P.A.R.T. Why???? Because it's Christmas!

17 Nov : 05:59

That time of year is fast approaching and we have set the date and location for our 2015 Christmas Party. It will be held at Harrigan's Drift Inn on the 12th of December. We will have the area on the grass near the water for our Concourse/car display and awards presentation. If you wish to take part in the display or the Concourse competition or both, then you will need to be there by 10:30 am and will not be able to leave until around 2:30 as once we are inside, the gates will be closed and locked.

For those that would like to Cruise over with other members, we will meet at Yatala Pies at 9:30-9:50 am for a 10:00 am leave.

The Awards for the Motorsport Championship, Social Championship and Concourse will be presented on the day and the Concourse will be judged on the day as well, with the overall concourse winner taking away the perpetual Mark Van Beek award.

In addition to the usual awards for the three competitions, Bowden's Own have generously offered additional prize packs to the top three in each prospective competition.

The Concourse this year will be judged by all of us, the members of the club. When you sign in on the club register, collect your voting slip, take a look at the cars and deposit your choice in the voting box by 1:00 pm. We will count up the votes and will pick the winner.

On behalf of the rest of the committee, Thanks for your support, during what has been a difficult year for the Club and I hope to see you at this years Christmas Party.

Details about Harrigan's location can be found here

WRX Club brings home 3 in the top 10 at Noosa

17 Nov : 05:39
 None    Motorsport

“The Hill” is classed as one of the premier hill climb events in Australia and runs on Gyndier Drive which runs through the Tewantin State Forest. The track surface is 1.5km of undulating bitumen of varying age which makes for challenging and exciting variations in grip.

The WRX Club of Queensland was represented by three cars, the Bitten Motorsport STi and the AR Developments Evo which was dual entered. They lined up against 159 of the fastest hill climb cars in the country including cars like the Skelta of Ray Vandersee; which competed in many Targa Tasmania’s and also ran in the famous Pikes Peak in 2012.

The weather forecast for the weekend was not looking favourable in the lead up but after setting the cars up Friday afternoon there were no signs of the predicted rain. Saturday morning presented as a fine, but very humid day with the temperature managing to touch close to 35 degrees.

Saturday presented 4 runs to the guys and Steve from Bitten Motorsport went into the evening as the fastest tin top, with Mick and Corey in the AR Developments Evo just behind.

Sunday morning was wet and overcast, but the track soon dried out when the sun broke through to give 2 dry runs in the afternoon.

With a total of 8 runs Steve, Mick and Corey all finished strong with 58.41, 59.88 and 59.91 respectively. These results saw Steve taking home first in class, fastest tin top, fourth outright and the Glenn Ross Memorial Trophy for fastest AWD. Corey finished the weekend with third in class and seventh outright and closing out the Club’s account was Mick with fourth in class and eighth outright.

Great work by the guys for the strong representation and to all finish within the top ten of a class event.

Michael Von RappardDallara Hayabusa53.121
Warwick HutchinsonVan Dieman RP92 53.96 2
Darren DuffieldRPV 113 2600T57.313
Stephen FaulksSubaru WRX STi58.414
Matt ReadReadster MTR159.445
Zak DavidsSubaru WRX59.836
Corey BakerMitsubishi EVO 59.887
Mick McMillanMitsubishi EVO 59.918
Garry Ford Ford Escort 60.009
Ray Vandersee Skelta G-Force60.2510

Welcome to Race Graphix

27 Oct : 09:32
 None    Misc

The WRX Club of Queensland would like to welcome Race Graphix on board as a club supporter.

They are responsible for all the livery on the Club Trailer, the CMA STi, applied the livery on the Bitten Motorsport STi along with many other club members rides.

They not only do cars, they can change the look of anything from boats to shop fronts and anything in between!

If you are thinking of a change for you pride and joy consider giving them a call or log into the forum and post a question

2015 Noosa Hill Climb

26 Oct : 13:30
 None    Motorsport

Club members Stephen Faulks, Mick McMillan, Nev Scott and Corey Baker will be battling it out in a field of 158 cars (13 of them AWDs) at one of Australia’s premier hill climbs - the 2015 Noosa Hill Climb.

Noosa Car Club put on the event which is held at the picturesque Gyndier Drive in the middle of the Tewantin State Forest on the 7th and 8th November. The 1.5km asphalt road is only open to cars twice a year so it is a great spectacle!

Cars date back as far as a 1936 Ford running a 4L V8 and a 750cc Austin from the same year though to current production cars.

Club members will be fighting for class rights between WRX’s, Evo’s, Skylines, an AWD Sylva and the winner of the Cootha Classic Hill Climb, a beautiful replica Audi Quattro S1.

Racing starts at 8:30 on both Saturday and Sunday and Spectators are able to buy tickets at the gate for:

Adult - Day Pass $15
Adult - Weekend Pass $20
Children – Under 14yrs free

Kingston park Go Kart day 25/10/15

26 Oct : 05:38
 None    Social

A great morning's racing at Kingston Park Raceway.

We had a some stand out results, as well as a couple of bumps and stacks down in the mid pack.

A HUGE congratulations to the overall winner of the day Craig Lawrence with 234 points.
Winner of race 1 and 2, 3rd in race 3 and 2nd in race 4. Craig also posted the fastest lap of the day.

Seriously close second place honours went to Dirk Mitchell on 232 points.
Dirk placed 3rd in race 1, 2nd in races 2 and 3, and then closing out the final race as the winner.
Also 2nd fasted lap of the day and a PB. Congratulation Dirk. A great effort.

Third place on 226 point went to Nathan Schick.
Nathan also stormed through the pack picking up many places in each race placing 4th, 3rd, 1st and 3rd.
A very confident drive and some really good, consistent times.

Thank you to everyone who turned out to support the club. Thanks to Andrew Ross for coming along and cooking the BBQ while we carved up the track.
When the photo's are available I will post them up.
[Submitted by Daniel Watt]

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

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Note: Non club members will not qualify for the trophy