- 1 June 2016
- Paul Lukes
ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB MOTORING
The advancement of motoring and the pursuit of motoring activities was the foundation on which the RACA was built. Today, Royal Automobile Club Motoring provides activities available to all RACA members. Some events appeal to dedicated motoring enthusiasts while others will appeal to members who enjoy a pleasant drive to a place of interest together with a long lunch.
You can also visit our Facebook page to see something of our past activities and to see what RACA Motoring events are coming up. https://www.facebook.com/RACAMEG
Do try and make a note of some forthcoming RACA Motoring events and we hope you can join in:
ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB MOTORING NEWS“BRITISH CARS ACROSS THE AGES” MEETING SETS NEW STANDARD
Our recent gathering at the Clubhouse saw many members and visitors take great interest in the history of some of Britain’s’ lesser known makes. Some of the delights on show included a very imposing Lagonda M45 tourer, a 1920’s Alvis tourer, a MG roadster, a Humber formal saloon, a Rover Saloon amongst others.
One visiting member also brought in a stunning Maserati to put a slightly European flavour into the evening.
A great success with several very interesting historical accounts given by enthusiastic owners.
ANNUAL MOTORING DINNER DATES ANNOUNCED.
Royal Automobile Club Motoring organisers have announced the date of the Grand Annual Dinner for 30th July 2016.
Please make this date in your diary now for what will be another spectacular evening in the grand tradition of previous years.
This year the annual RACA Motoring Dinner is honouring Mr Pedr Davis, internationally renowned motoring journalist and historian who has carefully informed and educated his audience for more than 50 years, creating a body of work second to none which accurately documents the highs and the lows particularly of the Australian motoring world. Our honoured guests will also include The Hon. Duncan Gay MLC NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight. The RACA motoring Trophies will be presented the Historic Sports Racing Car Association 2015 Tasman Trophy Class winners in the classes Sa, Sb and Sc. And there will be again displayed in Members Bar a very rare example of pre-war motor sport racing.
ROLL UP, ROLL UP, ROLL UP, ANNOUNCING “CASUAL FRIDAY DRINKS”
Royal Automobile Club Motoring would like to invite all RACA members to a casual get together in Members Bar on a particular Friday of each month.
On irregular Friday nights we have found a small but growing group of members enjoying an impromptu get together. No planning! No bookings! No structure! Why not just turn up to what has to be the best bar location in Australia for a casual drink – put Friday 17th June into your diary and drop by.
In discussing ways to enrich our membership of this special place, one member commented, “this is what our Club is supposed to be for …not just a venue!”
DID YOU KNOW?
In the early 1900’s car maker and efficient mass production pioneer, Henry Ford let out a contract for the supply of radiators for his T model production line with very specific terms. Makers were required to supply radiators, but only in timber crates of a very particular type and dimension.
It is said, a puzzled radiator supplier, while visiting the production line, witnessed his radiators being unboxed on the factory floor with great care and fitted to each car in turn.
The crate the radiator was supplied in was then collected and reassembled as a perfect fit now as floor boards for each T model!
ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB MOTORING UPCOMING EVENTS
WEDNESDAY JUNE 8TH TO SUNDAY 12TH RUTHERGLEN AND BEECHWORTH WINE AND DINE TOUR
Held in conjunction with the Corks and Forks group, we are expecting a very interesting and enjoyable tour. RACA Director, Graeme Jones has created an itinerary which is both strategic and flexible ensuring maximum enjoyment from the excursion for varied interests. He can be contacted on 0411 103119 or [email protected] if you are interested to join in.
SUNDAY JUNE 12TH SYDNEY RETRO RACEFEST HISTORIC RACE DAY.
This popular invitation event will appeal to members not attending the Rutherglen wine tour. This day in our calendar is a great excuse to get that fine motor car out of the garage and drive to Sydney Motorsport Park (Eastern Creek) for spectacular “wheel to wheel” historic race car action.
RACA Members will enjoy privilege forward parking and special ticketing arrangements. Our RACA Member and Club Motorsport Emissary is Peter Eppel who would like to hear from you if you plan to attend at [email protected]
FRIDAY JUNE 17TH FROM 5.30PM DRINKS IN MEMBERS BAR.
Royal Automobile Club Motoring extends a warm welcome to all RACA Members to join our first Non-structured Monthly Friday Casual drinks in Members bar. There will be no plan for this event, just come along if you can for a drink, a chat, and to catch up with fellow RACA members.
WEDNESDAY JULY 6TH 6.00PM RACA CLUB MEETING “GET READY FOR VINTAGE SPORTS CARS!”
Our regular Motoring meetings are gaining in popularity for all members as we continue to attract very interesting displays and discussion topics. Our usual start is in the Victoria Room for drinks and meals and then our garage visit on the night will see some of the most wonderful Vintage Sports Cars in Australia from members of the Vintage Sports Car Club. See and hear some very interesting vintage precious metal and owner accounts re a passion on what now must be about the most fun you can have…………!
SATURDAY JULY 30TH RACA MOTORING ANNUAL DINNER 7.00PM.
The Grandest event on our annual calendar is our formal Motoring Dinner and this year is will be no exception. Be sure to come along and mix with some of our country’s most distinguished Motoring VIP’s. The evening will include a tribute to our honoured guest Mr. Pedr Davis who has written more than fifty books across all ages of motoring in Australia. The Hon. Duncan Gay, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight will be present. Some unique cars in keeping with the evening will be on display. Special pricing is available for tables of ten. Dress code Black Tie or Business suit. For the discerning, we will feature an exclusive variety of special items for silent auction on the night.
For further information regarding Royal Automobile Club Motoring or any event please contact Alan Hunt on 02 96512961 or 0438 290639 or [email protected]Return to Blog