Misc

Club Meeting - City Subaru: Sept 8


13 Aug : 07:41
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City Subaru will be hosting the WRX Club of Queensland's September Meeting at their Toowong showroom.

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

City Subaru Toowong

Corner Milton Rd and Miskin Street
Toowong Brisbane Queensland 4066

Order a race WRX straight from the factory


21 Jul : 08:04
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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).
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The Family Car - Nathan Schick


20 Jun : 11:28
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More an introduction meets biography rather then straight pictures so here is a little background first if you will.

We recently purchased a 2013 WRX STI Spec R. I'm the second owner of this vehicle which was previously registered to a middle aged lady. A second owners car dream right :D

As such it has been meticulously maintained. Not a single imperfection was found inside or outside the car. Everything that was meant to be there is there. Right down to the dealer datadot brochure and all original reading materials and logbooks and neatly kept in the original dealer folder.

Services were regularly maintained to the month and only ever serviced by a Subaru dealer.

Needless to say that I am stoked to own it.

Anyway; as the title suggests; this is going to be our family car. Both the wife and I have small hatchbacks (mine a 95 Nissan Micra 3 door, hers an 05 Suzuki Swift). Neither car great for raising a future family. So we decided it was time to get a new car.

Prior to all this thou when I was originally looking for a performance vehicle in 2008 I ended up going on peer pressure and got a MKIV Toyota Supra and went bonkers on it. Everything that could be done was done to it. 350Kw@wheels single turbo, body kit, ect. It was a monster and a money pit. 8)

After awhile I decided (the wife will say it was all me) that I needed to sell it in order to get my priorities right. The soon to be wife wanted a wedding and to move out of the rental and build. So the supra laid down the deposits for both and everything started to move nicely. Now that we are settled and are looking to start a family soon; now was the time for a new car.

Compromises;
wife's suggestions - no 2 door sports cars (I guess it makes it easier to get babies in and out), no holden or ford (I think she didn't want the bogan stigma), no car older than 2005.
my suggestions - no FWD, forced induction a must (simples :lol: )

Broad range of car selection criteria there.
The clincher being that I have always liked Subarus and that boxer engine rumble.

We went hunting and we settled on this one after painstaking searches.

The idea is to keep this one relatively stock and only modify when parts need replacing. IE - when shocks go; upgrade to coilovers. When rotors need replacing, go aftermarket. I've been down the path of heavily modified vehicles so I don't really need to do all that again. This STI is strictly family duties and weekend happy laps for that thrill seeking.

Anyway, long story but I hope that gives everyone a good idea about myself and I hope to meet up with everyone at club events.

Written by Nathan Schick


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Glenn Ross Memorial "Most Improved" Trophy


05 Jun : 20:02
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The WRX Club of Queensland is extremely proud to announce the Glenn Ross Memorial “Most Improved” perpetual trophy in his memory

The trophy will be presented at the completion of the annual SubiNats event; to the driver who improves his or her sprint lap time every session out on the track. In the event of multiple drivers classifying, the trophy will be awarded to the driver who made the greatest improvement.

Thank you to Nev Scott for organising this year’s trophy.

Members Ride: Jason Fillmore


04 Jun : 15:13
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I’m a 44-year-old father of 3 great kids, Ryan 20, Jade 18 & Jordyn 7. I’ve been a self-employed with my own company Essential IT Services P/L for the last 16 years. I look after many of the Gold Coast Resorts reservations systems, access control systems and networks.

I bought my first MY99 WRX brand new in 1999 then 5 years later bought a MY03 WRX wagon and now my MY03 STi. I’ve only in the last couple of years became interested in my car for more than just transport and it started with me changing the head lights for some after market ones as the stock lights had yellowed. Once I’d done that and I thought it looked good my modifying addiction kicked in hard from there.

I’m proud to say I’ve done all of the work myself after learning about it by reading forums, watching YouTube, harassing my mechanic, asking questions on the WRX & STI Owners Australia Facebook page and stalking Daniel, Rob & Tim at Car Mods Australia.

Mod List:
WORK Emotion XT7 18×9.5 +38 Wheels Bridgestone Potenza S001 245/40/18 Tyres
TEIN Super Street Coilovers
SuperPro Bushes throughout and Supaloy Control Arms
3" Turbo Back Stainless Exhaust System & DRIFT Stainless UEL Headers & Up pipe (Wrapped)
Chargespeed Bottom Line Kit (Sides & Rear)
STi Front Lip APR Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
APS Cold Air Intake
Front Mounted Intercooler
Aftermarket Angeleye Head Lights
Kartboy 6 speed Short Shifter & Bushes & Support
Perrin Silicone SFB & Intake Pipe
Perrin Alternator Cover & Radiator Supports
Perrin Subframe & Diff Lockdown Kit
Perrin Lightened Crank Pulley
Perrin Stiffies in STi wing
Grimmspeed 3 port Boost Solenoid
Koyorad 3 Core 53mm Stainless Radiator
DBA4000 T3 Rotors All Round
HEL Stainless Braided Brake Lines
WinMax W3 Brake Pads
Carbon Fibre Radiator Shroud
Carbon Fibre Bonnet Struts
Silicone Hoses throughout
Cusco Oil Catch Can
Cusco Master Cylinder Brace
Whiteline Rear Strut Brace
Walbro 255L Fuel Pump
Hella Super Tones (Colour Coded)
Carbon Fibre Mirror and B Pillar Covers
Carbon Fiber Center Gauge Pod with D1 Spec Gauges (Boost, Oil Temp & Pressure)
AVO Gauge Pod with Innovate Wideband MTX-L AFR Gauge
Optima Redtop Battery (720CCA)
Sony 7′′ DVD Stereo with reversing cam, 4 Channel Amp & Vibe Speakers

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Glenn Ross


04 Jun : 15:13
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Today the WRX Club of Queensland lost a president, a leader, a racer, a friend, and most importantly a family man.

There are no words to describe the sorrow and the grief that the Ross family is feeling but the thoughts of every club member past and present are with you.

On behalf of all of the club members, Glenn, we thank you. We thank you for looking after the WRX Club, we thank you for steering the club from troubled times to the exceptional position that is in today, we thank you for your enthusiasm for everything Subaru and motor sport related, we thank you for your unconditional friendship, we thank you for your inspiration and we thank you for being a true gentleman.

Glenn, you will be sorely missed by everyone that ever met you.

The WRX Club of Queensland Committee.


Funeral Details for Glenn are as follows:
Eco Memorial Park
Friday 12 June at 10.00am
21 Quinns Hill Road (entry now from Yellowood Road)
Staplyton (near Yatala Drive in)
Glenn's favourite flower is roses so feel free to bring some along if you want.
Morning tea will be provided following the service.
Everyone is welcome to come along

PJD Traffic Consultancy & Solutions helps out the WRX Club


04 Feb : 14:11
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WRX Club of QLD would like to thank PJD Traffic Consultancy & Solutions for their donation of traffic cones to assist with the club run dirt days.

PJD Group is a company developed from the need to create an extremely professional and passionate traffic management consultancy company in Queensland. They have now achieved a sound reputation as a leading traffic management consultancy company. Thier solid customer base is a reflection of their providing a superior service.
PJD Group will be able to supply a professional service in :-
  • Traffic Management Assistance
  • Traffic Guidance Scheme’s
  • Traffic Management Plan’s
  • Tender Assistance
  • Site Visits
  • Site Audits
  • TMR/Council/Police Permit Applications
  • Equipment Hire
  • Technical Assistance
  • Traffic Control


For any traffic controlling or planning needs contact Peter or John 0423816312 or 0423858305

WRX Club Dirt Day - Sunday 15/02/2015


13 Jan : 05:41
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GET IN QUICK REDUCED PRICE as we are opening it to other clubs to come along.

only $75 for members with cams license
only $150 for non members with cams license

add $25 if needing cams license


CAMS EVENT
regs and conditions will be posted soon

ONLY 25 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.

Payments must be received prior to event, no payments taken on the day


Member $75
Non Memeber $150

Cams Licence $25

Passenger unlimited cars and laps =$5 pay on the day

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. -

As we will not know the condition of the track till the day, factors that can affect its surface are the weather and who was running on the track the week before.
What we will do if you see the track and don't think it is suitable for your car on the day we are more than happy to refund your money before you start. It's always wise to walk the track to familiarise yourself again or go for the first walk to pick you lines.


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 - CAMS 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


Photos from the last event