1998 saw membership top the 300 mark and Holden celebrate its 50th Birthday. 12 cars from the Club cruised down to Melbourne to take part in Holden’s Birthday celebrations with over 800 cars from other Holden based car clubs from around Australia.
HSV Released a 10th Anniversary limited Edition XU6. 3.8 litre supercharged V6 gave 180kW and 380Nm of torque. Body was “HSV Anniversary Bronze” and the car was only available in a 4 speed Automatic transmission.
Early Morning Run to Berry then to Jaspers Winery for lunch (February), Go Kart Night at Eastern Creek (February), Mudgee Run for lunch and Car Display (March), Breakfast followed by an Observation Run to Newcastle (April), Dinner at Borelli’s Restaurant Epping (April), Ghost Tour of the Rocks (May), Breakfast at the Hydro Majestic and run to Bathurst for lunch (July), Day trip to Binnalong Motor Museum (July), Weekend Away at Dubbo Zoo (July), Family Day at Nowra Air Museum (August), Dolphin Cruise Port Kembla (September), Breakfast Run to Jamberoo via Wollongong (September), Run to Megalong Valley (October), Muscle Car Run to Bathurst (November), Super Cruise (November), Club Christmas Party (December).
Show n Shine at Barry Smith Holden West Pennant Hills (March), HSV Nationals – Melbourne (June) & Show n Shine at McGrath Holden Liverpool (October).
1998 Club Motorsport Championship winners were:
Outright Champion – Adam Martin, Outright Runner Up – Marty Miller, Type 1 Champion – Grant Charlwood, Type 2 Champion – John Meyer, Type 3 Champion – Adam Martin & Type 4 Champion – Brett Gilles.
Supersprint Round 1 at Amaroo Park (March), Road Skills Driver Training Amaroo Park (March), Supersprint Round 2 at Wakefield Park April, Supersprint Round 3 at Oran Park (May), Round 3 of NSW Supersprint Championship Eastern Creek (May), Competition Driver Training Day at Oran Park (June), Supersprint Round 4 at Amaroo Park (June), Road Skills Driver Training at Oran Park (July), Supersprint Round 5 at Oran Park (August), Road Skills Driver Training at Oran Park (September), Supersprint Round 6 at Eastern Creek (September), Supersprint Round 7 at Amaroo Park (November).
1998 HDT/HSV Barry Smith Holden Car Show winners were:
Best in Show: D. Acuri (HDT), P. Assel (HSV).
Show n Shine Best by Model: M. Patterson (HDT VH), J. Johnston (HDT VK), D. Mulder (HDT VL), W. Kilroy (HSV VL), D. Dimech (HSV VN), R. Burgess (HSV VP), D. Mancer (HSV VR), B. Fulop (HSV VS). Best Concourse: D. Acuri (HDT), P. Assel (HSV), Best Daily Driven: A. Celeste (HDT), J. Garzaniti (HSV), Best Supersprint: P. Murray (HDT), B. Parkin (HSV), Best Display: K. Gatto (HDT), Peoples Choice: K. Gatto, Best Ute: C. Douglas.
President Brian Crawford, VP Barry Wright, Secretary Ross Reynolds, Treasurer Wilma Rutter, Public Officer Ross Reynolds, Membership Secretary Peter Hennessy, Social Secretary Deborah Hennessy, Special Events Director Neil Hinrichsen, Special Events Assistant Joe Garzaniti, Motorsport Director Michael Patterson, CAMS Delegate Brett Gilles, Driver Training Director Gary Baxter, Merchandise Co-ordinator Heinz Reinhardt, Magazine Editor Hazel Wells, Magazine Photographer Peter Hennessy.
Patron: Peter Brock
1998 Club Magazines:
the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Club Magazines all had the same cover theme: