Skid Control - March Meet - 8 March

26 Feb : 06:50
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Subaru Toowong will be hosting the WRX Club of Queensland's March Meeting where Skid Control will be presenting.

Skid Control offers you the chance to test you and your car on a Skid Pan or Drift Track in Brisbane, Queensland. At Skid Control you learn to control a slide on a safe, low speed track that is full of fun. Or for those that want a bit more we have our high speed, dry drift track.

Our guest speaker this month is Dylan Cothill from Skid control. Dylan has over a decade of experience in grip and track driving and over 8 years experience in competition drifting. He's going to be talking to us about car control and is a perfect way to learn some new skills in preparation for our upcoming Skidpan day.

Gusto Pizza will be providing food

Club members and prospective members are more than welcome.

Can you please either log into the Forum or Facebook and RSVP

Turntable Studio February meet - Tuesday February 9

19 Jan : 19:02
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Turntable Studio will be hosting the WRX Club of Queensland's February Meeting at their state of the art studio located at Northgate.

Through the use of unique technology, Turntable Studio is now able to offer world class studio conditions with the additional functionality of 360 degree interactive software. This allows enthusiasts the chance to have one of a kind imagery of their vehicle and provides an opportunity for businesses to showcase their products like never before.

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 either log into the Forum or Facebook and RSVP

Turntable Studio, 2/169 Toombul Rd, Northgate

Turntable Website

2016 Meet and Greet

04 Jan : 09:36
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Welcome to 2016

At the start of each year we like to kick things off with a social event; the MEET AND GREET.

This is a great opportunity for all club and non-club members (existing, new and prospective) to get together and enjoy a BBQ and refreshments.

Details of this event:
WHEN - SUNDAY 17 January from 11am to 2pm
WHERE - Colmslie Beach Reserve at the end of Colmslie Rd - its on the South side of the river just to the west of the Gateway Bridge

Other Info:
The club will be having a FREE BBQ and refreshments for everyone! We will use the undercover area and BBQ's there and we'll have the club marquees there for extra shade as well.

We would like to emphasise that this is a FAMILY event - your partners, kids, dogs etc are very welcome. The reserve has loads of parking, grassy areas, kids playground and public toilets.

There will be a lucky door prize for all those attending, so be sure to see a committee member on arrival.

Looking forward to seeing you
WRX Club Committee

Motorsport Championship winners

16 Dec : 05:50
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Congratulations to the 2015 Impreza WRX Club of Queensland Motorsport Championship winners.

The closest championships this club has seen in years, Michael McMillan and Jason Keen were grabbing as many points as they could, swapping 1st and 2nd position for the entire year. Stephen Faulks secured a from behind victory during the last scoring event for the season at Noosa Hill Climb when he took maximum points for his victory there.

Steve also has the honor of being the first to receive the perpetual Impreza WRX Club of QLD Glenn Ross Memorial Trophy for his hard work in earning the championship. Avid motorsport enthusiast, competitor and Club President Glenn Ross tragically passed earlier this year. He will always be watching from the great racing circuit in the sky, and I'm sure is proud of everyone keeping the motorsport passion alive in the club.

For club members who apparently can drive fast, the 3 members who were last to arrive to our trophy ceremony were, you guessed it, the podium winners. Let's not mention that the ceremony was held up by the arrival of the fastest driver there...

Well done to all drivers who competed this year, and we can be sure to see more heated battles as the 2016 season has already begun!
1st Place: Stephen Faulks
2nd Place: Jason Keen
3rd Place: Michael McMillan

Trophy Winners

14 Dec : 16:30
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Congratulations to the 2015 Impreza WRX Club of Queensland trophy winners!

Social Championship
1st: Steffi & Andrew
2nd: Matt Carmody
3rd: Blake & Kristina

Concourse de Elegance
1st: Jason Valavous
2nd: Joe Guarino
3rd: Nathan Schick

Motorsport Championship
1st: Stephen Faulks
2nd: Jason Keen
3rd: Michael McMillan

Impreza WRX Club of Queensland Champions

14 Dec : 16:27
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Congratulations to the Impreza WRX Club of Queensland champions. Each winner won a specifically chosen prize pack from club supporter Bowden's Own Premium Car Care for their field of excellence.

Social Champions Steffi and Andrew (left) won a car clean pack to keep their car looking shiny as they go to so many events.

Motorsports champion Steve (middle) received an engine bay cleaning kit to keep his engine looking as good as it performs.

Concourse de Elegance winner Jason (right) won a detailers kit to help keep his ride looking pristine at a moments notice.

Well done to all who competed as all 3 titles were tightly fought including multiple ties and points from every event making the difference. The remainder of the winners will be announced later this week.

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

Kingston park Go Kart day 25/10/15

26 Oct : 05:38
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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]