Now with 325 members, the 15th Anniversary Show n Shine was a mega affair which was held at the Fox Studios with Mark Skaife and Craig Lowndes as guest celebrities. Although it cost the club $40,000 to run, income was around $65,000 which left the club with the best part of a $25,000 nest egg to take into the future.
Barry Wright was elected President for the year 2000 and the new magazine Editor, Karin Ross, introduced a revised format for the Club magazine with higher quality paper and printing.
A new club website www.hdt-hsvofnsw.com launched by Andrew Guesdon so that information could be communicated to members on a more timely basis, as well as presenting the club to the general public in order to increase the Club’s ability to attract new members.
The Club became registered for GST with the Australian Taxation Office on 1st July 2000 and was issued with an ABN number.
Annual General Meetings were moved to November, which is just before the new Club Year starts in January. Previous AGM’s were held in February / March and a great part of the year had already gone by the time that the Committee was voted in.
The HDT/HSV Nationals in Victoria planned for the Easter weekend in 2000 was cancelled by the Victorian Club due to internal problems. The Victorian Club subsequently changed its name to the “HSV Car Club of Victoria incorporating HDT”.
In July a letter was received from John Harvey of HSV asking all clubs to adopt a common national club naming “standard” by changing the club’s name to “HSV Owners Club of NSW (Incorporating HDT)” in order to help establish a national identity. The new HSV Owners Club logo pictured above was subsequently adopted by all HSVOC’s nationally.
Picnic Lunch at Chichester Dam (HVR – February), Run through the Southern Highlands via Albion Park, Fitzroy Falls & Berrima (March), Ghostly Night at Old Government House (March), Steamfest car Display (HVR – April), Ten Pin Bowling Challenge (May), Club Run (May), Breakfast at the Hydro Majestic and run to Canobolas Holden Orange for a BBQ lunch (July), Las Vegas Observation Run Homebush Bay to Mount Annan (August), Maitland Gaol Tour and Run (August),
Wings, Wheels and Wine Weekend Away at Mudgee Airport (February), Club Display at Eastern Creek Touring Car Round (April), GMC 400 Weekend Away in Canberra (June), 15th Anniversary Show n Shine at Fox Studios (25th June), Long Weekend at Wagga with Victorian Club (October), Show n Shine at Paul Wakeling Holden Campbelltown (October), Club Display at Brian Kelly Holden Cardiff Newcastle (November), Weekend Away at FAI 1000 Mount Panorama Bathurst (October), Club Christmas Party at Bobbin Head (December).
2000 Club Motorsport Championship winners:
John Meyer (Club Supersprint Champion) followed by Adam Martin and Les Martin, Mike Chapman (Type 1), Geoff Turner (Type 2), Steve Fickel (Type 3), Adam Martin (Type 4).
Club Supersprint Wakefield Park (February), Club Supersprint Oran Park (February), Club Lap Dash Catalina Park (March), Driver Training at Oran Park (March), Driver Familiarisation at Huntley Hill Climb (April), Club Supersprint Oran Park (April), Drag Night at WSID (May), Club Supersprint Eastern Creek (May), Club Supersprint Oran Park (June), Club Supersprint Wakefield Park (July), Club Driver Training Wakefield Park (July), Club Supersprint Oran Park (August), Hill Climb at Huntley (September), Club Supersprint Eastern Creek (October), Driver Training Day at Oran Park (October), Hill Climb at Huntley (November), Bathurst Speed Weekend (December).
15th Anniversary HDT/HSV Suttons Chullora Fox Studios Car Show winners were:
Best in Show: Kevin Gatto (HDT), Denis Pranjic (HSV).
Best by Model: Shane O’Hara (HDT VC), Paul Carollo (HDT VH), Graham Parkes (HDT VK), Trevor Sapsed (HDT VL), Chester Fernando (HSV VL), Chad Donnelly (HSV VN), Carol Helmrich (HSV VP), Glenn Ussher (HSV VR), Adam Martin (HSV VS), Ray Walker (HSV VT). Best Concourse: Kevin Gatto (HDT), Denis Pranjic (HSV), Best Show n Shine: Paul Carollo (HDT), Ray Walker (HSV), Best Daily Driven: Brian Crawford (HDT), Troy Nicholson (HSV), Best Supersprint: Peter Murray (HDT), Barry Wright (HSV).
President Barry Wright, VP Brian Crawford, Secretary Ross Reynolds, Treasurer Wilma Rutter, Public Officer Ross Reynolds, Membership Secretary Peter Hennessy, Social Secretary Alison Edmiston, Special Events Director Joe Garzaniti, Motorsport Director Matthew Holt, CAMS Delegate Michael Paterson, Driver Training Chief Instructor Bob Parkin, Merchandise Co-ordinator Heinz Reinhardt, Magazine Editor Karin Ross, Hunter Valley Region (HVR) Co-ordinator Glenn Ussher.
Patron: Peter Brock
New Magazine Era:
Karin Ross became Magazine Editor with her first magazine being the January – February 2000 edition pictured below. She also introduced this new cover design which had the new Sydney Olympic Stadium at Homebush as the background. This was quite topical with Sydney hosting the Olympic Games in the year 2000. Karin went on to produce the bi-monthly Behind the Wheel magazine for more than the next 20 years!
Karin’s first experience with the Club was in May 1999 when she took part in the Mothers Day Driver Training and fell in love with “scorching around the track”! She bought Neal Hinrichson’s lovely VS, joined the Club and she’s “been flying” ever since!
2000 Club Magazines:
2000 and 2001 Club Magazines had the same cover theme: