Background.

The HSV Owners Club of NSW (incorporating HDT) Inc. welcomes car owners who have purchased these unique, Australian-built high performance vehicles.

These cars are amongst the world’s fastest production sedans, giving performance, handling and comfort at half the cost of their European equivalent. All this whilst maintaining their identity as Australian cars built for Australian conditions.

The culture of the Club is informal with an emphasis on family participation. Club activities are many and varied including:

*     Sunday Runs

*     Motor Sports including Supersprints

*     Concourse and Show and Shine

*     Motor Show and Promotional Displays

*     Special Events including the national HSV Fest

*     Weekends Away

*     Driver Training, plus many other activities.
The main aim of the Club is to create interest for all members on more than one level and that their families can also find excitement and enjoyment in the Club’s activities.

Hence the motto of HDT Special Vehicles, “We Build Excitement”, evolved into our club motto, “We Drive Excitement”.

 

Additional benefits of membership include:

* Sharing of technical information and resources

*  Increased driver skills through driver training

*  Compete in Supersprint rounds

*  Being part of a united voice across every state of Australia and New Zealand

*  HSV recognition and patronage of events


History

The NSW Branch of the HDT Owners’ Club was formed in 1985 with eligibility for membership being open only to owners of vehicles improved by the former HDT Special Vehicles Pty. Ltd.

In 1988 membership was extended to owners of Commodore and Statesman models enhanced by Holden Special Vehicles, and in 1991 the club changed its name to the HDT-HSV Owners’ Club of N.S.W.

2001 saw another name change and it is now named the HSV Owners Club of NSW (incorporating HDT) Inc.

This change was made to bring unity to all HSV Owners Clubs around Australia and New Zealand.


Eligibility.

Owners of genuine HDT or HSV plated vehicles are eligible to join the Club. The owner must present the car on the request of the Committee (if required) to substantiate the eligibility of the vehicle.

HDT cars built after the Peter Brock ownership of the HDT company are not eligible, which means only HDT cars with a build plate number 4246 or earlier are eligible.

If a vehicle is a VC or VH series but does not bear a HDT plate, it may be eligible to be plated. These vehicles are eligible for membership of the Club.


Membership

Membership runs from 1st February to 31st January each year.

There are several levels of membership available to suit everybody’s ownership and participation requirements.

Single Full Membership ($90 pa subscription) is for an owner of a genuine qualifying vehicle, while Family Full Membership ($100 pa subscription) will include the member’s spouse and children under 18 for only a slight additional cost. With Family Membership, all the family can enjoy the Club benefits such as discounts on Events and entry into Car Shows.

Associate Membership ($75 pa subscription) is available for previous full members who no longer own a qualifying vehicle but wish to continue their association with the Club, while Special Associate Membership ($75 pa subscription) is available to owners of other vehicles who would like to participate in Club Supersprints.

There is a “once only” joining fee of $40.00 and this includes a free club polo shirt valued at more than the joining fee!

If you have any questions about Membership, please contact our Membership Secretary, Andi Willelson on 0420 986 372


Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month (except January) commencing 8:00pm in the ARDC Hinxman Room (on top of pits, at the control tower end), Eastern Creek Raceway, Ferrers Road, Eastern Creek. Entry via Ferrers Road and Gate 7.