VWCV General Meetings
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VWCV Club meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of every month at 8pm at Bellʼs Hotel, 157 Moray St, South Melbourne, unless advised of an alternative venue in the Club Newsletter.
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Wagensville News is a monthly Newsletter of the Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc. Correspondence, articles and items of news are invited and should be sent to:
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The Official Newsletter of the Volkswagen Club of Victoria
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Volume 56 Number 4 September 2010
PAY MEMBERSHIP and RENEWAL ON LINE! www.vwclub.com.au/membership.php Is your Membership renewal due? Donʼt mess around with cheques or money orders, why not pay online? The Volkswagen Club of Victoria website now has an online payment facility to make renewing your membership even easier. Ensure your place in the club by paying with either Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal. or please return this form together with your cheque or money order for payment to the above address. Please allow 28 days for processing.
President Dean Holden Vice-President Brian Reed 9481 5673 email@example.com Secretary Lyn Davis Treasurer John Farlow 0418 357 416 firstname.lastname@example.org Additional Committee Members John Stevens, Andrew Ermel, Chris Scane and Tony Albers Public Officer John Stevens email@example.com Motorsports Co-ordinator Bill Malkoutzis 03 9439 2334 Cruise & Events Coordinator John Stevens Membership Secretary Andrew Mengyel 0420 967 948 firstname.lastname@example.org Technical Officer Bill Malkoutzis & Andrew Ermel Editor Lawrence Lee email@example.com Assistant Editors Andrew Ermel 03 9369 1360 AndrewE@brimbank.vic.gov.au, Michael Cronin 0419 684 181 Web Master Richard Graham Advertising Manager Dean Holden Club Historian Chris Scane 0417 593 573 firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCLAIMER All material in this magazine represents the opinions of the author(s) and does not carry any endorsement by the Editors of Committee unless otherwise stated. Any material advertised for sale does not carry any endorsement by the Club and the onus is on the purchaser to ensure the purchased goods meet their requirements. Each VWCV Committee Member is a volunteer, carrying out Club duties in their own leisure time. The Club has no paid officials, only enthusiasts dedicated in furthering the interests of the club and itʼs members. Could members please bear this in mind when contacting Club Committee Members.
SUNDAY 21 NOVEMBER YARRA GLEN RACECOURSE
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Armstrong Grove, Yarra Glen (Melway Ref 275 C1)
F G O L Public Entry 9am ~ Site Entry 8am NO BBQs & NO DOGS !
For more info log on to www.vwclub.com.au
Presidentʼs Report Hello to all and we hope you enjoy the September edition of the VW Club of Victoria newsletter. As Brian our vice president reported last month I was swanning around the UK and France on holidays for the month of September. Thanks to Brian for holding the fort while I was away. And also congratulations to the editor and contributors of the August club Wagensville Deluxe newsletter. Great job all. There was a couple of club events enjoyed by the membership during the month of August. I understand that theTeddy Bears picnic was a great day started out cold, but the clouds cleared, (no rain) and everyone enjoyed a great cruise to Eildon. There was 20 club vehicles in attendance.
night, so if you want to get more involved with the running of this great VW car club nominations will be accepted right up to and including the night of the AGM. This car club, like most, runs on volunteers. To make it great and keep it great, has and will rely on a core of individuals who keep things humming along. We are constantly looking for new blood on the committee who will bring a new perspective to way this club is run. If you are contemplating nominating for the committee but have some questions about the role or time commitment or any thing please contact my myself or any other committee member and have a chat about it.
We also held our monthly general meeting at the premises of Bayford VW at Epping. Apparently the weather was bit wild with heavy rain, cold, windy, but a test runs in a few choice VW's on the night made it well worth the trip to Epping for those in attendance. Our membership secretary Andrew Mengyel was particularly impressed with the R Golf (0 - 120km/h in 8 seconds after doing a "Launching Start" was fun!)
Day of the VW is rapidly approaching. At the time of writing this presidents report the counter on the club web site tells me only 62 days to go. Good news is that the planning and organization for our big day is well and truly on track. Major sponsors are all on board and we thank VW Group Australia, Shannons, VW Magazine Australia and Volkwerke for their support of the DotVW Vic 2010. More details regarding show and shine entry etc will be added to the web site and sent out in the October newsletter.
We have a lot on the social calendar coming up from late September thru to the end of 2010 (yes we can see the end of the year already).
Note, that we are still talking submissions for all years VW Golf's to be part of the Cavalcade of Golfs. There are a few years let to fill.
We have the annual club VW swap meet at Williamstown on the 26th Sept. Great opportunity to collect up those unwanted treasures and turn them into cash, or find that elusive VW part or accessory that you have been searching for.
Look forward to seeing you all the AGM at Bells Hotel on the 28th September. Dean Holden - VWCV President
Important event for the month is our club AGM. Part of the AGM agenda will be the election of a new club committee. All positions become vacant on the
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Sunday 26th September Williamstown Maritime Association 28 Nelson Place Williamstown (Melway Ref 56 E9)
Public entry and Buyers 8.00am sharp. Entry fee $5, children under 12 FREE Fully Licensed “Pirates Tavern” on site serving hot & cold drinks and food. For further information contact Andrew Ermel on 0419 513 749 or visit vwclub.com.au Please Note: No BYO Alcohol & No dogs permitted
• Volkswagen parts, cars, accessories and memorabilia • Over 40 undercover swap sites and 40 outdoor sites. • All swap sites $30 payable on the day and admits 2 sellers • Swapperʼs & Buyerʼs entry from 8:00am sharp. • Cars for Sale $15
Calender of Events SEPTEMBER September 26th VWCV Swap Meet Williamstown Maritime Association See Ad for full event details September 28th VWCV Annual General Meeting Bellʼs Hotel at 8pm. 157 Moray St, South Melbourne.
OCTOBER October 2nd & 3rd Warwick Drag Racing Weekend October 9th & 10th ReVolks Cruise and Show See Ad for full event details October 26th Bellʼs Hotel at 8pm. 157 Moray St, South Melbourne. October 30th Petrol and Pancakes Ballarat 10 Details TBA on September General Meeting
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F GOL W V HE OF T S R A 5 YE NG 3 I T A BR Day of the Volkswagen 2010 – CE LE Call for Volunteers The Day of the Volkswagen is on again on The Day of the Volkswagen – Sunday 21st November at Yarra Valley Raceway. Cavalcade of the Golfs The DOVW is the Club’s premier event and it’s on The DOVW is the Club’s premier event and the Club needs your help to run the day. In the past again this year on 21 November at a new venue, we have had 60 plus members contributing their the Yarra Glen Racecourse. The theme for 2010 celebrates 35 years of the Golf time on the day to help make the day the great event that it is. so the day will feature a cavalcade of Golfs. Cavalcade entrants do not have to be fully restored vehicles, daily drivers are most welcome. If you would like to include your Golf in the cavalcade the Club will give you a limited edition cavalcade car badge as a thank you. Dominic D'acri is organizing the cavalcade so to submit your Golf please email your details including your Golf’s year of manufacture to email@example.com and your information will be passed on to Dominic. If you have an interesting story or some facts about you car please include them.
November 21st Day of the Volkswagen See Ad for full event details
John Farlow On behalf of the DOVW Organizing Committee
If you volunteer your time to work at the event for an hour or so you can collect a limited edition DOVW Volunteer’s pin and a Volunteer’s polo shirt as a thank you from the Club. Volunteering on the day gives you the opportunity to work alongside other Club members to get involved and expand you network of friends within the Club. Andrew Mengyel, our Membership Officer is organizing the volunteers this year so If you want to work on the day, marshaling cars, attending to the entrance gates, manning the merchandise stand and even judging then email with your details to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andrew on 0420 967948 for more details. Hope to see you there.
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John Farlow On behalf of the DOVW Organizing Committee
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We reached Eildon around 12:00 or so, set up immediately in the sheltered area, next to the Dam poundage, some Members commenting who were there last year, how the water levels in the Poundage had changed from nearly empty to almost full in one year. Picnic baskets then came out from the various VW's parked around the car park, with food then set on the tables, as well as all the Teddy Bears set out on display, ready for Judging.Some of the group wandered into the Township, all the while soaking up the warm sun of the day. After Lunch, the Judging began, which was challenging, as the displays were all of a high standard, the mix and variety making it all the more interesting as the day wore on. Finally, the Judging was complete, the prizes given out (names here unfortunately escape me- I apologize, but you know who you are), and then at around 2:00 pm the day began to wind up, and one by one, the various VW's and their Families, left to make their way back home. After some final chatting and catching up, we all left to make our way back to Melbourne. In conclusion, I'm sure that all had a great day, and we all gratefully acknowledge our Thanks to the organizers of the day, John and Jan Stevens, for without their efforts and display, this event would not have been as enjoyable as it was. Andrew Mengyel.
Technical Training @ Kangan Institute If you would like to learn more about how your car works, and perhaps even be able to get it going again after a breakdown then have a think about attending a customised car maintenance course offered to the VW Club by Kangan Institute. The course can be based on either 8, 2 hour sessions (from 6.00 – 8.00pm one evening a week), or 16 hours spread over two or three Saturdays. The venue would be the Coburg or Richmond campus depending on numbers.
Fault diagnosis – why does an engine stop or run badly - spark or fuel problems
Session 2 / 3!
Cleaning, replacing, and adjusting spark plugs
Battery care, Distributor, Valve adjustment
The training will be classroom style and we can provide a VW for use in any practical sessions. The course training notes will be a Haynes Manual, covering the vehicle of your choice. If you are interested in completing future courses either ring me on 0418 357416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know the session preference, either weeknights over 8 weeks or spread over 2-3 Saturdays and the preferred vehicle for the Haynes Manual. John Farlow Late Breaking News The first course has been organised to commence on Tuesday 12 October and run for 8 weeks ending on Tuesday 30 November, starting at 6.00pm and ending at 8.00pm. The campus will be the Richmond campus. There may be spaces open on this course so it you want to join in get your application in quick.
Cleaning, replacing, and adjusting points
The Volkswagen Club of Western Australia, host of the Bug-In 2010, invites the Volkswagen Club of Victoria members to WA for the 42nd Annual Bug-In, 2011 in Toodyay from Friday April 22nd, to Monday April 25th, 2011 2011 BUG-IN BULLETIN
For Registration Forms and further information please contact:
We had a good contingency of about 15-18 vehicles- a few of which joined the Cruise enroute. There were about 20 -25 people and Families which made up the entire group for the run. After joining up at the Croydon Hotel, and a short briefing by the organizers, John and Jan Stevens, we all started our vehicles and formed a VW convoy, to leave at 9:30am for the drive to Eildon. We had an uneventful run to Eildon, joined by a Type 3 from Shepparton, and pointing out along the way evidence of the recent rains the area had as we drive through the various small hamlets and townships along the way.
The topics covered will be:
plus Road Trip 2011 from Tuesday April 26th to Saturday April 30th.
" On Sunday 29th, the Club has the annual Teddy bears' Picnic Cruise. This year the cruise was headed for Eildon, about an hours and half north of Melbourne.
The cost of the course is $3,605.80 catering for 12-14 students. If we have 14 students the cost per student would be $258. If the course is held on Saturdays there will be an extra charge to cover weekend rates.
--Vintage volkswagen never dies--
42nd Annual Bug-In 2011
Teddy Bears Picnic 2010
This regular newsletter will bring you all the Toodyay 2011 Bug-In and the Road Trip 2011 news of whatʼs happening and when. Please provide your contact details to email@example.com so you will have the 2011 Bug-In Bulletin issues sent to you online. Issue 1 will be out in May 2010.
Session 4! Clutch adjustment, Fan belt replacement and adjustment Session 5! Carburettor maintenance and adjustment Session 6! Replacing and adjusting brakes Session 7! Replacing and servicing wheel bearings Session 8! Replacing and servicing CV joints
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1971 VW Beetle 1500 Engine in excellent condition, need works on interior and brakes, has a tow bar, new tyres, 1957 VW Oval Genuine 1 owner, purchased new on 6 Sept 1957 from Folley and Mitchell in Geelong, undercover for 7 years Price: $4,000 still in original registration, original condition with a few few scratches and very little Chassis Number: 1103079745 rust. no modification except semaphores disconnected and blinkers fitted, engine Engine Number: A0632895 running a bit rough. Would love this this vehicle to go to someone who will cherish it. Kilometers: 60,783 Price: Best offer over $5,000 Engine Number: 1873069 Rego Number: TMY 884 Contact : John Pohlman @ 0419 366 021 Chassis Number: 1525795 Contact: Alex @ 0432 515 341 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Registration Number: GSD 292 03 5727 0455 Location: Leopold (Bellarine Peninsula)
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