Another show, another successful day! - The Annual Car Show - 11 June 2016

Unfortunately we experienced rather cool weather and attendance by the general public was duly affected.   Once again we had an unbelievable turnout of the Pre-WW11 vintage vehicles and will endeavour to keep up the high standards achieved.   Thank you Vryheid!   You have again honoured us with your support and attendance.

Various clubs were well represented, namely Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Ford Model A Club of South Africa, Vryheid Old Wheels Club, Natal Midlands Club, Old Tooter Club, Swazi Car Club, Benoni Old Car Club, the private collection of Hennie Kritzinger and the 4 x 4 Club of Vryheid.   The Volvo Owners Club, who have dubbed their departure to the VVCC Show the "Walk to Vryheid", have completed their 9th consecutive year and displayed 27 vehicles this year.   We have had an indication the Volvo Club will be supporting our 2017 car show.   Being the 10th consecutive year, they wish to bring no less than 40 vehicles, and this challenge has been extended to other car clubs!   This year we were well supported by privately owned motorcycles.   All club support is imperative to these charity events and all car clubs, vintage and classic alike, are invited to support the show and become an institution like the Volvo members.

Well done to our club members with the effort taken to exhibit vintage tractors, stationary engines and implements with specific mention going to the 1926 Robey industrial engine with a fly wheel of 6 feet in diameter.

Facts and figures pertaining to the 2016 Car Show:
Vehicles on display - Approximately 250 (including modern vehicles)
Pre-WW11 vehicles (Pre 1940) - (43 owned by VVCC members)
4 Ford Model T's (Pre1930) - it is worth noting there are 10 Model T's currently owned by VVCC members.   A notable mention should go the 1909 EMF that was on display.

Submitted by Des Lemmon-Warde 

More about the Vryheid Car Show - 11 June 2016.

Our grateful thanks go to:
All visitors and supporter for your enthusiasm in sharing in the vehicles of yesteryear and fellowship.

The Suid-Oos NG Church for providing the meals and niceties for the day.   We understand that the sales were a reflection of the day's attendance.

John Kitching once again for his running commentary and announcements throughout the duration of the show.

New Car Dealers and other Vehicle Accessories:
Our thanks to the new car dealers which were well supported by the following car, truck and tractor suppliers:
NTT Toyota, Mc Carthy Inyanga, Auto House Vryheid, Mascor VW and John Deere, Ritchie Auto and Kia Vryheid, Bundu Outdoor Centre, Autozone, Supreme Bumpers, Pro-Auto Rubbers, Raymond Rieseberg and BMW Supertech who came all the way from Newcastle.

McMarnus Nissan for supplying the water for the show.

Nico Van Wyk for his "fire engine kid's entertainment".

Karin Lombaard and the members of her song school.

Lucas Meyer School for the use of their facilities.

JVS towing for their effortless work in assisting in the transporting of stationary engines and vintage tractors to the showgrounds
All the clubs that attended and also various prize sponsors, we thank you for your continued support.
Stall Owners, 26 in all, who brought a variety of interests to the show.

Vryheid Hospice - Managing the gate control in High Street.

We feel it pertinent to mention the various sponsors by name, namely:   Vryheid Nut & Bolt who donated the exhibitor's prize, Spur, Wimpy, Steers, Pep Stores, HMS Cleaning Supplies, Waltons and Vrypet.

Our thanks Sign-It for printing all our advertising material at a very competetive rate as well as The Vryheid Herald for their weekly diary, articles and photos of the show as well as Get It Magazine.

All sponsors not mentioned by name, please accept our heartfelt gratitude for your contiunous support.   You will be thanked individually.

All the VVCC members who worked extremely hard and supported the chairman, Mr Cassie Lourens, and committee members in achieving this successful show.

Submitted by Des Lemmon-Warde