Collie's Veteran Car Club celebrates milestone

A meeting held in October 1988 to gauge public response to form a car club set the ball in motion and the Collie branch of the Veteran Car Club was officially recognised by the Parent Club in February 1989.

Meetings were initially held in a room at the Shire of Collie offices, before a move to the salvage yard.

The shire offered our club use of the old Pidgeon Club in Medic Street in 1992, and so began the steady restoration of the building and grounds.

This was courtesy of a number of federal, state and local grants and the unstinting efforts of our members.

In June 2018, a committee was formed to begin organising a weekend in March 2019 to celebrate our 30 years in existence. Also, to track down and invite the founder members, even though a number are no longer in the club.

The 30th anniversary weekend began with a welcome afternoon tea at our clubrooms on Saturday, March 1, followed by an evening meal.

Sunday morning saw a display of cars at the Collie Police Community and Youth Centre car park, which saw quite a number of the public admiring the display of cars.  

A drive to Wellington Mills via the Wellington Dam and Leonard Drive for a leisurely lunch, leaving the remainder of the afternoon free to visit the Coalfields Museum or Collie Art Gallery.

A three course meal at the Collie Italian Club with speeches and presentation of certificates to the seven founding members concluded our 30th anniversary.