Welcome to the Sydney Torana Club

03/02/2016

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WE  CELEBRATED 25 YEARS IN 2015 Now we’re looking forward to the next 25 years.

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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 Run:15/16/17September.  

Toranafest

Meeting Point  for Sunday

Thornleigh McDonalds
Time:
6.45am for a 7.00am Departure

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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: Narellan Powder Coating, Sydney Wide Plumbing, Custom Air conditioning

Check them out at

Click here sponsors Page

The C and H plate Club rego schemes:

The Sydney Torana Club participates in both the H plate and now the new CVS registration schemes. These schemes provide drastically reduced registration and green slip fees.

Should you wish register your vehicle on either scheme the process is simple and fuss free.First and foremost you must be a member of the  Sydney Torana Club. The club accepts any make or marque to utilise the scheme provided they were manufactured over 30 years ago. To move onto either scheme you must obtain a blue slip even if the car in question has full NSW rego.

Our Plate registrar is Alan. He will advise you which scheme you will be required to use subject to what (if any) modifications are fitted to your car. He will be able to answer any questions regarding either scheme and help you to get your car onto the appropriate one (scheme). please email the club sydneytoranaclub@outlook.com for further info.

What are the limitations?
You get 60 days of use when ever and where ever you want to go. (be aware limits to where and how you drive may be imposed by your current insurer).
The definition of 1 day is 12.01am to 11.59pm that day. Entries must be logged before the car is driven and must be in ink.
It is expected that members using the scheme use it in the spirit it was intended. As such there is an expectation owners of H and C plated vehicles become involved with the club and attend events.

 

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6th August 2017 All Holden Day.

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The first weekend in August always sees the club attend the All Holden day. This year was extra important as it was a celebration of 50 years of the mighty Torana with the focus on the first incarnation of the Marque, the HB. The Club had two great examples on display. Alans white 67 two door S and Stuarts 68 Blue four door SL.

It was a Surprisingly warm start to this years event with not even a hint of frost. That however did not stop some from wrapping them selves in blankets coats beanies and anything else that could provide warmth. I think the Hayward girls were hiding under a pile of them somewhere.

The committed Members arrived from 6.30 and over the course of the next hour and a half we gradually filled our traditional spot on the corner  till it was bursting at the seams. Where we were set up we were able to watch the entry procession file in. It was a great way to see all the cars with out the long walk. Also ear marking a few for a closer inspection later in the day.

Darren took charge this year and became architect, organising the STC display and what a great job he did. Our site has never looked better. We had or flags flying banners hung and the Club tent erected in no time flat. With Toranas in every shade of the rainbow the new window banners tied everything together and added an air of cohesiveness to the display.

The quality of cars this year was great something for everyone. Every second car seemed to be a Torana and they were from mild to wild. Stand out for me was, was, I couldn’t decide obviously  it was a Torana (little biased) there was a heap of awesome cars. The club had 28 Toranas  2 Geminis and a VK. 

A steady procession of members dropped in for a visit throughout the day. most hit the STC stand when the BBQ was fired up for lunch. Once again Darren and Kylie took charge. Was it hunger or a willingness to help, I say a bit of both.

Thank you goes to them for not only cooking the Sausages and Onions but sharing a huge pack of chicken burgers with everyone, they even bought salad. It was truly a gourmet delight. I think they have spoilt us now.

2.00pm the usual ‘cut up a Ford and torch it’ prelude to the Trophies kicked off. shortly after prizes were handed out. Congratulations to Ben Pryde winning an award for his gorgeous Orange LJ Coupe, Greg Manion for his Orange Hatch and Stuart Hutcheon for his HB four door. We missed out on the Best club display that went to The V8 Holden owners Club and second to the SS owners club I calling STC third but in any case as I said earlier ours was the best it had ever looked.

This just about wrapped the day up and cars started to file out the gate. The secret is to wait around for a while to avoid the traffic jam on racecourse road. This gave Jullian (Ralphs young son) ample opportunities to take more pictures. He is obsesssed, running his phone out of batteries he was quickly filling up poor old dads phone. His day was made when entrants leaving slowed down, gave the engine a rev and a big thumbs up. The smile on his face was infectious. All in all another top AHD bring on 2018.

Report By Simon R

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16th July 2017 Wollombi Pub Lunch.

19/08/2017

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July’s club run saw us go on a trip up north for a cruise and a pub lunch. This seems to be quite popular format with STC members and the turn out for this one was great.

Our meet point was the old faithful Thornleigh McDonalds. With bellies loaded up on McMuffins we gathered for a briefing and the all important lucky door prize. This time going to new member Bruce (by the time you read this it had burnt a hole in his pocket and has been well and truly spent along with a little more).

In the cars we hopped and headed out onto pennant hills road. Our cruise route was to take us along the old pacific highway a great stretch of road much better than sitting bored all the M1. the road was a little bumpy at times but the Torrie seemed to handle the bumps nicely. A quick pit stop along the way for a toilet break and we arrived at the Tavern just on lunch time. We scored a spot in  the camping area and we were able to line all the cars up which made for a great display.

Being a warm sunny sunday there was a whole lot more people with the same idea as us and the lunch queue was lengthy. Thankfully some quick thinkers in the group headed up to the local chippie and ordered there. From there it was an afternoon of relaxing in the sun and watching the passing parade of onlookers checking out the cars. I took the chance to purchase a bottle of the taverns home brew “Jungle Juice” the term only milk and juice come in 2 litres….well add this bottle of goon to that.

By 2.30 it was time to head home. Originally the plan was to head back via wisemans ferry but we thought it best to take what we thought was a more direct route back to the M1 and home. Keith took us on a great trip through god knows where but made for an interesting drive. I love these out of the way, out of the ordinary trips. Don’t ask me to tell you where we went but soon we joined up with the freeway.

We pit stopped at the Warnervale service centre for a splash of fuel then it was off on our separate ways home.