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Last updated 04-Sep-2018
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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.”

 

Invitation Events

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Video Inspiration
 
Mark Schmidt and Midas Nelissen and their angry 3000 nick named Orange Bastard in action on the Legend Boucles à Bastogne 2017. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ-sk5kxqMs  


Previously

 

- 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. 

 
- Relive the 1998 all Healey race at Bathurst here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxwgGKzYmXk .   
 
- Brush up on your Healey history with this long documentary at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua6p-A1d8Zw .  Includes interviews with Geoff Healey and Gerry Coker. 
 
Website updated on 4th September 
 
Home and Calendar pages updated again
 
September magazine added to Members Login page
Competition Page updated
 
Coming AHOC Events

 

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 

Click Here to go to Calendar Page with all future events