WRX Club Bowden

20 Oct : 17:20
 None    Misc

We have secured a date for a tour of the Bowden's collection this year. If you missed out last time and are still kicking yourself, then here is your chance. If you were there, then there is no need for a hard sell, you know what I am talking about.

Details are:

When - Sunday 29th of November - approximate start 9am (Buderim)
Cost - $40 pp payable on the day in cash (exact money required)

We will meet at Burpengary BP northbound on Bruce Hwy 8am departure. We will then cruise up the HWY together and meet Dan at the Ettamogah Pub, north bound on the Bruce Hwy at Glass House. Dan will meet us there at 8:50am for a 9am departure. You need to grab a coffee here/toilet stop as this will be the last before the tour starts. This is the last meeting point on the way, as Bowden's have requested that we convoy in to their place following Dan.

If anyone wants to organise any other meet ups North or West, please do so, but make sure you are at the Ettamogah Pub before the 8:50am meeting time. Again this is how Bowden's want it to be done. Also we will need confirmed numbers 5 days at the latest before the event. The event is not restricted to club members, so if you have responsible respectful friends or family who would like to come along please bring them along.

After the tour, we will have a BBQ on site at Bowden's, and likely there will be a bit of a demonstration of Bowden's own awesome car care products.

More info on the Collection HERE

Please RSVP to email

[Submitted by Ant]

WRX Club Dirt Day

20 Oct : 17:19
 None    Misc

WRX Club Dirt Day - Saturday, 5th of December 2015

ONLY 20 DRIVERS get in and pay early to secure your spot

There will be a drivers disclaimer you must agree to and sign to participate.
The drivers & passengers must attend the drivers briefing, sign in and agree to the rules. both drivers and passengers will be given a wrist band that will be supplied once all the above has been undertaken.

To all those who want to drive in the dirt this day is for you. The club has hired the Dirt circuit at IWMAC for a full day of fun. This event has been run previously so some of you have been to the event before. For those of you that haven't it is a great day to see if you are interested in driving on the dirt whilst not being an all competitive day.

Please find below entry prices, lunch and drink tickets will be provided for all entered drivers. Visitors and passengers will be able to purchase drink and food tickets at a minimal cost.

Drivers - $100
Passengers - $5

Drivers and passengers will be given a wrist band that is the only way you will be allowed on the track must be displayed to starter before entry.

See disclaimers attached it will speed up registration if you could print and have completed.

Gates will open at 7.30am with the track opening at 9am. Lunch and Drinks will be available at the venue.

This is a private event which will result in a lot of fun track time for all involved with the focus on enjoyment. -

Proceedings of the day
* 07:30 - Arrive and set up camp. Please feel free to bring seats and marquees
* 07:30 - Scrutineering (NO RALLY TYRES) and Disclaimer
* 07:45 - Drivers Briefing
* 09:00 - 12:00 - Runs
* 12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch
* 12:30 - 15:30 - Runs

The Basics
* No door to door racing
* No official timing
* No more than 3 cars on the track at one time
* Laps will be starting from a standing start on the starting pad you will be waved on to the track where you will complete 1 standing lap and 4 flying laps (this may be changed throughout the day depending on the general feeling - 5 laps is a good place to start as cars don't get too hot)
* Dangerous driving will NOT be tolerated and you will be asked to leave
* Strictly invite only
* Helmets, Neck to Wrist to Ankle non flammable clothes
* Civil Drivers License Required
* Passenger laps you can bring people out for a spin (they will have to have Helmets, Neck to Wrist to Ankle non flammable clothes)
* There is no need to rush at the start of the day - I can guarantee that there will be times when there is only one car on the track (and some times none) so you will get plenty of lap time.

Click here For more detail and Payment
[Submitted by Ant]


19 Oct : 17:28
 None    Misc

We have secured "a hell of a day out" at Kingston Park Raceway for members to come along and test their skills again each other in a sprint race format.

The racing will start at 10am so we need to arrive by 9am to sign in. We will be setup as a club social for the day so bring the family along as there is plenty of attractions to keep the kids busy. * extra cost apply for kids ride etc.

A dedicated parking area will be made available for members and we have full use of the park amenities including BBQ areas.

Cost is $100 per driver and is payable ASAP to confirm numbers. Please head over to the club portal to register.

For tickets head to the forum

UPDATE: If you know a non member that is interested in having some fun, please let them know that there are some spare spots.

Please tell them to pay securely via PayPal here

Then please email confirmation to email

Share this around!

Note: Non club members will not qualify for the trophy

November Club Meeting - Racer Industries - Nov 10

19 Oct : 05:55
 None    Social

Racer Industries will be hosting the WRX Club of Queensland's November Meeting at their new showroom located at the Performance Driving Centre at Norwell.

We will have a BBQ available to members of the club starting at 7:00 with the club meeting will be starting at approximately 7:30pm.

Club members and prospective members are more than welcome.

Can you please RSVP on Facebook or the forum

Racer Industries
75 Norwell Road,

(Next to the Performance Driving Centre )


16 Oct : 06:24
 None    Social

Date: 26 September 2015
Where: Roadcraft Gympie

On Saturday the 26th of September a bunch of us club members headed to Roadcraft in Gympie to test the skidability of our beloved rexies (or not in some cases!) The weather was fantastic, it stayed nice and sunny all day.

There was a variety of skill levels from the complete novice (that'd be me Jess, I'd only driven our STI once before the day) to the more experienced. The aim of the day was fun and we certainly managed that.

We started off with some basic loops to get the water spread but before we knew it, we were having to dodge cones all over the place. We got through at least four different courses if not more by the end of the day. Each course brought a different type of challenge for all of us and at the end of the day yes there were times and results, but competitive or not it was FUN AS!

Thanks to all who organised the event and kept the day running smooth. Can't wait to attend future events just like this one with the club that's for sure.

Jessica and Nathan Schick.
[Submitted by Jessica Schick]

Lakeside Ride

16 Oct : 06:03
 None    Motorsport

Time Attack racer and Club member Steve Faulks piloted the Bitten Motorsport STi to a blistering time of 54.84 on R Spec tyres.

This time put the Bitten Motorsport STi well on top in the Lakeside Holy Grail by just under a second.

Steve told WRX Club "We skipped 2 rounds mid morning as we had to get a replacement radiator cap, but the laps were consistently in the low 55’s on an old set of medium Yokohama 050 – which were much better than what we had a Maximum Attack. For the lap that I pushed, I actually probably over tried, the lap was not as smooth as I would have hoped. But the car handled everything that I asked and when I came over the line -0.3 popped up on the dash and I knew that we had set a new PB.”

Photos: 4020 Media

World Time Attack Challenge

16 Oct : 05:46
 None    Motorsport

This weekend sees Club member Nev Scott taking on the world at the 2015 WTAC.

If you want to track the event, it is on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th October and the live stream can be found here on both days.

September's Club Meeting held at Subaru Toowong

10 Sep : 11:43
 None    Misc

The September meeting saw the club venture back to the base of Mt Coot-tha after a great weekend at the Cootha Classic for the hospitality of City Subaru.

City Subaru is located at the Toowong round about and has a huge range of new and used cars, including the 2016 STi.

After making our way through a lot of Gusto’s Pizza’s and looking around the cars that were on show we sat down for the formalities to begin.

The committee reported that the Club continues to be in great shape with more than 160 financial members – more than we have had in years; and the books and bank balance continues to be strong.

Up coming events include Maximum Attack and the Club run skid pan day.

James Simpson, the Dealer Principle for City Subaru Group covering Toowong, Newstead and Kedron is Queensland’s largest Subaru dealer and has offered Club Members access to capped price servicing and also a great discount on all spares. Log onto the forum for more details.

Subaru also graciously had heaps of prizes on the night including a mobile Car Wash Kit valued at $49.95, a cooler bag and multiple Subaru flags which were happily taken home by Ant, Andrew, Blake and Jess

Kedron Subaru  
Address: 485 Gympie Rd, Kedron QLD 4031
Phone:(07) 3480 2222

Subaru Toowong  
Address: Miskin St & Milton Road, Toowong QLD 4068
Phone:(07) 3871 6800

City Subaru  
Address: Cnr Evelyn Street & Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead QLD 4006
Phone:(07) 3000 7777

[Submitted by Steve]