Our 30th Anniversary Club meeting was held on 5th May 2015 where two of our Foundation Members Brian Cassell and Les McClelland cut the celebration cake. That was followed by a run to Burradoo on 17th May to replicate the original run made on 5th May 1985. A 30th Anniversary DVD was produced and the club logo changed for that year with a classic Brock “wreath” design.
The Club Constitution was updated to allow for the option of online voting for Special Resolutions and Committee member elections.
The Club was invited for the first time to participate in HSVFest (Show Day pictured below) that was held at Albury/Wodonga on the June long weekend. It was a great event but suffered from undercatering. Our Club agreed to join the organising team and take over the administration and entries which we are able to do online to prevent problems like this from happening again.
At the Muscle Car Masters held at Sydney Motorsport Park, our Club put together a terrific display and was one of the few clubs chosen to perform a parade lap for spectators. Also at SMSP Club Members attended “Night Shift” on Friday evening 15th May where we won “Best Club Display” and Alex Martin won “Best Holden”. This event was created by Queen Street Customs with a huge display of cool street machines.
Life Membership was granted to Karin Ross having been magazine editor for over 15 years.
The Club joined the Southern Motoring Group (SMG) which is affiliated with the Australian Council of Motor Clubs (ACMC). The ACMC is a part of the NSW Government’s Vehicle Standards Working Group which is looking at the Conditional Registration Scheme for Historic Vehicles. The questions of a Log Book Scheme similar to that operated in Victoria and Historic Vehicles with modifications that are not currently eligible for Conditional Registration are being examined. Our membership of the SMG will give us a say in this process and will include us when a new scheme is finalised.
Social Events: Runs to Secret Creek at Lithgow, Mount Panorama Bathurst, Easter Observation Run to Fagan Park, Fighter World at Williamtown, Briar’s Inn Burradoo; HSV Fest long weekend in Albury Wodonga; Christmas in July on the Brisbane Waters; Go Kart Challenge at Fox Karing Dapto; Coffs Harbour Weekend Away; Kids Christmas party at Shoalhaven Zoo and Adventure World; and the MODE Dawn Cruise to Bald Hill Lookout at Stanwell Tops.
Special Events: 30th Anniversary Club Meeting at SMSP; 30th All Holden Day; Club Display at Meguires Motorex; Muscle Car Shows at Suttons Holden Waitara and Paul Wakeling Holden Campbelltown; Club Display at Muscle Car Masters SMSP; Christmas Party General Meeting; Gala Dinner presentation night at Le Montage Lilyfield.
Club Motorsport Championship: Gary Nelson won the Phillip Walsh Memorial Motorsport Trophy followed by Mark Halloran and Craig Donnell. Craig Donnell won the Road Holden Class, Anthony Pellegrom won the Race Holden Class, Gary Nelson won the Outlaw Class and Brendan Hodge was Rookie of the Year.
CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship: Our Club had 16 CAMS registrants for 2015. Craig Donnell won the 2018 CAMS NSW Class 2D (Modified Road Cars) Championship and Mark Halloran (2C), Simon Lehtonen (2D), Andrew Peters (4C), Tim Lockrey (6A) and Gary Nelson (SVD) were all runners up in their Class Championship. Our Club came in third place in the CAMS NSW Club Supersprint Championship, the first time that we had been on the podium in this State Level competition!
Other Motorsport: Nulon Nationals 4 round competition; Snowy Mountains 1000 Airport Sprint at Cooma; Temora 1000 Airport Sprint; Interclub Supersprint Series; two “No Speed Limits” Drive Days at Wakefield Park; Ian Luff Driver Development programs.
Muscle Car Show Championship 2015
Grand Champions: Joe Garzaniti (HSV), Brenton Schuback (HDT).
Series Champions: VH Brenton Schuback, HDT VL Steve Mortakis, HSV VL Steve Ball, VN Steve Ball, VP Roger Whalebone, VR George Tzelepis, VS Matt McWhirter, VT Richard Blackford, VX David Sultana, VY Joe Garzaniti, VZ David Sultana, VE1/2 Michael Benton, VE3 Frank Vivoda, Gen F1 Alex Martin.
Modified Champion: Alex Martin, MotorSport Champion: Paul McIntyre.
Model Champions: GTS Frank Vivoda, Senator Andy Felvus , ClubSport Joe Garzaniti, Coupe David Sultana, Grange Graeme Murphy, Maloo Steve Palmer, SV Steve Ball.
Encouragement Award: Sharon Warwick.
2015 Committee: President Brett Gilles, VP Joe Garzaniti Secretary Karin Ross, Treasurer Carlo Disaro, Public Officer Ian Williams, Membership Secretary Andi Willelson, Social Secretary Sharon Warwick, Special Events Director Nathan Butterworth, Motorsport Director & CAMS Delegate Ian Williams, Merchandise Co-ordinator David Sultana, Magazine Editor Karin Ross, Media Director Brett Davey, Webmaster Greg Sutton, Historic Vehicles Registrar Peter Hennessy.
Patrons: Peter Brock, Ryan Walkinshaw; Foundation Life Members: Warren Jenkins (Pres.), Jeff Kelly (VP), Brian Cassell (Sec.), Mark Hitchinson (Treas.), Tricia Campbell (Social Sec.), Les McClelland (Member); Life Members: Gary Benson, Robert Heard, Brett Gilles, Brian Crawford, Barry Wright, Mike Chapman, Joe Garzaniti, Karin Ross; Honorary Members: Ian Luff, Warren Luff.
2015 Club Magazines: