Club History The VMVC evolved from a small group of individuals who began restoring and collecting WW2 era Jeeps in the 1960's. By 1976 membership had grown to around seventy people. During the earlier years bush trips and off-road outings were popular among the members . Into the 1970's , the emphasis changed somewhat with more outings to military open days and air shows . Bush trips were still popular however.
Today, the club can be described as being more eclectic than the past years - because of the many varied interests and niche fields of collecting .
MIRROR OF THE ORIGINAL WEBSITE
VMVC Constitution The VMVC operates under the guidance of a Constitution. The original and current document was written a number of years ago (date unknown).
It is the intention of the VMVC Committee to draft a new Constitution during 2009, for consideration and vote by the members of the club.
Copy of the Victorian Government rules on Imitation Firearms - June 2011.
Vic GOvt - IMITATION FIREARMS
Club Events and TripsThe VMVC holds regular outings to various locations - Airshows, bush trips, town fairs. Our annual swap day is held each April , where parts are sold and bought.
A major event on our calendar is the large Military Vehicle rally held each March at Corowa N.S.W., over 100 vehicles attend from all over the Eastern states.
- From the Vehicle inspection Officer
- Reminders for CH Vehicles To legally retain your CH Permit, and to lawfully drive your vehicle on the road, you must be a current financial member of an association under AOMC and Vic. Roads rules and regulations. It is therefore advisable to renew your club membership by the due date. Please carry your receipted Vic. Roads Club Permit Certificate plus a club newsletter or a current permit with you on all outings. If not, you may be booked for illegally driving an un-roadworthy and unregistered vehicle.
Vale: Neil WainIt is with much regret that we heard of the recent passing of long time member Neil Wain. Most of the newer members would not have known Neil, but those of us who did would know that they do not come much better than him.
I personally knew Neil from when he joined the VMVC in the mid eighties. He was a regular at most club events and especially liked camping trips into the bush. He was on our first adventure into Wonnangatta, Woods Point and was with us when we took on the marathon of driving to Dubbo and back for the 50th year of the Jeep. A few years back he sold his Jeep, but stayed a member of the club, to put in his time restoring his 1940 Dodge sedan, which he brought back to show room condition. Having done this he joined the Chrysler Club where he spent most of his time.
For those of us who knew him, we say thanks for the good times.
Original Club Logo The vehicle featured on the club logo is a 1942 Dingo scout car. During the invasion scare' period of 1942 , prior to the procurement of overseas armour , Ford at Geelong Vic. built a number of these scout cars, they were based on Marmon Herrington 4X4 axles . The design was considered to be unsuccessful , excessive weight , bad cross country ability and poor visibility being the main problems .