Presidents Report

President’s Report December 2018

 

Firstly, I must thank the outgoing committee for all the time and hard work they have put in to ensure that 2018 was a great year for Sports Sedans.

 

Some of our members may be under the impression that we have an arrangement with a tyre supplier to supply and fit tyres for our members at a cost agreed to by the Association.  This is not the case, we have no ties with any tyre suppliers at the moment, and any discount you get is purely by your own negotiations. If this situation changes we will let you know immediately.

 

December’s General Meeting is traditionally a social gathering with no formalities, at The Rising Sun Hotel. 

2019;

we are hoping to attract more members to our meetings by having Guest Speakers followed by a short General Meeting.

More Road trips.

We can only make these nights happen with your participation in these evenings.

If you know of anyone that you think would be of interest to our association as a Guest Speaker, or a topic that you would like to hear about e.g. suspension, or a venue for a road trip that is of interest please let me know and we can try to arrange it.

We have a number of current and former Motor Sport Competitors and Officials that we believe we are able to approach to be Guest Speakers.

 

More news about meetings will be advised by email and newsletter throughout the year.

The newsletter for next year will be produced after each race meeting and we would like as much input as we can, especially race reports but anything that you think would be of interest to our members.

The dates are pretty much set (as per the last information email) for the VSCRS with only the Winton round to be finalised, more information as it comes to hand.

 

If you ever want to discuss any matter please feel free to call or email, let’s make 2019 a year of rebuilding our Association back to its former glory and comradery.

 

Lastly, do not forget our Presentation Night Feb 9 at Windy Hill. Anne has put together a flyer further in the mag with all the information that you require.

 

On behalf of the Committee I wish you and your families a Safe and Merry Christmas and happy New Year.

Cheers.

Gale.

galeesmith@hotmail.com

0417 373 165.

President’s Report – July 2018

July already!?

 

 

Well that means one thing is for certain… ASSA Vic has its turn to show the Vic State Race Series how to run the best event of the year, fondly known as the Hot Dog round due to Anne and her team’s exceptional work of cooking Hot Dogs for the volunteers lunch on Sunday.

 

I can hear you asking how can you be involved in the action and get lunch and snacks provided for the weekend? Pretty easy really, you can contact Warren via email warren@barcrusher.com.au and register your availability for the weekend. We still need volunteers to help out with the running of the event, as this is the round we host and a round we are very proud of we need members help and support to make it the best run round of the year. The more people we can get in to help the less work it becomes for everyone.

 

In June the ASSA Vic club took 5 of our member’s cars and put on a display at Australia’s largest automotive show, MotorEx Melbourne. Rick Newman, Graeme Gilliland and Ran Maclurkin generously lent us complete and race ready cars for the show. Craig Simon and I took our half built chassis along to give people an understanding of what is under the skin of a Sports Sedan.
Ran and I put in a big Friday effort to lay about 250 carpet tiles to form the base of our display, clearly there is a pattern and direction on the carpet tiles and clearly Ran was doing his best to slip a couple of tiles in facing a different direction to the others… However we did manage to get the display setup and ready to go just before Rick dropped off his series points leading Ford, Anne was next in with the RX7 which just left Craig’s chassis to come. The show was a massive success, not only for us but for the event organisers too with 29,655 people coming through the gates over the weekend and 705 entrant cars in total it smashed all predictions and previous year’s records. So much so that the event organisers have decided to ditch swapping between Melbourne and Sydney each year and just leave the event in Melbourne, pretty good considering it has been a Sydney based show since its beginnings.
Over the course of the weekend we represented and promoted our Sports Sedans class and sponsors with show bags, flyers and posters. We handed out over 250 show bags packed with information, stickers and copies of the Auto Action magazine. We had hundreds of other people through our stand as well, from people who started with no idea what a Sports Sedan really was right through to those who had mates that used to race or even worked on some of the cars on display. I would like to give a special thanks to Ran and Anne who spent the entire weekend at the stand talking and engaging people plus helping setup and pack down. Thanks also to everyone who gave up some time to get their cars in and out of the event and to everyone that came past to have a look. I’m already looking forward to putting on a display again in 2019 to help push our fantastic category and club forwards.

 

Jason Clements