The official journal of the North Eastern Car Club Inc.


Social night NEXT Wednesday, August 2nd.

Tours of North East Head Repairs and Crank Start workshops in Wangaratta. 

Meet at Apex Park At 7:00pm. We will split in to two groups and swap the groups over as both workshops have limited space. 


This promises to be another great social night with fellow members.

For more information call John Bell on 0400 863334.

Sunday Cruise – Sunday 20th August

Departing Apex Park Wangaratta at 9:30am, heading to Max’s Motor Museum in Corowa.

There is a $5 entry fee for as much time as you like to look over many examples of fine vehicles. 

The next stop will be Caffeine and Machine in Rutherglen for a tour of their display of Motorcycles and Lunch.

After lunch, people may make their own way home or cruise back as a group.

For information call John Bell on 0400 863334.

Rally Test Day almost here!

Planning is in its very final stages for our Rally Test Day to be held on August 5th in the Moyhu Forest.

This will provide an opportunity for our members with rally cars to test their machines and skills close to our club’s base.

For more information, including entry forms, please call Luke Whitten on 0432 294 954.


NECC life member and club stalwart, Jeff Whitten, has had an extended stay in the Wangaratta Hospital. We pass on the best wishes of all club members at this time.


Could anyone with a photo of club member Ray Usher’s white VL Commodore Calais Turbo (Club Permit number  36249H) please contact Ron Woodward on 0400 250861.

Unfortunately, the Commodore was destroyed in a recent accident and Ray has no photos of it. He was very attached to the car. He regularly displayed it at our Show Us Your Car Nights.

NECC 70th Birthday celebrations

At the beginning of June, we had a tremendous celebration for our historic 70th anniversary celebrations.

Over 70 people enjoy the night that was held at the Wangaratta turf club and hosted by our MC. Paul Zsidy.

A display of club cars welcomed those attending as they walked towards the function room, before enjoying a fabulous three-course meal, and stories from life members, former presidents and other club members. 

Our guest speaker on the night was famed long-distance rally competitor, Matt Bryson, who entertained us into the evening. 

A big thanks to Jodi Mann and Luke Whitten for their organisation before and on the night, and to Paul Kent for his work in arranging the car display.

We are one of the oldest car clubs in Australia, and reaching our 70th birthday is an achievement that we all should be very proud of. 

We look forward to what the future holds for the club.

To view a gallery of photographs from our celebration evening click HERE.

Trip to BJR a huge success

The club held a hugely successful trip to Brad Jones Racing in early June.

Over 60 NECC members and friends took the chance to look over the team’s Supercars, with expert information provided by key team members and engineers.

We’d like to thank the team at BJR for they hospitality and willingness to show us their impressive operation.

Good luck to BJR for the remainder of the 2023 season.

Club Permit registrations due

Mark Richards    CH8528       11/08/23

Geoff Sefton       09920 H       29/08/23

Tom Kaitler          01829 H       11/08/23

Bruce Gooday     17455 H        27/08/23

June Wilson         25837 H        9/08/23

Adam Phillips       26017 H        30/08/23

Mark Stone          70736 H         11/08/23

Brendon Gigliotti  70740 H         26/08/23

Jarrod Branson    82834 H        7/08/23

Michael White      82838 H         17/08/23

Rod Shaw            05151 H          27/08/23

Barb Ross           2616 H6         26/08/23


Darren Bough      9648 H9        27/07/23


Ian Day                        33721-H          30/04/23

Norman Nieuwland   66435-H        11/05/23

Lane Griffin.                90080-H        17/05/23

Danyon Williams         81192H        06/05/23



Club Permit holders please note:

As of March 1, 2023, all permit renewals sent by mail should be addressed to:

North Eastern Car Club

Club Permit Officer

PO Box 138

Wangaratta Vic 3676

Please include with the renewal form a stamped self-addressed envelope and a completed vehicle condition report (download from club website).

AOMC Member Survey

Members are encouraged to read the following letter from the Association of Motoring Clubs (AOMC) and complete the survey linked below:

Greetings AOMC Member Club

As per our previous advice, the AOMC, together with some other State level peak bodies have agreed to partner with the Australian Motor Heritage Foundation (AMHF) in conducting a National survey to gain valuable data on the economic value of the enthusiast movement in Australia.  This data can be used to demonstrate to the Government and other key stakeholders the value of our clubs and the enthusiast vehicle movement to the Australian economy and also the associated social benefit through travel and events.

We are respectfully asking that you circulate the link to your members and encourage them to participate.  As stated earlier there is no obligation for club members to participate and it is totally voluntary, however the more data the greater the representation and credibility of the survey data and therefore the chance for our movement to have a voice with key stakeholders.

The survey should take 10 – 15 minutes and is totally voluntary for each club member. It is totally anonymous – no individual identifying details are required to be entered other than your club’s name and postcode and the questions are very generic.  The survey is being conducted on the Survey Monkey platform by the economics advisory firm, The Mercurius Group under contract to the AMHF.

The survey link has been emailed out based on publicly available contact details advised on your club’s website or social media pages. In case you have not received the survey directly, the link to the survey is below:

The North Eastern Car Club meet at 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month, except January, at the NECC Clubrooms, Nolan Lane, Tarrawingee, 3678.

Some meeting nights are social events, with details on these nights published in the month issues of The Good Oil, the club’s official journal.