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 at 9.30am from the clubrooms for a morning run that will end up back at the clubrooms for lunch. This is the 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 a free evening to catch up with friends, grab a snack or dine out.
Sunday events start with a short run to a soup stop, leaving the clubrooms at 9:00am. 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 Temora for lunch.
Trophies will be 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.
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.”