Evolution of 64 Years...
The first meeting was called together and held on
1954 and held in the
Methodist Church Hall, Taree. Twenty (20)
interested persons were in attendance.
After a discussion the name Central North Coast Sporting
Car Club was decided upon.
The first election of office bearers was held with the
E A Handley - President
R L West - Vice President
W M Wright - Secretary
A D Jury - Captain
D West - Vice Captain
T Vile - Treasurer
G Campbell - Publicity Officer
Subscription for Membership of the Club was set at One
Pound One Shilling.
9/2/55 Meeting at Royal Hotel
Constitution was being formed.
Point score for competition was set to commence 26/2/55.
3/8/55 Meeting Wests Garage
Annual Membership for Ladies be opened.
A letter written to Department of Interior requesting
permission to use Nabiac Aerodrome.
7/9/55 Meeting at Royal Hotel
Department of Interior replied that the Nabiac Aerodrome
was being offered to the State for sale.
It was resolved that a
letter of inquiry regarding sale be written.
Club colours were decided. Light Grey and Scarlet.
contact with other clubs such as Kempsey, Armidale and Hastings.
Members were informed in December that action had been
taken toward acquisition of Nabiac Aerodrome.
clubs offer Aerodrome of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds was rejected
but a counter offer of Two Hundred and Eighty Pounds was accepted for
At this stage the Club could not affiliate with CAMS as
there were not enough members.
Final Payment was made on Nabiac with the official opening set down
change of Law and that a Licence had to be obtained to hold a
Nabiac Police were consulted. Hastings Club were invited to
join our Club as they were having difficulties but the offer was
Clubhouse was officially opened.
Entry fees for
Rallies in 1967 were $1.50 with $50.00 for 1st,
$30.00 for 2nd
and $20.00 for 3rd
commencement of Autocross with practice being held in May and the
Layout out of the circuit being looked at.
informed that they were receiving complaints about Noise, lights and
speed. If it keeps up their will be no more Rallies.
clubs finances consisted of $427.00 in the bank and $163.83 in a
special purpose account.
The club purchased a grader for $100.00 and a tractor
Entry fees for Autocross and sprits were $5.00 and $2.50
ladies with a Motorkhana being $2.00.
driver training commenced for Taree High Students and was held at
Nabiac with C Legge, R Currie, P & J Donkin and M Cherry. Skid
prevention was conducted by W Slater and M Cherry.
A contract with Mineral Deposits was discussed in regard
to mining on our grounds at Nabiac.
Autocross circuit was approved and the 'toilets'
with Wingham Council regarding them wanting us to move the Clubhouse
to Wingham Sporting Complex.
Rally Permits were $30.00
Deposits informed us that they were uncovering many Death Adders at
Nabiac. Nabiac Hospital has antivenin on hand.
Our bank balance $710.00 plus $37,299.98 in investments
and special purpose accounts.
Wingham Council were told we declined to move Clubhouse.
with Lands Department on purpose of land of which Clubhouse is
first Off Road Short Course Event was held Directed by Gary Masters
and Max French.
Road Track was surveyed for consideration.
change was discussed and put to a vote but was decided against.
Real Off Road Short Course Event was held at Nabiac in November.
The club purchased its water truck at the cost of
container was purchased for equipment storage for $800.00.
Portable Toilet block was purchased and used once before it
unfortunately blew away in a mini cyclone that ripped through Nabiac
and surrounding areas. All that was salvaged was a shower rose, mop
and extension cord. Another Portable building was purchased for
$500.00 to replace it but was decided to utilise it as the current
Event Secretaries Office.
bore was put down and also a tip truck and a backhoe were purchased.
Another 3 piece demountable building was obtained for
$500.00 with the view to make it into a clubhouse at Nabiac.
portable building was moved onto its foundation after a DA
Application from Great Lakes Council was approved. It now houses a
septic toilet, cold shower, kitchen and meeting rooms.
A water pump for the dam along with a motor to run it
was installed to fill the water truck. Another purchase was a tractor
and slasher for $1,500.00 to maintain the grounds. Electronic Timing
at a cost of $3750.00 was acquired.
computer became an every day part of events at Nabiac with the
purchase of one for $250.00 along with the donation of a printer.
A 12ft catch/safety
fence was erected in front of spectator area for $2,750.00 to be able
to keep Autocross Track Licence.
A roller and grader were bought for a combined amount
Autocross entries reached 70 with forcing the running of
2 cars on the track at the same time after approval was given by CAMS and The Department of Sport & Recreation.
Clubhouse was sold and everything was moved to Nabiac.
Radios were purchased rather then hiring them for
Mid Coast Water approached the club wanting to purchase
a small portion of unused land for their water treatment plant. This
is still in the process of happening.
June Long Weekend was our first 3 Days of Motorsport
Club Only Event, Saturday Motorkhana, Sunday Khanacross and Monday
Rally Sprint with the Wells Family donating the Champion Trophy.
A station wagon to act as our 'Ambulance' was purchased
The tank stand and tank were erected and the machinery
compound was completed.
A Diahatsu Ute was donated which has proved to be a
front fence was constructed along with 12ft mesh entrance gates.
Entrance, Pit area and Disclaimer signs were erected and a garden put
around the entrance sign.
Water purchased 35 acres of our property for $65,000.00.
shed was built to house the grader etc at a cost of $25,000.00.
Plans were put
in motion for the construction of our new clubhouse. Track upgrades continued.
the DA with Great Lakes Council approval for the new clubhouse.
11KVA Gentech Generator was
purchased for $3,575.00.
Security Camera was purchased.
Clubhouse kit was ordered for
the Licence of our S1 Rallysprint granted and our first S1 Rallysprint was held in October with
a field of 33.
A ride on lawnmower was purchased for
Gravel was laid on section of
existing tracks to raise some areas with water problems.
We currently boast an annual membership of 150-200.
We are very proud to be celebrating our 60th year in motorsport and the club looks
forward to many years of a growing membership base and improvements to the Club's assets and grounds.
THE CENTRAL NORTH COAST SPORTING CAR CLUB IS PROUDLY
CELEBRATING ITS 60
YEAR IN MOTORSPORT