We have made a booking for those retired (or on holiday) RCCSA members to visit the David Roche Museum in North Adelaide.

About the Museum…….The David Roche Foundation was established in 1999 by the late Mr David J Roche AM (1930-2013) to be the recipient and custodian of the exceptional collection of antiques, paintings and objéts d’art accumulated by him over his lifetime and to be preserved for future generations.

A devoted collector of antiques and fine art, David was acknowledged both in Australia and abroad as a renowned collector. He often referred to himself as an ‘enthusiastic buff’. As such, he was made very welcome by antique merchants from emporiums around the world. His entire life was spent acquiring mostly what he thought essential and all items were acquired with a place in mind.

These magnificent pieces are housed in David Roche’s home, Fermoy House, on Melbourne Street, North Adelaide. The adjoining gallery building is used to display different aspects of the collection thematically. With over 3,000 items in the collection there’s plenty to see!

Our guided tour will be held on Tuesday, July 30 2019 At 10:00 to 11:30am,  241 Melbourne Street North Adelaide.  Parking is available on site, please refer to attached brochure for map, etc. Entry is $17.00 per person (if our group is fully booked). Please note that the guided tour group is capped at 20 places, so let Paul know asap that you are joining.

RSVP to Mob. 0428 107 121 or E: on or before Tuesday July 23 2019

 As an added bonus on the day of our tour there will be a Russian Art Exhibition in the gallery. It is planned to book a nearby hotel for lunch following the tour, details of this will be advised in the near future.

If you are going, BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment.

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The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club has extended an invitation to us to join them in a technical evening regarding Penrite lubricants for Historic Cars. Penrite is a company that is synonymous in producing oils and lubricants for use in historic and classic cars. From our recent member survey, comments received advised that members were seeking more technical based meetings, and we look forward to a good response to this invitation as it Is not always easy to obtain the services of companies such as Penrite to provide them. If you accept this invitation, the following details have been given to us.
Date Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Time 7:30pm on
Venue Shannons Insurance Building
863 – 865 South Road,
Clarence Gardens
Please call or SMS Paul on 0428 107 121 or drop an email to and let him know on or before Friday July 26, 2019 that you will be attending. We can then advise Andrew at the
Armstrong Siddeley Car Club how many Roverites will be attending.

Where are you from? We all “recently” arrived here in
South Australia!
So you can research some of your recent and not-so-recent Heritage (where did your great-Grandparents really come from?), in conjunction with the Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia (MCCSA – Helena’s organisation), we have organised a visit to the MIGRATION MUSEUM, 82 Kintore Ave., Adelaide, on SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST 2019, commencing at 1330hrs.
The Migration Museum is a social history museum located in Adelaide, South Australia. It is one of the three museums operated by the History Trust of South Australia. It deals with the immigration and settlement history of South Australia, and maintains both a permanent and a rotating collection of works. A hidden gem within Adelaide, one of the World’s best, and a reference model for other similar museums around the globe!
We will meet in the Courtyard at the Museum, and our Guest Speaker, Dr Ian Harmstorf, AM, historian with the University of Adelaide, past President of the German Association, Deputy Chair of the MCCSA, and Chair of German Aged Care, will provide an enlightening talk on early German settlement in South Australia, after which we can wander through the Museum. If you wish, at 1500hrs. we then make our (short) way
(map provided) for Afternoon tea or coffee at your expense at the Art Gallery Café, where we can socialize, or visit the adjacent Art Gallery shop. (recommended, even just for looking!)
Please advise your attendance to Geoff Rogers, no later than Sunday 4th August  on 8365 4266.


Bay to Birdwood
Sunday 29th September


The Bay to Birdwood is an annual historic vehicle run held in South Australia. The 2019 event is for classic and early modern vehicles (manufactured between 1956-1986) and will take place on Sunday 29 September.
The Bay to Birdwood is one of the world’s great historic motoring events. First held in 1980 the event has become a fixture on the South Australian events calendar. It is a mass-participatory citizen collector historic motoring event. It draws participants from far and wide and attracts thousands of spectators to line the route and attend the start and finish events. Breakfast is available early at the start sites and then the passing parade is greeted by the spectators as it makes it way to the finish at
the Adelaide Hills township of Birdwood.
At the Finish event, there is entertainment, local produce, food and wine, children’s activities and the camaraderie of participating in and celebrating this internationally renowned event. The judging of the vehicle awards takes place at the finish as well as the Fashions in the Field – where everyone has the chance to show off their finery and win great prizes.
The 2019 Bay to Birdwood will be held Sunday 29th September. This year is the Classic for classic and early modern vehicles manufactured between 1 January 1956 and 31 December 1986.

Registrations will open in June, keep a lookout on



Check the website for more details and a great gallery from 2019 ABD