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September 2006 Volume 52 • Number 4

VWCV Swap Meet Bacchus Marsh Secondary College > Sunday 1st October


Inside > this issue

5 What’s On 6 Oktoberfest Cruise 10 All New VW Scirocco 12 VWCV AGM 14 VW Adventure to Red Centre 16 Christmas in July Cruise 18 A (Very) Quick New Beetle 19 For Sale 20 Membership Mumbo 21 Cruise to Maldon 24 Membership Discounts 26 Membership Application 27 Paul’s Ramblings

Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc. ABN 73 091 008 987 Address: GPO Box 1215 Melbourne VIC 3001 Web Site: Phone: 0401 310 704

General Meetings

Melbourne Club meetings held every third Tuesday of the month at 8pm at the RACV Club (Henty Room),  501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, unless advised of an  alternative venue in the Club magazine.

Annual Membership Fees • Full Membership: $40  • Additional Family Membership: $20 • Joining Fee: $10  

To join the Club, please complete the membership form in this

newsletter and forward together with cheque for payment to the Club’s postal address as quoted on the form.


All material in this newsletter represents the opinions of the

author(s) and does not carry any endorsement by the Editors

Wagensville News is the monthly newsletter of the Volkswagen Club of

Victoria Inc. Correspondence, articles and items of news are invited and should be sent to: VWCV Editor

GPO Box 1215, Melbourne, VIC 3001 Email: Deadline for the next issue: Friday 29th September 2006


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 it’s members.Could members please bear this in mind when contacting Club Committee Members.




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Australia’s BIGGEST SWAP for Volkswagen•Karmann•Porsche • Entry $5.00 • Sites (generous size) $25 on the day or $20 paid by September 16th. • All types of VW related vehicles catered for, principally VW, Karmann Ghia and Porsche. • Food available on site and in the vicinity. • Site entry for buyers is strictly 9am and sellers from 8am. • Come to a swap meet where every stall will have VW parts. Organisers expect over 1000 buyers and around 70 sites.

Bacchus Marsh Secondary College Corner Griffith and Franklin Streets • Melway Ref 219 G5

For more information contact Eric on (03) 5367 2757 3



President - Paul Kinsey 03 9876 1463 •

Vice-President - Michael Cronin 0419 684 181

Secretary - Andrew Ermel 03 9369 1360 •

Treasurer - Andrew Donelly 0407 506 766 •

Additional Committee Members John Stevens & Kingsley Morrison Public Officer - Malcolm Thompson

Restoration & Technical Sessions - Vince Zito 0418 137 855

Membership Secretary - Ross Woolley 0401 310 704 •

Pointscore Officer - Position Vacant Technical Officer - Bill Malkoutzis 03 9439 5904 Club Clothing - Mercedes Woolley 03 9735 9386 •

VW Cruises - Anthony Surie 0414 344 331 •

Wagensville News Editor - Matt Kinsey 03 9484 8953 •

Social Secretary - Jen Littlechild 0431 160 097 •

Club Historian - Dave Evans 03 9808 6044


VWCV September Annual General Meeting > What’s On >VWCV AGM: It’s the business end of the year.  Your input counts - help us fill committee positions for next year... >VWCV Mini Auction: Looking for hard to obtain parts, books, car models or some rare memorabilia? You never know what could be on offer at the VWCV’s monthly mini-auctions. >Free Refreshments: Free tea and coffee will be provided... >Plus: all the usual news, goss and reports... >VWCV September Annual General Meeting: Tuesday 19th September from 8pm RACV Club, Henty Room 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Paul’s Ramblings > Paul Kinsey - VWCV Club President Welcome to the September edition of the Wagensville News and my last in the role of Club President. I have really enjoyed my two year stint as President of our Club. I have been very fortunate to have a very competent and supportive committee, which has made my job easy. However, all good things must come to an end and I wish to give someone else a go at this exciting role. I’m pleased to report that the Club is in a very good situation with our financial position, the continuing increasing membership, a great Club magazine and a web site which is attracting many inquiries and is always up to date. Additionally, the events held over the last few months have proved very popular and it is great to see many new members in attendance. We are now moving into the “business” end of our year with the Club’s main money spinners, The “Swap Meet” at Bacchus Marsh on the 1st October and the “Day of the Volkswagen” on the 26th November at Cranbourne Racecourse. At both of these events, the organisers will require the assistance from our members on the day, so please hop in and lend a hand.

The more members that assist lessens the load on the helpers so we can all enjoy these great events. Don’t forget the “Teddy Bear” cruise to Eildon on the 24th September. This is the brainchild of Jan and John Stevens so we are promised a well-organised event. Don’t forget your Teddy, it doesn’t matter in what condition they are, new or well loved they will all be welcomed. The Club will bring the BBQ along but you will need to bring your food. The September meeting will be held in two parts, the normal General Meeting and then the Annual General Meeting (AGM). If you wish to nominate for a position on the committee for 2006/7, the forms are in the August magazine, so don’t hesitate, do it now. Finally I would to that all members for your support over the last two years and I look forward to the continuing growth of our Club. I’ll see you at the AGM on September 19th. •

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what’s on


Tuesday 19th September*

VWCV Annual General Meeting Venue: RACV Club, Henty Room, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.  Time: Meeting commences 8pm.

Sunday 24th September*

VWCV Teddy Bear BBQ at Eildon  Time: Meet at the Croydon Hotel at 9.30am for a 10am departure. See advertisement on page 7 for information.  Contact: John and Jan Stevens on 03 9890 2548 AH.

> October Sunday 1st October* VWCV Swap Meet. Bacchus Marsh College Corner Griffith and Franklin Sts. Melway Ref. 219 G5. All types of VW related vehicles catered for, principally VW, Karmann Ghia, Porsche. Food available on site and in the vicinity. Site entry for buyers is strictly 9am and sellers from 8am. Come to a swap meet where every stall will have VW parts. Organisers expect over 1000 buyers and around 70 sites. This is a must not miss for the avid restorer. See ad on page 3.  Tuesday 17th October* General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne. Sunday 29th October* VWCV Oktoberfest Cruise to the Cuckoo. See article on page 10.

> Scenes from the VWCV’s Red Centre trip. Photos courtesy of Cheryl Ermel.

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VWCV Teddy Bears BBQ at Eildon > Sunday 24th September Attention all Teddy Bear lovers!

Here is the chance that you have been waiting for.   An opportunity to get your teddy bear (or bears) and take   him or her for a scenic drive in your VW up through some of the   most picturesque country in Victoria. He or she is guaranteed   to have a very enjoyable afternoon in the company of other   happy teddies, their owners and their trustworthy VWs.   A group teddy photo shoot is planned. This drive will take all of us through Lilydale, Healesville,   up and over the Black Spur, then through   Narbethong (and past the hotel where,   in 1959, Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner   nearly had a naughty weekend in the movie   ‘On The Beach’), Buxton, Thornton and then   finally Eildon. We plan to have a BBQ lunch,   some teddy bear activities and possibly   some big game fishing before eventually   packing up and returning mid-afternoon. We will meet at the car park of the Croydon Hotel, Melway reference 50 E2   at 9.30am for a 10am departure. Please note that this is a new and better departure point from that advised in the last edition of Wagensville News. The total return distance back to Croydon is around 220 km. BYO teddy and your own food for a BBQ, or picnic if you wish.   The Club BBQ will be transported up to Eildon to provide some flexibility.   Put your fishing gear in your VW if you want to catch your lunch.   Prizes will be awarded for certain teddy categories. Contact John or Jan on 03 9890 2548 AH.


VWs in America > Jodie McPhee

what’s on I have some photos of VWs taken last month in Los Angeles; my partner Peter was there for work and happened across some Veedubs whilst on a day off from work. Peter spotted the Baja in a carpark; the other was snapped from a tour bus whilst travelling in traffic.

> November

> January

> February

Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th November

Tuesday 16th January*

Tuesday 20th February*

General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Sunday 21st January*

Please note: *These events marked attract club points.

Bendigo Swap Meet presented by the Veteran Vintage and Classic Club of Bendigo. Tuesday 21st November* General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne. Saturday 26th November* VWCV Day of the Volkswagen. See advertisement on page 23.

> December Tuesday 12th December* General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.


RACV Great Australian Rally, Melbourne to Mornington. Entry Fee: $30. Inquiries phone Frank Douglas, Rally Organiser,   03 8704 2533 or 03 9739 4829. Entry forms available at VWCV General Meetings.

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Oktoberfest Cruise > Details on the cruise to the Cuckoo by Kingsley Morrison... Ever wanted to participate in traditional Oktoberfest festivities without having to travel to Europe? If so, then set aside Sunday October 29th in your diaries. The VWCV will celebrate Oktoberfest in true Bavarian style with a luncheon at the Cuckoo Restaurant in Olinda. The Cuckoo has been in existence for nearly fifty years and specialises in serving a wonderful array of customary dishes within a smorgasbord format. Three courses will be on offer and you can select what you wish from the buffet. The cost for the luncheon will be $34.90 for adults and $17.90 for children under 12. Live entertainment is also included. The VWCV has also decided to incorporate a short cruise to the Cuckoo via the Mount Dandenong observatory lookout. The Croydon Hotel car park, Croydon (Melway ref. 50 E2) will be the meeting point at 10am. The cruise will depart at 10.30am and continue further east along the Maroondah Highway to Dorset Road, where we shall turn right. Then a sharp left into Bellara Road to Manchester Road. A left turn will get us to Cambridge Road. Turning right at roundabout into Montrose Road will then take us directly to the picturesque Mount Dandenong Tourist Road. A short stop at the observatory lookout should enable an ideal photographic opportunity to fully capture the sensational scenery. Don’t forget your camera! Arrival at the Cuckoo should be at approximately 11.30am. The VWCV has a limited booking for 50 people. A $10 deposit will confirm your attendance and must be

paid by October 17th. It is advisable to confirm ASAP by completing the coupon on the next page with a cheque/money order to the Club address. I will also be distributing additional coupons at all Club events and meetings up until October 17th. •

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Booking Form Name: __________________________________________________________

No. of people attending: ______

I have enclosed a deposit of $: ___________________ (deposit of $10 per person required) Outstanding amount payable on the day of the luncheon.

Payment made (date): ____ /____ /____

Please make cheque payable to the Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc. and post to: Volkswagen Club of Victoria, Oktoberfest Cruise, GPO Box 1215 Melbourne VIC 3001

Car Parking at the RACV Club A temporary arrangement up to the end of October has been negotiated with the Club, which will mean your car parking will cost $5.00. Park in the car park as normal taking your ticket on entry. Bring your ticket to confirm parking and the Club will issue you with a discount voucher. When you present your original docket into the pay machine it will show parking fee of $10 is required. Then insert the discount voucher into the machine, which will then show a fee of $5.00 is required. Pay the $5.00 as normal. Discount vouchers can only be used once on the night of   the meeting. •


All New VW Scirocco > From - 8/2006

Here is the new Scirocco, due in showrooms by 2008. VW may have billed it as a concept car, dubbed Iroc, but the missing ‘S’, ‘c’, ‘c’ and ‘o’ aren’t fooling us. Why else would the maker hold a special event in Berlin to show it? The maker says it’s to celebrate 30 years since the original Scirocco was launched. It’s even marked this by painting the concept in a very retro ‘70s metallic green, vivid enough to burn your retinas out. Smoke and mirrors. The squat, chunky stance is different to the original’s wedgey profile, more in line with the TT ‘Shooting Brake’ concept – but seems pretty much production-ready to us. The front grille hints at future VWs, we love the extra-wide windscreen, overlapping the A-pillars, and like the homage to the Golf with the C-pillar, too. Inside, it’s all architectural cool, with hints of the new TT (no bad thing). You can guess at the details: it’s probably based on the TT’s version of the Golf platform, will use a 2.0-litre turbo engine

from the Golf GTI, plus maybe the 3.2-litre V6 from the Golf R32. However, VW also states the concept will use a supercharged/turbocharged 210bhp TSI engine; interesting, as the engineer at the Golf TSI’s launch told us the technology was only for smaller engines, which suffer from torque deficiencies. Is this a policy change, and does it mean the next Golf GTI will use TSI tech? Exciting. As for Scirocco prices, we’d bet on a starter of £22k. And are off now to put in our order. •

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38TH NATIONAL BUG-IN EASTER 2007 Presented by the Volkswagen Association of Tasmania




2007 TA


6-9 A pril 2007 Welcome BBQ – Friday • Competition and River Cruise – Saturday Show & Shine and Presentation Dinner – Sunday • Farewell Cruise – Monday Extended Tour Tuesday 10 April – Friday 13 April 2007 For more information contact Peter Curran (03) 6249 2735 or


VWCV AGM > Notice of Annual General Meeting Your committee advises that the Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc. Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday September 19th commencing at 8pm. A tentative agenda for the evening is as follows: 1. Consider and amend/adopt the minutes of the previous meeting. 2. Consider and amend/adopt the financial report. 3. Hear reports on the operation of the Club from officers of the Club. 4. Consider and amend/adopt any recommended fee structure alteration. 6.

Vote on nominations as required for the following positions: President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Two additional committee members Public Officer Motor Sports Co-ordinator Restorations Officer Membership Officer Point Score Officer Social Secretary Club Clothing Manager Editor/s

The positions of Technical Officers are specialised positions filled by appointment of the committee. Nominations must be received by the Secretary at least seven (7) days before the election. A candidate may nominate for only one position. Any item of special business desired to be raised must reach the Secretary 30 days before the AGM to enable that person to notify all members of the item 23 days before the meeting. Proxies may be lodged on the prescribed form and must reach the Secretary no later than 24 hours before the time of the meeting. Nominees, proposers and seconders must be financial members of the Club. These rules are government imposed and, should you require details, please contact the Secretary on 03 9369 1360 or for purposes of mailing: VWCV Secretary GPO Box 1215 Melbourne VIC 3001 The Club needs new blood - your interest would be greatly appreciated. •

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VWCV Committee Nomination Re the position of - ___________________________________________________________________________________ I, (proposer - write name and sign) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ nominate (nominee) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Seconded (seconder - write name and sign) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nomination accepted (nominee) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Re the position of - ___________________________________________________________________________________ I, (proposer - write name and sign) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ nominate (nominee) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Seconded (seconder - write name and sign) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nomination accepted (nominee) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

Re the position of - ___________________________________________________________________________________ I, (proposer - write name and sign) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ nominate (nominee) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Seconded (seconder - write name and sign) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nomination accepted (nominee) >  ___________________________________________________________________________________________________


VW Adventure to the Red Centre > By John Stevens... Attention VW Adventure to the Red Centre Photographers We would like to assemble a collection of the best photographs that were taken on the trip to 1) include a number on the club’s website and 2) produce an audio visual presentation to commemorate this great adventure. A copy of the presentation will be given to each participant, run at a future club meeting and also used for future club promotional purposes.

> Scenes from the VWCV’s Red Centre trip. Photos courtesy of Cheryl Ermel.


All the keen photographers that went on this adventure are asked to sort through the photos that they took over the 3 weeks and pick out their favourites. The chosen photos can be burnt onto a CD/s and posted to me, given to me at the next club meeting on Tuesday 19 September 2006 or emailed to me at I will then arrange for the photos to be directed to David, our Club’s webmaster and for the production of the audio visual presentation. If you have any questions please contact me on 03 9890 2548 AH. •


Christmas in July Cruise > By Andrew Mengyel...

> The Coach and Horses Inn at Clarkefield. Photo courtesy of Andrew Mengyel.

It was a cold and wet gloomy Sunday morning on the 23rd of July, when the Club members slowly began to meet up at the Deer Park BP Service Station. By 10.30am sufficient members had arrived for the early starters to come out of their warm VWs and meet up to talk about the days’ event, and any other catch up news of note. Some members - John and Jan Stevens with their beautifully restored two tone Splitty, and the Armstrong’s with their duckegg blue bay window Kombi, went to great lengths to show the spirit of Xmas in July! Some of the older Beetles were also adorned in various fashions with Christmas tinsel, noticed as we took off down the road. Then the time finally came round when about 20 vehicles had arrived, and after a short briefing given by Kingsley (organiser of the day) had been given, we all moved to our vehicles and drove away in convoy along the Western Highway towards Bacchus Marsh where we would rendezvous with a few other Club members before continuing on to Riddells Creek and our final destination, Clarkefield.


It was a great sight to see all the Beetles moving along at about 80km per hour on the freeway. It certainly made other road users take note of the variety, colour, type and condition of the Club members vehicles. Volkswagens of nearly all types were represented bar a few, with the Beetles in the front half of the convoy, a Golf, and the Kombis taking up the rear portion of the convoy, with a Mini convertible as a ring-in! We reached the hotel where we were to lunch at approximately 12.30pm. With everyone in high spirits and chatting eagerly, we all made our way to the warmth of the open fires inside, and then started to settle at our various tables ready for the meal after ordering drinks. The conversations then flowed on further after the ordering of the meals, which arrived very promptly. The choice of two soups, two mains and two desserts was ample for many. The meal was very enjoyable and well priced. After the meal was completed the raffle was drawn by two intrepid Santa Claus, with various members enjoying their winnings. Before long it was time to leave, and slowly some members left for the ride back to Melbourne, some 90 kilometres away. In conclusion a great day was had by all - thanks go to Kingsley Morrison for organising this event, which I am sure was enjoyed by everyone of the 50 plus people who attended on the day. •

A (Very) Quick New Beetle > Dave Evans

Ron Patrick is a 48 year old engineer who owns ECM (Engine Control and Monitoring), an American company making auto calibration instruments, and by any definition would be termed a “petrol-head”. Six years ago he grew tired of building hot-rods and decided to have some fun building an extreme vehicle, using a surplus ex-Navy General Electric T58-8F engine costing $250,000, which he fitted into a silver New Beetle after building a massive cage to mount, which puts out 1450 hp at its 13,000 rpm idle. With a little help from some like minded friends running interference,   he has taken an occasional (cop-free) midnight run on his local highway. A jet-boosted run is sufficient to run out of speedo at 140mph, with a   “guesstimate” of 160mph creating enough lift to gently raise the front of the   car off the ground. •


> For Sale

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For Sale July

Please Note:

• All additions to this section MUST be accompanied by either registration number, chassis number or VIN number. Advertisements for vehicles without these details  WILL NOT be published.

• Advertisements will be limited to a period of two months only. If you wish to continue your advertisement beyond the initial two month period, please contact the Editor(s). Send your for sales and wanted ads to the Editor: 27 Scotia Street, West Preston, VIC 3072 Email:

> For Sale

>For Sale: VW Kombi engine 1800cc. Reconditioned in 1999 and serviced every 6 months.  Car body damaged in accident but engine in excellent condition.   Buyer will need to remove engine. Other parts also available. Engine number AP024445 Price: $500 ONO Contact: Jeanette on   0402 019 753    

>For Sale: Annex to suit 1976 Kombi campervan. Never used. It attaches to the rear hatch door of all older style Kombi campervans. Price: $150 ONO Contact: Phillip on   0425 754 957    

>For Sale: Numberplate ‘KOMBI’. Contact: Simon on   0412 662 864


> For Sale

>For Sale: VW 1954 Oval Window Beetle, in excellent condition, totally restored, British racing green colour, cream interior. Rego. VDUB 54. Price: Make on offer. Contact: Chantelle on  03 5222 9340 or 0429 405 566    

> For Sale

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>For Sale: VW 1970 Beetle, pale blue, genuine 23,000 miles, excellent condition. Volkspower serviced, 12 months rego, been garaged constantly.   Rego. KPN 984. Price: $25,000 ONO Contact: George on  03 9885 2550 (Ashburton)    

> For Sale

>For Sale: VW 1958 Beetle, light blue, slight work required on body. Interior in good condition. Car all original. Needs RWC. Rego. EYR 593. Contact: 0418 351 955

>For Sale: VW Kombi Campervan 1973, German built (louvred side windows and titling lift up roof), biege colour. Good condition with new upholstery.   No RWC. We have had this Kombi in the family for 23 years.   Rego. EEQ 651. Price: $3,500 ONO Contact: Mrs Robinson on   03 9879 3129

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>For Sale: VW 1975 Superbug, excellent condition - best you will find, yellow, with CD player, as new interior, tinted windows.  Rego. IFO 014. Price: $5,000 Contact: Ray on  03 9742 2096 (Werribee)

>For Sale: Fully restored 1967 Beetle, rust free, full 12 volt   conversion 1.6 litre engine,   reconditioned 4 speed gear box, new rear drums, new brake hoses, modified rims to suit 6” wide tyre, 4 new Bridgestone tyres, new windscreen and rubbers, new running boards, adjustable suspension, colour coded interior, 2 k paint (hot house green), tinted windows, CD player with custom exterior. Car in immaculate   condition inside and out with   11 months rego. Rego. UFG 797. Contact: Michael on  0412 048 426

>For Sale: VW 1974 L Bug, rego. LXF 550, original plates and papers, new floor pan, CD player, extractors, Michelin tyres on powdercoated rims, front end reco. Good Engine and gearbox, interior and body needs TLC. Selling due to daughter upgrading to Golf. 10 months reg RWC. Price: $3,000 ONO Contact: Daryl on 03 5244 1019  or email

> Wanted >Wanted: Tail light lenses to suit 1961 Beetle. These are the small half red/half amber versions that the Aussie built Beetles had from Nov 1960 to 1961. Must be in good condition. Hella lense numbers are IGM0762IP (Amber for Indicator) and IGM0763LPX (Red for Stop/Tail light). Contact: Ken on   0411 404 560 (AH)

> For Sale >For Sale: “HOT1VW” the best number plates for your Volkswagen. Unused and brand new from VicRoads (free transfer). Price: Best offer Contact: David on 0427 887 558

> Free >Free: 3 x 4 inch and 1 x 4.5 inch wide to suit 15 inch rims. Price: Free Contact: Lee on 03 9497 4717  or 03 9650 3939 (Ivanhoe)

> For Sale >For Sale: 1989 Metalic Blue 7 seater Automatic Caravelle with A/C. Very good condition. Rego. RGQ 090. Price: $5,500 Contact: Costa on 03 9841 5582

> For Sale >For Sale: 1972 VW 1600S Beetle - Restoration.Vehicle dismantled 1987 and stored since in garage. Engine number 4D327361. Floorpan sand blasted, primed painted, brakes, front and rear suspension, gearbox, clutch and motor completed. Motor and gearbox rebuilt professionally in 1988 (Frank Grocl, F&J Motors, Richmond); German parts. Since started in chassis for test only. 5 road wheels, metallic enamel and clear coat, fitted with 5 new tyres. Sixth rim restored with no tyre. Doors, all quarter panels and guards, front and rear hoods. Main body shell to be rebuilt from the overlapping front and rear sections. All body sections clean, straight, no rust. All original glass and seals, interior and exterior trim, locks, keys, badges, nuts, bolts and fasteners. Wiring loom and   all original electricals. Original front and rear seats, structurally sound but covers in poor condition. All original linings, mats etc. for patterns also in poor condition. Price: All offers considered. Contact: Ronald on   0417 117 420 (Melb Baydside)

> For Sale >For Sale: VW 1966/67 Type 3 Fastback Rego. SEF 281. Excellent condition. Restored after purchase 5 years ago from enthusiast in Canberra ( rust!). Resprayed to match the original white paint. New dash and carpet added.   New rear seat belts installed for passengers. Stereo installed below original VW radio. Engine reconditioned within the last 12 months at a cost of $3000. Receipts for all work available. Reluctant sale as owner is   going overseas. Price: $10,500 Contact: Gavin on 0415 326 451

> For Sale >For Sale: VW 1972 Superbug. Rego. SZM 584. Yellow, has no rust as it has been cut out and treated. Paint is in good condition except for the repaired rust spots which are in primer. Motor runs well, has 4 new tyres all round. Awesome stereo, Sony Xplode CD player. Interior needs some work. Ran out of rego. in August. Comes with heaps of spares, incuding spare Bonnet and 5 white mag wheels. Comes without RWC but is close. Price: $1,500 ONO Contact: Josh on 0422 207 892





Cruise to Maldon > By Matt Kinsey...

It was a rather chilly morning as we all met at Mobil at Ardeer on the Western Ring Road. Around fifteen VWs had gathered for the trip up the Calder Highway to Castlemaine, from where we would be travelling by steam train to Maldon. We departed Ardeer about 10.15am for the hour long trip to Castlemaine. It was an uneventful trip as we proceeded in convoy up the Highway. We received many curious looks from overtaking cars. On arrival at Castlemaine our convoy of Volkswagens took over the car park at Castlemaine railway station. We were also joined at Castlemaine by some more keen VWCV members, including some who had made the trip from Mansfield to come on the train trip. The steam train between Castlemaine and Maldon on which we were travelling is operated by the Victorian Goldfields Railway. The VWCV had booked the exclusive Tambo parlour car for the return trip. It is a lavishly restored carriage complete with a rear observation platform. On the forward trip to Maldon it was at the front of the train directly


> Volkswagens take over the car park at Castlemaine station.

behind the locomotive. Many of us stood on the platform for a close up view of the hard working locomotive and to get a better appreciation of the passing scenery. Standing on the platform also got you a face full of smoke and soot. After a leisurely 45 minute journey to Maldon, we all meandered down to the main street to seek out some lunch and refreshments, while some VWCV members came prepared with their own picnic lunch. There were also a plethora of antique shops and museums to explore in the township during our three hour stop over. Everyone was a bit weary after a relaxed lunch and a couple of beers, and it was a slow walk back to the station. For the return trip to Castlemaine the Tambo car was positioned at the rear of the train, so we now had excellent views of the receding branch line and heavily timbered countryside. Thanks for the day should go to Jen Littlechild for organizing another very enjoyable cruise, and to the Victorian Goldfields Railway for their excellent service on the day. •

> Top to bottom: The steam loco runs around the train at Maldon; Club members enjoy the ambience of the Tambo car; and a horse and buggy on the streets of Maldon. Photos courtesy of Paul Kinsey.

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> Please support the following businesses who regularly support the VWCV...

Antique Tyres

134 McEwan Road WEST HEIDELBERG • P: 03 9458 4433 Australia’s Largest Range of Veteran Vintage, Classic and Hot Rod Tyres.

Australian VW Performance Centre

10/25 Lusher Road Croydon • P: 03 9725 5366 Contact Mick for trade pricing typically 10% off retail on most parts and services (up to value of $100). Dyno tuning at $60 per hour.

Camberwell Volkswagen 675 Burwood Road HAWTHORN • P: 03 9811 1888 Contact Dane Kelly and ask for member discount.

The VWCV would like to

South Yarra Volkswagen

thank the following

93 Commercial Road South Yarra • P: 03 8866 6888 Proud sponsor of the 2006 Day of the Volkswagen.

businesses for their


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support of the 2005 Day of the Volkswagen:

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4 Macquarie Place Boronia • P: 03 9729 9281 Contact Michael Clark for 10% discount on parts (maximum discount $50). Does not include genuine or special orders.

Volkshome Automotive 16 Commercial Drive THOMASTOWN • P: 03 9464 0366 Contact John for club member prices.

Wolfsburg Automotive Unit 2, 290 Old Geelong Road HOPPERS CROSSING • P: 1300 370 310 Contact Gary for club member prices.


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Membership Application Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc. Membership Officer • GPO Box1215 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 • Phone 0401 310 704 Name(s): __________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ State: ________ Post Code: ________ Telephone: (H) ______________________ (M) _____________________ Occupation:______________________ (W) _________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________________ Competition Licence: Yes o No o (please tick)

• Vehicles - VWs only Model(s)/Year(s): ___________________________________________________________________________________ Capacity: _________________________________________________________________________________________ Registration Number(s): ______________________________________________________________________________

• I am interested in the following events/activities/functions:

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Being on the Committee Car Shows/Concourse CH Registration


Modifications Fuel Economy Runs Motorsport


Organising Events Social Events Technical Sessions Other Events:_______________________________________________________________________________________

• Club Membership Fees Single Membership (12 months) includes $10 application fee* $50 per applicant

$ __________

Family Membership (12 months) includes $10 application fee* $50 plus $20 per extra member $ __________

*Membership Application Fee for first year members only


$ __________

• Please return this form together with your cheque or money order for payment to the above address. Please allow 28 days for processing.


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