Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia members visit Wellington

Rare beauty: Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia members Royce Reid and Julie Craig arrive at the Wellington Caves in their MG VA Tickford Drophead Coupe 1938. Photo: FAYE WHEELER.

Rare beauty: Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia members Royce Reid and Julie Craig arrive at the Wellington Caves in their MG VA Tickford Drophead Coupe 1938. Photo: FAYE WHEELER.

The shine and the splendour of vintage sports cars has arrived in the state’s west.

Some rare and meticulously restored motors and their owners swept through Wellington on Friday.

Members of the Vintage Sports Car Club of Australia, they are on a tour of the region until Monday.

More than 60 vehicles were parked at the Wellington Caves while the 115 people they carried had lunch.

Tour organiser Julie Craig said the club was started to keep alive the memories of the early British sports cars.

Ms Craig and Royce Reid motored into Wellington via Dripstone in their rare MG VA Tickford Drophead Coupe 1938.

“There’s only two in Australia,” she said of the model.

The group continued on to Dubbo, which will be there base as they spend the weekend taking in the sights of the Narromine races and air museum, and visiting Gilgandra’s Cooee Museum and rural property ‘Berida’.

Then they’ll head back to east of the Blue Mountains via Gulgong.

“The countryside looks magnificent,” Ms Craig said.

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