- 27 June 2019
- Simone Keir
RACA Motoring members recently enjoyed a three day tour of Canberra and its surroundings. Meeting at the Common Ground cafe in Picton on the 24th May, the first stop was lunch at the Fireside Inn in Goulburn before a country drive to visit the storage and restoration workshops of the National Museum of Australia (NMA). The NMA has some significant motoring treasures for Australia including a restoration of a Daimler used on a Royal visit and the first car to travel overland from the UK to Australia.
The group stayed at the RACA reciprocal Commonwealth Club in Canberra, which is a perfect location to explore the region. Day 2 was a slower one, starting with a walk around the Mount Stromlo observatory grounds before skirting the city to a lunch stop at the Surveyors Hill vineyard. A walk around the National Botanical Gardens was then required to burn off lunch!
The group had a formal dinner at the Commonwealth Club in the evening in one of their private dining rooms with a stunning view over the city. Day 3 was the return journey to Sydney with a stop-over at Harper’s Mansion in Berrima - well worth the visit - and then a final lunch at Centennial Vineyard which provided a perfect end point for the tour.
This is the third annual tour that RACA Motoring has organised and we are already thinking about the 2020 event!
Several Motoring Members also assisted the Club display at Sydney Motorsport Park in June. A very enjoyable day with several opportunities to drive the track and assist the Club in this successful promotion initiative.
SATURDAY AUGUST 17TH - RACA ANNUAL DINNER – WOMEN IN MOTORSPORT
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH - ALL BRITISH DISPLAY DAY KINGS SCHOOL PARRAMATTA AND RACA PROMOTION DAY
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16TH - GET READY FOR THOROUGHBRED SPORTS CARS IN THE GARAGE
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10TH - PICNIC RUN TO MYSTERY LOCATION
SUNDAY DECEMBER 1ST - SUMMER CLASSIC RACING AND RACA TROPHY RACE AND PROMOTION DAY AT SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK
FRIDAY DECEMBER 13TH - CHRISTMAS DRINKS MEMBERS BAR