Welcome to the Sydney Torana Club

20/07/2014

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WE CELEBRATED 20 YEARS IN 2010
Now we’re looking forward to the next 20 years.


G’day Sydney Torana Club Members & Guests

Welcome to the Sydney Torana Club website. It features great information on club activities, all the latest club run reports and club member news. Members cars and projects plus lots more. Look around – we hope you enjoy the site.

Check out the Club activities and events page (see menu bar on right) for the run calender

Motorlife museum

20/07/2014

 Sunday 20th July 2014

Starting off at McDonalds at Padstow under a cloudy morning we made our way to Stanwell Tops via Waterfall. The drive itself was uneventful, just a pleasant drive along some great winding  roads. There were quite a lot of cyclists riding along the road but at least they were going in the opposite direction.

By the time we reached Stanwell Tops we felt that we should have stayed in our cars. The scenery was fantastic but the wind just seemed to howl through which made it quite cold. It must have been  very cold as Kylie Hayward wrapped her face in her scarf with only small slits for her eyes to see. We then made our way down the mountain and along the coast with Pete and Daniel joining us from near Wollongong. Unfortunately, as we got near the freeway, Darren and Kylie lost their way. Jurgen and Robyne pulled over to help guide them by mobile but ended losing sight of the rest of the field and became lost themselves. They finally found their way and were the last to arrive at the Car Museum.

We all finally made our way into the Museum and marvelled at the selection of old cars, caravans, bikes and a lot of other bygone items that you never see anymore. Pretty fascinating stuff and was enjoyed by all. After a photoshoot at the Museum we made our way to the local pub for lunch and refreshments. As pub food goes the food was excellent. After a lot of socialising we then headed to our cars for the trip home. Overall, an enjoyable day was had by all.

Run report by Jurgen Hoomans

Thanks to Janene & Robyne for photos

Those who attended were:

Simon, Sarah and Lily Reid                      Papaya  LX SS Hatchback
Stuart and Carol Hutchinson                   Gold  LJ sedan
Wayne Northey                                           Green LC
Craig Carter and Janene Stephenson     Turnpike Orange LC
Jurgen and Robyne Hoomans                  Red LJ
Harvey Atkins                                              Red LX
Justin Kirk                                                   Red LC
Donnah Danswan                                      Yellow LH
Trevor Richardson                                    Green LH
MIchael Muller                                          Red LC
Darren and Kylie Hayward                     White/Black LX Hatchback
Terry and Glenda Hill                              Grey LX
Alan and Denise Reid                               CV8 Monaro
Pete and Daniel McGlynn                        VZ Ute
Chris and wife                                            Subaru WRX
Loren, Peter and Cameron                 Green VE SS

 

 

 


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Motorlife parkingtrip to motorlife

Penrith Fire Museum

06/07/2014
15 June 2014 Penrith Museum of Fire

 

Those who attended:
David Ball Red LJ
Sandy Ferrier White LJ
Darren and Corey Hayward White LX Hatch
Peter and Daniel McGlin Blue VZ Ute
Craig and Janene Carter Orange LC GTR
Jurgen and Robyne Hoomans Red LJ
Donnah Danswan Orange Toyota 86
Simon and Lily Reid Orange SS Hatch
Al Stratton (vehicle not noted)

 

With the heavens threatening we departed Mcdonalds on the M4 westbound around 8.30am. 5 Toranas (1 LC, 3 LJ and 1 LX) a Holden Ute and a Toyota 86 (yes Donnahs car is still broken) headed for the Mulgoa road exit. Unusually for this run Pete and Daniel actually made it to the meeting point without getting lost and Sandy had turned up on time and by himself…..strange days.It was only a short trip to the museum of fire located at the old  Penrith power station just past Panthers. Outside the museum the working truck show was in full swing. A Beatles tribute band was rockin the joint with a string of covers, Kids screaming and laughing on the carnival rides and a bevy of Trucks ,Static engines and utes.Most were gleaming looking better than they did when they rolled off the production line. I say most because there were a few there that I believe have not been washed since new and new was 1941! I’d like to know since when was moss and lichen considered a paint finish? A few standouts were a very nice Chevy C20 big blocked supercharged nitrous equipped truck with rear meat usually at home on a top fuel dragster. I can only assume it is used for “line marking”. The second just stood out. It was a bright pink tractor, talk about pimp my tractor……liberachie style! (see pictures)$15.00 covered show and museum entry so it was off inside to check out the fire engines. The museum was smaller than I thought (being in such a large building) but what was there was quality over quantity with every thing well restored and laid out from the beginnings of fire fighting with a display of turn of the century hand pumped horse drawn carts right up to a relatively modern 1990’s Dennis fire engine. Did you know that tail shafts can explode in the event of a car fire? Neither did I. There was one on display or more like what was left of oneAs the group gathered out the front ready for a bus ride Simon and his Daughter Lily arrived they had waited at Mcdonalds for any late comers and for Lily to have a few go’s on the slippery slide (there was a mix up on departure times better to be safe than sorry).

We all piled onto the Bus, it was an old 60’s double decker.The trip took about ten minutes but took some members back years. Let me just say there were more than a few members telling stories about riding on these buses (not just Dave).

Returning to the truck show Al Stratton appeared for a look see so again it was time to have look around and listen to a bit of comedy courtesy of the musician on stage (can’t think of his name) he kept himself looking young with oil of ‘Boourban’ (say it like oil of ulan). He asked if anybody else was from Penrith…..because he was looking for a lift home plus many other one liners, he was quite entertaining.

By now it was 12.00 and bellies were rumbling so it was over the road to the Peach Tree Inn for some lunch and a refreshing beverage. The meals were well priced and delicious. Lily managed to spill her ‘memonade’ in to the lap of Jurgen luckily for him he narrowly missed out on a 40 minute drive home with wet undies only suffering a slightly wet knee.

Lunch finished and with nobody having any luck with the meat tray we headed our separate ways only to see about 2 minutes later an orange LC in the servo bonnet up and Craig starring into it. Jurgen (still suffering from a wet knee) and Simon pulled over to help with a rescue mission which turned out to be an empty hydraulic clutch reservoir and a leaking line, quick repairs were made and it was off home. Thankfully with no other problems and weather holding off. In the door by 3.00pm after an enjoyable day.

Report and pics by Simon

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Aqua Golf

22/01/2014

Sunday 19th January 2014

a good way to start the year with yet another great run by stc, we started this morning at 9am with a handful of us at what was going to be m4 maccas but with the maccas filled with aston martins we moved to the next car park. after waiting a while to see if anyone else was going to show we decide to head on down the road which was only for a minute after simon’s torie decided it didnt need another bolt for the alternator. everyone pulled over and made sure he was right then we made a move once again to aqua golf where we met a few more members. after a good whack at the holey golf balls we moved onto a great pub lunch at wallacia pub where we also picked up a few more members. after good food good beverages and good company members made a leave at all different times to conclude a good run.
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Those who attended on the day were:
Donnah D
David Ball
Simon R
Brian Ashcroft
Jason Ashcroft
Gavin Adamson
Steve Axisa
Keith Cunningham
Peter McGlin
Ralph Falcone
Matt & Amanda Rowe
James & Amanda Maggs
Aqua 1   Aqua 2
Aqua 3   Aqua 4
Aqua 5    Aqua 6

24hour Fight Against Cancer Car Show

19/11/2013

Sunday 17th November 2013

Despite the light rain most of the day, Alan & Denise, Simon, Dave & Jane represented the club at this fundraising event in Campbelltown.
The rain had the number of cars attending on the day down a little but the organisers were still pleased with a little over $12000.00 being raised for cancer research at Campbelltown Hospital.
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McHappy Day

19/11/2013

Saturday 9th November 2013

Due to a mix up with the dates, our annual McHappy Day it wasnt a big turn out. But we still managed 17 cars on the day and were able to donate over $500 to the charity. The manager was impressed with our display an even noted he had one of the busiest hours while we where there. Everyone had a great day and had some fun, even scored some bargains at the auctions, except Tony who missed out on an award; maybe will need to get him one for best VP .
James

Cops ‘n’ Rodders Show

11/11/2013

Sunday 10th November 2013

Yes it rained, but we still had a good club prescence.
After meeting at Padstow Maccas we travelled the short distance to Engadine where entry to the show was mush better than last year – not perfect but better.
We were able to set up and erect our tent before the rain set in for the day.
There were brief periods where the rain stopped and the sun made an appearance which allowed us time to have a look at the rest of the cars on display.
Despite the rain there was still plenty to see and do and the hot food was a blessing, even for those who tried to keep warm by spilling gravy down the front of their shirts.

Attending were:
Dave – Red LJ Sedan
Ian – Tangerine XU1
Alan & Denise – Yellow Hatch
Craig – Orange LC GTR
Matt – Silver LX Sedan
Matt – Blue LX Sedan
Simon – Orange LX Hatch
Donnah – Yellow LX Sedan
Belinda – Pink LX Sedan
Phillip – Persian Sand LX Sedan
Jurgen came as a passenger with Craig
Ralph came for a look without his car
cops 1  cops 2
cops 3

Chevalier College Car Show

27/10/2013

Sunday 27th October 2013

As usual a good show and good weather.
Our group arrived over a period of about an hour – some early to pick the location and others just running late.
Several hundred cars of all makes and models were on display although some thought there were fewer cars than last year.
Our group consisted of:
Alan – Yellow LX Hatch
John – Cerise LX Hatch
Terry – Grey LX Hatch
Tony – Green LX Sedan
Matt – Blue LX Sedan
Jason – Black LC Gtr
Al – White LX Hatch
Darren – Green LX Sedan
Bill – Green LX Sedan
Hans – White LJ GTR
Mal – Orange LJ XU1
Ian – White LX Sedan

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Warragamba Damfest

21/10/2013

Sunday 20th October 2013

Simon and Alan represented the club at this annual fundraising event.
Fortunately the weather was hot and sunny with not too much smoke haze about.
As usual there was plenty to see and do.
Lots of cars and bikes on display and a lot of street stalls catering for everything you could want.

Always a good event to attend.

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Canberra Weekend

21/10/2013

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2013

Only 5 cars made the venture to Canberra. Meeting at the truck stop near the Picton turnoff, we headed through a thick smoke haze till we came to Cockington Green in Canberra. There we wandered around for a few hours admiring all the gardens etc before having  lunch in the grounds.  For Donna and Pete who had never been here before, it turned out to a very enjoyable adventure.

We then headed to our motel in Queanbeyan for a rest and some well earned liquid refreshments. After having dinner at the local Leagues Club we headed back to our motel for some more amber liquid. We all thoroughly enjoyed each others company full of laughs and fun.

On Sunday morning after a very hearty breakfast at a local cafe, we went up to Mt Ainslie for a look across Canberra but unfortunately the skies were quite full of smoke haze so it was a little difficult to see all of Canberra. We then made our way to the War Memorial to view the magnificent artifacts that are held in this building. It was well worth the visit.

We then headed for home as a group keeping an eye on  Pete as he was having problems with his car stalling a number of times whilst on the road. We managed to sort his problem out for a problem free run home.

Our thanks must go to Pat from the ACT & Queanbeyan Pre 80’s Car Enthusiasts who met us at Cockington Green and became our host and guide over the 2 days. He led us too our destinations enthusiastically and it was greatly appreciated

Those who attended were:
Donna     LH sedan
Craig & Jeannine    LC Sedan
Peter   LH Sedan
Gavin  LX Hatch
Jurgen & Robyne   Holden Cruze

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