The Cowra Antique Vehicle Club (CAVC) meet regularly at the station and promote the heritage of old cars in Cowra and the surrounding regions.Below is their meeting room.
The Cowra Antique Vehicle Club Inc. was started in 1993 by Cowra local, Phil Hoey to cater for vintage car owners in the Cowra district. At that time a number of enthusiasts belonged to a club in Young but Phil wanted a local club to promote collecting cars..
It currently has ninety members and amongst the membership are one hundred and fourteen vehicles on club plates. The range of vehicles covers motor bikes, cars, trucks and tractors and the club caters for all tastes. The oldest motorcycle in the club is a 1924 Waratah, the oldest car is currently a 1924 Dodge and the newest vehicle is a 1980 Mercedes 280SL.
The club is the friendliest, best club in the central west according to it’s members. The Cowra Antique Vehicle Club has a few unique aspects. The club has its own club room which is located at the historic Cowra Railway Station. The members are active in meetings every third Monday evening with roughly forty to fifty attend.
The club room has many photos showing the member’s vehicles and places they visit. It is a very relaxed club atmosphere and they endeavour to make it as simple as possible to clock up runs and enjoy the club.
The club is also highly active with regular events undertaken which see the members and their cars travel around the region, with approximately seventy runs each year and many on weekends. The CAVC support various events such as the National Heritage Day every year and had a lot of the members vehicles parked in town. The club also receives much positive feedback from the locals. They also support other events such as a recent AWAL flyin at Cowra airport.
Each August, the Cowra Antique Vehicle Club has an annual registration day where five scrutineers check over each vehicle to ensure road worthiness. The club then submits the necessary paperwork to the RTA and all the historic plate registered vehicles are renewed for the beginning of each September.
CLUB FEES AND NEWSLETTERS
Annual membership fees currently set at $25 and it is compulsory to partake in at least three runs a year. Members receive twelve club publications that average sixteen pages each that keep you informed of the clubs activities.
The membership is not restricted to Cowra and the club has members from other regional towns such as Canowindra, Orange and Bathurst. The CAVC hold a AGM held each year in May to elect the management committee.
If you live in the central west and are interested in joining a social, friendly vintage car club catering for a wide range of vehicles call Russell Denning on 02 6342 3117. They have a website at http://www.shannons.com.au/club/carclubs/cowra-antique-vehicle-club/ and Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CowraAntiqueVehicleClub?ref=hl