As the nearest old car clubs were in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, it was decided by several enthusiasts in George to start a club in this area. A group of nine old car owners and enthusiasts held an inaugural meeting on 3 June 1988, and so the Southern Cape Old Car Club was born. A sum of R35 was collected to cover initial stationery and postage costs!
Under the auspices of the Eastern Province Veteran Car Club to begin with, the club held monthly outings for the ever-growing number of members. Soon we were accepted by SAVVA and became an independent club. Our constitution was drafted and sent to members, and plans were made to design a club logo. Annelise Bezuidenhout submitted the winning design in a competition amongst members.
The newsletter was called "The Spanner", and was distributed regularly as were monthly notices detailing outings and events. The most popular of events was the sponsored annual Delta Rally. In 1995 two members, Mike Roumanoff and Robin Meeks organized the SAVVA Nedbank Post 45 National rally, for the SCOCC, which was a spider rally starting at the Ashmead resort in Knysna. A total of 85 vehicles took part in the event which proved to be very successful. In 1996, they again organized the SAVVA Nedbank Vintage & Post Vintage National Rally for the SCOCC, this event started in Mosselbay at the Santos Protea Hotel and ended at the Far Hills Hotel in George. A total of 68 vehicles took part in this successful event.
In 2001 the first Rag Top Tour was organized under the auspices the SCOCC and Mike & Robin have continued to organize these runs for our club on a biannual basis which are always over subscribed. In 1997 the SCOCC organized the first George Old Car Show, which was held on a smallholding. This popular annual event has developed during the years into a major display of approximately 900 vehicles. The membership has grown to approximately 300 families.
The club meets regularly at it’s clubhouse “The Tipple & Torque” which is located at Glenwood House College off Glenwood Avenue in George.