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Gladstone Vintage

and Classic car Club.

Club Aims

1 - To assist members in locating, restoring and maintaining their vehicles as a medium of  exchange of parts, ideas and information

2 - To build up a library of information, relating to vehicles

3 - To encourage and sponsor

social activities for  members and their families

4 - To promote friendship and goodwill with the people of Gladstone.

Please address

all correspondence to

The Secretary

Gladstone Vintage & Classic Carriage Club inc.

PO Box 685,

Gladstone Qld. 4680

The G.V.& C.C.C. Inc. holds it's meetings on the First Sunday of each month at 3.00 PM. At the Clyde Hotel, Calliope Historical Village,



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Gladstone Members

1954 Austin A40 Somerset
1961 Austin Healy Sprite
1949 Austin A40 Devon
1949 Austin A40 Devon

Bundaberg Members
1924 Austin 12


1931 Austin 7 tourer
Austin A 40 (Hermans)
1939 Austin 7 roadster
1939 Austin Eight

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1929 Austin 7 Sports
1936 Austin 7 Ruby
1929 Austin 7 Spors
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1935 Austin 7 Sports
1938 Austin Big Seven
1940 Austin 10 Sedan
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When John, Natalie, Timothy and Cassie, all jump into the Austin and Jenny throws in the picnic basket, and the folding table there is  not a lot of space. 

But with the Essex

( see photo below) with a top speed of "Plod" it is not surprising that they use the

Austin for out of town rallies

Photo Right


The Family aboard the Essex

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To see the essex story

The Austin and the Hinde's have rallied to Bundaberg several times, Biloela, Monto and over Easter the Austin rally in Rockhampton. In the Austin's over Australia Rally in Toowoomba.
John says the Austin is pretty much original and "Exactly what would expect of a British car of that era" (whatever that means..)
Before John got the Austin in 1993 it had spent most of its life in Baralba near Moura, it had spent some 20 years in a shed.
This car was built in 1949. After September 1949 the A40 Devon's were fitted with quarter vent windows in the front doors The previous A40s had a B shaped bumper with one piece front side windows

   An extensive restoration to the Devon was  completed in May 1994. This was a good thing because somewhere hidden away at the end of the Hindes shed is a sad and incomplete Austin A40 Tourer, the Devon was bought as a source of spare parts. Looking at the Devon now one would be inclined to think it would have been a sin to have dismantle it
In the meantime the A40 Tourer awaits its turn.

1949 Austin A40  owned by  John and Jenny Hinde's 

    1949 Austin A40  (Hinde's)


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