C H A C - R L

Classic & Historic Automobile Club of Riviera Lakes. (Inc) ABN # A0042428J

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Sun     16th Dec         12 noon  Christmas Luncheon - Bullant Brewery

Thur   20th Dec          9.30am RCC to the Paynesville Pub - Hosts David and Dorothy Slater.

Note - No Monthly Meeting in January and RCC incorporated into Charity Show and Shine

Sun      20th Jan         Charity Fundraiser and Show and Shine – Rick and Carol Forbes, Newlands Arm

Sat       26th Jan         Australia Day Ceremony - details to be advised.

All events will commence at Howitt Park unless advised otherwise

Event Registration sheets will be available at the monthly meeting

Allan Ross - Events Co-Ordinator - Phone  0428 591 249

The Classic & Historic Automobile Club of Riviera Lakes

The CHAC-RL Club was formed in 1989 and Incorporated in 2002.

Our Club was convened by a small group of East Gippsland Classic Vehicle enthusiasts to foster an interest in owning, restoring, and enjoying the use of Classic and Historic Vehicles. The main objective of forming such a Club was to build and maintain an organisation of like minded individuals who would join in meetings, social outings and events in a friendly atmosphere.

This formula has worked very well over the years since the Club was formed and most of the 150+ individual members in our club are not only fellow members but also close friends.

Members of the public who may be gaining an interest in Classic or Historic Vehicles or newcomers retiring to our area, who may already have an interest, or would like to be involved in this great hobby, will be made most welcome by the members of the CHAC-Riviera Lakes club.

Our  Club Meetings are held at Johnsonville in the Public Hall on the 1st Tuesday of every calendar month except for January.

 Our meetings starts at 7.30pm but we encourage all our members to arrive around 7.00 pm so that they can browse our business table, looking at upcoming Events etc. After the Meeting is held, Supper is served.

CHAC-Riviera Lakes club has a very active calendar of events, which include a monthly “Coffee Cruise”, Monthly Outings and Events and Extended Tours.  Rocker Cover Races on our specially built track are very popular and involve the whole family.

 Our monthly Club Meetings are held in the “Johnsonville Hall”  

at 7:30 pm on the 1st Tuesday of the calendar month. (except January)

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Club Vehicle of The Year

Congratulations to Rick and Carol Forbes. Their 1968 E Type Jaguar was voted the 2017 Vehicle of the Year.



Rick receiving their award from president David Slater

The Forbes’ have had a lifelong interest in vehicles, having owned service station(s), raced both motor vehicles and speed boats among other things before retiring to East Gippsland.  Today they still work as a team in the presentation of their vehicles - Rick is the mechanic and Carol the detailer and they have turned out a worthy vehicle for this Club award.

Club Member of the Year


Graeme receiving his award from President David Slater

Congratulations to 2017 Club Member of the Year Graeme South - Graeme is a very much behind the scenes person. Most will know that his main role is Technical Officer for the Club and does our vehicle inspections, however he is also the first person to arrive at the Nicholson Hall each meeting, unlocks, puts on the lights (a complicated job) puts out chairs etc. and does the return tasks before locking up after the meeting.