History of The Club
In late 1971 and early 1972, Vernon Graetz contacted a few interested locals and it was decided to have a meeting to gauge whether there was enough interest to form an auto collectors club.
A meeting was arranged for Wednesday, March 29 1972, and was held in Duttons building on the corner of Adelaide and Mannum Roads, in the old butcher’s shop. Nineteen people attended and it was decided to form a club, now known as The Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge Inc.
The first organized Run was to Mannum, assembling in the area next to the P.S. Marion. The cars left the Caltex Service Station at 10.30 am proceeding to Mannum, returning to Murray Bridge via the ferry and the other side of the river. Twenty-one vehicles took part in this Run.
Early meetings were held in the CWA rooms, from June 1972, and later at the High School, before being chosen to share the present Clubrooms at Johnston Park. If you look at the Honour Board in the main hall you will see the names of members who have held an office and those who have been honoured with life membership for dedicated service to the Club.
Objectives of the Club
To foster the collection, restoration and use of veteran, vintage, classic and other interesting or unusual vehicles.
To organise functions and activities for Club members consistent with the above objective.
The club shall be a non-profit organisation.
The new code of practice is effective as of July 1st 2017 any vehicles 30 years or older are eligible including left hand drive, historic vehicles and street rods.