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Introducing the New Management Team for 2021

posted Feb 7, 2021, 10:59 PM by Peter Triggell   [ updated Feb 26, 2021, 9:43 PM by WCC QLD ]

We welcome the new team to the important roles that keep this Club running:

President:         John Heindorff
Vice-President: David Bates
Treasurer:         Brian Brumby
Secretary:         Peter Triggell

Supporting the management team are:
Events:             Rob Preslmaier
Merchandise:   Grahame Hunt

Contact details for the team can be found under Contact Us

Pitstop Lunch Report

posted Feb 2, 2021, 8:54 PM by Peter Triggell

Dear avid readers

Despite the threat of rain there were 18 motoring enthusiasts who turned up to have a yummy lunch and a chat at the Pit Stop Cafe at Mt Mee. In spite of the rain that did fall in small and innocuous patches some intrepid members actually brought the cars – clubmans – for which this Car Club is notorious. Good on them for being so brave. I should have taken a photo as evidence that they were there but instead here’s a photo of the assorted gathering. Many are smiling, testament to the fact that they enjoyed each other’s company.

Greg, Peter, Janette, Jake and I enjoyed the drive from The Gap to Mt Mee. It’s a pleasure to find some windy roads that are still signed at 100 km/hr.

As they used to say in Rome - Voldonaldmort mortuus est, ut et ipse maneat illuc. 

Thanks all for coming and enjoy your driving!

Rob Preslmaier

Events Coordinator

Pit Stop Lunch Run

posted Jan 24, 2021, 7:10 PM by Peter Triggell   [ updated Jan 24, 2021, 7:22 PM ]

All are welcome to come along to the Pit Stop Cafe on Sunday 31st Jan for lunch. The address is 2070 Mt Mee Rd, Ocean View.

Sunshine Coasters will find it easier to travel via the D'Aguilar Hwy, while a majority of Brisbanians will rendezvous at the Park'n'Ride at the Gap (we're not travelling via Mt Glorious but the location is well known to most) at around 10h00. We may pick up a few at Dayboro as well.

We have a tentative booking from 11.30am for 20 but for the sake of planning and making sure we don't disappoint anyone we need to know just how many will be coming, so please let me know ASAP if you plan on attending and, if so, how many others you'll be bringing. 

See ewes on the road.

Rob Preslmaier
Events Coordinator
Westfield Car Club
0488 738 250

General Meeting

posted Jan 9, 2021, 3:21 PM by Peter Triggell   [ updated Feb 26, 2021, 9:48 PM by WCC QLD ]

Barring a fresh lockdown, our next General Meeting will be held in the Meeting Room of the Brisbane Sporting Car Club, 16/23 Ashtan Place, Banyo, on Saturday, 10 April 2021, commencing 10am. Anyone is welcome to attend, but only financial members are eligible to vote on any matter raised at this meeting. 


All enquiries to:
The Secretary, Peter Triggell
phone: 07 33742467
mobile: 0419930451

Subscriptions for 2021 are now due!

posted Dec 28, 2020, 6:58 PM by Peter Triggell

Dear member (or prospective member), 

We hope you all had a safe and happy Christmas and are looking forward to the new year with optimism. 

So the Club can start it's new year in a good financial position, membership renewal is now due; $50 for Ordinary members, $25 for Family members (spouses, significant others etc). Please be mindful of the limit of one family member per ordinary member. To be deemed a member for all of 2021 you should aim to renew by 28 February latest. 

Any member wishing to vote at our Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, 6 February, should have renewed their membership by that date, or at the meeting on the day. 

Renewal should be accompanied by a fresh membership form. This is the only way we have of capturing any changes to your personal details, eg address, phone number, email, car etc etc. I appreciate that many feel this to be a chore, however as an incorporated association we are required to maintain accurate and up to date membership records. A fresh form each year, or when your details change during a year, are our only means of meeting this requirement. The current form is attached for convenience. 

Kerry Milner
Honorary Secretary
07 5494 4576
0417 612 053

First Club run for 2021 CANCELLED

posted Dec 28, 2020, 6:45 PM by Peter Triggell   [ updated Jan 9, 2021, 3:15 PM ]


Final Gold Coast group run for 2020

posted Oct 24, 2020, 11:13 PM by Peter Triggell

Our next run will be our last for 2020 with 11 January 2021 being our 1st run next year.


Thanks to Jay Hoy we will be having a drive and ending up in Tamborine


Date: Sunday 8 November 2020


Start Point: Arthur Earle Park, Nerang (usual spot)


Time:  7:15 am for 7:30 departure


RSVP: Tuesday 3 November



Helen (HellsBells)


Great Day for a Pie!

posted Sep 28, 2020, 10:54 PM by Peter Triggell   [ updated Sep 28, 2020, 11:00 PM ]

16 members made it to Fernvale today for a pie and a natter after morning tea at Mt Glorious. A pleasant day and a pleasant run.

Good to see new member Brian Power in his restored Datsun 1200 and Rob Preslmaier in his magic Ford GT40.
Reinhold Scholz travelled in style in his recently acquired German silver clubman.

Many thanks to Rob for arranging. Some pics of the line-up at Fernvale can be found below. 

Gold Coast September run report

posted Sep 7, 2020, 2:11 PM by Peter Triggell   [ updated Sep 13, 2020, 1:03 AM ]

We met at our usual spot at Nerang for coffee / chat. It was great just to catch up and check out the cars. Seems ages since we had done this.


Thanks to Bruce King for organising the drive to the Hotel. After leaving Nerang we drove north via Maudsland, Upper Coomera, Pimpama, Norwell to Alberton. The drive was great except for the torrential downpour at Maudsland which only lasted about 5 minutes but was enough to get the clubbie crew wet. There was one corner on the run through the cane fields where the Slow Down sign for the corner was lit up whilst all 8 cars when through – clubbies do handle well through corners!


7 clubbies, 1 sports car and a Volvo. The Kings (Birkin), The Kents (Westfield), The Hoys (Locost), The Petleys (Locost), John Long (Locost), Frank Liu (Westfield), Tony Morris (GTM Spider), Jim Esson (Westfield) and myself in the Volvo.


We had 12 for lunch at the Gem Hotel, which had great food.


Our next run will be Sunday 8 November.



“I didn’t know the guy but I knew his Maidenwell” - Maidenwell trip report, Sunday 16 August 2020

posted Aug 17, 2020, 9:21 PM by Peter Triggell   [ updated Aug 17, 2020, 9:51 PM ]

For those of you church goers and lazy sleeper-innerers, here is what you missed!

Last Sunday was a great day for driving – it dawned crisp, cool and sunny and only got better. Four humans in three cars rendezvoused at the Fernvale café bakery for coffee and faux lamingtons (it’s not a lamington without jam in it Mister Baker!). Messrs Blythe and Christy in the Volkswagen GT3 RS, Jake Gulliver (fresh from his travels with brother Elwood) in an orange Super 7 clone, and me, author, organiser and alt rock fan in the Datsun GTR. Travelling via Esk and Crow’s Nest we experienced some of the finest asphalt that there is between Esk and Maidenwell, one of all two possible vaguely direct routes. A minor hiccup occurred when Jake’s contrivance ran out of benzene, spluttering to a halt in front of a useless bowser in Hampton. While a kindly shopkeeper fetched 5 litres of fuel for Jake he checked for tank level with his sophisticated grooved measuring stick. Some people will go to extreme lengths to celebrate technology of yesteryear. Eventually all three resumed the journey and made it to fair Maidenwell.

At Maidenwell we joined with Geoff and Kerry, and John and Annie, at the pub. The food was tasty enough and wine, cider and beer suitably cold and refreshing, just like the climate in Maidenwell this time of year. The conversation was lively as David Christy gave us his best (unwitting) Donald Trump impersonation, challenging the rest of us to believe his fake news about COVID-19 and many other things including Piltdown Man and Christy Man, the latter also found in a Pleistocene gravel bed, only not a fake like the former. Normal people also spoke and had a good time over lunch.

The attached photos provide proof of the existence of Super 7 clones and hardy humans that will make it as far as Maidenwell.

Later Messrs Christy and Blythe and the Turners made the 2km detour to visit Coomba Falls and waterhole. Reportedly over the years a number of ‘dingbats’ have met their maker following unsuccessful anti-gravity experiments from the high rocks under the affluence of incohol. They polluted the rock pool but helped improve the gene pool.

Eventually everyone made it back to their homes alive and with memories of an enjoyable day trip and a tasty meal and drink under their belts.

Thanks to Kerry for the idea for the run.


Rob Preslmaier

Event Organiser, Coordinator and Article Writer 

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