Bordertown Vehicle Restorers’ Club receives community grant

Bordertown Vehicle Restorers’ Club (BVRC) is celebrating after receiving a $3500 Tatiara Council Community Grant in May.  

The BVRC is working hard to upgrade the 1874 classroom at the Bordertown Old School to accommodate an unprecedented growth in members: currently the Club has 90 members and their families, a 25 per cent increase in the past 12 months.

Club Treasurer Helen Till said the grant is a financial and much-appreciated boost to the Club and will be used to purchase new meeting room chairs, kitchen and cleaning equipment for the Club’s Supper and Meeting Rooms. 

To celebrate SA History Month, the BVRC also hosted a Morning Tea at the Old School on Saturday May 26 and welcomed an estimated 50 local residents and Club members to a mouth-watering morning tea served on vintage china.  

Tatiara History Group ended its Walking Tour of historical buildings in Bordertown at the Old School for the occasion, prompting memories of times spent in the classrooms as students or teachers from the visitors.

Club Captain Marlene Webb thanked the members who brought home-baked cakes, scones, creampuffs and muffins and also those who displayed their historic cars for the morning. 

“A special thanks to Tony Hedges who drove his beautiful 1925 Model T Ford all the way from Keith – and to the club mechanics who helped him find that loose nut!” she said. 

“It was a good turnout of locals and members and the morning tea was just fantastic!”  

 It is planned work on the Supper Room will be completed in time for this year’s annual four Clubs Tour in August, when Historic Motoring Clubs from Naracoorte, Meningie and Robe/Kingston plus other enthusiasts from SA and Victoria will join the BVRC and tour the highlights of the Tatiara for a weekend.