Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 Events Calendar

26 February 2017 - Visit to Pickers & Collectors Bazaar - 10 Blamey Place, O’Connor.

We kicked of 2017 with a drive to see this wonderful warehouse full of millions of fascinating collectable items from many vendors. Meet at 2.00pm at the riverside intersection of The Strand and Ardross St, Applecross. We drove a simple, short route set for the drive or ride to our destination. They provided afternoon tea.

What an excellent start to the year! Paul Blank organised a brief drive along the route of the 1940 Patriotic Grand Prix through Applecross. Who knew there was a Grand Prix in Applecross? You can read all about it here - It was terrific turnout too, with Peter O and John W in their Renault 750s, Stef's Alpine A110, the Blank's in their new Citroen DS20, Darrell and Sue in their Ford Mustang (a newcomer to SIVA events), Mark and Heidi in their beautiful Chevrolet Corvair, and Walter attending in his Jaguar XK150S. The Schelfhouts, Gordines and Long's also attended in modern cars.

12 March 2017 - General Meeting
At Peter S's place @ 2pm.

Sunday 26 April - German Car Day

This year, the event took on a new format, with the focus on the gathering and display, forgoing the convoy drive of previous years. The metropolitan location supported an even larger gathering of cars.

Sunday 9th April - Classic Cars and Coffee

We’re thrilled to announce Classic Cars & Coffee has a new home – a gorgeous location in the picturesque grounds of UWA in Crawley. Sunday, April 9th the carpark will be open from 8.30am to 10.30am for owners and appreciators of fine cars to congregate and chat among some of our state’s greatest classic and exotic cars, over a coffee or tea. See link for photos:

Sunday 23 April - Classic Car Show

This year's Classic Car Show received a bit of a facelift with Paul Blank and Paul Markham both on the organizing committee. The show was held at Ascot Raceway and generated a very positive response from public and exhibitors alike. SIVA members put on an impressive display of unusual vehicles this year. See link for photos:

Sunday 14 May 2017 - General Meeting
Paul & Shelly's place

Sunday 28 May 2017 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Saturday 17 June 2017 - SIVA Dinner

The Inglewood Hotel @ 7.30pm

Sunday 16 July 2017 - Annual General Meeting
The club's AGM was held at the new meeting rooms at the Motor Museum, Whiteman Park. The new committee for 2017-18 is:
  • President - Paul Markham
  • VP - Paul Blank
  • Secretary - Richard Gordine
  • Registrar - Stef Brayley
  • Treasurer - Peter Schelfhout
  • Editor - Paul Blank
  • General committee - John Schelfhout & Jim Green
Friday 21 July - CMC Quiz Night

SIVA hosted the annual CMC Quiz Night. This was an extremely successful and fun fundraiser event. Special thanks to the organizing committee who put in the hard yards - Paul & Natalie Blank, Stef & Yvonne Brayley, Peter & Carole Schelfhout and Paul & Shelly Markham. Thanks to members Rhys Mitchell, John Schelfhout, Andy Montgomery, Rob Neale and Ian Corrans for the donations our and quizmaster, Simon McGrath.Thanks also to our corporate sponsors Shannons Insurance, Classic Gasoline, Perth Racing, St Johns Ambulance, Supercheap Auto, Australia Post, Autopower Paint Centre, eBikers Fremantle, and Bankwest (see our Services page for more details).

Sunday 6 August 2017 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Sunday 13 August 2017 - Shannons Targa-West Classics in the Park

Entries are now open:

Sunday 3 September 2017 - Classic Cars and Coffee and General Meeting

GM was held at eBikers in Fremantle

24 September to 2 October - Bay to Birdwood, Adelaide

To celebrate the club's 20th anniversary five members attended the Bay to Birdwood run in Adelaide. Bay to Birdwood is the largest, longest continuously running classic automobile show in the world. It was a terrific experience for all involved. See post for photos of the event:

24 September - Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride

1st October - Rotary Club of Como Car Show

SIVA put on another great display at the always excellent Rotary Club Car Show. See link for photos:

Sunday 8 October 2017 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Saturday 21 October 2017 - Bonjour Perth French Car Festival

Sunday 5 November 2017 - General Meeting

We will be attending the Serpentine Fly In hosted by the Sports Aircraft Builders Club. For those attending we are offering a drive to Serpentine. We will start at the Italian Car Day at Gloucester Park at 11am and then drive in convoy to Serpentine along Albany Highway, stopping at the Pioneer Village for lunch. The GM will commence at 2pm as usual.  The destination address is: Serpentine Airfield - 286 Yangedi Rd, Hopeland 6125. Contact Paul on 0403990943 for details.

Sunday 19 November 2017 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Photos from the October and November meet ups, which saw a solid attendance from SIVA members.

Sunday 3 December - Celebration of the Motorcar

Cottesloe Civic Centre 10am-3pm.

Sunday 10 December 2017 - Christmas Lunch
Visit to Tom's collection and lunch at the Gosnells Hotel.

Sunday 31 December 2017 - Classic Cars and Coffee

Winding up the year with another Classic Cars and Coffee meet up

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