WDHVC Events ....




Festival of Sails - January 22nd 2017


We had a vehicle display out the front of the Customs House Restaurant.


30 cars from various years attended and were very popular with the public.


A great day and the weather great as well. View some photos of the day





Moorabool Valley Run - August 14th 2016



On Sunday 14th August, 11 cars met at the Fyansford Hotel car park for the Moorabool Valley run to Meredith.

We meandered along the beautiful Moorabool Valley and ended up at the township of Meredith where another two cars met us.

We all enjoyed a lovely lunch at Hearn's Meredith Hotel.



Some Photos from various Events in December 2016



Tinker Day - July 21st



On a very cold and wet Thursday morning about 35 people (including Murray Coster and Kevin Baker, who have been poorly lately) gathered at the clubrooms for the annual soup day.

Some people brought along unusual items of interest for everyone to look at and discuss their uses.

Some of the items were a brass tomahawk used at Shell, an enamel P&O sign from the 1996 bid for the Olympics, an old shoe stretcher for bunions, a very intricate set of brass gears, a flame thrower nozzle, model trains and the usual pocket full of bits and pieces from Ray.

After a great feed of soup and bread rolls the sun came out and it was time to head for home.

Another successful Tinker Day, thanks to the ladies who cooked the lovely lunch.





Hot Dog Day - April 17th


We had about 19 cars attend the hot dog run, which was held at a park in Moriac. Thank you to Ken Shepherd for organising with the council for us to be there and also Graham and Raelene Pretlove, Ken and Jenny Parry for organising and cooking the hot dogs and sweets for us all to enjoy. Another great day giving our old cars a run and enjoying the company of our participating members.




Smell the Roses Day - April 16th


This was the last one for the year and the weather showed us why. We all arrived at the café in Highton somewhat wet and cold. But, being tough old codgers, we decided a bit of water wasn’t going to stop us. As it turned out, after a protracted coffee stop, the weather had cleared a bit so we set off. Well, we almost got going but Ray discovered that Judith had driven off in the Capri with his helmet! So after chasing her down and retrieving said helmet, and with that helmet firmly atop Ray’s head, we set off.


The convoy of 10 vehicles headed out through Highton and Ceres on the Barrabool Hill Road, turning off at Pollocksford Road, onto the Hamilton Highway then to Inverleigh. From Inverleigh we made our way to Winchelsea, from Winchelsea we took the Deans Marsh Road and turned off at Cape Otway Road and made our way to Moriac.


As always seems the case, we had a mechanical issue with one of the bikes, this time it was mine. My ever reliable BMW developed a continuously brightly shining alternator light just out of Inverleigh. I managed to ride it home without really causing any disruption to the run.


Back at Moriac, I opened up my garage for the attendees to have a look through. The CF Bedford van restoration attracted some interest due to the nostalgic retro style décor but the electric motorbike project was by far the centre of attention. We then enjoyed an easy paced BBQ lunch with lots of eating and good conversation.


Thankyou to all those who were brave enough to make the effort to come out on a day that initially didn’t look like fun. With Smell the Roses in recession now until the weather improves, I look forward to the next one later in the year.


Those attending were:


Ray Van Galen

1986 Honda Shadow

Dallas Jones & Yve

1983 BMW R100RS

Scott Van Galen & Katy

1988 Honda Hurricane

Ray Matthews

Honda CB125

Rod Roach

Honda Goldwing

Judith Matthews

1972 Ford Capri

Lyle Loffler

1983 Honda Boldor

Libby Booley

Triumph Stag

Mick Wright

1983 BMW K100

Merv & Elva Baum

1990 Ford Laser