A very enjoyable day.
All-in-all the day was perfect with perfect weather and excellent attendance. This made it possible for the VVCC to make donations of R22,000.00 to local charities. Thank you Ty and Bert for your encouraging words and compliments, we will certainly try to keep the standards high.
Clubs were well represented with the Mercedes Benz -,Volvo -, Alfa Romeo -, Ou Toeter-, Durban Early Cars -, Vryheid Old Wheels - and Natal Midlands Clubs attending. The stalwarts of the show are however the Volvo Owners Club who have dubbed their exodus to the VVCC the "Walk to Vryheid", having completed their 6th year this year with 26 cars on display. All club support is critical in these charity events and all Vintage or Classic and Sports car clubs are invited to join the show and become and institution like the Volvo guys.
To the Vintage and Classic Car fraternity out there, you don't know what you've been missing! If you are a Vintage Car enthusiast, this is the one show that must be on your calendar for next year. Keep an eye out for the Vryheid Vintage Car Club's annual Car Show on 14 June 2014. For any additional information regarding next year's show, contact our Chairman - Mr Kobus Botha at 082 807 0747 or Secretary - Mr Dieter Oltmann at 082 496 3518.
Some facts and figures:
Visitors - 2,500+
Vehicles on display - Close on 300 (including new vehicles)
Pre-world war 2 vehicles (ie Pre 1940) - 47. (44 of which are owned by VVCC members)
5 Model T's - of which only Ty Terblanche's is not owned by a club member.
Thank you to:
The Suid-oos NG Church for providing the food for the day. The fact that you sold everything, bar a few burgers, shows that the Joint Venture was a huge success.
John Kitching - Although you are a Blue Bulls supporter, we forgive you and thank you for your running commentary and announcements for the duration of the show.
Vryheid Dealers - Inynanga Motors, Vryheid Nissan, Auto House, NN Toyota, Mascor VW and Mascor John Deere, Ritchie Auto, Kia Vryheid, Farmtrac.
All the clubs that attended.
Stall owners (24) - Too many to mention, but some as far as from Durban and Meyerton.
Hospice - For managing the gate control at the High Street gate.
All sponsors not mentioned by name here, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your continued support. We will endeavour to thank you each individually.
All the VVCC members who worked hard and supported the committee in getting the whole thing up and running. If we mention your name, we will leave someone out, so you know who you are.
Submitted by Dieter Oltmann