We are a family orientated club welcoming members Australia wide with an interest in vehicles especially utes and vans. Being an active club we have regular club events both local and away. Maybe this sounds interesting but you do not have a ute or van. Please still enquire as owning one of these vehicles is not a requirement for membership. Our members range from singles to families and from teenagers to retirees so everyone fits in.
Our aim is to promote the standard of all vehicles but especially Utes and Vans; to have an exciting club where something is always happening and to help the community. Part of this is our sponsoring of various charities. We are patrons of the Adopt A Roadside program and hold events to support local Charities of which Chances for Children is our main beneficiary. Already we have become patrons of the Adopt A Roadside program and are looking at holding events to support some local charities like Chances for Children and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Victorian Club permits are available for vehicles more than 25 years old. Please message our Historic Registrar for details and conditions. At this stage we are only registered for Victoria. Other states may be added at a later date.
Pretty much as one of our members say's if its new or old, bumpy or straight, clean or mean, or just a dream, this club is for everyone. Open to members who just have an interest in these vehicles or even those just looking for something different to do and a new circle of friends to be a part of. It is not a requirement to own one or to be a part of the competition circuit. A few of our members are but the majority are just members with a vehicle.
We are trying to find local history of Ute and Van competitions held here in and from the 1970's If you attended any or have any information we would love to hear from you. Some of them were called Van Ins but included utes and others were called Truck Ins and included both utes and vans. Hot rod shows and others we believe had ute and van categories or displays as well. Whatever the type of event, if it included utes and/or vans we would like to hear from you. All information and leads no matter how small will be appreciated and investigated. Flyers and/or photos would be fantastic.
In 1976 a van club is believed to have been established and although it had around 30 members in 1977 we have been able to find no more out about it yet. Any information on this club would be terrific as it would be fitting to include it in the history we are trying to write.
Always something happening on the Calendar. A club that all the family can be a part of and enjoy. Any events that are open to the public are listed under the events tab or on our facebook page so check there for details. Our meetings are held on the last Friday of each month except for December. If interested in attending please contact us for the address.
Offering local single vote/family or double vote/family memberships and for those more than 100k's away you can choose our associated non-voting memberships. Different conditions apply. For further information please contact us. No question is too silly or too small.
All the details are on the Contact page, or just download a membership application form from the home page and post it in or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember.... You do not have to own a ute or panel van to be a club member. If owning one is your dream for one day or you just simply like them - your membership is welcome.