About Us

The club is a group of enthusiasts who want to encourage the restoration, preservation and use of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles, steam, standing engines and special interest vehicles. We are a diverse group with a broad spread of interests and expertise, brought together by a passion for historic vehicles.

We welcome your interest in our club. You do not need to own a historic vehicle to belong to the Club. Many events are held and you are welcome to attend in your modern vehicle if you don’t have a Club vehicle, or if your historic vehicle is not operating. Your partner and any children under the age of 18 automatically become associate members of the club and are welcome to attend club functions.

Our club has an extensive range of automotive workshop equipment to assist members when restoring and maintaining their vehicles. The equipment is available to all members.

VVCC Bendigo is a member of the Federation of Veteran, Vintage & Classic Car Clubs of Victoria, and of the Association of Motoring Clubs, Victoria.

We run the Federation’s Bendigo National Swap Meet in November each year.

  • Monthly meeting

    Club meetings are held at the club rooms on the first Thursday of each month, commencing at 7:30pm. We welcome visitors. Our clubrooms and workshop are at 112-118 Inglis St West Bendigo, just opposite the Bendigo Stadium.

  • Social activities

    Social activities include runs where members are encouraged to use their club-eligible vehicles.

  • Workshop night

    We run an informal workshop and craft activities on the Tuesday evening following each monthly General Meeting.

  • Shared knowledge

    Members with restoration skills and experience are willing to share their expertise and knowledge.

The Bendigo Distributor

Each month club members receive a copy of the monthly newsletter called the Bendigo Distributor.
Members can download a copy of this month’s newsletter here.

Recent articles

Visit to Fortuna Villa and High Tea at the Club Rooms

On Sunday the 3rd of December about 70 Club Members gathered at the Fortuna car park for a 1:30 pm guided tour of the historic building and grounds.

Restoration of a 1927 Paige Saloon

I suppose I should start with a short history of the car. It was purchased new in Melbourne by my grandparents. I believe that my Grandmother was the main driver in the early years.

Visit to Keech 3D Advanced Manufacturing 

After initial introductions and a brief history of Keech, we split into 2 parties one starting at one end of the facility and the other starting at the other.

2017 Annual Rally to Colac

We left the club rooms at 8:45 am, traveling in a convoy to Daylesford with our morning tea stop at the Mill. Having had a quick read of the day’s instructions...

Federation Delegates Meeting 

110 people attended the Federation Delegates Meeting held In Bendigo 14 October 2017. Thank you to Peggy Bennett and Kaye Diss for the great lunch and afternoon tea.

Beaulieu Abbey, UK

While Kath and I were on a tour of Britain we visited Beaulieu Abbey and castle, which was the home of Lord Montague. During his life Montague collected over 300 cars of interest...

An amazing barn-find (or the benefit of being a volunteer)

I was sitting at my desk 3 weeks ago when the phone rang. A person called to book a Swap site for selling parts...
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Fri 26

Australia Day BBQ Breakfast at the Clubrooms

January 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Fri 26

Australia Day at the Lake

January 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Bendigo National Swap Meet 2018

The next Bendigo Swap is Saturday and Sunday 17-18 November 2018 at the Prince of Wales Showground Holmes Road Bendigo.

Australia’s largest Swap Meet held every year since 1975 in Bendigo. Supporting the vehicle restoration movement all around the country.

The Swap now has over 1,700 sites and attracts in excess of 20,000 people over the weekend and it is known worldwide within the historic vehicle movement.

The Bendigo National Swap Meet is owned by the Federation of Veteran Vintage & Classic Vehicle Clubs of Victoria and managed by the Veteran Vintage Classic Car Club Bendigo

Go to the Bendigo National Swap Meet website for more information – bendigoswap.com.au

Special announcements

Our next club event is the Australia Day BBQ Breakfast at the Clubrooms on 26 January

Beginning at 8am at the Clubrooms with a barbecue breakfast and then two further options.

A vehicle display and the market stalls at the Lake Weeroona. New arrangements are being made for the display at the Lake. See the events calendar for details.

If you are not intending to display your vehicle then you are welcome to remain and chat at the Clubrooms throughout the morning.