President, Brian Crawford resigned that position on 2nd March 1999 “for the sake of the unity of the club following the events of the February general meeting”. Vice-President Barry Wright was elected to fill the casual vacancy that this resignation created. Consequently, a sub committee was formed to look at amendments to the Club Constitution which was the root cause for the concerns raised that the February general meeting.
Subsequently the Club Constitution was altered in August 1999 to address these concerns, the key changes being that the disciplining of members was to be handled at a Committee meeting rather than at a General meeting and a Family Membership level was introduced with the partner of the Family member also being allowed to vote.
1999 also saw 318 members; Club General Meeting nights were changed to the 2nd Wednesday of the month because of Thursday night shopping, and a new computerized Membership Register was developed at a cost of $800.00. The “Pit Stop” Newsletter that was published in between “Behind the Wheel” issues was discontinued due to poor input support.
Club Display at Steamfest Maitland Park (HVR – April), Wings, Wheels and Wine Festival at Mudgee Airport (April), Balmain Walking Tour (May), Run to Hunter Valley Wineries (June), Kellyville Woolshed Dance (June), Paintball Skirmish (August), Run to Berry Markets (September), Climb the Harbour Bridge (October), Go Karts at Eastern Creek (October), Adults Christmas Party at Kaos Comedy Club (November), Club Christmas Party at the “Pavillion” Bobbin Head (November).
Show n Shine at Boyded Holden Parramatta (March), Auto Salon Car Show Homebush Bay (April), Breakfast at the Hydro Majestic and run to Canobolas Holden Orange for a BBQ lunch (July), Show n Shine at Suttons Chullora (October).
HDT/HSV Supersprint Oran Park (February), Catalina Circuit Lap Dash (May), Driver Training Oran Park (May), HDT/HSV Supersprint Oran Park (May), HDT/HSV Supersprint Eastern Creek (June), HDT/HSV Supersprint Oran Park (June), HDT/HSV Supersprint Wakefield Park (July), Driver Training at Oran Park (August), HDT/HSV Supersprint Oran Park (August), HDT/HSV Supersprint Wakefield Park (September),
1999 Club Motorsport Championship winners were:
John Meyer (Club Supersprint Champion) followed by Adam Martin and Stephen Kent, Bruce Charlwood (Type 1), Geoff Turner (Type 2), Steve Fickel (Type 3), Adam Martin (Type 4).
1999 HDT/HSV Boyded Holden Car Show winners were:
Best in Show: Kevin Gatto (HDT), Peter Assel (HSV).
Best by Model: Shane O’Hara (HDT VC), Les McClelland (HDT VH), Ronnie Lawrence (HDT VK), John Howard (HDT VL), William Kilroy (HSV VL), David Dimech (HSV VN), Gary Bayly (HSV VP), Peter Georgopoulos (HSV VR), Joe Garzaniti (HSV VS), Jim Kouninotis (HSV VT). Best Concourse: Kevin Gatto (HDT), Peter Assel (HSV), Best Show n Shine: John Howard (HDT), Jim Kouninotis (HSV), Best Daily Driven: Mark Johnson (HDT), Joe Garzaniti (HSV), Best Supersprint: Peter Murray (HDT), Bob Parkin (HSV), Best Display: Kevin Gatto (HDT), Stuart Quirk (HSV).
President Barry Wright, Secretary Ross Reynolds, Treasurer Wilma Rutter, Public Officer Ross Reynolds, Membership Secretary Peter Hennessy, Social Secretary Deborah Hennessy, Special Events Director Joe Garzaniti, Motorsport Director Michael Patterson, CAMS Delegate Brett Gilles, Driver Training Chief Instructor Bob Parkin, Merchandise Co-ordinator Heinz Reinhardt, Magazine Editor Hazel Wells, Hunter Valley Region (HVR) Co-ordinator Glenn Ussher.
Patron: Peter Brock
1999 Club Magazines:
the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Club Magazines all had the same cover theme: