News & Events of the Aston Martin Owner's Club in N.S.W.

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» DID YOU HEAR JOHN SULLIVAN TALK ABOUT OUR CLUB IN A RADIO INTERVIEW?

John Sullivan, your Area Representative was interviewed on Saturday 8th February by Brendan Leggett Host for "Western Sydney's People of Interest" SWR FM 99.9

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» SO YOU'RE GOING TO ORGANISE AN EVENT

This document may be of help.

It's a basic checklist that should be applicable to most things that you would be likely to volunteer to organise.
In all cases, and when in doubt, apply liberal doses of common sense!

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» 40 YEARS OF AMOC NSW COMMEMORATIVE BADGE

AMOC NSW 40th Anniversary Commemorative BadgeCelebrating 40 years of AMOC NSW, we are marking the occasion with the commissioning of a, one off, '40 years of AMOC NSW' commemorative badge. The badges are approximately 90mm in width and made from hand cast alloy by Australia's leading motor vehicle badge manufacturer. The badge is designed to be mounted on the grill of your vehicle, to a window or simply displayed wherever you like. The badge run is limited to 50 units, orders are essential, so get your order in now to avoid disappointment.
LIMITED RUN OF 50 ONLY!!!

ORDER: Email your order to secretary@amocnsw.org.au
COST: $77.00 – (One '40 years of AMOC NSW' commemorative badge)
ORDER: Deadline Thursday 31st August 2017

For more information contact John Sullivan M: 0419712317 email: jsullivan@amocnsw.org.au
*AMOC members may order more than one badge, however orders are limited to a maximum of 2 badges per AMOC member.

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» December Breakfast Run to Dunes Restaurant Palm Beach

Sunday 10th December, 2017

Aston Martin December Run to Dunes Restaurant Palm Beach





















A glorious Sydney Summers morning greeted us at our start point, Lavender Bay on the shores of Sydney Harbour. After a coffee and a chat, 26 Astons roared into life, waking any residents that had not already come down to have a look. Travelling through the streets of Sydney to Palm Beach early on a Sunday morning is the only way to beat the Northern Beaches traffic.

We arrived around 9:00 at The Dues Restaurant, where we were greeted by restaurant staff who had opened exclusively for us. A special AMOC Christmas menu was provided. Following breakfast, more chatter with people departing for a walk along the beach before heading home.

This run recorded the highest participation for an event in 2017, 61 members and family, 26 Astons and a couple of Jags. Thank you to all those who attended.

» December Terribly British Day in Canberra

Sunday 3rd December, 2017

Terribly British Day ACT

Heavy rain, bordering on biblical proportions, on Friday afternoon and Saturday saw the venue change to Queanbeyan Bus Interchange car park. The possibility of rain on the Sunday, made it a little less enticing but Aston owners are hardy souls and so the Sullivan/Murphys, the Martins, the Burgess’, and the McLean/Foldes made the trip from Sydney. They were joined by Arne Schimmelfeder and Lara Perasso, Scott and Cathie Trotter, Geoff and Fiona Best, Phil White and Robyn, and Lance Brazier. On the Saturday night we gathered for a dinner of lovely Turkish food and fine wines at Ottoman Cuisine.

Sunday opened gloomy but dry, and once the car park filled it didn’t look too bad. A total of ten Aston Martins made for a fine line-up ranging from the Best’s DB2/4 MKIII to Mike Burgess’ DB11 including V12 & V8 vantages, DB9s, and DBSV8s. The Jaguar club put on a fine display with an XK150 as their centrepiece surrounded by a nice range of E types, MkIIs and moderns. The Rolls Royce and Bentley contingent also had several interesting cars. The weather held with only the lightest sprinkling. An early lunch of chicken, salad, quiche and cake provided by Lara and scones from Fiona was enjoyed before people departed for home.

» SOAR AND ROAR FESTIVAL

Sunday 26th November, 2017

Aston Martin June Run Hope Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 members of our club attended the Special Olympics Australia Ride Festival “Soar and Roar” on Sunday, 27th November.

It was a very early start with members coming from all over Sydney.  The weather was great.  We drove into Hyde Park from the Macquarie Street end, did a lap around Archibald Fountain and lined up at the entrance. How magnificent we looked.

The Chairman of Special Olympics Cameron Brownjohn and CEO Corene Strauss were there with their many volunteer helpers to get us organised. 

Each driver was then introduced to their very excited Special Athlete and presented with a Special Olympics Cap. After welcome speeches, we started our engines and the roar of 20 Astons Martin’s filled the air like a choir as Cameron waved us off with the checkered flag. 

We then travelled in convoy down the M2/7 arriving at the Sydney Motorsport Park where we were then marshalled for the Lap of Honour around the Grand Prix Circuit.  The Aston Martin Club being the greatest fundraiser led the tour with our special Olympians.  On arrival in Pit Lane, each driver then presented the athletes with the Soar & Roar Medal.

Throughout the day Club members gave athletes two more rides with the pace car leading them on each occasion. 

We heard that after the Lap of Honour, one of the special athletes cried because the cars didn’t go fast.  The next two laps were quite quick with lots of big smiles from our athletes.

Finally, congratulations to James Scott on winning the prize for the ‘Best Dressed Aston Martin’.

I’m proud to say AMOC’s collective efforts has helped transform the lives of many athletes and their families so, a great BIG THANK YOU to all who participated for making this a very memorable day.

This report aided by our Assistant Editor, Pelin Bright.

» November Lunch Run to the Historic Robertson Hotel

Sunday 19th November, 2017

Aston Martin December Run to Dunes Restaurant Palm Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The penultimate run for this year saw a group of 39 meet for coffee at McDonalds Prestons, before heading off to the historical Robertson Hotel for lunch on the lawn.  The fleet of Astons, including a new 570S McLaren, attracted locals yielding the phone cameras as we departed the carpark.

The route took us south along the freeway onto some wonderful Aston driving roads via Range Road, Tourist Road and Kangaloon Road.  Some tight corners and nice straights gave us all a chance to give our cars the proverbial Italian tune-up.

At the hotel, we viewed the gardens, and toured the interior prior to lunch.  We moved inside to the lounge for coffee and dessert, successfully dodging a few raindrops.

After lots of chatter it was time to take our well exercised Astons home, with fond farewells until the December run to Palm Beach.

» Concours D'Elegance

Sunday 29th October, 2017

Concours

 

A brilliant spring October day greeted 64 members and children, to the Annual Concours at Robyn & Terry Daly’s home in Middle Dural. Judges, Arne Schimmelfeder, Sam Movizio and Geoff Scott had a difficult task as all cars presented were of a high standard. Two hours later decisions were made, and lunch was served. We were interrupted by an "Aston" helicopter piloted by member Craig Murphy with his family aboard. Following this excitement and dessert, winners were announced with many left to ponder next year.

» October Run to Concours Sportscar Restorations Tuggerah

Sunday 22nd October, 2017

Concours Sportscar Restorations Tuggerah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club members joined the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club (TSCC) for a run to Gavin King’s Concours Sportscar Restorations at Tuggerah.

Over 60 members gathered at Mac Donald’s Mt Colah for a 9.30am start. The car park resembled a museum of motoring history! Following a quick briefing, the wonderful array of cars headed north, via the M1 freeway, then through Calga and along the back roads of the Yarramalong Valley to the Wyong Milk Factory for Brunch. More members of both clubs who came from the north, joined the crowd. Brunch itself was a leisurely affair and some of the ladies visited the Cheese shop whilst a few more checked out the Chocolate display. Many members were interested and inspected the beautiful cars parked.

The group arrived at Concours Sportscar Restorations at midday and were welcomed by Gavin King and his team. Gavin provided excellent commentary on the history of the business and how it specialises in restoring mainly Jaguars and Aston Martins. Several took note of the Engine room where an Aston Martin DBS V8 motor was in pieces awaiting assembly. There were other examples of motoring excellent, including Jaguar XK120/140/150’s and the lightweight low drag E-types he was hand building.

Sitting on the forecourt was Peter Wise’s stunningly beautiful blue Aston Martin Lagonda that was fully restored by Gavin King nearly ten years ago. Peter and Doris Wise, invited both Club’s back to their Yarramalong Valley home, Highland Park, for afternoon tea. What a house and what a view! Thanks to the Wises’ for their hospitality.

A big thankyou to Terry for organising a great day.

Afternoon tea at Yarramalong Valley

» September Social Evening - Give it a Go!

Friday 29th September, 2017

Arthur Murray Dance School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

Join us for a night of fun with an introduction to social dancing. The Committee have been listening, especially to the Partners! Here is your opportunity to take your two left feet out and have a giggle! Food and drink will be supplied

DETAILS:

  • Information: Michelle Murphy: 0418 243 033 
  • Where: Arthur Murray Dance Studio , Unit 6/3 Salisbury Road, Castle Hill
  • Time: Starts at: 8:00pm
  • Cost: $20.00 per person
    AMOC Club Members - including finger food and drinks
    Payment to AMOC bank account to secure your place.
    BSB 082 125 A/C No: 33 114 0403 Ref: Name & F. Account Name: AMOC NSW
    Three course set menu plus side dishes and beverages.
  • RSVP & Payment: RSVP by COB 26th September 2017
    Michelle Murphy secretary@amocnsw.org.au

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» September Floriade Weekend Run

Weekend 23rd September, 2017

Aston Martin September Run to Floriade Canberra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The September run will be a weekend at Peppers Gallery Hotel, Canberra. For those who would like to join the run on Saturday, you could stay Friday night at Medlow Bath (your cost) or travel up the mountains and meet on Saturday morning. Exact meeting location TBA. Sunday will be the Floriade experience.

DETAILS:

  • Information: Gai Bristow: 0411 753 670
  • Where: From: Medlow Bath
                 To: Peppers Gallery Hotel, 15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra Ph: 6175 2222
  • Time: Meeting at: 10:00am Saturday
              On the road by:10:30am
              Due at destination: 3:00pm
  • Route: Details of the route will be provided at Medlow Bath. There will be a lunch stop.
  • Parking: Secure parking at $15.00 per night.
  • Cost: $215.00/night room only. Saturday night dinner is $240.00/couple.
    Rooms limited to 17. Total payment for one night plus dinner for two is $455.00. Get in quick!
    Payment to AMOC bank account to secure your place.
    BSB 082 125 A/C No: 33 114 0403 Ref: Name & F
    Three course set menu plus side dishes and beverages.
  • RSVP & Payment: RSVP by COB 20th August 2017 or until sold out.
    Michelle Murphy secretary@amocnsw.org.au

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» Kings School All British Day

Sunday 27th August, 2017

All British Day 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obliviously with Mike Burgess present in his beautiful DB11, one could only expect perfect weather and perfect weather is just what we had. After a cold start, the temperature hovered between 18 and 20 degrees all day with just a hint of wind.
A variety of cars were on display this year, the earliest being Michael Branson’s DB5, with the most recent Grant Montgomery’s DB11. In all, 28 Aston to fill our display area.
The show attracted over 1600 cars of just about every type of British car ever built. Unfortunately, there never seems to be enough time to see them all, talk to some of the owners and view all the car merchandise on offer. Terry Daly’s pick of the display was Dave Berthon’s newly restored 1913 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. This car was restored over a 15-year period and would rate as one of the best of its type in the world.
There were other pursuits on offer, a variety of merchandise stalls, art display, fun fair for the kids and high tea for the adults. Unfortunately, with the risk of an early afternoon storm with the possibility of hail, cars started to leave earlier than planned. Overall, the club presented a wonderful display of cars and it was a very pleasurable day.
Thanks to Terry Daly for organising. The organisation of this event takes all year, and Terry happily attends monthly meetings and arrives early on the day, and “picks up” after us, after we leave.

» August Lunch Run to One and Only Resort, Wolgan Valley

Sunday 20th August, 2017

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What a great run we had to Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley, which is why this run is so popular, and why it sold out in 5 days.

A beautiful sunny winters day greeted our 37 members, split between Astons (16) and the rest (3) met at our starting point, McDonalds Richmond. Following a quick coffee, and breakfast for some, we headed towards Lithgow via the Bells Line of Road.  Our 9:30 am start went much better than last year, with little traffic and no police presence.

Once we turned off the Castlereagh Highway on to Wolgan Road, the Astons came into their own The 29 klm stretch is winding and twisting of recently sealed road. Apart from the narrow section of road through the Escarpment, that drops to the Wolgan river and valley below, the road is essentially traffic free. Michelle got to practice her pace notes and predictive tree-line reading, whilst the V12 Vantage darted around the corners with ease then the V12 coming to life on the short straights.

Security met us at the car park where the Astons were parked in a separate area. We boarded the Iveco 4WD bus, the transport to the resort via the 4WD access road complete with creek crossing. Chris & Vicki Scheffer and Michelle and myself took a more sedate route with our Astons so they could be on display at the entrance of the resort, at the request of management.

In the main dining area, our luncheon tables faced a magnificent backdrop of the resort and the surrounding valley and its sandstone cliffs. The weather was magnificent, perfect blue sky albeit a little chilly. Champagne, wine and soft drinks were served whilst we milled around chatting and just taking in the atmosphere of the resort. A mini degustation lunch was served.

Following lunch members were given a tour of the resort bungalows and facilities. All were impressed. One lucky couple stayed the weekend.

» Christmas In July

Friday 21st July - Sunday 23rd July, 2017

Aston Martin June Run Hope Estate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 members braved the wintery Southern Highlands weather to celebrate the club’s annual Christmas in July.

The weekend began with dinner on Friday night at Craigieburn, our hotel for the weekend and venue for Saturday night. Fourteen early starters met for pre-dinner drinks and snacks. Lots of laughter and conversation. I thought we might have been asked to turn the volume down. On to dinner, where the raucous behaviour continued. It was obvious the weekend was off to a good start. Saturday was a free day, and most did their own thing, shopping in Bowral, a round of golf, visiting friends/relatives or just sightseeing. Pre-dinner drinks began at 6:00 and the conversation flowed. Seating was a little different this year, boys on one side of the table and girls on the other. This made for interesting conversation. Following mains, Caroline Foldes and Stuart McLean kindly volunteered to host our Kris Kringle.  As happened last year, sought-after gifts, moved around quite a few times. The eventual winners were disclosed on our Facebook page, so if you want to know who you will need to join. Just search AMOC NSW and ask to join. It was nice to see four new members, brave enough, to attend their first club event, and a weekend away as well – Geoff & Fiona Best and Mark & Alison Boyle. It was also great to see members who cut short their travels to attend this event. To conclude the weekend, Terry Daly put together a Sunday run via the back roads of the Southern Highlands finishing at Robertson for morning tea. Great roads that we will travel again.

The consensus was a great weekend and one to be repeated next year.

» AMOC NSW 2017 Annual Meeting

Thursday 20th July, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the best dinners of the year, and a chance to meet the new Dealer Principal at Trivett as well as welcoming our new members!

DETAILS:
Opening address by Cecilie Moseng, Dealer principal of Trivett Bespoke With guest speaker Rex Vincent, Ex-President the Rolls Royce Club
Members Tickets: $30 Non-Members Tickets: $60
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Location: Aston Martin Sydney Showroom, 75-85 O'Riodan Street, Alexandria
RSVP: Please RSVP by 16 July 2017 to mmurphy@amocnsw.org.au and please mention any dietary requirements

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» June Lunch Run to Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club

Sunday 28th June, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A BAG OF TWISTIES BEFORE LUNCH"
This run will see us travel from Dural to Wisemans Ferry, and continuing along the North side of the Hawkesbury river. There are plenty of twists and turns to enjoy as the road winds its way between the river and the escarpment towards the Central Coast. Lunch will be served at Sublime Dining. Enjoy the panoramic views and watch people chasing little white balls with sticks. There is plenty of parking available outside the club. We will take over the elevated endof the sealed area car park. A choice of routes for your return to Sydney is available, depending on your preferences and schedule.

DETAILS:

  • Information: Andrew Duggan - 0414 266 244
  • Where: From: McDonald's Dural, Cnr New Line & Old Northern Rds, Dural
                 To: Sublime Dining @ Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club, 18 Hallards Rd, Central Mangrove NSW, 2250
  • Time: Meeting at: 08:45am
              On the road by:09:15am
              Due at destination: 11:45am
  • Route: Details of the route will be provided at McDonalds.
  • Parking: Reserved parking at destination.
  • Cost: $35.00 per head - Lunch, Dessert, tea and coffee are included.Drinks and Expresso are available for purchase.
  • RSVP & Payment: 13th June, 2017 payment to AMOC NSW Bank Account
    BSB 082 125 Account No 33 114 0403 – note: this is a new account
    Michelle Murphy - secretary@amocnsw.org.au
    M: 0418 243 033, W: 9181 3177
  • Warning: No actual Twisties will be provided as part of this event!!

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» May Brunch Run to Centennial Vineyards

Sunday 21st May, 2017

AMOC NSW Run to Centennial Vineyards

Last Sunday’s run was the best attended so far this year with 44 members, attending in a wide variety of Astons, old and new. The Committee would like to thank Paul Sampson for stepping up and arranging this run at short notice. It was fabulous to see the number of ladies attending this run and the Committee have taken note of how to attract our female members.

The morning was glorious, with sunshine and the treat of rain non-existent. Following coffee at McDonalds, Heathcote, the cars sprinted along the M1 towards Wollongong, turning right at Albion Park. We continued along the twisting and sometimes narrow and slippery Macquarie Pass. The pass was slow due to morning traffic, but once on Tourist Road, the Astons were able to unwind and some spirited driving was enjoyed. After a quick re-group at Glenquarry, we turned right onto Kangaloon Road, into Bowral and onto Centennial Winery.

The Astons were given pride of parking on the circular driveway, with photo opportunities were embraced by both members and visiting public. We were escorted into our own private dining room where a long table was set with white tablecloths and gleaming tableware. Following champagne, high tea was served, consisting of finger sandwiches, savoury pastries, scones and cakes. By the noise in the room, everyone had a good time. Michelle and I were the last to leave, and it was obvious that there was ample food or we were watching our waistlines, as there was quite a feast of scones left over.

After saying our good byes, some of us headed back into Bowral to do a little shopping.  Others not content on an easy drive home along the Hume Highway, headed back towards Macquarie Pass to have another go.

As a footnote, the Social Secretary is already looking at next year’s calendar to plan runs that will avoid School Holidays and long weekends

» Dream Ride Ball 2017

Friday 19th May, 2017

2017 Dream Ride Ball






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dream Ride organisation are hosting the inaugural Dream Ride Ball, on Friday, 19th May, 2017. As you may remember, our club was the highest fund raiser for the 2016 event.

Join Dream Ride Ambassadores Sandra Sully, Brendan Jones and Chris Smith for a fun filled evening of entertainment.

DETAILS:

  • Information: John Sullivan BH: 02 9181 3177 
  • Where: From: Maritime Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sydney
  • Time: at: 07:00pm
  • Includes: 3 course meal, beverage package, live acts tribute to the Rat Pack, Special Olympics Dance Group and dancing to the sounds of "Suit and Tie"
  • Dress Code: Black Tie (optional)
  • Cost: For those who wish to attend the ball, there are two options:
    1. Purchase individual tickets @ $300.00 per person;
    2. Be part of a table of 10 @ $275.00 per person.
  • RSVP: ASAP
    Michelle Murphy - secretary@amocnsw.org.au
    M: 0418 243 033, W: 9181 3177

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» North South Liason 11 2017 - Coastal Resort Weekend Getaway at Merimbula

Friday 28th April - Sunday 30th April, 2017

Merimbula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful beaches, sheltered waters and seafood feasts.

This year, our get together with our Victorian comrades will be the costal township of Merimbula. Members enjoyed last year’s event and I am sure this year will be even better.

Organisers of this run, Terry Daly and Paul Sampson, have proposed a run from Sydney to Merimbula on the Friday for those who are interested. Details of this run will follow.

For more information contact Terry Daly on 0418 675 253 or Paul Sampson 0407 023 007.

Could you reply to Michelle if you decide to participate, so we can keep a list of those attending.

DETAILS:

  • Getting there - Each state will make their own travel and "route" arrangements. All roads
    leading to Merimbula are enjoyable, Aston Martin "driver" roads.
  • Friday 28th - Welcome drinks & canapés /Dinner
  • Saturday 29th - Morning – Visit to Andy Baker's Oyster Farmer in Pambula. Andy is among the
    world's best producers of Sydney Rock Oysters and is arranging a very "special" experience for
    us. Short drive to Lunch. Return around 3.00pm. Dinner in Merimbula.
  • Sunday 30th - Breakfast. Activity TBA - Depending on numbers staying on Sunday
  • Accommodation - Coast Resort is able to accommodate us with around 20 rooms with quality
    comfort and facilities. From Friday 28th April with checkout on Monday 1st May. It is only a few
    minutes' walk to the beach or into town.
  • Breakfasts – BYO (all rooms have kitchens) or easy walk or drive to suitable places.
  • Car Parking - Secure undercover parking available for our cars.
  • Book Accommodation Directly via Website http://coastresort.com.au/
    Enter promotional code astonmartin and 28th April for special discount rates. Then scroll down
    to choose and book your room.
  • Coast Resort Merimbula 68/1 Elizabeth Street Merimbula NSW 2548 Australia
    (02) 6495 4930 info@coastresort.com.au
  • More details to follow.

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»April Sunday Lunch Run to The Historic Collits Inn

Sunday 23rd April, 2017

Collits Inn Trip 2017

What a great autumn day for a drive into the country! Unfortunately we only had a few members turn up for the run with new member Craig Walker driving up from Kiama just for the drive. Very easy Instructions were issued at MacDonald’s Windsor with the route going through Richmond, the Bell line of Road through Bell and onto Lithgow. At Lithgow a left turn before the Ford dealer and then another 9.5k of lonely country road to the Collits Inn. Unfortunately, some short phasing lights at North Richmond made the first part of the journey painful with a 4k traffic jam. However, once cleared the driving began but a little too enthusiastically for new member Steve who found himself on the wrong end of the law. Of interest, this particular policeman was hiding up a small alley on the overtaking lane going up Kurrajong Hill and talking to locals this is his regular hiding spot! And to make it worst for poor old Steve it was a double demit points weekend.
Collits Inn is located at the base of Mount York, the site of the original Blue Mountains crossing by Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson in 1813. The house itself was built in 1823 and is a timely unique property that remains the oldest set of buildings west of the Blue Mountains. It was extensively restored in 1998 to near original condition.
Our hosts for the day were owners Chris and Cheryl and due to the wonderful weather the lunch was held outside and what a great and plentiful lunch it was. If the weather had been inclement then we had the option of using the old barn with an open fire. Lunch started a bit late as we were waiting for Ken and Lorraine Martin to arrive in there DB7. No it hadn’t broken down, a simply navigational error by an unnamed person!
It turned out to a sensational day as the attached photos will attest with several people still at Collits Inn well after 300pm. It’s a pity AMOC didn’t get a strong roll up because it’s one of those locations that begs you to return and return I will as I now have this place top of my list as I organise a similar event for another car club.

Terry Daly

» Burrows Drive Day at Sydney Motor Sport Park

Wednesday 12th April

Burrows Drive Day

The second Burrows Drive Day, run by Luke O’Neill, will be held at Sydney Motor Sport Park on Wednesday, 12th April, 2017. This will be a special day as Trivett Aston Martin Sydney will be the sponsor. There will be AM merchandising, press & demo cars and needless to say, the new DB11 will be on display. I will also bringing the Vantage Rally GT.

The club has secured 5 New Drivers and 5 Intermediate spots (10 in total) at a cost of $495.00 each. You can also bring a guest to spectate and for lunch at an additional $50.00. Helmet hire is available at $20.00.

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» March Sunday Brunch Run to The [M]eatery, Wollongong

Sunday 19th March, 2017

Mooney Mooney ClubWelcome to the AMOC NSW March drive.
Meet at Sans Souci McDOnalds and enjoy a scenic drive through the Royal National Park and coastal road to Wollongong to relish a leisurely brunch overlooking the beach at The [M]eatery.

 

 

 

DETAILS:

  • Information: Greg Gibbons: 0419 222 208 or gregg88@bigpond.com
  • Where: From: McDonald's at Sans Souci - 494 Rocky Point Road.
                 To: The [M]eatery, 1 Marine Drive, Wollongong, NSW, 2500
  • Time: Meeting at: 07:00am
              On the road by:7:30am
              Due at lunch destination: 1:00pm
  • Route: Royal National Park through to Wollongong via Sea Cliff Bridge
  • Parking: Plenty of parking at destination.
  • Cost: $20.00 per head.
  • RSVP & Payment: by COB 15th March, 2017
    Michelle Murphy - secretary@amocnsw.org.au
    M: 0418 243 033, W: 9181 3177

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» March Dinner with a Difference - Whiteline Tarmac Rally Sprint

Thursday 16th March, 2017, 4- 10pm

White Line Tarmac Rally Sprint

Due to the success of our last meeting at Eastern Creek, we are doing it again this month. The members who attended enjoyed themselves and became totally involved. We also had far more attendees than we do at a normal meeting. Suggests to me that you are all Rev Heads at heart. Although the event starts at 4.00, best time to turn up is after 6.00 pm. An area within the pits will be cordoned off to display AMOC vehicles.

Rally Sprint Video filmed by Josh Gibbons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUN_YAtm2u0

View Photographs taken by Josh Gibbons of the Tesla Event held in February at:
https://goo.gl/photos/ebngemFwGjChaNxn9

» February Lunch Run

Sunday 26th February, 2017

Mooney Mooney Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our get together with Aston Martin and club enthusiasts on Sunday, 26th February was on a very overcast Sydney day. The group met at McDonalds Dural for a coffee and pre run briefing from Terry Daley. In spite of the weather there was a good roll up of cars: three Vantage Roadsters, three Vantage Coups, DB9 Volante, DB4 Volante, DB6, DB7, Ferrari F430, Mercedes, Porsche 911 and Porsche Cayenne.

The rain held off for the first part of the drive which ambled through the very picturesque semi-rural area of Northern Sydney, Kenthurst, Annangrove, Dural, Galston, and Arcadia before reaching Berowra Waters. Great driving roads through a lush green landscape with rolling hills and bushy outcrops.

After a big downpour just before our arrival at the Berowra Waters Ferry, the rain soon cleared for the Hawkesbury River crossing allowing Josh Gibbons to take some drone shots of the cars on the ferry. We climbed our way up to Berowra and the Old Pacific Highway with the unmistakable symphony of Astons exhaust notes echoing off the rock cliff face and drowning out the Ferrari.

Upon arrival at the club, we were well looked after by the staff and we enjoyed a good meal from the menu. The sun broke through in the afternoon and the group enjoyed chatting to friends before a leisurely departure and drive back to Sydney and the central coast.

Many thanks to Terry for organising the run.

Mooney Mooney Run video taken by Josh Gibbons can be viewed at:
https://goo.gl/photos/H4WcS6QodkFi65Po6

» February Dinner with a Difference - Whiteline Tarmac Rally Sprint

Thursday 16th February, 2017, 4- 10pm

White Line Tarmac Rally Sprint

On Thursday, 16th February, members (21) were entertained by a variety of vehicles at the Tarmac Rally Sprint, Sydney Motorsport Park. Cars ranged from early model Datsun’s, Escorts, modern vehicles such as Porsche GT3, HSV Coupe, 4WD Lancers and WRXs and of course our own Aston Martin Vantage Rally GT. Competitors were able to complete 5 runs on a 4klm  course that weaves around the car park and then up and down the drag strip to a flying finish.

Competition started at 6:00pm, and soon it was obvious that being a dry night, previous event times were soon slashed. 4WD cars certainly had an advantage over RWD cars but the aim was to place well in your class.

Michelle and I competed in the Vantage Rally GT and our times were a vast improvement on the previous event, and the Aston was proving to be very competitive achieving 7th overall in its class. Members enjoyed spectating, viewing the vast variety of cars and just being involved.

» January Breakfast Run to Grey Gums Café, Putty

Sunday 22nd January, 2017

Putty Run January 2017

First run for 2017 and first outing for a DB11 with AMOC.

Another beautiful day! Given the recent high temperatures we have experienced, the bushfires and then the rain, it was a pleasure to have temperate weather conditions. Our group included a DB4, DB6, V8 Vantage Volante, DB7, Vanquish, Vantage Roadster, DB9, DB11 and a XKR Jag. Unfortunately Paul Skavaas’ DBS V8 was a non-starter, suffering from battery/coil issues.

Some ring-ins! Richard Savage, a UK member on holidays in Australia was missing his DB9. Richard joined Arne, in his lovely Volcano Red DB9. It was also good to see future generation of Aston owners accompanied by their Grandparents.

Following coffee we covered the twisty 45klms in good time, to our first stop, the ferry crossing connecting Sackville to Sackville North. The 290mtr ferry crossing has been operating since the 1870s and takes about three minutes. A re-group followed, providing time to inspect the new DB 11, kindly on loan from Trivett Aston Martin. The second 79klm leg, mostly along the Putty Road, was a terrific run, police and Sunday drivers free, giving us the chance to stretch the Astons’ legs, and burn of some off the excess from the festive season.

At the Grey Gum Café, (the name says it all – 14 metre gum trees surrounding a quaint café, frequented by car and bike clubs alike) more fawning over the DB 11, photos, breakfast and more coffee.  For some it was a catch-up after the Nationals, and others discussed what we got up to over Christmas and the New Year.

Our return trip was on much the same route, but via the historic town of Windsor. All in all, a tried and tested run that is popular with members.