If you’re a fan of old cars you may be interested to learn that Bribie Island has its own vintage, classic and historic car group. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the group. The Bribie Island group was formed by Trevor Shields and Gil Leach back in 2000.
They realised that travelling long distances on fast, modern and unfriendly highways to club meets and getting together with fellow members of the Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club (SCACC) in Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast was neither a pleasant experience nor safe for themselves or their fragile and valuable old motor cars.
As a local branch of the SCACC (based at the showgrounds at Nambour), the Bribie Island group caters for locals (and not only locals) who enjoy sharing each other’s company, talking old cars and participating in less strenuous outings together, with or without their vehicles, on Bribie and the surrounding areas. Members are also involved in assisting at the famous Nambour Swap Meet held annually in July (this year’s swap will be on Saturday 25-July at the Nambour Showgrounds).
The Bribie Island group meets regularly each month for a cuppa, a BBQ and a natter somewhere locally so the cars on concessional registration can stretch their legs, blow away the cobwebs and their owners can do the same and keep in touch with each other. Members are proud of their cars and we are pleased to have amongst our number several rare and interesting models, for example, various early and late model Fords, Chevrolets, Chryslers, pre and postwar Austins, Morris, VWs, Rileys, minis, classic MGs, commercial and special interest vehicles.
The Bribie Island branch is always looking for new members. If you happen to have a vehicle older than 30 years or even an interest in old vehicles you will be most welcome to join our group. Membership of the SCACC allows owners with eligible vehicles to participate in the Queensland Government’s Special Interest Vehicle Concession Scheme which offers reduced registration fees and compulsory third-party insurance premiums.
The club also produces a monthly newsletter which keeps members up to date with all club and related activities. If you’d like to have a chat you can contact our Bribie Island Representative, Bob Parsons on 0481 955 229. We’d love to see you.