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Motoring Feature3 RACA Motoring May 2020
The Motoring Group will be holding a Fluid Friday style meeting online over the next few months until the lockdowns ease. If any member is interested in receiving an invite, please notify Stephen Wells at motoring@raca.com.au
Corks n Forks feature Corks 'n' Forks May 2020
Dear Members – I trust you’re all well.As I tucked into my fabulous RACA takeaway angus beef pie the other night, I was thinking about our Corks ‘n’ Forks trips away over the last few years, the ‘characters’ we’ve met, and some of the great wines they made. Many of their wines somehow made their way into Corks ‘n’ Forkers’ cellars, and I’ve been drinking some of mine during lockdown.So what I thought I’d do this month is reflect on some of the unique and more popular wine...
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It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of one of our long serving staff members, Suzy Fitzgerald. For those of you who have been here late at the Club, or early morning risers, you would have met our night auditor Suzy.Suzy began working at the Club on 18 December 2001. For almost 20 years, Suzy welcomed members and their guests to the club; always with friendly smile and always available for a chat or a good laugh.Suzy had a fierce love and loyalty towa...
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SECOND EDITION OF SYDNEY HARBOUR CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE A RESOUNDING SUCCESSThe AXA Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance powered by Ferrari, along with some of the world’s most prolific concours’ sponsor support including official time partner A Lange & Söhne and champagne partner Pommery, defied torrential rain on the opening day to produce surely the most spectacular concours ever held in the Southern Hemisphere on March 5th -7th.Held in the lush gardens of Swifts, one of Australia...
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The Royal Automobile Club of Australia was privileged to recently welcome two recipients that were awarded the Churchill Fellowship at sold out events held at the club.Lieutenant Commander Chris Maxworthy was our guest speaker at the Proclamation Day Luncheon held on 11 February. In 2011 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate Spanish language historical archives in South America and Spain. This led to his discovery of the plan to invade and destroy Sydney presented to King Carlos I...
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Dear Members,Firstly, I hope that you are all well and looking after yourselves; and adhering to the Australian Health Departments advice and staying safe.As you have seen from my messages to you, and the last message from the Club President, the Club needs your help and support more than ever through these worrisome times.Although we were trying to take an “open for business as usual” approach, this has all but been stopped due to government restrictions. On top of this, we received mor...
Corks n Forks feature Corks 'n' Forks April 2020
Dear MembersGiven publishing deadlines, I’m writing this article on Monday 23 March, the day the Club isrequired by Government regulation to close until further notice. It puts a dampener on things to saythe least.Nevertheless I can report that our tasting/tour on 27 February was an unbridled success, when 18 of us had a great night in the Pioneers Room.The theme was ‘An Iberian Jaunt’. Ian Cook from Five Way Cellars in Paddington selected the 17 wines for tasting, starting with an excel...
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RACA Racing’s first race day to Royal Randwick got off to a flying start on 7 March 2020 with our Treasurer Megan Lavender and a group of Members and their guests enjoying breakfast together in the Harbour Room followed by a gentle 30 minute tram ride to the racecourse.Thanks to the Australian Turf Club, we were allowed entry into the Members’ Stand for the day, and a fun afternoon quickly unfolded. One of our group landed winning bets in the first three Sydney races, we had several other wi...
Motoring Feature3 RACA Motoring April 2020
The Motoring Group has been reviewing the ever changing landscape with regards to the COVID-19 virus. Our normal Fluid Fridays may be curtailed for a month or two as we see how the global pandemic affects Australia and in particular, Sydney. We hope that we do not have to cancel too many events, however we will be guided by the Club’s management team.We have, however, decided to postpone the upcoming Motoring Tour until later in the year - making it a Spring rather than Autumn event. The Commi...
Sports Feature Sports Enthusiast Group
The Sports Enthusiast group has been formed to provide an avenue for members to get together at sportingevents and enjoy watching a variety of games or races with fellow members.Join us for a day at the races! Meeting at the RACA Club in the Harbour Dining Room for breakfast at 9am, we will then jump on the tram to Randwick Racecourse at 10:30am.Date: Saturday 7 March 2020Cost: Breakfast, travel and tickets to the races all at your own cost, $27 entryContact: Mr Steven Thomson via email smthoms...
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