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Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club

Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club

Dundas Street East, Ormiston (QLD), 4160, Australia

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About The Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club is a group of motoring enthusiasts in the Redlands supporting the hobby interests of historic vehicle owners & restorers
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Mission The Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club was formed in 1978 by a group of motoring enthusiasts keen to ensure that the Redlands had a vehicle club to support the hobby interests of historic vehicle restorers and users.

Membership is open to all motor vehicle owners however the emphasis is on supporting vehicles that are more than 30 years old.
Description The Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club was formed in 1978 by a group of motoring enthusiasts keen to ensure that the Redlands had a vehicle club to support the hobby interests of historic vehicle restorers and users.

Membership is open to all motor vehicle owners however the emphasis is on supporting vehicles that are more than 30 years old.

IN THE BEGINNING

“On February 16th 1978, 10 interested people gathered at John and Dawn Wright’s residence to discuss the formation of a restorers club. The general opinion was that a club would be an asset to the district. The following were elected to office

Les Collins – President
Win Collins – Secretary
Ralph Harman – Treasurer
After discussion it was decided the club be known as the ‘Bayside Vehicle(s) Restorers Club” and that the club cater for all makes and models &- include tractor, stationary engines, bikes, etc.

An offer had been made that “if a club were formed a `38 Chev truck would be donated to the club”. The offer was accepted unanimously. John Wright volunteered to design a suitable emblem for the club. Membership Fees – After discussion it was agreed the fees be as follows.

$3 Joining fee
$5 Membership fee per year per family.
Meetings – The 2nd Thursday of each month was chosen.
Next meeting to be held 19th March. John expressed his willingness to let us continue meeting at his home. A cup of coffee, provided by Dawn, and much informal chatting brought the evening to a close” (Bayside Vehicle Restorers Club Minute Book-9-3-78)

So began our Club twenty-nine years ago. The next meeting attracted fifteen people, including 4 new folk. A “Club” rubber stamp had been purchased by the Treasurer together with a receipt book. The Chev truck had been donated by Warren Harris and arrangement were made to move it to the side of John’s house. The first Club outing was arranged as a picnic lunch and yarn on Good Friday at Wynnum.

In April the Club contacted the Museum Committee to “indicate our willingness to put on a di
Founded 1978

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