Welcome to the Sydney Torana Club


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WE ARE CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN 2015 Now we’re looking forward to the next 25 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 calendar

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Sunday 11th December 2016

Prospect Reservoir

The fun starts from 10.00 am

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NOTE: If the weather is terrible we will still meet at the advertised time. We will work out an alternate dry venue (Bowling and pub lunch for example).

The S.T.C wishes to welcome and thank the sponsors to the club they are: Nepean Classic, Muscle and Kustom Cars Sydney Wide Plumbing Custom Air conditioning

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New 60 Day Log book Scheme

Launched earlier this year the STC is part of the RMS 6o day log book scheme for older vehicles. Currently the scheme is open to H plated vehicles (see Historic rego requirements on this site for eligibility)

The club has been advised the Scheme for modified vehicles will be available early 2016 and vehicles will be fitted with “C” on the scheme. Full details about the scheme and the STC eligibility requriements will be onsite soon.

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Mogo Zoo Overnight


Mogo Zoo Overnight 17th- 18th September 2016

September saw the club embark on an overnight trip down to the beautiful south coast and visit Mogo Zoo. Interestingly enough it has been 4 years since the last visit.

Our saturday meeting point was Leos Diner  and the departure time was 10.30. Our route took us along the hume to picton road the onto the princes highway. Our first stop was South Nowra service centre for a top up of fuel and a bite to eat. After a 40 minute rest the group headed onto our motel for the night The Reef Motor Inn.

Poor old Jurgen and Robyne there was no room at the inn but thankfully this does not turn into a bible story and they found suitable accommodation right next door. The afternoon was free time to roam around the town before getting ready for dinner and the Bus to the soilders club at six.

Simon was working and travelled down that evening and got into a spot of bother with the local constabulary. $265.00 later a relieved Simon (it could have been a lot worse) made his way albeit a smidge slower to Batemans Bay arriving just in time to see everyone returning from dinner DOH!

For those that made dinner it was great to catch up with Gary and Sandy Harwood former members of the club now living in Batemans bay. A night cap at the hotel then it was off to get some shut eye ready for the early start in the morning.

We were up early for a hot and cold breakfast buffet then it was meet out the front ready for the short trip to the Zoo.

With entry fees paid we all headed in for a look around the Zoo Simons wife got up close and personal with a couple of red pandas and still has the scratches to prove it. Down past the meerkats and Tamarins we came to the open paddock areas where the hand feeding of the deer kept the little  Kids (and some big Kids) entertained there was one Pushy Kangaroo that also got his fair share. In this part of the Zoo they housed the Gorillas, White Lions Giraffes Rhinos and Gibbons it really was a great setup. My report seriously does not do this place justice. You will have to go and see for yourself!

By 12.00 our tummies were rumbling so we headed back into town for some lunch while others took the opportunity to bid farewell and see family in the area. Lunch finished and a quick poke around Mogo (and of course i checked out the nurseries) the remaining group headed off for nowra for a splash off fuel and a quick cuppa then it was off home.The only rain of the weekend started here and made the last leg somewhat damp and poor old Greg Jackson broke a shock mount but with a little help from club members and new part was sourced and the purple machine is as good as new. Thanks to all who came it was and enjoyable weekend.

Report By Simon R Photos Mark G

Grey Gums Café 17th July


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July saw the club gather at McGraths hill McDonalds for a run up the putty rd to the Grey Gums café. The meeting time was 10.00am, running a little late I was greeted to a full carpark of Torries, Motorbikes and Nissans. It seems we all had the same idea. This made parking a premium. For this run we had 17 Toranas, 2 Monaros, 2 Commodores, a Camaro, a 32 f a 32 f a ford (cant believe I wrote that), a Hyundai, a Malibu, a Hilux and a VF Ute….phew that was a mouthful. It made our convoy 27 cars strong and 60 people.

Simon gave the drivers briefing and handed out the route info. Those attending on the day were the first to receive the 2016 member key ring all agreed it looked the goods. We departed a little late and split in two groups, one off for fuel and the other waited up the road a little.

Our route took us through Windsor and Wilberforce then out along the putty rd for what seemed like miles and miles the road dipped and wound its way around the Colo River which made for some good spirited driving and a great view. It certainly was god’s country.

Like an oasis in the middle of a desert the café appeared out of the bush. Perfect timing as the clock stuck lunch time and bellies started to rumble. At the café there was plenty of room from parking and enough seating to accommodate our large group. Every one grabbed a table and went and ordered lunch. Speak to Donnah about the sausage rolls or more to the point a meat loaf wrapped in pastry! Lunch eaten and kids worn out our group drifted off home in dribs and drabs (although a few stayed back to get desert).

It was great to see some new faces and cars joining us for the day. Thankfully after a rocky start the sun poked through the grey and the weather held out. The food, the company and the venue were great. Any excuse to talk Toranas. A big thank you to all those who attended making another great day out with the STC.

Report by Simon R