Welcome to the Sydney Torana Club

03/02/2016

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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

 

Next Club Run :
May 15th
STC Go Kart Challenge
Butterfly farm Wilberforce
Lunch will be a hearty Pub feed
Mc Donalds M4 10.00 for 10.30am Departure

 

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

Check them out at

Click here sponsors Page

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.

 Duncan Gays Press Release Log Books

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17th April Kiama Blow Hole

18/04/2016

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Our April club run saw us head for scenic Kiama on the beautiful south coast via Robertson & Jamberoo, once again the weather looked pretty ominous early but held off until well into our trip.

A great turn out with 16 Torana’s & 1 VY Commodore meeting up at Leos diner Casula. This included 12 member cars & 4 guests .  Funny how things happen we were joined by George , Lana and their Daughter who were out for a drive in their LJ 308 Coupe. It was literally the first drive, after having a chat they decided to join us for the day. Another surprise was new member Andrew who could not wait to get his coupe finished so rather than coming in their daily drive He and his wife bought a 4 Dr run about as a stop gap until the coupe hits the road.

We headed off at 10.30 after a quick drivers briefing and a run route handout. We were bound for the rest stop prior to Picton Rd with the intent of getting to Craig’s LC and assist with a fuel leak issue but when we arrived the issue was solved & we continued heading south (picking up 4 more Torana’s, 3 members & another guest ) We took the Bowral exit and with some local knowledge circumvented Bowral itself heading down some scenic back roads.

Our first real scheduled stop was the Robertson pie shop. We were greeted with typical miserable Robertson weather. It had really set in, once again fog, rain & cold met us at we gained another Torana & VY to our convoy. There  were some minor issues again, but nothing major & easily addressed. Most took the opportunity for a quick dash to the loo and a warm pie

Once everyone had relieved themselves & grabbed a pie, 2 groups set off  down the hill. It all went fairly well except for Andrew’s LJ having some unwanted smoke from the brakes at the bottom delaying the group slightly. The problem seemed to be inferior quality pads and this is on the to do list before the next run.

We cruised from there through the main street of Kiama & eventually made it to the parking lot at Kiama’s famous blowhole where we met with Darryl Elliot & some conjecture on the parking situation (signs indicating the area was for cars with boat trailers). Some investigation was done with a local business & we eventually decided to stay where we were & grab some fish & chips from a local shop in place of the pre-planned pub lunch.  With all those Torries in one spot it looked like a car show and we out shone the Ford Ute club that was also there on the day. Chalk one up for the Torries!

The obligatory photo shoot was done after some further brake repairs to Troy’s LC & everyone headed home, this again didn’t go without issue with Geoff’s LX Hatch having an issue near Dapto on the Princes Highway but I believe was able to be rescued by some keen club members & guests. Unfortunately for Geoff the electrical niggle turned terminal halfway up Mt Ousley and in the middle lane no less and after some heart in the mouth stuff his yellow hatch was safe in the break down lane and was towed home. The likely culprit was a suspect dizzy.

In total we had our best turn out for many months with 23 cars on the run, 21 Torana’s (always great to see) & a couple of Blue VY’s.

Thanks to all who made the effort to join us especially those new members, returning friends & guests who I hope enjoyed their day & will consider coming along to further runs.

Our next run is our annual Go Kart challenge, this year it is being held at the Indy 800 track (Butterfly Farm Wilberforce) on May 15. This is always a hotly contested day with honours available to the fastest driver & the best rolling speed bump (driving miss daisy award). Hope to see all of you there.

Run Report by Darren Hayward

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20th March Hanna Park Picnic Run

21/03/2016

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March 20 saw another attempt at an STC Picnic run.It seems every time we try to do this we get rained out! In the days leading up to Sunday it seemed yet a again there was going to be rain on our parade. Miraculously the weather fined and we were able to have our picnic.

The meet point was one of our regular haunts, M4 Mcdonalds and once again we filled the car park full of Torries. We welcomed prospective members Andrew his wife Cathy and Son Jake who bought along their VY for the run. By 10.30 we were ready to depart, a quick briefing on where we were headed and run sheets handed out we were off in a convoy of 11 Torana’s, 3 VY’s, 1 CV8-Z, 1 Subaru and 1 Malibu (Jurgens Red machine was not quite ready)..

Our planned route took us the best part of an hour. We cruised along the M4 till the Northern road exit picking up John spencer and his uncle along the way. We then headed across to Windsor where we had unscheduled stop. Darren checked for damage after he tried to remove his sump on an unexpected pot hole. Some took advantage of the stop and headed for the loo thankfully no real damage to report. After that our journey took in some back roads and twisty bits for a bit of fun. It was trouble free to our destination, Hana Park North Richmond. Heavy traffic and red lights split the group with a few getting a short cut courtesy of the GPS.

We met up with Al Stratton, Len Brown and Wal Toscan at the park bringing the total to 21 cars, 35 adults (in some cases this term is used loosely) and 7 kids. Another great turn out and great to see more of the next generation of Torrie enthusiasts coming along to runs.

We had a great spot at the park lots of room for the kids to run around and wear themselves out. Thanks to the BBQ crew that expertly cooked lunch (a sausage sizzle) after that we settled in for an afternoon of relaxing and some birthday cake. Simon surprised his wife gathering everyone togehter for a hearty rendition of happy birthday (her birthday was the next day).

With cake eaten the weather threatened, We started on our journey home to beat the rain. A special thanks goes out to Steve Axisa for organising the run to the park what a top spot. Also thanks to everyone who made the effort another well attended, well enjoyed run.

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