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Stirling Moss2 Sir Stirling Moss
Sir Stirling Moss17 September 1929 - 12 April 2020You may have noticed, as you soaked up the atmosphere in the Members Bar, a signed photograph of Sir Stirling Moss which was generously donated by our esteemed member Mr Alan Hunt. The photograph was taken at the Warwick Farm track in 1963 and the other person in the photograph is Graham Hill.Sir Stirling’s passion was cars and he was universally respected by motoring enthusiasts. Among his many accomplishments he was appointed OBE in the 1959...
Michael C Feature Message From The President
Dear Members,The Board and Management hope that this message finds you all well and managing as we all traverse the difficulties created by COVID-19.ANZAC DAYAnzac Day is an important day in the lives of us all, a day when the Club traditionally provides a safe place for veterans to meet after their annual March to share memories and friendships. This year was different but no less important than any other year.It is especially important to our Imperial Services Club and Defence members, and all...
Ladies Committee Feature Logo Ladies Committee May 2020
On behalf of the Ladies Committee, we want all our RACA Family to know that we are thinking of them all through these unprecedented times.We miss coming into the Club and seeing each other at our Luncheons and we look forward to the day when the Club re-opens and we can see everyone again. We are sending out love and support to all our fellow members, the Board and the Staff through these difficult times.Please stay safe, happy and healthy and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.Yours s...
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...
Feature logo Suzy Fitzgerald
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...
Sydney Harbour Concours DElegance Dinner Awards 85 Sydney Harbour Concours D'Elegance
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...
Winston Churchill Fellowship logo 2 Winston Churchill Trust
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...
1. MarkusFriedler RACA rs18 cropped landscape long Message From the CEO
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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