Council of Heritage Motor Clubs Annual Rally May Irrigation Wonderland Griffith NSW

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1 Council of Heritage Motor Clubs Annual Rally May 2019 Irrigation Wonderland Griffith NSW

2 Irrigation Wonderland Rally May 2019 Griffith NSW Part of the Riverina Griffith Historic Motor Club Inc & MIAVV & C Car Club PO Box 2082 GRIFFITH NSW 2680 Hosting the CHMC Annual Rally 2019 The Riverina/Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) is a district with an abundance of food and wine destinations, inside an intricate irrigation system. Griffith has a blended tapestry of food, wine and cultural diversity. Griffith prides itself on our hard working ancestors for building an agricultural powerhouse through the innovation of irrigation over 100 years ago, and boasts a very diversified range of food and wine grown in the region. We have over 30 wineries processing our wine grapes and we grow cotton, rice, wheat, barley, citrus, numerous varieties of vegetables and almonds, walnuts, olives as well as raising livestock. Griffith is a part of one of the most productive regions in Australia and contributes over $5 billion annually to the national economy. We would love to see you for the May 2019 Rally with your exquisite vehicles Saturday 18th of May is the time to explore the district and experience its uniqueness by participating in a rally or two while Sunday 19th, the National Heritage Motoring Day, will be for display and judging in the morning and witnessing some pioneer agricultural machinery in action at Pioneer Park in the afternoon. Attached you will find your rally entry form, accommodation guide and a draft proposal of the Rally festivities (some of which will require early booking as numbers are limited). Rally Director Allan Haggarty Rally Secretary Jeni Gullifer Any questions please contact the above or Page 2

3 Welcome to the Griffith 2019 Irrigation Wonderland Rally Your Rally Director has chosen some very interesting and exciting opportunities for you to discover the wonders of Griffith and surrounds. With a region so diverse in culture and experiences, it is difficult to choose just a few locations for you to enjoy in just a few days, so we hope you will stay a little longer to explore either before or after the Rally weekend. Your weekend will comprise of the following opportunities: Friday Rally Option Rally A - Handyman Tour (Friday 17th May only) Saturday Rally Options Rally B - Art Deco Tour Rally C - Rocking Horse Tour Rally D - Foodie Frenzy Rally E - Griffith Regional Theatre Rally F - De Bortoli Wines & Garden Rally G - Self Drive via Whitton Rally H - Self Drive Griffith City Sunday Non-denominational Church Service Vehicle Display and Judging Parade lap through Griffith s Unique Main Street Italian lunch at Pioneer Park Highlight - Action afternoon at Griffith s prestigious Pioneer Park, showcasing working heritage motors, steam engines, pioneer buildings and the Italian Museum located on the grounds. Page 3

4 Programme Rally A - Handyman Tour (Only available Friday 17th May) Type - Located within Griffith City Time - 2 tours available, each tour takes 1hr Start Time - Friday only - 2pm or 3pm (limit of 30 per tour) Catering - Nil Cost - Nil (for OH &S reasons, closed shoes are required) Come and see the extensive engineering workshop and one of the region s largest selection of tools and workshop equipment for sale. A guided tour by the company s long serving staff members will show you an array of Australian made farm equipment and how it is produced in their manufacturing division. You will also tour their Retail Division that will amaze you with its size and array of product...not to be missed! Saturday Rally Options (18th May) Rally B - Art Deco Tour Type - See below Time - See below Start Time - Up to individual Catering - Organise own Cost - Nil Art Deco Style became popular between the first and second world wars, it became known as Art Deco around the 1960 s. Buildings in Griffith and Leeton were constructed or renovated during the two wars which has left the towns with a wealth of Art Déco features. Art Deco s distinctive features of mosaic tiling, glazed windows and chevron brickwork can be seen in some of local buildings such as: The Griffith Ambulance Station, 99 Spices and Battaglia s Hair Dressers (Griffith) and the Hydro Hotel and Roxy Theatre (Leeton) are all good examples of this style of architecture. This Rally has several self drive options: 1. Griffith City Tour - 10km approx 20 mins 2. Griffith via Yenda and Yoogali Tour - 45km approx 60 mins 3. Yoogali to Leeton Tour - 110km approx 2 hrs 4. Combine all tours - 160km approx 3 hrs Page 4

5 Rally C - Rocking Horse Collection Type - Self Drive approx 80kms Time - Approx 2-3 hours Start Time - Up to individual Catering - Morning & Afternoon Tea available on site as well as lunch Cost $5 entry, $10 entry with morning or afternoon tea included, $15 entry with lunch included R ocking Horse Restorations was born in the middle of a ten year drought. To ward off depression, Libby Bailey began restoring old wooden rocking horses. Over 11 years of restoration, the Baileys have put together an extensive collection of old wooden rocking horses and horse toys, some dating back 130 years. These horses have been found far and wide even coming from the UK and the US. This is an outstanding collection of antique rocking horses and moving horse toys together with old farm tools, wood work tools, rabbit traps, horse gear and memorabilia from the surrounding area. This collection is housed in a purpose built facility and displayed in a beautifully decorated space. Fireplaces with antique mantles, old cots, sewing machines, quilts and china are part of the museum. A large sprawling garden with Major Mitchell Cockatoos are also part of the attraction. of two of the regions best small goods producers, Rally D - Foodie Frenzy Take a tourcodemo Smallgoods and Riverina Grove. Type - Self Drive approx 15 kms Time - Approx 1 hr 30 mins Start Time - 10am or 2pm Lunch - Organise own Cost - $5 per head, maximum per tour of 40 people Riverina Grove, located in Griffith makes over 30 products sourced from the Riverina. Products include chunky tomato based pasta sauces, tapenades, olives, relishes, caramelised balsamic and everyone s favourite, Bum Hummers! All products are vegan, natural and free from preservatives, gluten, artificial colours and flavours. Visit the shop to sample our delicious products, enjoy a coffee or choose from a variety of hampers. With a history of smallgoods manufacturing that goes back to the 50 s, here at Codemo Smallgoods we pride ourselves on providing quality not quantity! Our specialties are Salami, Bacon, Sausages, Devon, Prosciutto, Coppa & Ham which are manufactured on site and distributed throughout the region. Visit the shop to taste our different styles of Southern and Northern Italian Salami. Page 5

6 Rally e - Regional Theatre Curtain Type - Self Drive Duration - 30 mins Time - 11am No catering Cost - $5 Tours have limited places, however several tours are available if required Griffith Regional Theatre has a magnificent soft-sculptured artistic curtain that brilliantly displays our local features and irrigated agriculture. Over 30 years ago, more than 300 of the city s citizens, ranging in age from 12 to 95, most representing local organisations, stitched and sewed separate sections of the curtain with help from experts. The Creative Craft group tackled the challenging three-dimensional rice crop and three generations of a local family of Italian heritage created the focal point of the curtain, the velvet three-dimensional Dethridge water wheel, the lifeblood of the irrigation area. Viewing the curtain has thrilled the city s visitors for decades, so don t miss this unique opportunity. As a plus, one of our members, Bob Barker, who designed the curtain, will be on hand to describe the process. Rally F - De Bortoli Wines & Garden Tour Walking through Emeri De Bortoli s garden in Bilbul is like stepping into another world far removed from the busy winery and vineyards surrounding it. Every plant and tree has a unique story to tell. The garden also features an impressive dam and a brand new rock waterfall overlooking the internationally renowned Noble One vineyards. Discover the home of the iconic De Bortoli Noble One Country hospitality and delicious, quality wines are the signature of the Cellar Door in Bilbul where their Italian heritage shines through and guests are welcomed like old friends. There are two tours of the De Bortoli estate, from grape delivery to bottling, limited to 30 each group, book early to avoid disappointment Type - Self Drive approx 10kms Time - Approx 2 hrs Start Time - 10am and 2pm Catering - Morning or Afternoon Tea & lunch available on site Cost - $10 entry Page 6

7 Rally H - Self Drive Tour Griffith City Rally G - Self Drive Tour (Griffith - Type - Self Drive approx 30kms Time - Approx 45 minutes Start Time - Up to individual Catering - Organise own Cost - Nil ally H takes in the sights of the City of Griffith, you will travel along some beautiful tree lined streets, and traverse the top of Scenic Hill with lookout stops at the top where you can take in the panoramic views of the city s diverse agricultural lands. Whitton - Darlington Point - Hanwood) Type - Self Drive approx 100kms Time - Approx 1hr 30 mins Start Time - Up to individual Catering - Organise own Cost - Nil e have put together two more interesting self drive tours both taking in very different aspects of our region. Rally G will take you through Whitton, Darlington Point and Hanwood, where you can see the original Cobb & Co stage coach changing area, Altina Wildlife park, the regions largest Cotton Gin, the original timber span opening bridge, heritage pub The Punt, the original brick kiln which is now converted to a winery, Baiada processing plant and of course, you can t go past a visit to Resto Pros, our local vehicle restoration garage. R W BEELBANGERA G AL MERRI MA CK N RD IN IFF GR RD LENEHAN SE N E AV OAKES RD YOOGALI AY AV E JE RA D IN K AT W E AV KU VE GA ON AJ RR S KIDMAN WAY IRR IGA TIO NA VE HA NW OO DA VE IRRIGATION AVE HANWOOD BEAUMONT RD OLD WILBRIGEE RD For opening times and details call JONDARYAN AVE N LA IL MURRUMBIDGEE AVE W BARATTO WINES BANNA AVE WHITTON STOCK ROUTE RD ST RD E AV N BU GRIFFITH E LA L WA ROSSETTO RD WAKADEN ST GRIFFIN AVE Winery Trail DR W AY RD SC N AY BR MELANGE WINES IC EN WINES ROSSETTO RD CALABRIA FAMILY RD BILBUL DE BORTOLI WINES PRIN GS KIDMAN WAY WARBURN ESTATE SS NW AY ITT ON KIN D WH RAN SR KID MA BERTON VINEYARDS BEELBANGERA RD REMEM BER ANCE DR PE RIFLE RANGE RD WYANGAN AVE JONES RD THARBOGANG AY IN W RIFF EY G BURL YENDA RL EY BOORGA RD LAKES RD TO HILLSON SLO TO CANBERRA & SYDNEY YARRAN WINES MINO & CO LEETON & WAGGA WAGGA JACK MCWILLIAM RD YARROW PARK, DARLINGTON POINT & MELBOURNE MCWILLIAM S All wineries are within 1/2 hr drive of Griffith CBD WINES Page 7

8 Sunday Programme (19th May) Sunday will commence with a non-denominational church service prior to the Car Display. C ommencing at 9am, we invite you to display your vehicles on the grounds of the Griffith Leagues Club (Southside), Jondaryan Ave. F ollowing the car display, you will have the opportunity to participate in a parade lap through Griffith s picturesque Main Street, then onto Pioneer Park for lunch. You will have the opportunity to spend the rest of the afternoon at the Park viewing the working engines and heritage buildings, including a visit to the Italian Museum located on the lush grounds. Page 8

9 Come on a remarkable journey through time and place with a historical walkabout through bygone eras. You will find original buildings, horse drawn and motorised vehicles, old farm machinery and antiques of all environments in our extensive collection. The Wine & Irrigation Building aims to educate on our establishment through irrigation and the subsequent proud and rich history of Griffith s wine grape growing industry. The Italian Museum houses an incredible collection of artefacts from the earliest Italian settlers, from machinery to beautiful handmade garments. Home to the Knitted Garden, special exhibitions and Nationally recognised textiles, memorabilia and interesting vintage curios. Programme Re-cap Friday 12pm - 6pm - Registration - Exies Bagtown Motel (2-4 Blumer Avenue) (inc BBQ tea) provided by Griffith Lions Club from 2pm - Handyman Tour 7:30pm - AGM - Exies Bagtown Motel Saturday 9am - 5pm - Your choice of rallies and lunch (except Rally A - that is a Friday Tour ONLY) 6:30pm for 7:00pm start - Buffet dinner - Mirrool Room - Griffith Ex-Servicemen s Club (Cnr Jondaryan Ave and Yambil St) Sunday 8:30am - 9:00am - Church Service - TBA 9:00am - 12:00pm - Display & Judging - Griffith Leagues Club (Southside) training grounds 12:30pm - 1:00pm - Parade lap through Griffith s main street 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Italian Lunch - Pioneer Park - Action Afternoon (Remembrance Driveway) 6:30pm for 7:00pm start - Presentation evening - Mirrool Room - Griffith Ex-Servicemen s Club Monday 7:30am - 9:00am - Farewell Breakfast - Exies Bagtown Motel Page 9

10 Getting Here... Griffith NSW is centrally located, 450km north of Melbourne, 570km south west of Sydney, 790km east of Adelaide and 350km west of Canberra. 790km GRIFFITH 570km SYDNEY ADELAIDE 350km CANBERRA 450km MELBOURNE Griffith is located on the Kidman Way touring route and on the Burley Griffin Way and is just off the Sturt and Newell Highways. Burley Griffin Way is NSW state route 94 linking Canberra in the east to Griffith in the west. The route is named after Chicago architect Walter Burley Griffin, designer of the cities Canberra and Griffith, and neighbouring town Leeton. The route starts at Yass on the Hume Highway, and travels west through many towns and districts capturing a fabulous diversity of agriculture and produce. Coach and Rail Daily coach/rail services connect Griffith with Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney via NSW Train Link and V-Line. There s also a weekly rail service which operates from Sydney to Griffith on a Saturday, returning on Sunday. The Kidman Way touring route travels north - south and takes you through the heart of NSW, starting at Jerilderie in the south and continuing to Barringun on the NSW/QLD border. The Kidman Way is a sealed route which links with the Matilda Highway travelling north through the centre of QLD to Longreach and beyond. This is a popular inland route offering wonderful outback scenery, history, vivid colours and big skies. Pick up a Kidman Way Touring Guide from the Visitor Information Centre, or phone to have one posted to you. Fly into Griffith Airport Griffith is well serviced by air from Sydney with Regional Express (REX) Airlines offering daily flights. See for schedules and booking information. Griffith Airport is located 5km from Griffith CBD. Page 10

11 Accommodation Guide Motels * Exies Bagtown Motel 2-4 Blumer Ave /2 star * Citrus Motel Jondaryan Ave /2 star Econo Lodge Griffith Motor Inn 96 Banna Ave /2 star * Kidman Wayside Inn Jondaryan Ave star * MIA Motel 144 Mackay Ave star *Yambil Inn Motel 155 Yambil St /2 star The Grand Motel 454 Banna Avenue star The Griff Motel Kooyoo Street * Coro Club Motel 28 Harward Rd * A Line Motel 187 Wakaden St star * Acacia Motel 44 Jondaryan Ave /2 star Caravan Parks Tourist Caravan Park 919 Willandra Ave star Griffith Caravan Village Mackay Ave & Gardiner Rd /2 star Self Contained Catania Farm Cottage 43 Cox Rd Hanwood Pebbles B&B 27 Gorton Street Centrepoint Apartments 139 Yambil St star The Clarenton 22 Palla Street Banna Suites 470 Banna Ave Griffith Prestige Apartments Unit Kookora St Mindon Serviced Apartments Couch Rd star Quest Griffith 53 Railway Street Cottages on Noorilla 37 Noorilla Street /2 star Maggie s Place 98 Macarthur Street Griffith Northside Apartments 39 Edmondson Ave /2 star Ingleden Park Cottages Hotels Area Hotel 208 Banna Ave Hotel Victoria 384 Banna Ave star Yenda Hotel - 15km from Griffith 2 Yenda Place *Preferred off street parking Page 11

12 Council of Heritage Motor Clubs NSW Inc. Irrigation Wonderland Annual Rally 17th to 20th May 2019 Entry Form Closing Date for Entries - 15th March 2019 or 180 entries Entrants Name: Passenger 1: Passenger 2: Passenger 3: Address: (Ages please if under 12) Office Use Only Entry Number Town/Suburb: Phone: Postcode: Mobile: Club: Vehicle Make & Model: Year: Do you intend to enter this vehicle in the Concours? Is your Club entering the Mal Mason Shield? Number attending the C.H.M.C. AGM Catering Children are classed as being under 12 years of age Yes/No Yes/No Body Type: Do you have special dietary requirements? Please fill in the attached form. Please tick for yes N o of Adults 12yrs & under Amount Due Friday Night Meal BBQ provided by $ Saturday Lunch Rally C or $ Saturday Night Meal Buffet $ Sunday Lunch Traditional $ Sunday Pres Dinner Table $ Monday Farewell Breakfast BBQ provided by $ Nil Morning &/or Afternoon Tea (Sat) Rally C or F ONLY Morning &/or Afternoon Tea (Sun) $5 per person @$5 $ * Please note childrens meal on Sunday will be Chicken Schnitzel & Chips Friday & Saturday Rally Options As some rallies are limited in numbers, early entry is recommended to ensure your place Please mark which rallies you would like to attend Conditions of Entry Rally A Handyman Tour approx 1hr Free Rally B Art Deco Tour up to 3 hours Free Rally C Rocking Horse Tour 2-3 hours $5 Rally D Foodie Frenzy 1hr 30 mins $5 Rally E Griffith Regional Theatre 30 mins $5 Rally F De Bortoli Wines & Garden 2 hours $10 Rally G Self Drive via Whitton 1hr 30 mins Free Rally H Self Drive of Griffith City 45 mins Free Rally Entry Fee $75.00 Total Due $ The above nominated vehicle for the 2019 May Rally was manufactured prior to 31 December 1989, and complies with eligible requirements for Conditional Historic Registration/Full Registration. The vehicle will have current Conditional Historic Registration/Full Registration and Comprehensive or 3rd Party Property Insurance as at the dates of the Rally. I am a financial member of the above mentioned Club. I will be able to produce evidence of current Club Membership, Registration and Insurance at Rally Registration. Signed: Date: Please make Cheques payable to - GHMC or alternatively direct credit to BSB Acct (inc name) Forward entries to The Rally Secretary PO Box 2082 Griffith NSW 2680 or Page 12

13 Bush Council Rally May 2019 Special Dietary Requirements Form Name: Dietary Restrictions must be indicated here to receive a personalised meal ticket during the rally. While all care will be taken to meet your requirements as outside caterers will be involved we can t guarantee that your needs can be met at all times so no responsibility can be accepted. Vegetarian Vegan Halal Gluten Free Food Allergy Other Please provide details of foods/ingredients to be avoided: Office Use Only Friday Night Meal Saturday Lunch Saturday Night Meal Sunday Lunch Sunday Pres Dinner Monday Farewell Breakfast Morning &/or Afternoon Tea Morning &/or Afternoon Tea Caterer Notified? Date Time By Whom? Page 13

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