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History of the Sporting Car Club

Following an event for veteran cars and motorcycles in Victoria in 1931, Dr Cliff Downing thought it a possibility to have a similar event in Adelaide. With the help of Percy Wien-Smith, the hunt for early vehicles began in 1932. By mid 1933 information about  quite a few cars had come in and a meeting was held on December 14th, 1933 to start organising an event.

On January 16th, 1934, thirteen cars were in running condition and a formal meeting was held at which the Veteran Car Club of SA was formed and a committee elected to organise the formal side of the club. The Old Crocks Run was to be held on Anzac Day, but the RSSAILA State Branch objected, so a later date was of May 5th was chosen.

The 18 pre-1914 cars and 10 motorcycles left the city and travelled to Glenelg via the Highway Inn for a water stop for the radiators. The vehicles paraded around the Glenelg Oval at the half time interval of the day’s football match. The vehicles were also enjoyed by thousands who lined the route and the press treated the vehicles as a joke in their reports.

The second veteran car club in the world had been formed and held its first event.

This was the event which led to the foundation of the Veteran Car Club of SA which then became the Sporting Car Club, thus making the Veteran Section of the SCC of SA the second oldest old car club in the world.

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