In an effort to promote and strengthen relationships between NSW Car Clubs, each month Rally NSW will be profiling one of the clubs that make up our rally community.
November’s club is the Hastings Sporting Car Club, promoters of the Hastings Rallysprint, Round 2 of the 2016 Rallysprint Series.
Club Name: Hastings Sporting Car Club Inc
Location: Port Macquarie – Hastings area Mid North Coast
Number of Members: 35-40
Social Media Page: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/122220311204332/
Contact Details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief history of the club:
Hastings Sporting Car Club Inc. is a small club established initially in 1954 with only a lapse of four years in that time. We have approx 40 members and are chiefly a rally orientated club. Our membership is made up of non-competing members, officials and active members, and are involved in ground level motor sport.
What is the clubs main focus? Khanacross’, Rallysprints
What events does the club run? Khanacross’, Rallysprints, Rallys
Any famous/successful members?
Boaden Motorsport (Michael Boaden and his sister Helen Cheers)
The Brother and Sister pair have been competing together since 1999 at State, National and International levels. They have an extensive combined total of competition years across a multitude of motorsports, with the last 17 years focusing on their personal best performance within Australian Rallying. This focus saw them become three time NSW State Rally Champions, Australian Premier League Champions & then Australian 4WD Rally Champions.
Les Boaden, Team Manager
With more than 50 years of rallying experience including car building, design, preparation, maintenance and competition, he has competed for many years at all levels of the sport with possibly the largest event undertaken and completed being the 1979 Repco Reliability Around Australia Trial.
Since starting rallying in 1983 Peter has had wins in vehicles incl. Datsun 1600, Mazda RX2, V8 Commodore, EVO 3 and EVO 6. His achievements include 2nd NSW Clubman Championship 1985, North Coast Champion in 1993/1994, State Championships include 3rd 2008, 2nd 2010, 1st 2011, 2nd Coffs 2013 and 1st in power stage Coffs 2015 He has competed as far afield as Canberra, Gallengown Qld, Gympie Qld.
Started his connection with motorsport as a child in Sydney, including such things as putting stickers on Southern Cross Rally cars. He was an official on the very first Wynns Safari in 1985. The first car he built was a VW Baja, then an off-road buggy. His first rally car was an RX3 providing a number of great runs through the local forests. Next was an RX7 with which he won the Group 6 Rally Series. This was handed on to his son Josh and the build of a replica Group B RX7 took over the shed. Matt has proudly handmade most of the parts on this car and it has been a meticulous job.
For the full intriguing stories of these members profiles, and others, visit our website www.hscc.com.au
What are the clubs plans for 2016 and the future?
To continue to encourage young people to compete in Khanacross events, host other events such as Rallysprints and one day hopefully find some land that we can call ‘home’ to run our Khanacross events and even other low speed events. Attracting new members is a challenge.