WE ARE CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN 2015 Now we’re looking forward to the next 25 years.
G’day Sydney Torana Club Members & Guests
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Check out the Club activities and events page (see menu bar on right) for the run calendar
Next Club Run : Xmas Party 6th December.
Peppercorn garden at Bents basin Meet onsite 10.00 am $10 pp or $20 per family (this event is fully catered) BYO Alcohol if you wish
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 Airconditioning
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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.
Under cloudy skies,we made our way down the freeway after meeting at Leo’s Diner for the run to Albion Park. The planned departure at 9:00am turned out to be about 20 minutes later as some of our members came to the aid of a stricken Ford GT coupe. It just shows that even though we are Torana lovers we can still assist other classic car buffs irrespective of what they drive.Well done guys.
We made our way down the freeway picking up myself, Robyne and Cooper at the truckstop near the Appin Road turnoff. We then picked Alan and Denise at Bowral .After getting on to the Illawarra Highway we made made our stop at the pie shop in Robertson for a bit of a feed and for some a loo break.Travelling down through Macquarie Pass is always a buzz but for some getting car sick was the order of the day.
We finally reached our destination and after paying our entry fee began to wander around to marvel at the planes held on site. As it was an open day we were able to wander around at our leisure without the guides that normally accompany all visitors.Quite a number of planes were open for inspection but we missed out on the RAAF DC3 and the Caribou. They were going to do a flyover over the airport but we did at least see them start up, taxi down the runway and take off.
We then proceeded to head towards the other planes on display which included a Super Constellation that flew from London to Sydney on a regular basis during the 1950’s Can’t imagine what it must have been like to travel back in those days.Then onto the pride of the museum. Here stood a QANTAS 747 Looks so big close up but feels even bigger as you step inside. I stood in awe at its sheer size, never having been in one before. Even the kids had fun climbing in and out helicopters and an RAAF Neptune. Dont know how they managed to fly this plane, very small interior, cramped, hardly any headroom. in some parts of the plane you had to crawl to get from one section to another.
We ended up spending longer there than anticipated so we headed to our cars to find ourselves a pub for some liquid refreshments and some lunch even though it was closer to afternoon tea rather than lunch. Overall it turned out to an excellent and enjoyable day even though it was at such short notice. It is disappionting that we could not get to Green Patch but we had no control over the weather.We will keep this as a future run on our calendar.But thank you to all for a wonderful day