Our Forthcoming Car Show - 11 June 2016

An invitation to all
Our annual Car Show is on 11 June 2016.   This is by far the largest Vintage Car Show in Northern Kwazulu Natal.   Last year we exhibited more than 300 vehicles!   Click on June 2015 posts to see the photos of our last show.
All Vintage/Classic Car-, Hotrod-, Tractor-, Implement-, Stationery engine-, Motorcycle Clubs and owners are hereby cordially invited to display their vehicles and machines free of charge.   New car and motorcycle dealers are all welcome to display their latest models.
Let us use this opportunity to showcase our Heritage Vehicles to the public and especially to our youth of today.
Venue:  Lucas Meyer School Rugby Field, Vryheid. (Corner of High and South Street Vryheid).
Entrance gates will be open from 07h00.
Entrance Fee for the Public:   Adults R25.00   Under 18's R15.00.
Spitbraai, Tea and Coffee,Food Stalls, Jumping Castle, Lucky Draws.
Bring the whole family and enjoy the day with us!
Donations will be made to Hospice and The Old Age Home.
You are welcome to display or tell us the history and restoration process of your vehicle/machine (ie before and after photos etc).
An auction of old vehicles and tractors will be held on the day.
For further information please contact:   Cassie Lourens (Chairman) Cell 082 904 5360 email: cassiejl@lantic.net
All exhibitors are invited to a get-together at our Clubhouse Saturday night after the Car Show.   Please RSVP to Harvie Van Heerden (Vice-chairman) harvie@dalesvanheerden.co.za as soon as possible but not later than 3 June 2016 to ease the planning of the catering.
In order to secure a booking for a special vehicle, club or other stand, please contact Dieter Oltmann Cell  082 486 3518  droltmann@gmail.com by 4 June 2016.
A list of B&B's is available on Vryheid's website:   www.vryheid.com or contact Lucas Meyer School for hostel accommodation.
We appreciate your support and we look forward to welcoming you in Vryheid.

Outing to Talana Musuem - 17 October 2015 - "Wheels Thru Time"

Bringing History to Life.

Once again our club did ourselves proud with the participation of so many members at the show held at the picturesque grounds of Talana Museum just outside Dundee.

Our group departed from Vryheid just after 08h30 on a sunny day with a successful run other than a problem with the brakes on Arthur's Volvo about 30km out of Vryheid.   The problem was soon resolved and he now qualified for the "Noddy Badge".

Twenty vintage and classic cars were exhibited by our members and a good support came from Dundee, Newcastle and Ladysmith with their vehicles.

The show was well supported by local visitors and heritage demonstrations and talks as well as two re-enactments, namely the capture and surrender of the British troops on the farm Adelaide and the second was the capture of Winston Churchill at Colenso.

The parade of the Caledonian Pipe Band from Pietermaritzburg was most entertaining. 

A procession of soldiers followed the band.

Various food stalls and refreshments were available and well supported.

Time was again calling and we proceeded back home in convoy.   En-route, just past the Buffalo River, Cassie's Model A Ford developed a "misfire" warranting a tow back home.   Of course "Noddy" changed hands and now rests with Cassie Lourens.   A very enjoyable and interesting day well shared by all.   Our thanks to Colin for taking photos.

Submitted by Des Lemmon-Warde