June Rallies

The June Rally is an annual event hosted by the Wagga Wagga Veteran & Vintage Motor Club Inc. held on the Queens Birthday long weekend. It attracts around 150 entries comprising veteran, vintage, post war and classic vehicles and motorcycles from the early 1900’s to the 30 year cutoff.

Entrants register on Friday evening at the clubrooms, collecting their rally packs. On Saturday, entrants will depart from the clubrooms for a morning run that will end up back at Coolamon for lunch.  This is an opportunity to view the vehicles and vote for the various trophy categories.

To guide the entrants, marshals are located at some corners within the Wagga Wagga urban area. Once in the bush, brightly painted crow signs define the route (Wagga Wagga is, after all, the “place of many crows”). After lunch, entrants will proceed to an afternoon tea venue, then back to Wagga Wagga for an evening to catch up with friends, and have a barbecue back at the club rooms for dinner.

Sunday events start with a short run to a soup stop. June in Wagga Wagga can be bitterly cold and so hot soup and bread can be a welcome sight. There is always a volunteer available to prise a motor cyclist’s fingers off the handlebars. After soup, entrants will proceed to a town via Mangoplah Road for lunch and vehicle display at the Range Function Centre

The presentation dinner is held on the Sunday evening.

Trophies are presented for:

  • Best Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle (pre 31 December 1931)
  • Best Post Vintage and fifties Motorcycle (1931 to 31 December 1959)
  • Best 60’s 70’s and 80’s Motorcycle (1960 to 31 December 1988)
  • Best Veteran and Vintage Car (pre 31 December 1931)
  • Best Post Vintage and fifties Car (1931 to 31 December 1959)
  • Best 60’s 70’s and 80’s Car (1960 to 31 December 1988)
  • Best Commercial Vehicle (up to 31 December 1988)
  • Best in Rally (Motorcycle, Car and Commercial (up to 31 December 1988)

Entrants are farewelled with a BBQ breakfast on the Monday morning.

2020

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

2019

Another successful rally with excellent feedback received.

We visited the RAAF museum at Forest Hill on Saturday morning, back to the clubrooms for lunch, then on to Mangoplah via The Rock for afternoon tea.

On Sunday, it was off to Rannock via Coolamon for the soup stop, then on to Temora for lunch at the Temora Public School. Entrants visited the Aircraft Museum, private military collection, Rural Museum and second hand shop.

The presentation dinner was again held at the Rules Club.

Photos, June Rally 2019.

2018 

RALLY WRAP UP

Thank you to all club members for helping to make the 2018 rally such an outstanding success. There has been some very positive feedback coming in to committee members.

Here is an example:

We enjoyed this years rally in the slightly different format to previous years. We enjoyed the longer runs and the new venues for meals, especially the lunch on Saturday provided at the Tumbarumba Bowling Club. Also, the opportunity to have a good browse around the town before lunch was also a highlight as many of the rally entrants had not been to this location before.

The afternoon tea stop at the Vietnam Veterans retreat was very poignant and again was a significant part of the weekend. As usual, the soup stop on Sunday morning was a high light and the warm soup on those cooler mornings is always welcome…

As a club, keep up the great work and we look forward to next year with interesting runs and activities. Thank you and best regards to all the committee for a great job.”

Contributed BMC, Sydney
2017
We did it again! We snagged yet another magnificent weekend of sunshine. This resulted in a bumper crowd at Downside for the public display which really tested the venue’s capacity.
Entrants enjoyed runs along rural backroads, travelling to Lockhart via Old Narrandera Road for Saturday Lunch, then on to Uranquinty via Yerong Creek & The Rock for afternoon tea. On Sunday, the soup stop was at the Ladysmith Hall before proceeding to Downside for lunch and the public display.
Pride of place at Downside was the recently completed 1912 Daimler bus; a piece of Melbourne’s history brought back to life by one of our members.
The presentation dinner was held at the Rules Club with entertainment provided by the Club (two dance routines and a series of skits).