Veteran & Vintage Chevrolet  Automobile Association of Australia  South Australian Branch
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Club events held outdoors during the hotter months will be subject to cancellation without notice if the forecast temperature for the day of the event is above 37C.  The forecast temperature for the event day will be taken from the previous evening ABC radio or TV forecast.

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               At midday on Sunday the 9th of December, over seventy of our members gathered at the Arkaba Hotel at Fullarton to celebrate this Christmas period.
              Boy did that year go fast. It was lovely to see everyone so happy and Gary Beelitz had done a great job in sourcing a comfortable room and a good menu. The surrounds were very pleasant and car parking was plentiful.

           We must thank Bob & Sue Verrall for the work they put into buying the prizes for the raffle. I know that Pippa, my little Shitzu will be happy on Christmas Day when she sees the prize I managed to win for her. Gary and Lee did a great job of drawing the prizes although there was some suspicion levelled at Lee for a while when we saw her checking out the tickets in the mirror. We love your humour, Lee.
          The three courses were served efficiently and hot and soon members were circulating around the different tables in animated conversation. We do thank the Santin table again for their outstanding generosity in buying most of the raffle tickets. We do appreciate your generosity.
Looking forward to getting together again for more club functions, socialising and friendship in the new year.
                                                                            Bob Daly
Hello Ladies,
Wow! What a hot start to the New Year! I hope you all survived Christmas, and had an enjoyable time. Ours was very pleasant; a gathering of a few aban-doned grandparents got together at our home for lunch and we had a great time.
For those who didnt either cook or melt in the last week or so, I am sharing a recipe that I thought I had given you years ago, but hadn't. It is one of our mainstays and is made every few weeks.

Risotto Neopolitana.

2 tblsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
11/2 cups arborio rice
425g can diced tomatoes
3 cups chicken stock (made with powder or cubes)
1/3 cup sliced sundried tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced, pitted olives (Kalamata are best)
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup coarsely grated parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
100g thinly sliced, chopped up salami (I use hot)

Have the chicken stock simmering in a nearby pan whilst cooking the risotto. Heat the oil in a large pan, cook the onion, stirring, until soft. Add rice, stirring for a couple of minutes until coated with oil.

Add the undrained tomatoes and a couple of ladles of stock, stirring until liquid is mostly absorbed. Add the salami, olives, and dried tomatoes.
Keep stirring, adding a ladle of stock as the liquid is absorbed. Continue until the stock is used, or the rice is soft. Add the peas, cook, stirring for a few more minutes. Stir in half of the cheese. Season as desired.

Divide risotto between bowls, and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan.

A couple of hints: a friend tells me she soaks the rice in water overnight, this dramatically hurries the cooking process and saves some time and arm ache.
The dish can also be cooked in the oven; cook the onion as above, then add all but the peas and cheese, place in a large casserole dish in a moderate oven for around 20 minutes, add the peas and half the cheese, stir and continue cooking until the consistency you prefer. The rice doesnt turn out as creamy this way. Have fun with this!



            Magill Club Run
                                     19th January 2019

       Some club members gathered at the Henley Sailing Club and we left there at 5.45 pm. It was a beautiful evening, much cooler and more pleasant than it had been the previous few days. We cruised along Seaview Road, Military Road and onto the Esplanade at Semaphore and on to Outer Harbour; we then went back along Victoria Road through Port Adelaide and wound our way to the Magill Club.
We arrived at the Club just after 7.00pm and were greeted by several other club members who had gone direct to the venue.

There were about 35 members there and we were treated to a great meal as usual. The meal was a barbecue of perfectly cooked meat and a variety of well-prepared salads all done by Malcolm, Craig and Peter, who are Magill Club Members, thanks fellows. The company was excellent and there was plenty of chit chat and laughter as there is always at all of our events.
Lee presented Brett with a cake for his 60th and we all sang happy birthday to help him celebrate.
Thanks to Brett for organising the venue and his help on the night.

Bob Verrall
Dear fellow Chevrolet enthusiasts.

          I am explaining a directive from the DPTI concerning the use of seatbelts and child restraints in conditionally registered cars. In a nutshell the following has become law as from the 13th December 2018. Yes, it is already law.

1* As you are aware the Code was changed to allow vehicles that are 30 years old or more to access the scheme. Some of these vehicles had to be fitted with seatbelts when they were manufactured. This commenced in 1964. The law has been amended to state that if your vehicle was manufactured after 1964 and hence had to have seat belts fitted then the exemption to wearing seatbelts in your vehicle does not apply. Similarly, if any earlier vehicle has legally been fitted with seatbelts, then those seatbelts must be worn. Vehicles made before 1964 which did not have seatbelts fitted can still be driven on the road without seatbelts.

2* The other important piece of legislation is as follows: Vehicles registered under the scheme are now subject to seatbelt and child restraint laws under the Australian Road Rules. While Rule 267(1A) of the Australian Road Rules still provides an exemption from wearing a seatbelt if one is not fitted, this exemption does not apply to a person who is under seven years old. In addition, any child under 7 years old must be restrained in a suitable, properly fastened and approved child restraint in any vehicle.

Remember that to attach points for child restraints or seatbelts will require engineers reports and approval by a vehicle inspection unit.

These are two very important pieces of legislation that will be policed as from December 2018, last year.

Any questions please either email me on or ring on 7222 5858 or 0416156213..