Archive for August, 2009

Social Scene – September 2009

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The mid week run on Wednesday 12th August was well attended with 24 people enjoying a 2 course lunch at the Goolwa Hotel .   Some of the men then went on to the Goolwa Car Museum while the ladies wandered the main street of Goolwa.   A few members stopped off at Basham’s Beach Middleton on the way home to look at the whales, of which there were about 8 in view.   Thanks to John and Bill for organising this day.

Sunday 16th August saw 45 plus people assemble at Civic Park Tea Tree Plaza for the run to the Hills Market at Lobethal in, what could only be described as, atrocious conditions.   The rain certainly came down as we drove through the hills but everyone made it to Lobethal and a few other members met us there.   We then went on a circuitous route through to Williamstown and on to Lyndoch and Kies Winery and the Monkey Nut Cafe for lunch.  The food was very good and reasonably priced.  Thanks to Jack and Heather for organising the day which I am sure everyone enjoyed.

There will be a ladies technical session on Tuesday 8th September at Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham at 12 noon.   Would love to see you there.

The next Sunday run is on 20th September and is being organised by Team Temby, who are taking us to Mt Pleasant for a morning tea stop then on to Springton, ending up at Angaston and the Roaring 40’s Cafe for lunch.   Please let Mike or Trina know if you are attending as numbers are required for a tour of Springton and the lunch venue.

To all those people on the sick list we wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you out and about again soon.

Sue Gibson

MSCA “Come & Try” Family Fun Day

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

On Sunday 6th September, the MSCA has decided to do something a bit different by providing a day at the track where pretty much anyone and anybody can participate (on the proviso they are of legal driving age and possess a current driver’s licence, or if just a passenger, at least 12 years of age). There will be several components to the day’s activities, ranging from parade laps to full sprinting.

Parade Laps : there will be at least two sessions conducted for people who have registered their interest at the driver’s briefing to be held at 10.30am. There is no special preparation or requirements to participate other than a road worthy vehicle and a licenced driver, and laps will be completed behind a Course Car at a controlled speed. There is no cost for this activity.

Come & Try / Driver Training : here is an opportunity for participants to go a bit faster and get some helpful tips and guidance from some of our experienced sprinters. Passengers in vehicles will be allowed, and track density will be limited to eight cars at time. Speed will be limited to 80% of sprint speeds and this will be a non competitive activity.

Novices Practice : following on from the come and try / driver training session, newcomers will be able to put their new skills to the test if they so desire. This will be an untimed non competitive session, and track density limited to a maximum of ten cars at a time.

Untimed Practice : two sessions are scheduled for experienced sprinters looking to get a bit more practice through completion of laps at sprint speeds. Up to eighteen cars will be allowed on the track in each group, and usual rules and guidelines for practice will apply.

For all of the activities other than Parade Laps, all usual requirements for sprinting will apply. Vehicles will need to have been passed through scrutineering, and basic items such as a valid fire extinguisher and appropriate clothing / helmet will be needed.

Entry Fee for the day’s activities, regardless of participation level, is $70- and the MSCA will cover the cost of a CAMS day licence for those who do not currently possess one. Full details can be found within the Supplementary Regulations on the MSCA website, as well as Entry Forms. If in doubt, refer to your Competition Secretary for guidance.

If you have ever wanted to try sprinting but may have been a little unsure about what it is all about, then this is your opportunity. Help, guidance and friendly advice is all on offer here – why not give it a go!


Girl Torque – August 2009

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Well the month of July has certainly been cold and wet but our reservoirs have been filling nicely so our water problems may not be quiet so enormous in summer!

The ladies technical luncheon was well attended even though we managed to hold it during school holidays….very noisy but lots of discussion was held regarding the up and coming Nationals in Western Australia.  Sounds like Frankie and Lloyd are having a house full of South Australians so I look forward to hearing all the gossip following the return of the National participants!

Thanks to Sue Gibson and Sue Taylor for organising the raffle and supper last month as I was unable to attend the meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the AGM.

Margie Berlemon.