VACC Centennial Cavalcade
22 September 2018
2018 marked 100 years of the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) which was founded in Bendigo in 1918. So, to mark this event, VACC organised a Cavalcade of 100 cars, one from each year, from Melbourne to Bendigo. They also chose 100 cars, again one from each year, to be represented in the Show N Shine, and our E30 M3 was one of the lucky entries to be chosen.
It was an early start to get to the muster point in Bendigo by 8am but we made it, there we were lined up with all the other participants, to wait to be ushered into the staging area. This did take a little time but the organisation was well done and the cars were all lined up perfectly. We also all received a beautiful grille badge for our efforts, which is a wonderful memento.
Pretty much on time, at 12 noon, the first parade cars started to roll in and Shane Jacobson was on stage giving a running commentary of the cars and their history. It was a real spectacle and well worth getting up at 5am to be a part of.
It was nice to see some of our members there as well, who stopped for a chat and to admire the cars on display and in the cavalcade. Great event, well done VACC and Bendigo but unfortunately, I won’t be around for the next one in 2118.
Graeme Bell | Member #1
BMW Drivers Club Melbourne