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DLRA News 34 - April 2009 (Speedweek Edition)

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ISSUE 34 - April 2009

Contents
Cover 1
Newsletter Sponsors 2
Contents 3
Presidents Report 4
Rods Rambling's 4
2009 Speed Week Results 5
General Meeting Minutes 9
Annual General Meeting Minutes 10
Press Release – Big Knob Does Bonneville 10
DLRA Website 10
Photos from 2009 Speed Week 12
Transwest Insurance 23
Newsletter Sponsors 24

On the cover: It wasn’t looking good for a while, but we got lucky. Congratulations to our new 200MPH Club members.
Left: what else do you do when you can’t race? Take photos

President Rob Carroll Ph/Fax 03 5472 4370
Vice President Peter Noy
Secretary Rod Hadfield / Carol Hadfield
Treasurer Rod Hadfield/ Carol Hadfield
Chief Steward Brian Nicholson & Bob Ellis
Motorcycle Steward Gary Baker
Race Director Kevin Saville / Rob Carroll
Starter Cled Davies
Assistant Starter Chris Hanlon, Paul Lynch,
Mathew Saunders, Don Noble
Timer Tony Cooke
Assistant Timer Stan Suchodolskiy, Peter Noy
Scrutineer Phil Arnold
1st Assistant Scrutineer Lennie Souter
2nd Assistant Scrutineer Steve Charlton



DLRA
PO Box 349 Castlemaine VIC 3450
Phone: 03 5472 4629 and Fax: 03 5472 4370
http://www.dlra.org.au
info@ dlra.org.au

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Presidents Report
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Rob Carroll DLRA #012
Due to business pressures, Rob has not been able to prepare a report for this issue, however he will present a report at the Victorian meeting on the 17th May 2009.

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Rod's Rambling’s
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Rod Hadfield DLRA#003
I guess for the main part you could say that our 2009 meeting was a success.  Every year we learn more, however there are things that mar the whole event and disappoint those totally dedicated to its success, the Committee will be looking at these areas and coming down hard to address them.   Some of the problems could so easily be fixed which is what really makes it frustrating.  Basically it is only falling to only a few to do all the work.   Think about this!   Rob Carroll and his son Tom arrive with Stan Suchodolskiy and his two sons on Wednesday,  all non-racers to service and start the generator,  start up the pumps and water services,  unlock all the containers,  work on the cool room,  pull out all the fire pumps and toilet pumps,  air blowers etc.,  service all these machines,  get the Dodge truck fired up,  pull out 10 toilets,  pump up tyres,  unlock and clean them,  fill and check the water systems and repair.   The Men and Women’s toilets and showers must be opened, cleaned and serviced,  the water tanks for the toilet cleaning at the dump must be loaded,  filled and taken down to the site,  the road sign must be put up and diesel carted from the homestead back to camp.   All toilets must be towed down to the lake along with the timing trailer, track markers. Cones and bollards.  These are just some of the jobs before the track marking starts and it is all left to the same few every year.   Now,  the situation must change,  take club member,  John Burley #332,  John prepared a car,  paid and entered and came across with me arriving Thursday,  worked on the toilets all day with Mark Hadfield as well as loading my trailer with track gear,  loading the water tanks,  positioned all toilets and other track marking preparation until Saturday when the rain hit, they then helped with the merchandising etc., until racing started, they then serviced and cleaned the toilets throughout the meeting,  John even did a long stint at the start line when Cled called for help.   John got one run in his car for the whole meeting on Thursday, the car was back in the line but time ran out, he was to run on Friday but again time ran out for him.  Why, because he was helping clean up and packing things away.   Now I ask you, is this fair?  This is only one story,  Bob Ellis was a similar situation,  doing tech. Inspections each day,  getting one run after lining up for 1 ½ days.  Deb Dawson was also a similar story, she was helping out on the merchandise, I also only got one run,  we all paid our entry and I know that problems were involved,  I had all the track, pits, return roads, turn-offs on and off the track and to the start line completed by 9.30 Saturday  night,  when the rain came,  do you think I wasn’t pissed off after 14 hours grading.
 
We thought Christmas to Speedweek was hectic but it was quiet compared to post-meeting,  Banking was a major undertaking,  just sorting it out into the categories required:  Memberships, Merchandise, Auction, Camping fees, Spectator fees, Entries etc.,  then there are the invoices to be sent out for items purchased at the auction along with all associated event expenses to be paid along with minutes for the General Meeting and the Annual Meeting must be typed up, I do not know what sort of a position we would be in without the huge effort put in by my wife Carol and the club owes her a huge debt of gratitude,  every day she has to attend to some sort of DLRA business.   We sold 90% of our merchandise so we had to order another run of 2009 T shirts, club shirts, jumpers and caps which are now back in stock and prepaid orders had to be sent out.   Sending out the Timing Certificates is a big job on its own along with log books which had to be filled in for those new members who did not receive one at scrutineering because of the large number of previous entrants who had lost or did not bring theirs, remember, from now on any racer who does not produce his vehicles log book will be paying a hefty penalty before being able to race.
 
Many people have been putting ideas forward on how to improve and speed up the number of runs per day,  most are flawed with faults and impossible to achieve,  however one club member has come forward with what I consider an excellent plan which will be explained at the next general meeting on the 17th of May at 350 Murray Road,  Preston.   
 
Could all members please be on the lookout for a good second hand, cheap as possible and preferably 4 door ute for the DLRA to use for the toilet towing and general rouseabout use,  another area of major concern is if something went wrong or broke on our Dodge truck,  there would be no meeting,  what we need is a spare parts vehicle,  it is a 1975-76 Dodge 400 Model D5N twin cab,  it has been fitted with a Perkins diesel which Bob Ellis and his crew keep well maintained,  I really don’t know how the rest of the drive line takes the punishment of that track dragging,  it is only a matter of time before we break some of the driveline components,  so keep your eyes and ears open,  it is an important one.


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DLRA (Victorian) MEETING
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17th May 2009
At Aussie Desert Cooler (Norms)
350 Murray Road, Preston
starting at 11am
All welcome



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2009 DLRA Speed Week Results
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Final Official Results of DLRA Speed Week, March 9th - 13th 2009 - Tony Cooke, DLRA Chief Timer. Any application for amendments to these results must be made on the Results and Records Amendment Form.
MPH shown in RED is highest speed recorded for that class up and including this year. Records shown in BLUE are the highest speed attained for that class from all previous years or have never had a vehicle register a speed for that class and are considered Open.

Driver Vehicle Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Existing
Number Name Number Vehicle Class 10/03/2009 11/03/2009 12/03/2009 13/03/2009 Record
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3 Rod Hadfield 3 1988 Ford Falcon E/GC 117.662 108.169
70 Bill Heeremans 70 1995 Datsun 260Z B/MS 111.871 130.302 81.521 Open
71 Graham Scott 71 Streamliner G/GS "124.55, 127.514 " Open
93 Daryl Hunt 93 1981 Holden Commodore VC E/PRO 162.925 165.039 160.007
105 Lucky Keiser 351 1989 Merlin Streamliner S-G 1000 93.341 136.467 Open
131 Brian Nicholson 131 1973 XA Ford Falcon Coupe C/PRO 104.058 198.096 199.225
132 Vic O'Neill 132 1932 Ford Coupe B/BGCC 133.794 142.97 Open
151 Stephen Charlton 302 Lakester D/GL 201.274 154.526
155 David Waight 1928 1923 Ford T Roadster V4/GMR 90.652 122.05
194 Bob Bowman 305 1927 T Ford Roadster D/GMR 135.644 171.159
194 Bob Bowman 417 1971Oldsmobile Cutlass AA/FCC 191.795 Open
201 Norm Hardinge 34 1934 Ford Roadster B/GR 192.431 195.577
202 Bob Ellis 66 1966 XP Falcon Coupe C/GCC 174.427 204.232
207 Mathew Saunders 207 1937 Fiat Topolino E/GCC 156.548 "157.205, 160.021" 170.228
211 John Broughan 211 Bellytank F/BGL 153.636 "194.363, 196.11" 204.127
212 Mark Dunn 90 1975 HJ Holden Wagon B/GC "150.703, 163.576" 156.937 148.05
216 Trevor May 305 1927 T Ford Roaster D/GMR 171.159
234 Mal Hewett 234 1950 Vincent Rapide M-VG1350 138.616 142.879 151.362 149.031 140.296
237 Ray Cooke 305 1927 T Ford Roadster D/GMR 157.638 171.159
247 Wayne Belot 34 1934 Ford Roadster B/GR 194.678 195.577
249 Graham Cain 8 1972 LJ Torana D/GC 169.411 195.047
250 Norm Golgerth 8 1972 LJ Torana D/GC 132.782 195.047
251 Chris Hanlon 658 1965 XP Falcon Ute C/MUTE 116.024 162.074 169.053 174.861
252 Steve Morgan 252 1984 Toyota Hilux Pickup D/MMP "120.886, 154.135" 152.654 Open
253 John Dent 77 1968 Ford Mustang A/GC 172.546 192.492 202.44
258 Debra Dawson 258 53 Studebaker Champion A/GCC 165.593 190.536 Open
259 Paul Broughan 211 Lakester F/BFL 188.679 204.127
271 Leo Monahan 8 1972 LJ Torana D/GC 162.103 195.047
280 Terry Prince 280 1953 Vincent SC-UF1350 110.987 137.028 Open
282 Gary Baker 282 SPECIAL Bike A-BF1000 143.609 Open
283 Dennis Boundy 283 1955 FJ Holden XO/BVGC 113.478 111.468 106.913 110.782 Open
285 Phil Stelling 397 1968 HK Holden Monaro C/PRO 132.91 199.225
292 Mark Bryan 901 1969 XW Falcon C/PRO "167.504, 170.616" 173.577 199.225
295 Norman Bradshaw 295 2001 AU Falcon (Taxi) B/BGC "138.185, 158.45" 182.704 "172.512, 188.333" Open
299 Robert Murdoch 456 E/PRO 155.709 153.113 149.875 160.007
304 Stuart Penn 304 1955 Vincent Supercharged A-VBF1000 85.348 103.228 112.542
311 Des Jewis 302 Lakester D/GL 159.574 154.526
321 Bruce Fisher 131 73 XA Ford Falcon Coupe C/PRO 184.814 199.225
322 Greg White 131 73 XA Ford Falcon Coupe C/PRO 188.669 199.225
323 David Partridge 323 1981 Mazda RX7 E/GT "145.867, 149.253" 146.127
332 John Burley 3 1988 Ford Falcon E/GC 128.442 108.169
338 Stephen Reimann 338 2002 Suzuki GSXR 1300 MPS-G1650 "169.332, 171.886" 182.861 175.75
342 Adrian Hunt 93 1981 Holden Commodore E/PRO 156.087 160.007
343 Steven Vorwerk 343 1950 International Truck U/DT 133.779 131.195 "125.623, 124.93" 124.073 133.769
346 Graeme Turner 346 1980 XD Falcon AA/GALT 209.399 216.467
365 Trent Clare 139 speciali conbstruction A-PG4400 "129.515, 142.653" 144.601 Open
369 David Lowe 369 2004 SLR MK 1 D/GL 135.418 154.526
371 Grant Schlein 371 2003 Suzuki GSX Hyabusa P-P1350 197.802 "198.085, 186.373" 198.347
374 James Stewart 374 Bellytank E/GL 114.752 160.413 146.14
379 Greg Watters 379 Suzuki GSX 1300R MPS-BG1350 192.884 218.978 215.969 210.047 223.325
389 Ben James 389 1977 Kawasaki Z1000 APS-G1350 136.778 151.898 155.065 Open
390 Daryl Chalmers 96 1996 EF FALCON C/PRO 189.533 195.418 199.225
391 Steven Barnett 391 1972 Suzuki GT 750 MPS-G750 150.627 "128.241, 150.725" 150.728 155.925
396 Ian Case 396 1998 Suzuki TL 1000S MPS-G 1000 127.476 "154.905, 157.26" 156.767 177.988
397 Wayne Pickles 285 1968 HK Holden Monaro C/PRO 183.038 187.95 "190.456, 187.95" 199.225
408 Cec Fraser 408 1974 Suzuki TM-125 M-G125 "55.648, 60.216" Open
412 Dik Jarman 374 Belly Tank E/FL 60.216 114.489 152.768 Open
417 Donald Hudson 417 1971Oldsmobile Cutlass AA/FCC "126.333, 149.675" "182.038, 192.328" Open
423 Alan Fountain 423 1950 Lakester Belly tank A/FL 197.152 225.056 227.373 211.5
430 Stewart Pennycook96 1996 EF Falcon C/PRO 160.056 177.304 199.225
443 Evelyne Scholz 443 APS-G 1000 132.978 "145.796, 130.189" "161.892, 139.281" 153.181
444 Dave McLachlan 444 1992 Honda RS 125 APS-G125 123.001 125.086 Open
444 Dave McLachlan 280 1953 Vincent sidecar outfit SC-UF1350 104.968 Open
454 Jeffery Lemon 454 1991 Kawasaki 22R1100 MPS-G1350 "163.161,175.781" 176.678 68.707 204.603
456 Adam Rosenberg 99 1978 Ford TE Cortina E/PRO 155.79 154.228 160.007
466 Adam Pickles 285 1968 HK Holden Monaro C/PRO 175.575 199.225
471 John Viles 252 1984 Toyota Hilux Pickup D/MMP 117.248 Open
489 Jim Hanlon 489 2007 Suzuki GSX R1000 P-P1000 117.526 "154.268, 177.444" "180.469, 171.854" 142.48
495 Kim Krebs 495 Suzuki GSX 1350 MPS-BF750 "160.8, 165.929" 107.861 "182.43, 172.595" Open
499 Jan Grocke 99 1978 Ford TE Cortina E/PRO 127.384 160.007
501 Steve Sharpe 501 2001 Yamaha MPS-G1000 "161.666, 173.076" 168.768 177.988
504 Malcolm Sturrock 504 2003 MV AGUSTA P-PG1000 166.051 170.164 181.241
509 Brett DeStoop 509 1972 Suzuki GT 750 APS-F1000 152.749 210.169 Open
510 Max Ellery 510 1986 Holden Commodore E/PRO 154.718 156.821 160.007
549 Neil Davies 34 34 Ford Roadster B/GR 142.023 195.577
561 Jeffrey Jones 37 1981 Toyota Corolla H/PRO 71.844 125.226
562 Joel Jones 37 1981 Toyota Corolla HPRO 89.294 125.226
565 Terry Ings 565 1966 Triumph APS-G600 75.917 51.325 56.214 Open
571 Milton Lewis 571 1964-5 Special Construction A-G125 "100.502, 95.207" Open
574 Kieron Horey 574 1983 Kawasaki 21100 M-G1350 119.712 "152.335, 161.059" 146.16
581 Jamie Regan 581 1982 Commodore C/PRO 131.926 154.188 199.225
586 Christopher Peers 586 1996 Holden Astra G/PRO 127.551 117.527
587 Mark Burrows 587 BSA 2006 Spec Const bike APS-VG350 75.662 73.206 77.532 Open
594 Allen Shephard 594 1962 E Type Jaguar E/PRO "109.863, 126.44" 145.184 160.007
612 John Ladbrook 612 Suzuki GSX R750J MPS-BG750 "117.447, 143.815" 108.499 Open
618 Edward Garner 618 1999 Suzuki MPS-G1350 122.649 204.603
619 Graeme Stanford 619 2000 Suzuki Hayabusa MPS-BG1350 98.167 "152.594, 173.11" 174.486 171.526 223.325
624 Chris Bryson 624 1999 Suzuki Hyabusa MPS-G1350 123.532 150.905 174.047 192.564 204.603
632 John Gower 632 1959 Milano E/MS 102.029 205.538
635 John Dickinson 635 1987 Holden VL Commodore G/BGC 126.085 "142.023, 148.49" Open
642 Phil Shephard 642 1962 E Type Jaguar E/PRO 142.608 146.603 160.007
643 Steven Harkness 643 1981 Kawasaki GPZ MPS-G1350 90.108 119.047 204.603
644 Mark Holyoak 644 1973 Volkswagon Beetle F/PRO 117.172 140.274
647 Paul McIntosh 647 2001 Vespa PX200 MPS-G250 78.534 78.636 82.201 106.521
650 Rod Prickett 650 2008 Superkart GOKART "112.951, 98.007" 110.321 121.359 Open
657 Peter Perkins 657 1996 Holden Astra G/PRO 124.55 117.527
658 Kathryn Hanlon 251 1966 XP Falcon Ute C/MUTE 152.853 174.861
659 Mike Bulluss 581 Commodore C/PRO 126.939 143.198 199.225
660 Robert Benson 581 Commodore C/PRO 121.408 148.514 199.225
661 Dave Wilkes 581 Commodore C/PRO 125.4 199.225
667 James Bragg 667 1977 Ducati 750 super sport P-P750 119 119.585 144.34
671 Alan Blackwood 671 1999 Triumph Sprint ST P-P1000 126.174 "144.974, 153.321" 152.931 142.48
689 David Pluckhahn 689 1968 Holden Monaro C/GALT "124.584, 146.389" 218.512
698 Peter Molloy 698 1992 Honda 250 CBR RR MPS-G250 "107.232, 113.45" 106.521
711 Peter Hickie 711 2008 Hayabusa GSX 1300R MPS-G1350 134.73 150.627 187.11 204.603
717 Alan Kulari 717 1967 XR Falcon B/GALT "108.643, 157.425" 160.513 Open
724 Frank Cogan 724 Suzuki P-P1350 138.674 152.723 175.815 198.347
727 Peter Steck 727 1983 Kawasaki 500 MPS-G500 124.739 108.8 106.736 Open
732 Stuart Hooper 732 1959 Velocette Venom MPS-PF750 "121.588, 131.406" 124.502 "127.424, 116.731" Open
733 Mark Hamilton 733 1980 Yamaha SR500 MPS-G500 118.358 112.233 Open
739 Stephen Finn 739 Suzuki M-G750 138.653 147.13 133.214 149.377
744 Stan Suchodolskiy 744 D/GC 149.9 195.047
748 James Kellas 748 2007 Yamaha TW200 A-G250 74.318 Open
753 Stephen Craven 753 MPS-G900 130.985 143.436 136.033
755 Gordon Hallahan 90 1972 HJ Holden Wagon B/GC 102.063 168.161 148.05
763 Phillip Fairey 763 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa MPS-BG 1350 127.118 153.374 77.519 223.325
765 Keith Allwood 765 M-VF500 107.168 106.332 98.662 102.494
770 David Patterson 770 1974 XB Ford Coupe C/PRO 134.468 "163.161, 166.882" 199.225
774 John Ogilvie 774 2008 Lakester D/GL "131.733, 126.993" 155.199 154.526
776 Paul Robins 776 1984 Honda CT110 M-F150 67.014 59.96 71.574
783 Ken Robinson 783 2008 Suzuki GSX -12 1300 MPS-G1350 121.539 151.591 193.423 "172.579, 188.689" 204.603
784 Peter Code 784 2000 Kawasaki ZX12 R P-P1350 "113.421, 142.721" "163.139,171.845" 164.368 198.347
797 Perry Molloy 797 Honda 250 RR MPS-G250 121.885 106.521
791 Troy Bodley 791 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1350 MPS-G 1350 126.244 204.603
795 Kieren Nugent 795 2002 Kawasaki ZX9 P-P900 146.08 "148.662, 157.507" 128.066
799 Josh Kulari 717 1967 XR Falcon B/GALT 150.369 Open
800 Scott Gower 632 1958 Milano E/MS 118.343 205.535
801 David Nicholson 131 73 XA Ford Falcon Coupe C/PRO 171.526 199.225
802 Allan Clarke 802 1988 VL Holden Commodore C/PRO 141.198 142.63 199.225
803 Tony Bowden 360 1972 Holden Statesman B/PRO "122.565, 144.857, 177.909
159.207"
804 Wayne Mitchell 804 2004 Honda CBR 600 RR MPS-BG650 126.975 153.662 169.523 Open
805 Shane Gaghan 805 1996 Suzuki GSX-R MPS-G750 128.589 "154.109, 148.093" 155.925



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General Meeting
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D.L.R.A. GENERAL MEETING
HELD AT CAMPSITE LAKE GAIRDNER
10TH MARCH, 2009.
The meeting was opened at 8.35pm by Rob Carroll and 73 people registered their name.
APOLOGIES: Ray Charlton, Terry Clift, Wally James, Steve Vorwerk, Denis Boundy, Chris Hanlon, Bill Herremans and the Bowman Team.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:
The previous minutes were read and MOVED BY: Rod Hadfield 2ND: Steve Charlton

FINANCIAL REPORT:
BANK BALANCE : $56,554.58
PETTY CASH: $304.70
Moved by: Carol Hadfield 2nd: Cled Davies

STEWARDS REPORT: Gary Baker reported that he would like to put a small technical committee together to review the motorcycle rules.
Bob Ellis reported that he too wants to put a committee together to review car rules. He also spoke of the scrutineering done during today where there were many problems mainly because of entrants not reading the rule book.
There was a discussion on entrants misplacing their log books and the problems it has caused, it was decided that anyone not producing their log book would be charged $100.00 for a replacement.

STATE MEETINGS:
Bob Ellis gave a Queensland update, Insurance is their major problem, Cowden’s are not interested in covering any racing being done on an airstrip. ANDRA Insurance would be over $33,000 and the DLRA would have to be affiliated with them to be covered.
Bob also reported that Don Noble is moving back to New Zealand to live but he assured the meeting he would be back for Speedweek each year.

INWARD CORRESPONDANCE:
* Many emails regarding the event status
* Letter from Robin Cseh regarding driver insurance

OUTWARD CORRESPONDANCE:
* Nil

GENERAL BUSINESS:
* Rod Hadfield reported that Ian Leitch from Bendigo will attend during Speedweek this year to inspect our timing equipment and report to the club on the ability to achieve the same results with wireless timing.
* There was a discussion of whether the event could be run all day Friday because of the delayed start, Rob Carroll asked for a show of hand of who would be able to stay to help with the packing up of equipment etc.
* Gary Baker asked regarding the progress on the Native Title ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement), it was suggested it would be valid for five years.
* Bob Ellis thanked Brian Nicholson, Gary Satar, Lionel West and Kevin Saville for helping with the Tech. Inspection and asked if a few more people would be prepared to help out. Kevin Saville, Craig Ward and Len Souter offered to help out for the rest of the week.
* There was a discussion regarding the recent Victorian Bushfires and the club making a donation towards the victims. Greg Wapling suggested we give a donation to the CFA. Russell Branson from the S.A. CFS suggested we investigate whether any of our members have been affected. Rod Hadfield moved that we donate $1,000.00 and the Committee investigate who we distribute this to, seconded by Trevor Beck, the motion was carried by a show of hands.
* Denis Campbell moved at motion that we approach Andy Green and Richard Noble to become patrons of the DLRA and bestow on them honorary membership. Seconded by Andy Jenkins. There was some opposition shown towards this motion, Bob Ellis reminded the meeting that our own member Rosco McGlashan is also building a jet powered vehicle. Rob Carroll suggested that nothing can happen with regards to this until we have an ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement) in place. Russell Branson moved a motion to rescind the original motion and that the executive investigate the constitution regarding patrons of the club. Gary Brennan seconded this motion. A vote was carried by the majority of the meeting.
* Gemma Dunn, daughter of member Mark Dunn spoke to the meeting regarding Dave Dooley and presented the club with a mounted moon disc as a perpetual trophy for the “Fastest speed by a pre-1946 vehicle on the salt”.
* Mike Davidson spoke on the toilet/shower block situation and asked whether another toilet block could be purchased , Rob Carroll explained that the present situation does not allow for any more permanent structures to be placed at the campsite. There was discussion on the hiring of a portable block, Robert Murdock volunteered pursue a block from Port Pirie.
* Don Noble commented on bad driving practices at the start line resulting in black marks being left on the salt surface.
The meeting was closed at 11pm

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Annual General Meeting
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HELD AT CAMPSITE LAKE GAIRDNER 10.03.09
The meeting was opened at 11.05pm by Rob Carroll.
APOLOGIES: Ray Charlton, Terry Clift, Steve Vorwerk, Denis Boundy, The Stans, Chris Hanlon, Bill Herremans, Wally James.

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING:
The previous minutes were read
MOVED BY: Peter Noy 2ND: Don Noble

FINANCIAL REPORT:
BANK BALANCE : $ 56,554.58
MOVED BY: Rod Hadfield 2nd: Trevor Beck

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:
There was a question regarding the club mobile phone, Greg Wapling advised the number is displayed on the website and in the newsletter.

ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS:
This election was presided over by Russell Branson who thanked the executive for the work they had done over the past year, there was a show of hands in appreciation, all positions were declared vacant and nominations were called for.

President - Rob Carroll
nominated by Cled Davies - accepted

Vice President – Peter Noy
nominated by Gary Baker - accepted

Secretary/Treasurer – Rod & Carol Hadfield
nominated by Cled Davies - accepted

Chief Car Steward –
Brian Nicholson nominated by Robert Murdock
Bob Ellis nominated by Trevor Beck
- accepted as shared position

Chief Motorcycle Steward - Gary Baker
nominated by Greg Watters - accepted

Starter – Cled Davies
nominated by Gary Baker - accepted

Assistant Starters – Chris Hanlon, Paul Lynch, Matthew Saunders, Don Noble nominated by Cled Davies – accepted

Timer –Tony Cooke
nominated by Bob Ellis - Accepted

Assistant Timers -
Stan Suchodolskiy
nominated by Tony Cooke – accepted
Peter Noy
nominated by Robert Murdock – accepted

Rod Hadfield spoke on the need for a Merchandising Officer to be organised for the club, there was quite a bit of discussion on this and it was decided to put an advertisement in the newsletter.
The President thanked everyone for their attendance, he thanked all Office Bearers, committee members and other assistants for their efforts during the past year and reminded members that their Newsletter subscriptions are now due.
The meeting was closed at 11.40pm.

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Press Release - Big Knob Does Bonneville
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With help from Castrol and Aussie Desert Cooler, Australia’s fastest Hot Rod will be racing at Bonneville SpeedWeek August 2009.
The Melbourne based Big Knob Racing team (Norm Hardinge, Wayne Belot and Neil Davis) are taking the Big Block powered all Ford 34 Roadster to Bonneville.
“Yanky salt lake racers Gail and Al Philips and Aussies Rod Hadfield, Neville Anderson and Jeff Hitchins are helping to make it happen. We don’t know if we will get a record but we’re going to have a lot of fun trying”....... Norm Hardinge.

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DLRA Web site
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I received this email the other day; of course I gave them permission!

Dear Sir/Madam
 Request for permission to archive Dry Lake Racers Australia (website)
http://www.dlra.org.au/
 The National Library of Australia aims to build a comprehensive collection of Australian publications to ensure that Australians have access to their documentary heritage now and in the future.  The Library has traditionally collected items in print, but it is also committed to preserving electronic publications of lasting cultural value.

 PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive, was set up by the Library in 1996 to enable the archiving and provision of long-term access to online Australian publications.   Since then we have been identifying online publications and archiving those that we consider have national significance.  Additional information about PANDORA can be found on the Library's server at:  http://pandora.nla.gov.au/index.html
 
We would like to include Dry Lake Racers Australia (website) in the PANDORA Archive and I would be grateful if you would let me know whether you are willing to permit us to do so, that is, grant us a licence under the Copyright Act 1968, to copy your publication into the Archive and to provide public online access to it via the Internet.  This means that you would grant the Library permission to retain your publication in the Archive and to provide public access to it in perpetuity.  If you are not the person with authority to give permission, please advise us who is.
 
We would like to re-archive your publication periodically to record significant additions and changes.

There are some benefits to you as a publisher in having your publication archived by the Library.  If you grant us a copyright licence, the Library will take the necessary preservation action to keep your publication accessible as hardware and software changes over time.  The Library will catalogue your publication and add the record to the National Bibliographic Database (a database of catalogue records shared by over 1,100 Australian libraries), as well as to our own online catalogue.  This will increase awareness of your publication among researchers using libraries. 
 
Yours sincerely
 
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National Library of Australia


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Post by David Leikvold » Mon May 25, 2009 8:30 pm

I have a question out of left field, how big is the steel beam that the Dodge scrapes over the salt?
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Post by DON NOBLE » Thu May 28, 2009 6:29 am

Um , dont mean to be picky , but the minutes from the meeting state that I am moving BACK to New Zealand . Slight correction , I have never lived in NZ before , am a born and bred Aussie ( born Dandenong Vic a fair while ago ) . Yes I have moved to NZ ( 31-3-09) , we have bought a house in Paihia , 230 km nth of Auckland .
I will be over for next yrs event .
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Post by DLRA 112 » Thu May 28, 2009 10:51 am

Just a question as to why I am no longer getting a copy of the news letter in the mail ? I have missed a few meetings but still like to keep informed of the goings on with the DLRA.
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G'Day Simon,
Have you paid your $25 subscription fee?
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Post by DLRA 112 » Thu May 28, 2009 1:59 pm

DLRA wrote:G'Day Simon,
Have you paid your $25 subscription fee?


Appears not, as I have missed the last few meetings ( as an apology ) and no one has reminded me the fee was due. Perhaps that is something that should be in the newsletter ? A reminder when the fee is due. :D
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