August 5, 2022

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..

 

VOCA GOOD COMPANIONS RALLY 2022
6th to 13th November 2022
Busselton, Western Australia

GCR 2022 ENTRY FORM AVAILABLE ON THE RALLY WEBPAGE LINK!

CLICK HERE to go to the dedicated rally webpage for all the info you need,
and can’t wait to see you all at the rally after having to cancel the last 2.

 


VOCA RALLY in the ACT 23-25 September 2022

It is proposed to have a Velo & Vincent Rally in Canberra between Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September.

ACCOMMODATION:

The Rally will be based at:
GARDEN CITY HOTEL (Best Western)
55 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory, 2604, Austral
Phone: (02 6295 3322
www.ibisstylescanberra.com.au
www.gardencitycanberra.com.au

This is a good quality hotel. It has both a bar & a restaurant which serves breakfast {but not dinner at weekends)
The hotel is of good quality & has covered parking that will readily accommodate all the bikes as well as above ground parking for cars & trailers.

Attendees are expected to book accommodation themselves.
A corporate rate has been arranged. You will be asked for the
Booking Reference:#175596. (agreed room rates are overleaf)

RIDES
FRIDAY:

On Friday afternoon there will be a ride around Canberra. Us locals call it the “All the Mountains“ Run . It will take in the major lookout areas of the City. Commencing at Red Hill, then to Dairy Farmers Hill at the National Arboretum, Then to Mt Ainslie before returning to the Hotel.

Dinner will be held at the German Club (Harmonie Club) next door to the hotel.

SATURDAY

The Ride will be via the Cotter to what locals call the ‘Cotter Loop’ This is a lovely rural ride, clear of the suburbs.
We will visit the deep space tracking Station at Tidbinbilla.
The café there is currently closed but the visitor centre may be open. We will then ride to the lovely Gibraltar Falls.
We will ride to Tharwa for a regroup stop. Coffee is available at the small café.
We will then ride to the Lanyon Homestead for lunch at their Café.
We will then tour the historic house before returning to the hotel where we will have dinner again at the German Club.

Lanyon is an historic homestead and grazing property located on the southern outskirts of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory.
Address: Tharwa Dr, Tharwa ACT 2620
Hours: Closed Opens 10AM
Phone: (02) 6237 6500
www.historicplaces.com.au › lanyon-homestead

SUNDAY:

There will be a morning ride around the Parliamentary triangle ending at the Old Parliament House for Coffee.

Agreed Room Rates: (Booking in name of Litster : Ref #175596)

Standard Queen : $134
Delux Queen: $144
Delux Queen with additional Single bed: $154
Executive Queen: $164

 

Should you wish to attend please Email Lorraine or text to the address below:
Litster@smartchat.net.au
0401400754

Lorraine Litster for VOCA – 30 June 2022


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.


VOCA GOOD COMPANIONS RALLY 2019 photos


Keith & Colleen Canning and Paul Barfoot


The 2019 VOCA Hahndorf GC Rally Awards were as follows:

Bertie Goodman Award: Graham Colliver;
Velo Fellow Award: Arthur Harvey;
Mellow Velo Fellow Award, presented by Gil Loe on behalf of VOCNA: Gary Gibson;
Sid Willis Trophy: Max Mardardy 1949 MAC loaned to Irene Gartner from Germany;
Roley Walker Trophy: Ian Denholm 1964 Scrambler;
Les Diener Trophy: Robert Drysdale 1957 Valiant;
Cammy Trophy: Ian Elliott KSS;
Ted Carey Shield: Stuart & Marsha Hooper 1959 Venom;
Keith Howard Award: Gary Gibson 1938 MSS;
ACU Gold Star: Sean Evans 1961 BSA Gold Star;
Keith Hamilton Award: Garrett Lovell 1948 MAC.

Congratulations to all these worthy winners


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 2020 VOCA (the Velocette Owners’ Club of Australia) membership forms here…NOTE CHANGE TO RENEWAL FEE..


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