Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Tickets available now: Vintage Train returns to the Car Show


The famous Sydney vintage electric train, know affectionately to the community by it's nick-name: the 'Red Rattler' is returning to Cronulla on Sunday 15th April, 2018.

The famous 'Red Rattler' which served Cronulla and the Sutherland Shire for
many years pictured at Cronulla Station's No.2 platform in 2017

The NSW Rail Museum, Sydney Trains and Historic Electric Traction are pleased to once again be operating Sydney's vintage electric set 'F1' from Cronulla Station to Sutherland and return.
The four vintage train shuttle runs will coincide with the Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show being held on the same day.
The Timetable for the four Shuttle runs from Cronulla Station to Sutherland Station and return is [departing from Cronulla only]:
10:10am
11:10am
1:10pm
2:10pm
Fares are:
Adult $15.00
Senior/Concession $10.00
Child (aged 4-18) $8.00
Infant (under 4) free
Make your bookings and more details on-line at:



EVENT: Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show
DATE: Sunday 15th April, 2018
TIME: 9:00am to 4:00pm
LOCATION: Cronulla Mall, Cronulla, NSW
& Peryman Square on North Cronulla Beach

For 2018: Joe de Vrie's magnificent 1923 Packard Roadster


In 2018 - Expect to see... Joe de Vrie's magnificent 1923 Packard Roadster.
Packard was an American luxury automobile marque built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States. The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last true Packard in 1956.
Joe Devrie's magnificent 1932 Packard Roadster

Joe purchased his car in 1997 as a total wreck. It only had a running chassis with motor, gearbox and differential, a cowl and four mud guards. There was no body at all.
Joe had to meticulously repair all the sheet metal with what he had and re-engineer a body with new metal with the help of NSW TAFE.
New radiator, new motor, new wheels and new rubber. I sprayed it with the help from NSW TAFE.


In the 1920s, Packard exported more cars than any other in its price class, and in 1930, sold almost twice as many abroad as any other marque priced over $2000. In 1931, 10 Packards were owned by Japan's royal family. Between 1924 and 1930, Packard was also the top-selling luxury brand.

This outstanding vehicle will be on display at...

EVENT: Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show
DATE: Sunday 15th April, 2018
TIME: 9:00am to 4:00pm
LOCATION: Cronulla Mall, Cronulla, NSW
& Peryman Square on North Cronulla Beach


Thursday, 8 February 2018

Vintage Motorbikes will be back in 2018...


Vintage Motorbikes will be back in 2018...

Proving a big hit with the Cronulla Mall crowds when we introduced vintage motor bikes to compliment our show's line-up of vintage cars in 2016 - we are pleased to confirm that the Vintage Motorbikes will be back on the tiles of the Cronulla Mall for our 2018 Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show.


Vintage motorbikes were added to our show's line-up
for the first time in 2016

Above, Harley's & Indians always draw a crowd of admirers

Coming this year: John McDonald from Berry on the NSW South Coast will be bringing his Vintage '36 Indian '4'. [below]. 

Back in 1978, life-long bike enthusiast, John McDonald, a former Qantas Flight Flight Attendant, purchased his personal ride, a 1936 Indian '4' during a 1-day stopover on a Qantas work trip to Brisbane, Qld. 

John spotted an ad in the local Brisbane Courier Mail newspaper advertising a motorbike speedometer for sale.


John McDonald's vintage 1936 red Indian '4'
trailered up and ready to return to Cronulla in 2018.

The only one of its type know to exist in Australia.


John rang the telephone number on speculation and went around to visit the seller's house on the same day.

When he purchased the speedo he noticed a large number of motorcycles under the old weatherboard house. Three of them were Indian '4's and as John showed a keen interest in them, he was promised an option on one if and when they were to be sold.





Around 3-months later, he received a telephone call that it was available so he drove up to Brisbane and brought it home. That was in the mid '70s and he paid $2000 for it.

Today, because of its rarity, the bike's value greatly surpasses that and is in the vicinity of around $90,000.


Photos: Steve Core

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EVENT: Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show
DATE: Sunday 15th April, 2018
TIME: 9:00am to 4:00pm
LOCATION: Cronulla Mall, Cronulla, NSW
& Peryman Square on North Cronulla Beach