|Welcome to the Blackall Range Horseless Carriage Club.
Our Club comprises a group of Automotive enthusuasts, sharing memories, ideas and fellowship while endulging their appreciation of fine automobiles from throughout history. We are based at Maleny, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of south east Qld.
The Clubhouse is situated in the precinct of the Maleny Historical Society, Bryce Lane, on the northern approaches to Maleny. Currently, the Club has 98 members and 115 vehicles on the Register. The variety of vehicles is impressive, typified by a replica 1886 Benz Tricycle Motor Car, vintage American tourers and roadsters, pre WW2 classics, and British and European marques of the 1950's to 80's.
Many Club vehicles are operated under the "Special Interest" registration scheme for affordable registration of cars used for historic and automobile club purposes. This limits their use to Club organised excursions and ensures safe operation on public roads.
It is with a great degree of satisfaction that Members restore and preserve these special cars, rather than the alternative of such history being scrapped.
The Club was formed during the mid 1980s, and membership and enthusiasm is stronger than ever. Members engage in a busy annual social calender, with regular excursions to venues within a 150 km radius of Maleny.
Each Wednesday morning is assigned to a social gathering at the Clubhouse, and a general meeting is held monthly.
The Club has an extensive library of motoring topics, and the Club 'shop' stocks clothing and memorabilia. Currently, the Clubhouse is being extended to provide a larger recreational area.
Aims and Objectives.
- To encourage the preservation, restoration and operation of motor vehicles in the categories of:
- Veteran (up to 31st December 1919)
- Vintage (up to 31st December 1930)
- Historic (up to 31st December 1939)
- Classic (vehicles of special interest)
- Modern (later than 1975, but at least 30 years old.)
- To encourage interchange of technical knowledge between members.
- To foster expertise and skills required for restoration.
- To display and create interest in our vehicles.
- To cooperate with various charitable and civic organisations in fund-raising activities.
- To publish a Newsletter and Website on Club activities and technical information.
This Website provides Members with Club News and Event updates, articles of interest on members vehicles, a photo record of our activities, handy technical data, and an opportunity to trade parts. The site will normally be updated at the end of each month, and the Committee encourages members support in forwarding articles of interest, website links, suggestions, updates, corrections and criticisms to Web Editor by the 20th of the month.
We trust these pages will be of interest to all visitors, and we welcome other motoring groups when visiting our area. If you are an historic motoring enthusiast living in the Sunshine Coast environs, we invite your inquiry regarding membership of our Club.
Contact a Committe member or visit us at the Clubhouse Wednesday mornings 9-11. This link provides information on the Qld. regulations for registration of Special Interest Vehicles.
|Technical information on this site is believed to be accurate and reliable and published in good faith, but no undertaking is given as to the correctness thereof, and the Web Editor/BRHCC Committee expressly disclaims all liability from loss or damage that may arise from the use of data herein.|