After being at Notting Hill for the last 7 years, HSV relocated to a new 31 hectare facility at nearby Clayton Victoria (pictured right), in December. The new site on Centre Road was the former site of the Nissan vehicle manufacturing operations. The new facility reresented a 250% increase in under roof operations which will accomodate the cauurent operations which are spread over 6 different facilities under the one roof.
The Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in past years has been held in March of that year. This meant that the new Committee was only able to start planning for April on. Commencing this year, 1994, the Club AGM will be held in November of each year for the election of Committee Members for the following year. This will give Committee Members an opportunity to “Hand Over” at the December committee meeting so that the new Committee Member can hit the ground running for the following year.
The VR GTS was released in may with a 215kW engine, six speed transmission, premium brakes, and Hydratrak differential. The GTS will be available in 3 colours – Sherbrooke Green, Diablo Red and Alaskan White.
Wakefield Park Raceway opened and 6 club drivers attended a Porsche Club driver training day to familiarise the Club with this new track which had been heavily booked for the next 18 months in advance.
The club had grown to 243 Members and the highlight of the year was a Club night with Peter Brock (who turned 50 this year on 26th February), John Harvey and Tomas Mezera at the Parramatta Masonic Club where over 300 people attended.
Club Member Peter Assel interviewed New Kid on the Block – Craig Lowndes at Bathurst and Peter commented that he thought that this young guy has a bright future, having setting the 2nd fastest lap of the day and beating Brock’s lap time at Sandown.
Run to Sharply Vale Fruit World Kangaroo Valley & BBQ lunch (February), Jamberoo Grass Ski Park (March), Go Kart Racing Night Kingsgrove (May), Night out at Stepping Out Penrith with the Four Kingsmen (June), Annual early morning run to Newcastle (July), Weekend Away Coolangatta Historic Village Shoalhaven Heads (August), Night Out Sydney Harbour Cruise (October), Night Out and Show at the Burning Log Dural (October), Christmas Party & Show n Shine at Stuart Park Wollongong (November).
Club Display at Eastern Creek Touring Cars (June), Show n Shine at Oran Park track day (July), Club night at the Parramatta Masonic Club with Peter Brock, John Harvey and Tomas Mezera Guest Speakers (21st July), Breakfast at the Hydro Majestic Hotel Medlow Bath and on to Bathurst (August), Show n Shine at Oran Park track day (November).
1994 Club Motorsport Championship winners were: Stewart McIntyre (Type 1), Peter Murray (Type 2), Eric Groszmann (Type 3), Joy Smith (Ladies Points Score), Tyler Mecklem (Juniors).
Driver Training Day (February), Club Motorsport Championship – 6 Rounds.
Oran Park Show n Shine July 1994 Winners
1st Place: John Bartels (HSV 1992 VP GTS)
2nd Place: Kevin Gatto (HDT 1986 VL SS Group A)
3rd Place: Cosmo Ferreri (HSV 1988 VL SS Group A)
Peoples Choice: Peter Busfield (HDT 1986 VL SS Group A)
1994 Committee: President Brett Gilles, VP Brian Crawford, Secretary Peter Beswick, Treasurer Hugh Rees, Public Officer Peter Beswick, Membership Secretary Peter Folley, Social Secretaries Collen Claydon & Kris Green, Special Events Director Vince Finocciaro, Motorsport Director Barry Smith, CAMS Delegate Stephen Kent, Merchandise Co-ordinator Heinz Reinhardt, Magazine Editor Gary Bayly & Ellen Bryce, Magazine Photographer Peter Hennessy.
Patron: Peter Brock
1994 Club Magazines:
The 1993 and 1994 Club Magazines both had the same cover theme: