‘Horseless carriages’ stalled on Meander Valley tour

TRUE VINTAGE: The oldest car in the group was built in 1906, while the newest was built in 1916. Event organiser Joe Clippingdale described the cars as "horseless carriages". Picture: Paul Scambler
TRUE VINTAGE: The oldest car in the group was built in 1906, while the newest was built in 1916. Event organiser Joe Clippingdale described the cars as "horseless carriages". Picture: Paul Scambler

The weekend’s wet weather stalled the final two days of the National One and Two Cylinder Tour in Meander Valley.

After travelling through Deloraine, Chudleigh, Carrick and Bracknell from Wednesday to Friday last week, the group decided to end the five-day tour early.

Inclement weather meant the group did not complete the drives to Mole Creek and to Rosevale on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

“We still had three great days of driving before the wet weather came,” tour organiser Joe Clippingdale said.

The tour featured 67 people from across the country riding in 25 cars and 5 motorbikes all built before 1918. 

“These things are very basic – they’re essentially horseless carriages,” Mr Clippingdale said.