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 at 9.30am from the clubrooms for a 100 km run to a lunch destination in a local town. To guide the entrants, marshals are located at the 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 9:30am. 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 rural hall for lunch. This is the opportunity to view the vehicles and vote for the various trophy categories.

Over the last few years, we have been fortunate enough to enjoy the services of Darryl’s Photography. Darryl can often be seen during the runs, laying on the road or hanging out of a tree, all to get that right angle.

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.

Holding the Rally does not come without cost. Historically, we have sought sponsorship from local businesses. If you are a business interested in sponsoring a local event which benefits the local economy and charities, please view the following attachment.

2017-june-rally-club-history-sponsorship

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).
2018 

Another great rally is being planned for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June.

Details and entry forms are available for download below.

Regular entrants will notice that there are a few minor changes proposed this year, which should enhance entrants’ enjoyment at our rally.

Program

Invitation

Entry Form

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