Shipway                    0412 778 225 bazue@optusnet.com.au
Vice President                 Robert Wode        3260 6343     0409 621 202 rwode@getinge.com.au
Secretary                      Clint Frater       3161 2264     0433 414 223 cfrater@optusnet.com.au
Treasurer                      Wendy Tyquin       3343 9712     0420 222 690 rtyquin@bigpond.net.au
Assistant Treasurer            Susie Shipway                    0412 778 224 kuppi@optusnet.com.au
Membership Secretary           Clint Frater       3161 2264     0433 414 223 cfrater@optusnet.com.au
Minute Secretary               Ben Carroll                      0417 007 241 ben@carrollfamily.com.au
Editor                         Barry Shipway                    0412 778 225 bazue@optusnet.com.au
Tour Co-ordinator              Ruth Knight                      0428 437 580 knight37@bigpond.net.au
Public Relations               Ruth Knight                      0428 437 580 knight37@bigpond.net.au
QHMC Representative            Chris Pike         3821 1631             christopher_pike@bigpond.com
                               David Barnett      3398 1174                         No Email Address
Events Co-ordinator            Simon Flitcroft                  0417 012 182 simonflitcroft@gmail.com
Ladies Auxiliary
Safety Officers                Colin Hinxman      3356 9816     0439 996 691 chinxman@bigpond.net.au
                               Don Lake                         0412 383 954 donzi@optusnet.com.au
                               Peter Hall                       0427 001 875 anita062@bigpond.com
Swap Co-ordinators             Peter Hall                       0427 001 875   anita062@bigpond.com
                               Ben Carroll                      0417 007 241 ben@carrollfamily.com.au
                               Brian Simpson      3843 1860     0405 655 864 buddy.the.bird@hotmail.com
Property Officer               Brian Simpson      3843 1860     0405 655 864 buddy.the.bird@hotmail.com

    QVVA welcomes visitors who have an interest in the preservation and restoration of all
                      types of vehicles to an original condition as far as practicable.

         GENERAL MEETING: 8PM fourth Wednesday of each month
            ADDRESS: Veteran Car Clubrooms, 1376 Old Cleveland Road,
                   Carindale 4152 Club Room 07 3843 0010
              MEMBERSHIP $30.00Joining fee plus $40.00 Annual fee
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    Statements made or opinions expressed by contribution to the monthly Vintage News
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President’s Report May 2020
We are on the way out of the pandemic but it will be a slow road, I believe. I have attached a Queensland Gov-
ernment Roadmap of the easing restrictions which should give you some good guidance. Also please use these
web addresses
https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions

    From midday today Monday 1 June, the new Movement and Gathering Public Direction will be in place to
                                further ease restrictions within Queensland.

Overview of Stage 2 Restrictions.

The Direction has been updated to allow Queenslanders to:

1. have a gathering of up to 20 people in your home or in a public space
2. go on holidays, including camping, with no limit on how far you can travel except to one of the discrete
   First Nations communities which have restricted access under the Biosecurity Act.

Further directions were changed to allow more businesses to safely reopen or expand their services. Businesses
will need to comply with measures that protect our community. These expanded services include:
1. an increase of up to 20 seated patrons at restaurants, cafes and pubs across Queensland
2. businesses offering accommodation, including caravan parks, can now open for all customers
3. a number of businesses and facilities who previously remained closed can reopen their business for up to 20
   people at one time, including:

•   gyms, health clubs, dance and yoga studios
•   community sports clubs
•   tourism experiences
•   museums and art galleries, cinemas, amusement parks and zoos, concert venues, theatres and stadiums
•   tanning, tattoo parlors and spas (excluding water-based spa services such as saunas and bathhouses).

4. The numbers of people allowed at weddings and funerals will also be slightly relaxed. Up to 20 guests are
allowed at weddings and up to 50 mourners at a funeral.
Full details can be found on the Public Directions webpage.

I want to thank all Queenslanders for their cooperation with the restrictions put in place at each stage of the
COVID-19 pandemic. As these restrictions ease, it’s important not to become complacent with hygiene, social
distancing and other prevention measures, including isolating and getting tested if you have even the mildest
symptoms.

With your help, we can ease restrictions even further and get the Queensland lifestyle back on track.

I’m planning to bring our members together for our AGM on Wednesday night 22 July , so please come along
and put your hands up to take on a committee role as we need new blood within this area as your current com-
mittee is very tried. If the roles cannot be filled the club will go backward and the club will become a no club
and need to amalgamate to continue.

See you all at the AGM/General meeting on 22 July.

Yours in Aged & Classic Motoring

Barry Shipway
President & Magazine Editor
Queensland Vintage Vehicle Association
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During these strange
Days, Spare A thought
For Those who may be
   Stuck at home
   Self-Isolating

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You are never too old to get out in your club car
Paul Caro who has a beautiful 1929 Armstrong Siddeley that he used to take on most club runs and quite
often he would travel to the Armstrong National rallies that were held in a different place each year.
On His last national rally escape to NSW the car engine decided it had had enough and ran some bearings.
He was accompanied by Trevor Johnsson when the engine blew up so they had to organise to get the car
returned to Brisbane. We believe that was a job and a half but eventually the car was returned.
Paul being in his 80s decided that he had better get the engine fixed which meant taking the engine out.

He took the car to a mechanic friend who has worked on the car in the past and he removed the engine. As
the car was taking up space, he told Paul that he needed to take it away so John Knight offered Paul garage
space and also would help get the car back on the road.
The engine had many problems so it took a fair amount of time to get it fixed, but with Col Hinxman’s help
and also Trevor Farnell sorting out the Magneto
the car engine was reassembled and fitted. This
time they made sure it had plenty of oil in it
which was the cause of the original failure.
The engine started up without any problems so
John called Paul to tell him the car was all back
together. Paul had not been too healthy of late
but he managed to get over to John’s place and
he actually took the car for a drive around the
suburbs. Paul’s son also had a drive which was
his first in this car.

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A Little Poem For Seniors, so true it hurts!
              Another year has passed
             And we're all a little older.
              Last summer felt hotter
           And winter seems much colder.

           There was a time not long ago
            When life was quite a blast.
              Now I fully understand
             About 'Living in the Past'

             We used to go to weddings,
            Football games and lunches..
            Now we go to funeral homes
             And after-funeral brunches.

             We used to go out dining,
             And couldn't get our fill.
            Now we ask for doggie bags,
            Come home and take a pill.

               We used to often travel
               To places near and far.
               Now we get sore asses
               From riding in the car.

             We used to go to nightclubs
              And drink a little booze.
             Now we stay home at night
            And watch the evening news.

            That, my friend is how life is,
               And now my tale is told.
          So, enjoy each day and live it up...
           Before you're too damned old!         12
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Fast Ford blitzes field in 1930s Australia
IN 1930 two drivers took their new Ford Model A car from Melbourne to Canberra and back in record time.
The driver W. Weatherstone, a former Canberra resident, had purchased the “New Beauty” model two door
sports coupe from the local Ford dealers, who at that time were Moore Bros. at Queanbeyan.
Mr W. Admans accompanied him on the record drive.
The run from Melbourne was made in 10 hours 57 minutes, despite heavy fog being encountered for the ma-
jor part of the journey.
The return trip was better, even with heavy rain, and took only 10 hours 5 minutes.
The average speed this time was 42 miles per hour (60 km/hr).
The 1930 Ford was available in four main colours and many body styles, including a soft top.
It also boasted an optional rear vision mirror and for the first time, safety glass in the front windscreen.
The Model A Ford was assembled in Australia, from imported parts, but not actually built here.
Amazingly the petrol consumption was 25 – 30 miles per gallon or 8 – 9 km per litre, very similar to today’s
cars.
It should be pointed out at this stage that the writer, who is a Ford owner/enthusiast, still takes a leisurely
eight hours for his Canberra to Melbourne run and uses about the same amount of fuel.
Has nothing changed ?
Hey, but wait, there might be more traffic and better refreshment stops now available on the interstate drive.
Henry Ford’s A Model replaced the immortal T Model of which an astounding fifteen million had been
made.

                                                                          With a 200 cubic inch four cylinder
                                                                          engine putting out 40 horsepower
                                                                          (30 kW) at only 2,200 revs the
                                                                          Model A had a top speed of 65
                                                                          miles per hour (105 km/hr).
                                                                          The coupe, the sports version, had
                                                                          two doors and a boot lid that half
                                                                          opened to provide a “dickie” or
                                                                          rumble seat in the back and a fresh
                                                                          air ride for the passengers behind.
                                                                          In America the cheapest A Model
                                                                          roadster sold for only $385 while
                                                                          the top of the line coupe sold for
                                                                          $550 U.S.
                                                                          Those with more to spend could
                                                                          purchase the de luxe four door Tu-
                                                                          dor for up to $1450.

These prices were compatible with the Australian ones at the time.
Ford went on to also produce aircraft and the legendary Ford Trimotor in the 1930s, all metal and with three
engines, of which four flew in Australia and New Guinea.
In World War II they utilised their production line and engineering experience that mass produced their cars
to also build the mighty four engine B-24 Liberator.
The Australian air force also operated these bombers.
There are a number of beautifully restored Model T and A Fords still in Australia.
Some have been highly modified, including their body and engines, by the hot rod fraternity.

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How about a holiday in Albury?
                  Arrive Sunday 4th October, depart Saturday 10th October 2020
Here it is, Easter weekend and we should be out enjoying the beautiful Queensland weather, spending time with
family and friends and touring in our historic vehicles. Instead, we are doing the right thing, remaining home and
reducing the spread of Covid-19.

The AHMF 2020 National Motoring Festival was to be an event for us to remember and enjoy. Instead, I am giving
myself a break from packing Souvenir Tour Books, bags and regalia that I am posting all over Australia - and Singa-
pore - to the entrants of the cancelled Festival.

Enough of "what should have been". We all need something later in the year; we need a plan, something to look for-
ward to (that is, if Australia is halfway back to normal by then.) All that follows is obviously dependent upon Covid-
19 and how Australians obey the rules in the meantime.

2020 Bay to Birdwood 40th anniversary - Sunday 27th September

I am a positive thinker so am assuming this can proceed. 2020 is the 40th anniversary of the Bay to Birdwood. To
acknowledge this milestone this years event is open to veteran, vintage, post-war, classic and post-classic historic
vehicles with an event capacity of 1,750. If you haven't been to the Bay to Birdwood, maybe this is the event you
should consider aiming for.

Greg and I plan on attending and taking our 1918 Model T. I have located accommodation at Hahndorf that seems to
fit our requirements (between the Adelaide departure and Birdwood).

After Bay to Birdwood - Driving the Murray

Our friends from Dubbo are attending a Reo event in the Barossa; we have been invited to join them (in a Model
T??). We have declined and, instead, will spend the week driving along the Murray to Albury. We plan to commence
where the Murray meets the sea and continue taking the ferry crossing along the Murray, stopping along the way to
unload the Model T and tour the areas.

We are going to Albury for a holiday - arriving Sunday 4th October, departing Saturday 10th October.

Greg & I - and may of our friends - are taking our Souvenir Tour
Books from the AHMF 2020 National Motoring Festival (the books
include the route maps and directions) to Albury. Our 1918 Model T
Ford was restored in Albury in 1972 so we are taking it to Albury to
do the drives and enjoy our holiday.

I have driven these routes dozens of times (in both directions) but
always in a Ford Transit van from Jetta Express or Greg's Falcon ute.
I am looking forward to enjoying this beautiful countryside in the
Model T.

We all have our costumes organised - a case of "all dressed up and
no place to go".

                            1. Many of us were looking forward to the Country Hoedown so I will organise this for
                            you - same venue (SS&A Club Albury), same band (Kissin' Cousins), same menu (Yum) as
                            was to be for the Welcome Evening. My estimates are this will be in the vicinity of $50
                            per adult (probably less).

                            2. I will speak with SS&A Club Albury to see if they can still set up the 3 free Beer,
                            Whisky & Wine Appreciation Evenings.

                            3. Many of the sponsors of the AHMF 2020 National Motoring Festival are still very
                            supportive of us and the planned October holiday so special offers will still be available.
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4. I would love to proceed with the High Tea and, if there is sufficient interest, I will rearrange this.

5. The 4 touring routes are planned and waiting for us to drive.
        Tour 1 - Bandiana, Artists & Artisans of Yackandandah, Stanley & Beechworth

         Tour 2 - A Drive of Diversity - Water, Winding roads, Forestry, Mountains, Valleys, Flood plains, Grazing lands
            & Pastures.

         Tour 3 - Wetlands, Whisky, Chocolates, Wineries & Historic towns (with Rutherglen wineries)

         Tour 4 - Walla Walla, Morgan's Lookout & Jindera

This plan is obviously subject to Australia being
part way normal! We won't be flying overseas
but I am hopeful travel within Australia will be
back on by then.

By October we will definitely need a holiday!!

                            Fairfield Homestead

     This property was recently sold. The price is
    undiclosed but is rumoured to have exceeded
                                    $12.5million.

Doors are opened to us as a result of our old cars

Greg and I have been to some great locations and met wonderful people, solely due to the old cars and/or car clubs.

•    In the 1990's we drove into Caloundra airport to have a look around when we were stopped by people wanting
to look at our Austin 7. Within 30 minutes we were in an aeroplane enjoying a joy flight over Caloundra.

•    Last Europe trip was shared with Rick & Rita Thurgood from Maleny (they own several cars & bikes) and Matt &
Jaci Lack from Dubbo (they have a 1930 Reo, just to name one of their vehicles) and were joined with our Switzerland
friends in Venice.

•  We met Lawrence & Denese from Switzerland after he purchased a Morgan car badge from me over the internet.
We have since stayed with them several times.

•  We visit our friend Vittoria in Geneva, Italy (another Morgan owner), learn of the Italian traditions and visit the
family village in the mountains.

We have friends in UK, Holland, USA … the list goes on. How did we meet them? The answer is through the old cars!
Our holidays involve old cars and other owners of old cars. It is time to plan so we can get out and enjoy our cars
(soon)!

Who wants to join us on our holiday? All who entered the
AHMF 2020 National Motoring Festival - and all other QVVA
members - are invited. We would love to share our holiday with
you.

                                          Holidaying with friends

Email Christine Stevens if you wish to be kept informed of
any updates - email christine@vintagenoise.com.au
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NOMINATION APPLICATION

QUEENSLAND VINTAGE VEHICLE ASSOCIATION Inc.

NOMINATION FORM FOR OFFICE BEARERS FOR 2020/2021

Date of Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 22rd JULY2020

I, ______________________________________________________

Being a financial member of the Queensland Vintage Vehicle Association Inc., do here by

Nominate: _______________________________________________

(Also a financial member of The Queensland Vintage Vehicle Association Inc.) for the position of

___________________________________________________________ for the car club year 2020/2021

Signed Nominator: ________________________________________________ Date _____/_____/ 2020
(See Note (2) below)
_________________________________________________________________________ (Print name)

Seconder: __________________________________________________________ Date____/_____/ 2020
(See Note (2) below)
__________________________________________________________________________ (Print name)

I, _________________________________________________________, hereby accept nomination for the

Position of: _________________________________________________

Signed Nominee: __________________________________________________ Date _____/_____/ 2020
(See Note (2) below)
_________________________________________________________________________ (Print name)
Notes (1)
 In accordance with the Queensland Vintage Vehicle Association (QVVA) section 11. (3)(B) Nomination shall be lodged with the
QVVA secretary at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting. Section 11. (3) (E) provides that if at the commencement of
the Annual General Meeting, there be an insufficient number of candidates nominated, nominations my be taken from the floor of
the meeting.
Notes (2)
In accordance with clause 11.7 of the By-Laws the Nominator, Seconder and Nominee shall be financial members
with more than one complete year`s membership.

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NOTICE OF 55th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 55th Annual General meeting of the Queensland Vintage Vehicle Association will be
 held at the clubrooms, 1376 Old Cleveland Rd. Carindale on Wednesday July 22 rd 2020
                              after the General meeting.
            It is expected that the AGM will commence at about 8.45pm.

                55th Annual General Meeting Agenda
                                22rd July 2020

                                    Apologies
                        Minutes from previous AGM
                                Business arising
                               Treasurers Report
                              Election of officers
                               General Business
                                Close of meeting

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1924 Summit
The Summit was one of the several attempts to manufacture an “Australian” car in the period be-
tween World War 1 and World War 2. Kelly’s Motors of the inner Sydney suburb of Alexandria
were the firm behind the Summit. Production began in 1923, and Kellys ensured that details of
the new car featured prominently in the press, such as this piece from the Burnie Advocate, dat-
ed the 7th of September 1923.

                                            The Summit Car.
Among the new cars on the market today a striking example of the progress made in design is
the Summit. Not only is the engine rendered, almost vibrationless by a five bearing, forced lubri-
cation, crankshaft, supported on the chassis by a four-point suspension, but the inevitable road
shocks are eliminated, as far as possible by the special method of springing. The Acme springs
employed carry the whole strain throughout the whole chassis instead of each axle, absorbing
the shock individually. This not only increases comfort in driving, by giving a rolling motion, in-
stead of jolting, but saves considerable wear on tires. The full benefit of these springs must be
seen to be believed. The makers themselves show their faith in the design, material and work-
manship, by giving a written guarantee for twelve months, with each new car. This car is fitted
with a 1923 New Lycoming Motor with Lynite Pistons and 12-inch Connecting Rods, thus elimi-
nating excessive side slap on thc cylinder walls. The clutch is a 10-inch Borg & Beck dry plate,
as used hitherto only in high priced cars. The radiator is a Pedders Honeycomb, same as used in
the Packard. The wheel base is 112 inches. The car as supplied by the makers is equipped to
such an extent that the buyer finds it entirely unnecessary to dip further into his pocket for those
additions which add so materially to the comfort of the private car.
This last sentence was a reference to some of the features that were fitted as standard to the Summit – clock, cigar
lighter, sun shield, wind deflectors and nickel-plated bumpers.

        1924 Summit tourer

While the majority of the Summit’s mechanicals were relatively standard, the Acme springing
system was an Australian designed system. In 1921 Christian Fredriksen and business partner
William T Kelly travelled to the United Kingdom and the United States to demonstrate and sell
Fredriksen’s invention – the Acme Spring Suspension System. Using two sets of three cantile-
vered leaf springs,
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the system spread shocks along the length of the car for a smoother ride over rough surfaces. Al-
ready proven on the difficult Australian road conditions, in 1921 the system was offered as a facto-
ry fitted extra on the Australian assembled Lincoln Six. Despite many attempts to sell the interna-
tional manufacturing rights to various motor car producers, better road conditions experienced in
Britain and the United States meant that the benefits of the system were not as apparent. Con-
vinced of the need for the Acme system, Kelly’s company decided to market the Summit to see if
the system would be a success on Australian roads.

Production commenced in late 1923, with the 5-seater tourer selling for approximately £495. Like
the other attempts to sell a locally built car at this time, the Summit could not compete on price
with imported cars, many of which were imported as chassis into Australia, avoiding import taxes,
and fitted with Australian bodies. The Acme springing system was also prone to failure.

Kelly’s Motors advertised the Summit as the “New Wonder Car” and “An Australian Triumph”, and
also used testimonials from owners, such as this one from the Adelaide Chronicle, dated the 1st of
March 1924:

‘Summit’ Cars. The following letter has been received by May’s Motor Works who handle ‘Summit’
cars. The writer of the letter, Mr. H. C. Ward, is a well-known resident of Millicent:

‘It is with pleasure that I write to you with respect to my ‘Summit’ car. I journeyed from Auburn
to Peterborough, and over bad roads the car averaged 26 miles to the gallon with a full load of
passengers. From Auburn to Port Pirie, a distance of 190 miles, it averaged 25 miles per gallon of
Plume motor spirit. The ‘Summit’ car has done good work for me on all roads, and on my return to
Millicent, in the South-East, through the Coorong, with a full load, the car did the whole journey of
278 miles on 12 gallons of benzine, averaging 23 miles to the gallon over bad roads. I have never
had to change a gear or to use a wrench on my Summit. The springs on the car make the
Coorong long journey a pleasure trip, as it was a real treat to drive through in this car. I am satis-
fied that it is one of the best cars I have driven or ridden in. I have obtained 900 miles per gallon of
oil.’
Unfortunately the Summit did not last long in the marketplace, with the last cars being built in early
1926. Production figures are estimated between 300-500 cars. Five complete cars survive, along
with approximately ten cars in various stages of completeness. The car featured in this post is on
display at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, South Australia.

                                      Looking for 1927 Willys Knight

,Ken Mortimer is looking to track down the below if you can help him please make contact on the below in-
formation. Willys Knight vehicle , I am trying to locate in Queensland.

 1927 Willys Knight Roadster 6 cyl. Sleeve valve engine with Wooden spoke wheels, from around the Lis-
more NSW area. I would love to see it finished at a car show in the Brisbane area or what ever is convenient
and safe after COVID.

Thanks for your interest Ken Mortimer Grafton       02 6644 9944 0428 744 120

Hi Readers
Just be careful because people are going crazy from being in lock down! Actually I've just been talking about
this with the microwave, and toaster while drinking coffee and all of us agreed that things are getting bad. I
didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything. Certainly not to the
fridge as he is acting cold and distant. In the end the iron calmed me down as she said everything will be fine,
no situation is too pressing. The vacuum cleaner was very unsympathetic... told me to just suck it up, but the
fan was more optimistic and hoped it would all soon blow over! The toilet looked a bit flushed when I asked its
opinion and didn’t say anything but the door knob told me to get a grip. The front door said I was unhinged
and so the curtains told me to ........yes, you guessed it .....pull myself together.
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