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Old Crock's Run 2024

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The Old Crocks’ Rim will be a great event for pre 1935 cars, and also cars that are not so old are also welcome.

The cars will leave Victoria Park Grandstand and travel to Wigley Reserve, Glenelg via Anzac Highway. At Wigley Reserve The old crocks’ will be parked separately to the post 1934 cars. Clubs will be invited to park their post 1934 cars in club areas. Food and beverage outlets will be on the reserve and visitors and entrants are encouraged to make a picnic on the day.

Entries are now open to pre 1935 cars before being open later to the post 1935 cars. Entrants will receive a commemorative pennant; trophies will be awarded for different classes. Entry fee $30 per car and $20 per motorbike and includes a $5 donation to Variety.

Entries are open, click on the below link or download the application form. Car clubs wishing to make a display are invited to register now.

For more details contact the club on 8373 4899 or email manager@sportingcarclub.com.au

History of The Old Crocks' Run

Following an event for the 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 the 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 State Branch of the RSSAILA objected, and the later date 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 days 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 old car movement rapidly expanded and soon sporting events for other types of cars, both young and old were arranged. Today South Australia comprises many clubs looking after a variety of older vehicles.

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