WRX Club of Qld well represented at Cootha Classic


27 Jul : 19:02
 None    Motorsport

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Based in the heart of Brisbane, the Cootha Classic makes motorsport easily accessible to local residents.

At the core of the event, it is a celebration of motorsport, but there is so much more to it. With boutique food stalls, live entertainment, trade exhibitors, music, interactive displays and celebrity drivers complimenting the non-stop on track action.

The Club will be well represented with approximately 10 cars on show in the display area from the older GC8's to the current VA's, but all will be beautifully presented to represent the iconic WRX brand.

To go along with the looks, the Club will also be showing off some of its muscle with at least three cars already securing their spots.

STREET

Representing Monkeen Motorsport will be Club President Jason Keen in his STi built by John French Motors. "The Monkeen Motorsports '06 STi "Cindy" has been built as my daily car that regularly drives to the race track, wins its class, and drives home ready for normal weekly duties. It has been built to be a reliable race car for the road"

MODIFIED

The club is represented in the Modified class by Hannah Taylor in her MY02 WRX. Hannah is a regular at Queensland Racetracks and runs extremely well in the Queensland Time Attack series.

UNLIMITED

Running in the Ultimate class, Stephen Faulks and the Bitten Motorsport STi will be pushing it all to the limit for outright honors. "I’ll be up against GTs and some other high performance cars, so it’ll be interesting to see how I go against those guys. The historic and special vehicle classes will be something to keep en eye out for as well – they’re always awesome.”

Daniel Callow will also be representing the Club in his recently completed Car Mods Australia Wide Body STi.

Treat yourself to a great father's day weekend on the 5th September and head to the local hill climb and enjoy all the sites, tastes and racing.

For more information about the event check out the Cootha Classic webpage



August Club Meeting - MR Tuning - 11 Aug 2015


24 Jul : 13:01
 None    Social

MR Tuning and the Bitten Motorsport team will be hosting the WRX Club of Queensland's August Meeting at their head quarters in Yatala.

We will have a BBQ available to members of the club starting at 6:30 with the club meeting will be starting at approximately 7:00pm.

Club members and prospective members are more than welcome.

Can you please RSVP

MR Tuning's Website

Halmark Business Park<
12/ 28 Burnside Road
Yatala QLD 4208
(Exit 41 off Pacific Highway)

2015 AGM & Bob Jane Tech Night - In review


22 Jul : 11:16
 None    Social

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A relaxed ambiance plus BBQ Dinner and drinks provided for those pre-meeting hunger pains with a side of the must have social catch-up by members and new members alike.

Welcoming of first time attending members (Michael, Hannah & Nathan) enjoyed the relaxed, friendly atmosphere before moving into the formal part of the night; AGM nominating and voting of the new committee team.

We welcome the new 2015/16 team:
  • President - Jason Keen
  • VP - Andrew Ross
  • Treasurer - Brendan Bassa
  • Membership - Matthew Carmody
  • Secretary - Anthony Bonnici
  • IT - Stephen Faulks
  • IT Deputy - Michael Chora
  • Merchandise - Andrew and Steffi
  • Motorsport - Daniel Watt
  • Social - Stuart Kerr, Nathan Schick, Black Edwards, Kristina Ebert
  • Committee Advisor - Donna Ross

With all the formalities done and dusted we got stuck into the Bob Jane Tech and promotions part of the night.

Bob Jane Coorparoo being a club supporter offers many great incentives and promotion to club members at great pricing and has all your questions covered with expert advice and knowledge.
  • Trade Pricing on all tyres that the team stocks / sources
  • $60 Wheel alignment using all the latest technology (saving $25)
  • 18" XXR's + RS3 tyres fitted, balanced and alignment combo for $2,000

Now if you feel like putting those new wheels and tyres to use the club has many social events coming up including the Northern NSW Cruise on Sunday 26th July starting from Yatala at 7am. Travelling through Murwillumbah on route to Nimbin for the famous (infamous....) Nimbin Marks for the first stop of the day. Then it's onto some pristine national parks and finally making lunch at Bangalow.

For those seeking a louder and more power orientated event; the club will be hosting a Dyno Day on August 8 at Mercury Motorsport (another great club supporter) with limited spots still available for just $20. Jump in and enjoy a number crunching day with a sausage sizzle supplied.

More information for both events can be found on the WRX QLD forum.

[Submitted by Nathan Schick]

Order a race WRX straight from the factory


21 Jul : 08:04
 None    Misc

Looks like Subaru has announced a motorsport-only (there will be no option to register these in Australia) version of the WRX, even if it is only 10 cars at this stage.

From reports, it will be the four-door sedan stripped-out and fitted with the JDM EJ20 2l block instead of the 2.5l road version we see here in Australia. Despite the smaller block is just out performs our domestic version with 227kW and 422Nm.

The cars have been reported to start at $38,000, but will require more work completed once you have it to get it fully race prepared; including the installation of a roll cage (which can also be ordered from the factory).
[Submitted by Admin]

2015 SDT Morgan Park Track Day


17 Jul : 11:42
 None    Social

Cool winter air treated the turbos well for this years Morgan Park track day. This year we had 5 club members David, Matt, Michael, Nick and Simon meet up at Yamanto McDonalds early in the morning to make the 2hr journey to the best racetrack nearby to Brisbane (yup, it's better than QR and even Lakeside).

The guys started the day by dialling their eyes and cars in with the horizontal hill climb / sprint before tackling a few of the other faster and more challenging track configurations.

With in car coaching from professional racing car driver Chris O'Shannessy, everyone improved their driving skill and were able to take their cars as close to the limit as they dared. Nick Carroll's video shows off his skill and how varied and challenging this track is.

Well done boys!
[Submitted by Jason Keen]


WRX CLUB DYNO DAY - 8 AUGUST 2015


12 Jul : 07:16
 None    Social

WRX Club of Qld is hosting its annual dyno day 8 August 2015.

The day will kick off at 8am.

Hosted by club supporter Mercury Motorsport

20 Dyno spots so numbers limited.

Come give your car a health check and see how much power it makes!

See the post on the forum to sign up
[Submitted by Brendan]

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NNSW Cruise 26th July 2015


09 Jul : 08:04
 None    Social

The WRX Club of Qld will be running its second cruise for the year. We are heading over the border into northern NSW for the morning with free morning tea for all participants. A great day to get out and discover some new places and roads. Full details in the forum.
[Submitted by Stuart Kerr]

DIRT DAY 5 JULY 2015 - AUTOCROSS


20 Jun : 11:31
 None    Motorsport

WRX Club Dirt Day - Sunday 5th JULY 2015

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.