On behalf of Neil and Jenny Summerson, the Fassifern Valley Rotary Club, all our volunteers and myself, it is with regret that we must advise you that the multi marque charity event - A Day in the Country - must be cancelled for 2020.
Obviously, we are devastated by the decision of Queensland Health, but we cannot break the law.
The directive from Queensland Health on the 2nd of October stated that on private property, no matter the size of the property, from 1st of November it would rise to just 40 people.
We had over 240 vehicles and over 460 people registered for this event.
We have tried unsuccessfully to have Queensland Health relax their ruling for this event as we have:
A multi page COVID safe plan with all boxes ticked.
We have 2 x COVID Marshalls appointed to be there on the day.
We have contact tracing on every person who registered for this event
We were going to distribute for each person to complete before arriving on the day, to be handed in to a COVID Marshall before being allowed to enter the private property, a signed completed personal COVID Declaration.
The saddest thing is that with the support of many car clubs, volunteers and motoring enthusiasts attending on the day, we were on target to raise nearly $10K to give to the Fassifern Valley Rotary Club. This would have allowed essential food vouchers to be distributed to the local traders in the Scenic Rim, who know the people who have been affected by this COVID pandemic and allow these affected people to have some financial relief in the purchasing of essential items.
We had purchased the day before the Ipswich COVID breakout, the multi prize raffle prizes from the funds car clubs had donated. We also had people from car clubs who had personally donated raffle prizes and food to be sold on the day.
Please mark Sunday 29th August 2021 as the day for next year's A Day in the Country and we look forward to welcoming you on the day.
It is never too early to register.
Mob: 0421 646 945
Members of the Jaguar Drivers Club of Queensland are invited to be part of a fun track day. Details are below.
Queensland Raceway 11th November 2020
Full day of track time divided into groups with similar performance and experience.
Passenger laps at intervals during the day.
Road registered cars are preferred however a high performance group will be part of the day.
All safety services will be provided.
We will have the use of both the National and Clubman circuits.
Safety briefing and familiarisation laps will be provided.
Driver training will also be available.
You will not be on track with much faster (or slower) cars. The object is to have a fun, safe time, not break lap records.
YOU WILL NEED
A helmet, QR hire these for $5.00 for the day.
If you want your laps timed, you will need a timing transponder. These can be hired for $20 per day. ($100 deposit)
Wrist to ankle non synthetic clothing.
A roadworthy car. If your not sure, please get it checked.
Price will be $250 per car and an additional $100 per extra driver.
Queensland Raceway was chosen due to its safety. It has good run off areas with fewer things to hit than some other circuits. Nonetheless remember your car will not be insured while you are on the track.
Catering will not be available so bring your lunch but no alcohol is allowed.
You will be notified when entries open. Entries will be handled through Queensland Raceways via their online entry system.
Any enquiries can be directed to
The QHMC has issued a letter to all member clubs outlining possible restrictions regarding the use of your SIVS registered vehicle (also know as Club Registration) during the Covid-19 - Coronavirus restrictions on travel.
For full details please refer to the QHMC letter below.
The JDCQ management committee made a submission to the Motor Recreational Activities Inquiry through the Queensland Historic Motoring Council Inc. (QHMC).
The Queensland Historic Motoring Council Inc. (QHMC) is the peak representative body for historic motor vehicles in Queensland and currently has approximately 110 affiliated motor vehicle clubs hosting approximately 13,000 members and 22, 000 vehicles.
Our submission forms part of the QHMC submission which is currently under consideration by a parliamentary committee.
Click on the link below if you would like to read the submission document.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has recently clarified the way in which it interprets the rules in relation to SIVS registered vehicles, also known as club registration. The Queensland Historic Motoring Council (QHMC) which represents the affiliated car clubs to Government lobbied TMR to change the existing SIVS rules to a scheme similar to the “Impromptu Events” one used in WA. This “Impromptu Events” scheme allows individual members to initiate a run in their SIVS vehicle at short notice.
TMR has now agreed to us having “Impromptu Events” here in Qld.
OHMC Bulletin 2018-1 which can be viewed or downloaded from “Latest News” on the JDCQ website explains it in more detail.
In order to take advantage of these changes, JDCQ has upgraded its website and added an additional calendar for “Impromptu Events” so that any financial club member can log into the website and add their own impromptu or single vehicle event. The instructions for entering an impromptu event follow.
The committee draws member’s attention to the final two paragraphs in the QHMC bulletin pointing out remaining limitations on use and that the relaxation of rules is a privilege which should not be abused. Events can only be entered by financial club members and have to be entered prior to the start of the journey. The committee will be regularly monitoring the impromptu calendar to ensure the guidelines are being followed.
Log into the JDCQ website with your user name and password. Then;
1. Hover your mouse pointer over the “CALENDAR” tab in the top menu line, a drop-down box opens - click on “IMPROMPTU CALENDAR”
2. Another page will open with an events calendar, hover your mouse pointer on the required date and a small “+” box will appear in the square for the selected date - click on “+”
3. This opens another window, under the open tab “Common”, enter a title in the “Title” block.
4. Click on down arrow in Events Calendar and select “IMPROMPTU”
5. Leave “Access Level” as “Public” and “State” as published
6. Go down to description block and enter short event description i.e. “Run for Lunch”
7. Go down to “Location” and enter destination i.e. “Sandgate”
8. Now click on “Calendar” tab next to “Common”
9. Check that “Start date” is correct and enter start time
10. Go to “End date” and change if event is more than one day, then set end time or click on “No specific end time” box
11. Leave “Repeat type” boxes with “No Repeat” highlighted in green
12. Click on “Save & Close” wait until software confirms event is saved
13. As a check you can go back to the Impromptu Events calendar to confirm that your event is being displayed
I know this sounds complicated, but it only takes a couple of minutes once you are familiar with it