March 1, 2024

Velocettes - Always in the picture....

Welcome to the Velocette Owners' Club of Australia, home of Velocette motorcycle enthusiasts throughout Australia, preserving, restoring, using and celebrating their motorcycles as the maker intended..

WISING ALL OUR MEMBERS A HEALTHY AND HAPPY 2024


Colleen and Keith Canning’s GCR 2023 rally photos are available to view in the menu above


VALE VOCA LIFE MEMBER DICK TAYLOR

It is with great sadness that we advise that our very much admired and highly respected WA clubmate and friend and VOCA Life Member Dick Taylor has passed away after a short illness at the age of 95.
Dick was a regular rally attendee right up until his 90’s and a lifelong Velo man. With his brothers Syd and Don, wives Connie (Dick), Delores (Don) and Jocelyn (Syd) always by his side many will remember them with great affection from the rallys.
Dick was a vital part of our club and other motorcycle clubs and always willing to put his hand up to help out, particularly if there was good red plonk involved.
Dick was one of the finest gentleman that you could wish to meet and his cry of “here, hold my glasses while I sort this bloke out” if he took umbridge about something will forever be with us in our memories of the great times we shared.

We extend our most sincere condolences to Connie and his family at this sad time.

Syd and Dick Taylor – gone but not forgotten.
 


2022 WA STATE HISTORIC ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS – 5 VELO’S IN PERIOD 2 RACING

Andrew Davies (missing – ex-Don Chesson MAC), Robert Dillon, Jodi Brown, Fred Dillon and Ken Vincent
All 350’s and all going well, flying the flag for our marque. (pic courtesy Ken Vincent)

 


 


VOCA first notice of expression of interest to form our club
First club newsletter

Velocette oval belt buckles

Price includes p&p in Australia. Originally purchased for WA 2020 rally.
Price:$ 38
Contact Bob whittaker
Phone:0492 874 084


HEDLEY COX INTERVIEW

Courtesy of our Membership Secretary Arthur Harvey, who was sent this for us to use by Corey.
Dear Arthur;  Attached is a video you might be interested in and show to members. It was made by Corey Levenson, who lives near me

It’s flattering to me, I guess. Still —-Best wishes, Hedley Cox.


From George Cresswell showing his Mac in action down in Antarctica. Bill Kellas is on the Velo pulling me on the skis. Thanks for sending it in George – still amazes me every time I see something about this remarkable episode in Velo history – Mick T

Get your VOCA (the Velocette Owners’ Club of Australia) membership forms here…..


MEMBERS MACHINE DATABASE FORM

The club has a Database form page for VOCA members to submit details on their machines, it is one of the menu item at the top of the page. All details will remain private and for club officials use ONLY.
Hopefully one day we can produce a modest booklet or similar so the history etc of our machines is captured and not lost over time.
The committee decided to have it made available on this VOCA website where everyone can fill it out and return it to Dominic Brown so he can create the database – once completed click on the “SUBMIT” button

Of course all details are strictly general in nature and no identification of the location of the machines is being requested other than which state it is located in.


GOOD COMPANIONS RALLY – WHERE IT ALL STARED

Here are three copies of 1983 club newsletters, showing the before/ during/after writeups of the first NSW rally’s, which eventually morphed into what we all know and love as the Velocette Owners’ Club of Australia’s “Good Companions Rally”.
(Thanks go to Paul Barfoot for sending me the copies)

Velo news June 1983

Velo news Aug 1983

Velo news Oct 1983