SEPTEMBER 2017 Blue Diamond
CLUB CAPTAIN’S REPORT
Well it’s finally springtime and after the miserable weather at August’s Tour de Kestrel, we were blessed with a pleasant sunny day for the Rob Roy hill climb.
Veteran cars were featured this year and the 1914 Grand Prix Delage was the star, although I didn’t hear it running. Other highlights were the 1918 Vauxhall showing plenty of battle scars and with a huge booming exhaust and also a gorgeous ’36 SS Jaguar with long tail body …….. The aim of our September trip to Camperdown area and Hanging Rock in October, is to make it possible for our country members from the west and north to join us. After all, our club is for all Victorians. …..
MARCH 2017 Blue Diamond
CLUB CAPTAIN’S REPORT Marg Harman
………………. Plans for our National Rally are all in place and it has kept Geoff and I very busy of late. We have put in an order for good weather- fingers crossed.
Now to the rally title “Rileys AT the Island”, I should explain it to the English teachers out there! To my motorcycling friends and fans of historic car rac- ing, Phillip Island has always been referred to as “The Island”, as in “will you be at The Island?”- meaning the race track. To all of these people the only reason you’d go down to Phillip Island is to the MotoGP or Historics.
Somehow naming the rally “Rileys ON The Island” just didn’t sound right – to me anyhow. If it really annoys you, feel free to “correct” it!
See you at “The Island”. Marg.
JULY 2016 Blue Diamond
FRIDAY JULY 1st- CLUB MEETING
Presentation by Lachlan Thompson
“Space Technologies to Keep our Riley on the Road Today.”
CV. Former class mate of our club president Doug (lets not hold that against him) Lachlan has an eclectic range of interests ranging from designing and building the gold medal winning Carbon fibre bicycles for the Australian Olympic Team, to lead scientist for an experiment on the Space Shuttle of how spiders make their webs in micro gravity. An ordained Deacon, aersopace engineer and expert on 3D metal printing his interest has few bounds. His interest is tempered by managing a B&B, “Fernglade on Menzies” in Emerald and his building of an astronomy research facility on the site to detect near earth objects that may threaten the existence of our planet. Lachlan a Riley club member shares the ownership of a 1931 Riley Special “Tuppence” with his wife Annie.
June 2016 Blue Diamond
FRIDAY JUNE 3 – CLUB MEETING
Maintenance, Restoration, Renovation, Originality.
We will review what is available in the Club resources, local and International links to keep our Rileys on the road. At the end there will be a questions and answers session to help solve problems that are raised. Come prepared with your questions and solutions to challenges you have experienced with your Riley. We have not had a technical evening for some time so we should be in for an interesting night.
May 2016 Blue Diamond
Club Permit Scheme …...
Applications for the new Club Permit must be supported by:
- A current road worthy certificate.
- A document of proof of ownership or management of the vehicle.
- Five photographs: front, driver’s side, rear, driving position, (side-on with driver’s door open) and identifiers such as chassis number and engine number.
- Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration Form.
Applications will not be accepted for “Modified” or “Hot Rod” Permits for vehicles other than Rileys.
Applications for “Modified ” Permits only for Rileys must be considered for acceptance at a Committee meeting.
A Club Permit application may be accepted from a member for a vehicle other than a Riley provided that:
- The member has been a current member for a minimum of five years ; or The member is an owner of a Riley.
April 2016 Blue Diamond
EDITORIAL Keith Morrison
It was not long ago I was lamenting the disappearance of February and now Kalorama has been and gone. What a roaring success it was, I counted all up 38 Rileys with most in the Club display area which had to expand to 3 rows and still we didn’t fit them all in.
The organization of the club display on the day was a great team effort, it was pleasing to see so many club members lending a hand. I guess it is because we have such a great club that we were able to be awarded the Club display Trophy.
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March 2016 Blue Diamond
CLUB CAPTAIN’S REPORT
Now that we’re into Autumn there are plenty of opportunities to get out in your Riley without worrying about the weather being too hot. This month there’s Phillip Island Historic Races, Tyabb Air Show on the 13th(We did try to get some space in the car display area, but this was not possible), then hopefully a big display of Rileys at Kalorama on the 20th.
In April the RACV/AOMC Classic Showcase (Back at Flemington this year) is on the 10th, Gunbower on Anzac weekend and then we’ll be off to the lovely NSW Riviera for the Merimbula Rally in May.
Hope to see you out there.
February 2016 Blue Diamond
A Tribute to David Bowie