TWICE a month, Brian Davidson meets with fellow members of the Bass Coast Historical Automobile Club to showcase their beloved classics.
Brian has been the proud owner of a 1969 Jaguar Mark II sedan for the past decade and initially helped form the Historical Automobile Club in 2005 at the Archies Creek Hall.
The club then became known as the Bass Coast Historical Automobile Club in 2010 and now has 237 members with 75 cars and 12 bikes.
Members meet at the Wonthaggi RSL on Graham Street on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm.
“The club is there to offer members friendship and restoration advice as well as endless knowledge of our classics,” said Brian.
All automobiles have club permits, meaning they are more than 25-years-old.
Annual reviews are conducted on all members’ vehicles to ensure they’re road worthy and registered.
“You don’t even have to own an old classic to be a part of the club, you can join if you love classics and just want to be involved,” said Brian.
The club is open to welcoming new members and have them join in on the regular coffee and cruise mornings, as well as the show and shine days.
The next coffee and cruise meet will be at 10am on Saturday, May 23, at Fincher Street Reserve.
Morning tea is at the cost of members and registering prior is ideal for catering purposes.
The club invites membership applications from all persons interested in the historic automobile movement from all areas of town.
“We even have a member all the way from Rosebud,” said Brian.
The eldest automobile showcased within the club is the iconic 1909 Sizaire et Naudin, as well as a 1927 Chev that is now on display at the State Coal Mine.
Brian and his wife thoroughly enjoy the social aspects of the club and extend an open invitation to all.
To apply for membership or find out more, visit www.bchac.com.au