1928 Chevrolet Sports

beth         1928 Chevrolet Sports Roadster         owned By Beth and Winston. Members  of  The Vintage and Veteran Chevrolet Association of Australia

(Photo taken at a Bundaberg Rally)

1937 Chevrolet (AUS)

Owned by Eddie Phillips.    Bororen.     Australian  Holden Body    Eddie’s   Chev is an Australian bodied Car The 37 Chev on the  following  page has a  Canadian body, from the rear one could be forgiven for thinking that these were two different vehicles

chev2Photo Below   – A picture of the car as Eddie First Purchased it,  looks fine in the photo but as the  Photo Bellow  right shows there was a fair bit of rust in it,  Eddie had a good few photos showing rust, one of them we both looked at  for a good five minutes and were still unable to figure out where it was.



The Chassis painted and repaired

1927 Chevrolet Four

This Article From the “Piston Broke” the Gladstone Vintage and Classic Carriage Club Newsletter.  May 2001      

John McBeths  Project,   

John told me that 1he had only had this 1927 Chevrolet Four for around two months, and arrived at the general meeting with a fist full of photos.  So I snaffled five of them to let you all know what a great little car that John has got his hands on.

John McBeth seem2ed a little reluctant to hand over the photos,  But I insisted.  After all, I had forgotten to take my camera with me for the last few meetings, and Bill had also been leaving his camera behind lately,   PLUS, our New president had added  to  my own and our Editors frustrations by sitting on the new  (old) FORD “A” photos for  over a month.

“The cars not Finished”  John told me,

“We all want to see it before its finished , So we know what we have to look forward to, and so that everyone knows what you are up to”  I told Him.            (We have members that cannot get to every meeting,  This is an introduction)

3 I conferred with John Hinde,  “what condition would you call that John” I said, “would you call it Basically complete” (That’s what John said his Essex was when he got it, )  “YUP” said John

John seems to have got stuck into the job already, and amongst the photos  was one of the  chassis ready to go.

The engine has been disassembled and reassembled, and John told me that he had replace just a single piston.  The Gearbox has had the same treatment, so I grabbed a photo of  both


This Article From the “Piston Broke” the Gladstone Vintage and Classic Carriage Club Newsletter. September 2000

 I am Told that when everything is quiet on the weekend In the local vicinity where John and Robyn McBeth live The sounds of a 1927 Chev can be heard as it takes another lap around the block. Neighbors and relatives queue in line for a joy ride And Robyn is heard Giggling over the sound of the rattling of the engine as the Chevrolet scoots merrily around the block…

john3“That’s what I ‘m Told”

But as the author of this article denies having written it, and the Editor  denies printing it. Who will ever know.

The McBeths have been pretty busy,  and the smell of ‘Dandelion Yellow’ paint could well be in the air, as it seems the Chev is not destined to remain anything else but a bright and cheerful machine.

No dull colours for this little lady.

John is pleased with the way the Chev handles, but I suspect that he should be, He put it all together.

The construction of the tray is already underway,  and The McBeths have some external construction ply and varnish in the shed  ready to complete this section.

It will not be too long before we will see John and Robyns   1927 Chevrolet Four  on its first rally.

Great Car John !    Welcome to the Gladstone Vintage and Classic Carriage Club

1951 Chevrolet ute

(utility)  owned by  Ian Burke

The 1950s featured several unique innovations and technical breakthroughs, coming from Chevrolet’s strategy of continuous research and development. One such technical breakthrough was the Powerglide transmission, initially offered to the customers as an optional add-on. It was the first automatic transmission offered in low priced cars.
Although the Powerglide was fully automatic, it was a pretty basic transmission. Rather than using planetary gears to multiply the torque in Drive range, it relied solely on the torque multiplication of the torque converter. While the power and acceleration did come in one continuous flow, it was a painfully slow flow.
The 1951 Chevrolet Utility Vehicle (Ute) was a grand instance of the Chevy’s popularity in the commercial car segment and came with all the features associated to the brand. Being a crossover between a car and a truck, it offered certain advantages and was mainly targeted at the small businesses and farm utilizations.
Some of the technical features associated to the 1951 Chevrolet Ute include:
3.5 L, 6 Cylinder engine delivering 92 BHP at 3400 RPM (3.8 L truck engine in case of Powerglide transmission usage, delivering 105 BHP)
Displacement – 216.5″
Wheelbase – 116″
Rear wheel Drive
Bore x Stroke – 3.5 In. x 3.75 In.
New grille and the raised rear fenders
Although lacking the glamour and performance of the 1955 to ’57 Chevs, the popular 1951 Chevy production line played a huge role in maintaining Chevrolet’s place at the top, as North America’s most favorite car.

1946 Chevrolet Sedan


owned by Bill and June Moran

The 1946 Chevrolet Sedan was one of the most coveted vehicles in the post World War-II era and was regarded as a revelation of Chevrolet’s experience in the field of automotive technologies and its tradition and heritage of producing cars which have power, style and stability.
Already well established as one of the leading automobile manufacturer, Chevrolet’s primary goal in the post World War-II era was in maintaining customer satisfaction and in making Chevrolet ownership, the most pleasant motor car experience.
The 1946 Chevrolet (Stylemaster 6 Series DJ/ Fleetmaster 6 Series DK) Sedan was designed and developed to provide thousands of miles of driving satisfaction and comfort. Boasting of an all-steel construction, well insulated against heat and sound, it provided several innovative safety features such as:
Adjustable front seat; Safety Glass; Controlled Ventilation; Recessed control Knobs; Hydraulic Brakes: Hand Brake Lever;
Some of the technical specifications of the 1946 Chevrolet Sedan are:
Six Cylinder Engine delivering 90 BHP at 3300 RPM
Piston Displacement – 216.5 Cu.In.
Bore and Stroke: 3-1/2 x 3-3/4
Normal Oil Pressure – 14 lbs
Wheelbase – 116″
Fuel Tank – 16 gallons
The 1946 Chevrolet Sedan renewed the passion and faith of car lovers and Chevy enthusiasts after the War’s devastation’s and led the way for Chevrolet’s sustained financial success in the public domain

1939 Chevrolet Tourer


owned by Collin and Bonnie Barber

The late 1930’s saw a huge growth in the automobile industry, with sales records going through the roofs. The automobile manufacturing giants were busy satisfying their customers with better quality and care.
At the forefront of this industrial Bull Run was Chevrolet, which continued its tradition of innovative developments and unique designs. By means of its 1939 production line, the Chevrolet management tried to attract the business class, through its luxurious and top-of-the-line designs and accessories.
The 1939 Chevrolet production line included:
Series JA Deluxe Master
Series JB Master “85”
The 1939 Chevrolet Series JA/JB Tourer was a huge commercial success in both the family and business segments and offered numerous features, which included:
5-passenger, 4-door spacious package with several luxurious add-ons
Straight 6 cylinder, 3548.4 cc., 3.5 L engine delivering 85 HP
Wheelbase – 112.3 Inches
Bore x Stroke – 3.5″ x 3.75″
Engine Displacement – 216.50 CU IN.
Manual 3 Speed+ rear transmission
The 1939 Chevrolet Series JA/JB Tourer, weighing in around 2875 lbs was a powerful, yet stable car, offered at a moderate price of approx. $754 to the public, which was certainly a bargain relative to the other cars in its class. This resulted in sustained financial profits, paving the path for further development of the Chevy Brand of vehicles.

1931 Chevrolet Tourer

owned by  David and Kerrie Clarke.

Anyone who’s paid even a modicum of attention to the goings-on in the car world at any point in their life is probably more than aware of the ongoing rivalry and occasional animosity between Ford and Chevrolet owners. What many people may not realize is that this rivalry has deep historic roots, going all the way back to November 3, 1911 when Chevrolet opened its first factory in an effort to compete with Ford’s pioneering marvel–the Model T. After a year of production, the Chevy company introduced its “Classic Six,” a five-seater touring sedan with a six-cylinder engine and the capability to reach a rollicking 65 miles per hour, compared to the Model T’s 45 mile per hour maximum. With this edge over Ford, the Chevy company held its own coming into 1927 as Ford released the Model A. The Model A still only had a four-cylinder engine, but it too was able to reach speeds of 65 miles per hour, which left Ford and Chevy neck-in-neck. In 1929, Chevy introduced a new and improved six-cylinder engine which once again, nosed the Chevy company ahead of the competition.
1931, the year this beautiful Chevy “Phaeton” touring model was made, marked the final year the Chevy company was able to outsell Ford
, and is, therefore, a year that is held near and dear to many Chevy collectors and aficionados. Color magazine ads for the 1931 Chevy models bore the slogan “The Great American Value” and often featured pink-cheeked children and gallivanting dogs, playing up the fact that the cars, with their five-person capacity and affordable pricing, made excellent choices for the young, growing American family. Ladies Home Journal described the ’31 Chevy as a “smart, colorful automobile with plenty of spirit and dash!” which certainly seemed to be true, as a 1931 Chevy could be had in a number of enticingly named colors, including “Ravenswood Brown”, “Boulevard Maroon”, “Boatswain Blue,” and “Cellini Green.” Another brochure offers a variety of selectable accessories for the discriminating customer who wishes to make their vehicle an extension of their unique tastes and personality. These accessories included an electric dashboard clock, a decorative radiator cap featuring either an eagle or a viking, and a “smokerkit” consisting of a classy, dash-mounted ashtray and a “wireless” cigarette lighter.