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Calling for Officials:  Shannons Rally Launceston

Shannons Rally Launceston are seeking Officials interesting in volunteering for the rally held in Launceston, 23-26 June, 2022.

A number of roles are available to be filled and with your help, we can make this a safe, successful and enjoyable event for drivers, officials, volunteers and spectators alike.

Please complete the Expression of Interest form via Motorsport Australia’s Official/Volunteers Rosterfy Event System if you’d like to be part of the Shannons Rally Launceston team.

Individuals simply need to register an account, a simple online process and then navigate their way to apply for the role.

If you have further questions, please contact by email at officials@motorsport.org.au or via phone 1300 883 959.

 

Cat Chat Returns

The Committee wish to inform members that we will be resurrecting our Cat Chats each month after our normal Committee meetings. They will be held at the Carlyle Hotel, Moonah, in the upstairs function room from approximately 7pm onwards, on the first Monday of each month.

It is hoped to have Special Guest speakers and or films of interest. February 7th we will welcome Charles Weston speaking on his maritime experiences.

Members are also welcome to join the Committee for a meal at 5.30pm prior to the meeting and Cat Chat.
The Carlyle currently offer $9.95 senior meals.

 

NATIONAL JAGUAR RALLY 2022 CANCELLED

The Jaguar Car Club of Tasmania are saddened to report that the hosting of the 2022 National Jaguar Rally has been cancelled.

It is unfortunate that this decision has to be made to ensure our Club or possible Mainland Registrants are not financially effected by making a later decision.  The ACJC is in full accord with this decision, and has formally notified other clubs Australia-wide.

Even though the COVID situation seems to be improving, the fact that our biggest participants are from Victoria and NSW, the early decision has been made.

Our Club is looking at hosting this event in 2024, which is also the 50th Anniversary of the Club.
Our best wishes to SA who are hosting the 2023 National Jaguar Rally, we will all be anxious to again attend a National Jaguar Rally and look forward to receiving information from the SA Club in due course.

Kind Regards
Jenni Appleby
Rally Director
2022 National Jaguar Rally

 

Vale – Athalie Wiggins

The club recently lost a long-time and much valued member in Athalie.  You can read a heartfelt tribute to her here.

 

Motorsport Australia Licence Update

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Motorsport Australia Board has approved changes to the expiration of certain licence types. These changes were the result of a month long consultation by Motorsport Australia with members and other stakeholders.
 
Motorsport Australia President Andrew Papadopoulos said with State and Federal Government restrictions still in place across the country, there was a need to ensure licence holders were supported.
 
“We are certainly very keen for motorsport to return, but we are currently in somewhat of a holding pattern as we wait for things to improve,” Papadopoulos said.
 
“As such, over recent weeks, our administration has been working out the best solution for our licence holders, in consultation with State Councils and clubs, and have determined that those with national and clubman licences will automatically have their licences extended as outlined.”

 

“We have also committed to a price freeze on all Speed and Junior licences.
 
“The changes to the expiration dates also allow us to move National and Clubman licences on to a more regular renewal cycle, meaning that renewals can be processed every quarter, instead of every month as is the case now. This will ensure our membership team can perform as efficiently as possible, making the annual renewal of a licence as simple as possible for members and reducing any delays.”
 
All licence holders will also be given the opportunity to utilise a buy one, get one free Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships General Admission ticket for the round of their choice in 2020 or 2021.

The changes approved by the Board are as follows:

  • All Junior and Speed licences to be subject to a price freeze until 31 December, 2021;
  • All National and Clubman licence holders whose licence has
    • expired in the period from 1 January to 31 March 2020, and have yet to renew, will be extended to 30 June, 2020
    • an upcoming expiry in April, May or June 2020 will have their expiry date extended to 30 September, 2020
    • an upcoming expiry in July, August and September 2020 will have their expiry dates extended to 31 December, 2020
    • an upcoming expiry in October, November and December 2020 will have their expiry dates extended to 31 March, 2021
    • an upcoming expiry in January, February and March 2021will have their expiry dates extended to 30 June, 2021

Speed licence holders will also receive a $25 Motorsport Australia estore voucher valid for 12 months if they renew prior to 30 June 2020.

Papadopoulos added that “we looked at a number of options and determined that allowing members to delay their renewal and then obtain an extension was the fairest outcome”.

The above changes to expiry dates will come into effect on 1 May, 2020.

Anyone with queries can contact the Motorsport Australia hotline, which is still available via phone on 1300 883 959 or via email: memberservices@motorsport.org.au.

Vale – Cleve Allen

Well-known club member Cleve Allen died recently, leaving a significant hole within the JCCT.  An active and enthusiastic member, Cleve will be sadly missed.  You can read a heartfelt tribute to Cleve here.

Wayne Double’s Mark II at Symmons Plains

Danny Taylor has provided some video footage of Wayne Double’s awesome Mark II racing at the recent “Cars, Bikes and Bands” event at Symmons Plains.  You can view the footage below…
Wayne Double’s Mk II

National Rally 2015  –  Site Archived

The website for the highly successful 2015 National Rally has expired, but you can still access our archived copy here.