Events are ordered from future to past. The oldest are at the bottom!
(If there is a link to pictures of the event, they have all been combined in one PDF file.)

Event Date(s) Details Pictures
Christmas Rally 17 December 2017 Refer club newsletter for details  
Harvest Rally November 12 Refer club newsletter for details  
DDVVM Club Camp November 2-5 Camping trip to the Esk Caravan Park.  
Crooked Conrod Tri-Club Event & Back to Yamison Day October 28

Combined with Dalby and South Burnett clubs, also celebrating Back to Yamison Day


Leaving clubhouse at 8.30am sharp.

LAMA Annual Invitational Run October 7 & 8 Celebrating 25 years, for more information, click here  
All Holden Day Swap Meet & Car Show September 30 - October 1 Valleys Rugby League Ground, morning only Swap Meet on Sept 30, Car Show on Oct 1.  
Canefields Classic September 30 - October 2 Hosted by Bundaberg Vintage Vehicle Club, for more information, click here  
September Club Run - Shed Run September 24 A pleasant country run out to visit the collections of a few of our members.  

Leyburn Sprints August 18-20

 22nd Historic Leyburn Sprints


DDVVMC Fuel Economy Run August 12-13

This two day, invitational event to test your car's efficiency and your driving skills. All entrants received a certificate on successful completion of the route.


Combined Chev & Wind-Up Run July 15-16

The Chev Club was in Toowoomba for a Christmas in July Run. The DDVVMC joined them on Sunday, 16th July, on a run to the Transport Museum in Gatton and lunch with LAMA.


RACQ Motorfest July 9

Held at the Eagle Farm Racecourse at Ascot, all proceeds go to funding the LifeFlight Helicopter, Capricorn Helicopter Rescue, RACQ CQ Resuce and Heart of Australia.


DDVVMC President's Run June 18

Mystery Run organised by President Trevor Hoffmann, took club members out to Ravensbourne National Park for smoko, before heading down to Esk for lunch.


RACQ QHMC Southern Rally 9th - 11th June

This year's event will be hosted by Beaudesert Motoring Enthusiasts Club and centered in Beaudesert.


DDVVMC Cranky Carburettor Tri-Club Run 28th May

 Our Annual Tri-Club event, LAMA, Warwick and DDVVMC clubs met up at Thiess Park on the Heifer Creek Road, for morning tea, competitive games and lunch.


Dalby RVAD Invitational Rally 13th - 14th May



David Hack Day 7th May

Car Display organised by the Rotary Club of Toowoomba North and hosted by the Aerotec at the Toowoomba Airport.


Ipswich Festival Vehicle Parade & Exhibition "HONK!" 6th May

Brisbane St was closed from 7pm to 9pm for a vehicle parade and display. Sponsored by Heritage Bank, it was an evening out with entertainment, local cafes and boutique shops, all surrounding an excellent display of classic and heritage vehicles.


Allora Autumn Old Car Festival 28th - 30th April

3 Day Event, Organised by MTOQ, this event was open to the following eligible vehicles: all cars, trucks and motorcycles manufactured before 1942. This event was celebrating 100 years of the Model TT Ford Truck.


April Club Run 23rd April

The April Run took club members out through Kingsthorpe, Goombungee and a stopover in Haden with a trivia quiz. After a short run into Highfields, lunch was at the Highfields Tavern.


Austin 7 National Tour 8th - 13th April 

A Five Day event, based at the DDVVMC Clubrooms, with daily drives around the region, a static display and swap meet.


March Mystery Run 19th March

A quick stopover at a Club member's house and collection in Westbrook, before heading out to Oakey for lunch.


Ladies Run 26th February

DDVVMC Club run to Clifton, with a tour of the town and a visit to Can-Do Cottage.


2017 Toowoomba Swap Meet 4th - 5th February

Annual Swap Meet, held at the Toowoomba Showgrounds in Glenvale.


Allora Heritage Weekend 28th - 29th January

Two days of All Australian Cars, Trucks, Stationary Engines, Tractors and Motorbikes



DDVVMC Mid-Week Run 14th December

 This mid-week run was the even to finish up the calendar year. Members headed out to Kingsthorpe to see the CWA Ladies before coming back to the Clubrooms for BBQ meal around a Chirstmas tree.


DDVVMC Christmas Run 27th November

 This Poker Run through the Western Downs finished up at Oakey RSL. Annual Club awards were handed out and everyone enjoyed a great day out.

TADOMS QLD Heritage Show 28th - 30th October

Held at the Oakey Showgrounds, DDVVMC shared the car display aspect of this event with the Dalby and South Burnett clubs.

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Crooked Conrod Tri-Club Event 16th October

Hosted by the South Burnett Antique Motor Club.

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LAMA Invitational Run1st & 2nd October

For more information, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Shed Run 25th September

Club Members visited the properties, sheds and collections of three members.

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National MEL Gathering 11th - 17th September

Hub-event based in Temora, NSW, to gather all Mercury, Edsel and Lincoln products.


Fuel Economy Run - 20th -21st August

Two day event: Day One featured a short run around town, followed by a movie night and evening meal. We also had a performance by the High Altitude Harmony Singing Group during the film's intermission.

Day Two had a hill run over a set distance, recording vehicle fuel intake to calculate accurate mileage.

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Wind-Up Rally - 24th July

Club Members gathered for a short run out to Cooby Dam, complete with car games, before heading to the Blue Mountain Hotel for lunch.

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TAFE Camelia Show - 17th July

A number of club members took their cars to the oval behind the Cobb & Co Museum. Despite the weather, a good time was had by all.

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RACQ MotorFest - 10th July
Annual Car show held in Eagle Farm, all funds raised went to supporting the Care Flight Helicopter service.

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President's Rally - 26th June


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QHMC RACQ Southern Rally - 3rd to 5th June

Organised by the QVVA. Hillbilly Themed Rally, based at our Clubrooms.

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Cranky Carburettor Rally - 29th May

Hosted by Warwick Motor Club, this tri-club event will be held at Thiess Park. Good company, lunch and a number of games to determine the winner of this year's Cranky Carburettor Trophy: DDVVMC.

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Lockyer Swap Meet - 22nd May

Laidley Showgrounds, owned and run by LAMA.

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Ipswich National Motoring Heritage Day - 15th May

Free Entry for 200 vehicles, in Queens Park, Ipswich

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David Hack Classic - 1st May

Held at the Toowoomba Airport: Classic cars, military vehicles and Warbirds on display.

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April Camping Trip - 16th & 17th April, Goomburra Camping Grounds

Club members headed down to Goomburra for a weekend of camaraderie and campfire cooking.

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March 19: “Rootes” National Rally – Stanthorpe

Display started at 9am at Stanthorpe

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March Rally - 13th March

Leaving from K-mart car park at 9am, the run headed south to Clifton, with lunch at the Clifton Arms Hotel.

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Ladies Rally - 14th February

An observational run out to Crows Nest via Goombungee, with lunch at the Crows Nest Hotel

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Toowoomba Swap Meet - 6th & 7th February  Photos Coming

Allora Heritage Weekend - 23rd & 24th January

Two days of heritage vehicle displays and demonstrations.

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Christmas Run - 13th December

A short run out to the Oakey Historical Village, before the Christmas Lunch at the Clubrooms

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Harvest Rally - 15th November

Shed visit at the Magill's in Pittsworth, followed by lunch at the Brookstead Hotel.

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Halloween Ghost Tour - 31st October

A short tour of the "haunted" streets of Toowoomba.

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Crooked Conrod - 18 October

Annual Tri-Club event, held at Cooyar. This year, hosted by the Dalby club.

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45th Anniversary Rally - 18-20 September

Three day event, included a trip to the Woolshed at Jondaryan, the Carnival Classic, Dinner at the Clubrooms and a short rally to Peacehaven Gardens in Highfields.

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Carnival Classic - 19 September

Day-long Car show, operated in conjunction with the Carnival of Flowers, located in Queens Park, off Godsall St.

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DDVVMC Train trip – 29 August

A trip from Warwick to Wallangarra and back with Southern Downs Steam Railway.

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DDVVMC Fuel Economy test – Sat 22 - Sun 23 August

A two-day event with a tour of Boyce Gardens, Toowoomba, and a pizza & movie night on Saturday, then the fuel economy test on Sunday.

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DDVVMC President's & Windup rallies – 5 July

A combination of two rallies, as the event calendat was tight this year!

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Jumpers & Jazz Festival Grand Historic Auto Display – 19 July pic-icon(11 MB)
QHMC South Qld rally – 6-8 June
Based in Pittsworth.
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Cranky Carburetor Rally – Sunday May 25
Yearly competition between the L.A.M.A club Gatton, Warwick and Darling Downs clubs, held at Theiss Park.
This year's competition was won by Warwick
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QHMC National Motoring Heritage day – 17 May  
David Hack Classic meet – May 3
The 17th year of this event had inclement weather so none of the planes could fly. There was still plenty to see and drool over.
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Wivenhoe Dam rally – April 12 pic-icon(5 MB)
DDVVMC Lightning Ridge Trip – Mar 15-28
The small band of intrepid explorers had a great trip via Goondiwindi, St George, Dirranbandi, Lightning Ridge, Moree, Bingara, Inverell, Texas, Stanthorpe.
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DDVVMC Swap Appreciation dinner – Feb 28 pic-icon(11 MB)
DDVVMC Ladies rally – Feb 16
We visited the Brisbane West/Wellcamp airport, then the Pittsworth Pioneer Museum
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Toowoomba Swap – Feb 7-8 pic-icon(19 MB)
Allora Heritage Festival – Jan 24 pic-icon(16 MB)


DDVVMC Christmas party & rally–Nov 30
Following a short morning observation run in the Biddeston area, we ended up at the Gabbet homestead on the western outskirts of town. A lovely place to indulge in morning tea under the pepperina trees, with the youngsters being given horse rides by Greg Gabbet, everyone admiring the family of tawny frogmouth owls in the jacarda, and a ramble through the house.
During the morning those members who wanted to be in the 2015 Members book, posed for photos in front of the sweeping driveway with the house as backdrop.
Back to the clubhouse it was then time for the wonderful Christmas lunch catered by Darling Downs Spit Roast.
During the meal, lucky door prizes (donated by the sewing/machine stitching group) were drawn.
The presentations of club awards was the culmination of the afternoon.
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DDVVMC Harvest rally–Nov 16
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the run, which traversed approximately 186 km of harvest country. The 2014 event was won by Alan & Thelma Hoffmann.  Barbara Wilkinson made a lovely cake to celebrate the November birthdays of four club members who were present.
George Wilkinson presented a very interesting ‘brief history of Acland‘, which given so many small towns are disappearing, proved an eye opener.
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Crooked Conrod rally–Oct 19
The inaugural event between DDVVMC, Dalby & South Burnett car clubs was a big success, with Dalby taking the club prize.
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TCOF Carnival Classic Car Show – Sept 20

A great showing of cars especially, as some clubs travel from Brisbane & Ipswich for this event. The proceeds of this event ($1500) were donated to Toowoomba Prostate Cancer Support group.

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DDVVMC Petrol Consumption Rally – Aug 16-17

The weather & the winter flu season were not kind this year, but the weather gods smiled on Sunday for the main event.

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DDVVMC Windup rally – Jul 13 pic-icon(4 MB)
DDVVMC Presidents rally – Jun 15 pic-icon(3 MB)
2014 RACQ South Qld Historic Motor Council Rally – Jun 7-9  
DDVVMC mid-week run – Jun 4  

Cranky Carburetor Rally – May 25

Yearly competition between the L.A.M.A club Gatton, Warwick and Darling Downs clubs, held at Theiss Park

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Oakey State High School 50 year reunion – May 17  
David Hack Day – May 4  

DDVVMC Shed run – Apr 13

We visited 3 sheds starting with 2 in Hodgsonvale area and one at Wellcamp.

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Goombungee Show 100th Anniversary – Apr 5  

DDVVMC mid-week run – Apr 2

Starts at Peace Haven Park Highfields to be in Goombungee for morning tea with the CWA ladies and then to a local pub for lunch

Ipswich Veteran Vintage Vehicle Club 40th Invitation Rally – Mar 15-16 pic-icon(2 MB)
DDVVMC Ladies rally – March 16 pic-icon(8 MB)
DDVVMC Swap appreciation Dinner Dance – March 1  
DDVVMC rally - observation run – February 16 pic-icon(6 MB)

DDVVMC mid-week run – February 5

This was the inaugural DDVVMC mid-week run.

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Toowoomba Swap Meet – February 1-2 pic-icon(6 MB)
Allora Heritage Weekend – January 25 pic-icon(5 MB)


DDVVMC Christmas Function - November 24 pic-icon(19 MB)
DDVVMC Harvest Rally - November 17 pic-icon(8 MB)
DDVVMC rally - October 13 pic-icon(8 MB)
Carnival of Flowers Classic Cars Show & Shine – September 21 pic-icon(30 MB)

DDVVMC Fuel Economy rally – Aug 10-11

Once again a great weekend, very successful thanks to Graham & family for organising.

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RACQ Motorfest – Sunday 14 July  
DDVVMC Windup rally – July 14 pic-icon(5 MB)
DDVVMC social run – June 23 pic-icon(10 MB)
DDVVMC bus trip –€“ June 15

Dinner and show at the Australian Outback Adventure.

Cranky Carburettor rally –€“ May 26

Three-way combined rally with Warwick and Gatton clubs at Theiss Memorial park on the Gatton-Clifton Road.

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Biggest Morning Tea - DDVVMC – Saturday May 25
Whys and Wherefores of Weddings
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David Hack Classic –€“ Sunday 5 May
Highlight of this year's display was a Spitfire from Temora Air Museum.
DDVVMC President'€™s rally –€“ Saturday 27 April
Went to Nanango, visiting the Energy Centre and the Red Fox Pitayas nursery to learn about Dragon Fruit.
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DDVVMC Restoration Run – Sunday 14 April
This year we visited the Careflight hangar, John Wagners & Len Kennedys sheds and finished with picnic lunch at Kennedys.
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DDVVMC Glengallan Homestead rally –€“ Sunday 17 March pic-icon(11 MB)
DDVVMC Ladies rally & Swap appreciation dinner –€“ Saturday 16 February pic-icon(5 MB)
Toowoomba Swap – 2-3 February Toowoomba Showgrounds  
DDVVMC rally to Allora Swap & Heritage festival –€“ 26 January
Unfortunately ex-tropical cyclone Oswald hit the Downs over the Australia Day long weekend, and only the intrepid Cox's ventured to Allora on the Saturday.


DDVVMC social run –€“ 16 December 2012 pic-icon(4 MB)
DDVVMC Christmas rally and Club awards – 25 November 2012
A short run out past the Toowoomba showgrounds and then via Wellcamp to Westbrook for morning tea, some group activities and a treasure hunt.
Then back to the clubhouse for a beautiful lunch catered by the Gowrie QCWA ladies (yum).
We then had the presentations for the annual club awards, as well as the draw for the beautiful quilt donated by the Itch to Stitch group. This was won by Joe Ciantar.
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DDVVMC Harvest rally – 11 November 2012 pic-icon(3 MB)
DDVVMC rally to Crows Nest – 14 October 2012
Congratulations Jaymin McEwan on the success of your first rally.
We visited Lake Perseverance for morning tea, then the Crows Nest pub for beautiful wood-fired pizzas for lunch, ending up at the Retirement Village for a visit and car display.
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Peranga Rally –€“ 29 September
Peranga celebrated 100 years of the Railway and Store
Carnival of Flowers events
StreetFest – 30 September 2012
Members of DDVVMC provided free rides in their veteran & vintage vehicles. Very popular!
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Carnival Classic Cars –€“ 22 September 2012
On what was a perfect Spring day in Toowoomba over 140 vehicles turned out for Carnival Classic Cars Show & Shine.
Judging took place in over 10 different Prize Categories, plus Best of Show and People’s Choice awards.
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National Veteran rally – 12-19 September 2012 in Ipswich
Many events included the Gas Light rally where over 100 veterans ran with acetylene lanterns through the main street of Ipswich. A parade on the Sunday was also open to the public.
Combined Cubs Run –€“ 29 August 2012
DDVVMC was invited on a run to Gatton and return by the local branch of the MG Car Club.
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DDVVMC Petrol Consumption/Economy rally – €“18-19 August 2012
A chance to find out how efficiently your motor performs. Indiviualised certificates include mpg, litre/100km, and ton-mpg were awarded to all participants.
This was our first full 2-day rally: Saturday after sign in and lunch we visited historic motor precinct sites of Toowoomba city. That evening we had a movie and pizza night. Sunday was the actual consumption test. The rally finished after lunch with awards and certificate presentations.
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DDVVMC Members signon and photo shoot day – 29 July 2012

Just under 40 vehicles turned up to the clubhouse during the Sunday morning to be photographed with their owners for our inaugural member's booklet.

Thanks to everyone who turned up - you and your vehicles were all well presented!

RACQ Motorfest – 15 July 2012

Congratulations to Noel Cox who won Best Veteran!

DDVVMC Windup rally – 15 July 2012

A drive through the southern Downs area, including lunch at Clifton

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DDVVMC President's rally –€“ 24 June 2012

We visited Holt's collection, then drove through the country north of Toowoomba ending with lunch at Meringandan pub.

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RACQ QHMC rally –€“ 9-11 June 2012

Maryborough hosted this event.

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Combined Gatton/Warwick/DDVVMC clubs rally –€“ 27 May 2012

The event was be held at Theiss Park on the Gatton - Clifton (Heifer Creek) Rd, with about 80 vehicles attending.

Lockyer Antique Motor Association (Gatton) club won the inaugural "Cranky Carburettor" trophy, with DDVVMC second and Warwick Veteran & Vintage Vehicle Club third.

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Australia's Biggest Morning Tea – 26 May 2012

A Morning Tea, Parade of Fashions through the Ages and Car Display raised approximately $5000 for the Cancer Council.

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David Hack Classic –€“ 6 May 2012

This year, the event was split, cars, bikes, trucks at the hockey grounds in Boundary St and planes at the airport.

Reopening of Bulls Head Inn –€“ 21 April 2012

The National Trust Toowoomba Branch hosted the re-opening, and ten DDVVMC vehicles provided a static vehicle display.

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DDVVMC Garage Crawl –€“ 15 April 2012

Brian Timms organised this event. We visited a number of significant collections as well as a restoration in progress.

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Riley Rally –€“ 23-26 March 2012

At Easter each year, there is a National Rally organised by each State in rotation, allowing interstate members to meet and exchange restoration and other ideas.
The Riley Club based their 2012 rally at the DDVVMC club.

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Cadillac National Rally – 9-11 March 2012

The Cadillac Club visited the DDVVMC clubhouse for a meal and a tour of the facilities during their 2012 national rally.

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DDVVMC Warren Klein memorial rally – 10 March 2012

During his lifetime, Warren was a great collector of old vehicles and tractors and Collen would like us to visit Milmerran the town where Warren spent some of his youth and where he purchased a large block at Captain’s Mountain. This was the last rally, as memorial rallies stop after five events.

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TADOMs Old Machinery Expo, in conjunction with the Lifeline Bookfest –€“ 3-4 March 2012

Held at the Toowoomba Show Grounds, this year's theme was ALL THINGS BRITISH.

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DDVVMC Swap appreciation dinner –€“ 18 February 2012

A thank-you event for all members who helped out at the 2012 swap.

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DDVVMC Ladies rally –€“ 18 February 2012 pic-icon(3 MB)
Toowoomba Swap – 3-4 February 2012

Toowoomba Showgrounds

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DDVVMC Christmas rally –€“ 4 December 2011 pic-icon(7 MB)
DDVVMC Harvest rally –€“ 13 November 2011 pic-icon(10 MB)
DDVVMC Westbrook Homestead rally –€“ 16 October 2011 pic-icon(18 MB)
Carnival of Flowers events
Carnival Classic Cars –€“ 17 September 2011

It was a perfect Spring day in Toowoomba among amazing blooms for the Carnival of Flowers, and … fantastic classic cars, hotrods, street machines and bikes.

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During the Carnival there were a number of display gardens. The Holts displayed their car collection in their garden. pic-icon(2 MB)
Streetfest –€“ 26 September 2011

While Margaret Street was closed for a static display of hot-rods and street cars, the DDVVMC members provided free rides in veteran or vintage cars. There is such a thing as a free ride after all!

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DDVVMC Petrol Consumption rally –€“ 20-21 August 2011

This event was open to all clubs, so to encourage out-of-towners we started with a pizza and movie night on Saturday evening.
The Sunday morning was then the consumption test. All vehicles are weighed and travelled a set distance. Fuel costs are then used to calculate fuel consumption figures (miles per gallon and litres/100km), as well as a ton-mile per gallon figure.

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DDVVMC Dinner dance –€“ 13 August 2011

Annual event where club awards are presented.

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DDVVMC Windup rally –€“ 17 July 2011 pic-icon(3 MB)
QHMC rally – 11-13 June 2011

This was the fifth time that DDVVMC Inc has organised this rally – once in each decade. The weekend was a huge success, with 94 participants, including 4 veterans, 10 Ford Model A's and even a motorized pushbike.

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Taree Club visit – May 2011 pic-icon(2 MB)
DDVVMC President's rally –€“ April 2011 pic-icon(2 MB)
DDVVMC Cooby Dam rally – March 2011 pic-icon(10 MB)
DDVVMC Swap appreciation dinner –€“ February 2011 pic-icon(8 MB)
DDVVMC Ladies rally –€“ February 2011 pic-icon(3 MB)
Toowoomba Swap – February 2011 pic-icon(27 MB)


DDVVMC Christmas Lights rally –€“ December 2010
A rally to view the Christmas light displays around town, followed by a fish and chip tea in Newtown Park, amongst the roses.
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DDVVMC Harvest rally – November 2010 pic-icon(2 MB)
DDVVMC Book launch "History of Toowoomba Garages" – November 2010
Dignitaries from State & local government were in attendance, as well as the Trevethan vehicle.
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DDVVMC 40th anniversary –€“ April 2010
The club celebrated its 40th anniversary with a weekend of events including a dinner, a static display, and a rally visiting all the places where we have held the Toowoomba Swap.
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DDVVMC Australia Day rally – Pioneer Village, Highfields – January 2010 pic-icon(6 MB)


Toowoomba Swap – February 2004 pic-icon(1 MB)


Toowoomba Swap – February 1986 pic-icon(2 MB)


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