on behalf of the Jaguar Drivers Club SA (JDCSA) I am writing to inform you of progress with regard to planning for the 2023 National Jaguar Rally to be held in South Australia.
The Rally will be based in Hahndorf located in the Adelaide hills 28Km from Adelaide’s CBD. The Rally dates are Friday,14 April – Monday,17 April 2023. The final programme for the Rally is still to be confirmed however a brief overview is now available on line.
Mac’s Bridge Sports and Classic Car Festival – 22 May 2022
TSOAQ have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the festival due to take place on 22nd May, due to the saturated condition of the Duncan Range. We recently completed an inspection of the facility and unfortunately there has been insufficient time for the ground to dry after the heavy summer and autumn rains. The waterlogged state of the area has not allowed the area to be mowed and there is minimal chance of the ground drying sufficiently to allow safe access for vehicles later in the month.
To those classic car owners who have already paid for their pre-entry tickets we will refund their moneys, can those owners with pre-entry tickets advise Murray their bank account details and we will organise a transfer.
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