September Meeting - Guest Speaker, Mr Paul Beranger
Thursday September 6, 2018
Monthly General Meeting at AHOC Clubrooms, 23 Rosalie Street, Springvale. Meeting starts 8:00pm, clubrooms open from approximately 7:30pm.
We are very fortunate to have Paul Beranger as our guest speaker this month.
Paul started his automotive design career in 1968, at Holden’s new Technical centre in Port Melbourne. Here he worked on a range of exterior programs, including the HQ Holden and LJ and LH Torana. He also designed the interior of Holden’s GTR-X sports car, which never made it into production. During his nine years at Holden he worked in GM’s Michigan design studios and visited both Opel and Vauxhall design, during the company’s first global car program, the T car Gemini.
In 1977 Paul left Holden and established a design studio for Nissan Australia, working on a range of local and imported vehicles, before setting up Nissan’s Special Vehicles Division. This produced a range of low-volume performance cars, culminating in the importation and conversion of the four wheel drive R32 Nissan GT-R.
A twelve year stint followed as Design Manager for Millard Design, working on local Holden, Toyota and Ford programs, as well as serving customers in Korea, Japan, Russia, Indonesia, the US and China.
In 2002, he joined Toyota Australia and established a world -class design studio, developing a range of models for the Asia Pacific region and beyond.
Paul retired from full time design in 2012, although still plays with cars, consults and judges in various design competitions.
As well as spending over two years writing Crayon to CAD, A History of Post-War Automotive Design in Australia, he also writes motoring articles for magazines such as Wheels, Unique Cars and Australian Muscle Car.
Taking Bookings Now
Sunday September 16
Tri Club Run to Daylesford.Jaguars, Healeys and Sprites unite for an early morning Springtime run to the picturesque town of Daylesford.
Meet: BP Calder Park Service Centre at 9.00am for 9.30am departure. Travel time just over an hour. Early start will allow plenty of time to explore Daylesford. Travel: Calder Freeway to Woodend and then follow the signs to Daylesford. Maps available on the day.
Visit: On arrival drive to the main shopping precinct enjoy a browse, pick up a coffee, stretch your legs. Daylesford Railway Station has a small museum. The market is adjacent to the station so browse the books, car spare parts, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables. Or, If there is time take a train trip from Daylesford to Bullarto and return. Departing at 11.00am and will return at 12 noon giving you plenty of time to meet for lunch. Cost $15 return
Lunch: Daylesford Cidery 155 Dairy flat Road Musk. This is a short drive from the Market and Railway Station. There is plenty of parking for our cars. Cider Tastings from 12 noon and lunch from 12.30pm. A two course meal will be served Cost $39.00 pp. Purchase drinks as you require. Cider tasting paddles available also Beer/Wine. Non alcoholic drinks Tea/Coffee
Numbers limited to 30 members from each club. Book early so you don’t miss out.
All clubs must pay prior via Trybooking go to www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=413129
Sunday September 30
Werribee and Bannockburn. A drive to Werribee World War II Hangars where they are building the only remaining B24 Liberator in the Southern hemisphere. Morning Tea and entrance fee is $10.00. This will be followed by a 45 minute drive to Bannockburn Station Cafe’. This was a 150 year old blue stone Station which has been converted to its former glory. (Average cost per main course - $25.00.). Meeting at Todd Road Service Station off Westgate Freeway just before bridge. Time - 9.30 meeting for a 9.45 departure. Please book with Barry Barnes on 0412 583 868. Text or Phone.”
Saturday, September 22
VACC Centennial Cavalcade & VACC Show ‘n Shine. Invitation calling for Expressions of Interest. Go To https://www.vacc.com.au/Portals/0/VACC%20EOI%20Events%20form%20%281%29.pdf
Friday September 28
Super 70s fashion exhibition and Car Show at Rippon Lea. 10:00am to 3:00pm.
AHOC members have been invited to attend this event at the National Trust’s historic house and gardens. Something for everyone. Go to www.ripponleaestate.com.au/event/super-70s-to-the-max-1970s-car-show/ for full details.
- Rauno Aaltonen re-united with ex=works 3000 XJB871 in the snow. Click Here . Great stuff
- In car from Prescott Hillclimbwww.youtube.com/watch?v=A0mOFIpmkvU . There's nothing like a hairy chested Healey.
Thursday September 6 Monthly General Meeting at AHOC Clubrooms Sunday September 16 Tri Club Run to Daylesford Saturday Sept 22 MSCA Supersprint at Phillip Island Wednesday September 26 Peninsula Lunch at Settlers Run, Botanic Ridge Sunday
September 30 Werribee and Bannockburn
Thursday September 6
Monthly General Meeting at AHOC Clubrooms
Sunday September 16
Tri Club Run to Daylesford
Saturday Sept 22
MSCA Supersprint at Phillip Island
Wednesday September 26
Peninsula Lunch at Settlers Run, Botanic Ridge
Sunday September 30
Werribee and Bannockburn