Celebrating the Pre-1931 Autumn Tour 

The Lachlan Valley Branch of the Dinosaur Drivers Register hosted the Pre 1931 Autumn Tour in Central West NSW last month. Around 20 car clubs were represented at the event.


The annual tour for vehicles built before 1931 allows heritage motor enthusiasts to tour at speeds and on roads that are best suited to these vehicles. Owners and passengers gathered with hundreds of like-minded individuals to enjoy a weekend of heritage motoring.

There were 134 historic vehicles entered, ranging from pre-1919 veterans including a 1910 SCAT, 1912 Napier, 1914 Talbot, 1916 Cadillac and several Model T Fords.

An awesome variety of 1919-1930 vintage cars, including the better-known makes from GM, Ford, Chrysler and Austin. Rare machines from Studebaker, Pierce Arrow, Sunbeam and Graham Paige were also on display.

The Council of Heritage Motor Clubs NSW (CHMC) Award for the Best Veteran Vehicle was awarded to Euan and Wilga Coutts’ beautiful 1910 SCAT, and the Best Vintage to David Haye’s impressive 1929 Buick Roadster.

The Tour encourages great community support from local tourism authorities, councils, NSW Police, and enthusiastic community groups including CWA, RFS, Rotary, ex-Services Clubs, show societies, sporting associations and school Parents and Citizens Associations, who are all crucial to catering and marshalling tasks.

In 2024, the Tour will be held in Orange on the first weekend in May.

All four clubs involved are members of the CHMC NSW (  Congratulations to the participating clubs and the CHMC on their dedication to compliance and the preservation of historic vehicles!

Story and photo supplied originally by Jenny Fawbert to DRIVE Lite at the request of TFNSW.


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