A Club Christmas, 1 December 2012

The social end to 2012 had us all enjoying a meal and beverages at The Sublime Restaurant and Bar at New Town. Members, family and friends were treated for a nominal cost by funds from the VW Association of Tasmania. A particular highlight of the evening was an award presentation to Patricia and Peter Curren who both received Life Time membership to the VW Association of Tasmania. This award was presented in recognition of  their significant and ongoing contributions to the Association over many years. Also recognition was provided on the evening to Otto who has been supporting the VW Association of Tasmania group with his expertise of VW for many, many years. A thank you to Elise Bocchino for excelling at her pastry making skills and providing a celebratory Christmas cake which was demolished by all of the attendees. A thank you also to the staff at Sublime for their service and accommodation of our group during the busy Christmas period.


Story by Sebastian Grasso

Claremont Trash & Treasure – 18 November 2012

The last major event for 2012 was held at Claremont on Sunday 18 November 2012. Members turned out to show their cars and to have the chance to look for new comers to the car show scene and to meet up with old friends and enthusiasts. The day was pleasant with slightly overcast conditions. The purpose of the Claremont Trash & Treasure is a fundraiser for the Claremont Girl Guides and the Club was happy to provide a donation of $100. Club sponsors, Jackson Volkwagen, provided for public’s viewing pleasure, tthe new Up and the latest model Passat AWD. I had the opportunity to drive the Up and I was very impressed. The 1litre, 3 cyclinder turbo engine gives plenty of power to get about. It is also very roomy inside and the level of finish is unmistakably German. For those members present at the event, judging took place with trophies and medallions awarded.

Story by Sebastian Grasso


Forcett Hot Rod, Car and Bike Expo, 11 November 2012

Peter and I travelled to Forcett in our 1960 Green Beetle with the Teardrop Caravan and were parked at the rear of the paddock. It was a fine day and the cars just kept arriving. We wandered about to have a look at the various stalls on the perimeter of the grounds and were on the lookout for any other club members amongst the almost 500 cars that turned up on the day. We spotted Paul and Rowena’s Kombi and went over for a chat. There were a couple of other Kombis on display and a nice red Polo GTI for sale. We had a sausage and onion for lunch cooked by the Post Vintage Car Club who were kept busy for most of the day with their BBQ set-up. We went back to the car and set up our table and chairs under a lovely tree out of the sun and chatted to several others who had the same idea. We learned that Sebastian and Colleen were there for a short time in the morning but unfortunately we didn’t see them. A fine display of a variety of vehicles from classics to hot rods.
Story by
Patricia Curran