Clubman Drivers Club of Australia Inc


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Clubman Drivers Club of Australia Inc

The Australian club for Clubman enthusiasts.

A CAMS Affiliated Club

Who are we?

We are an association of past, present and future owners of Clubman style cars and people who are just interested in the marque but may never own one.  We organise social, driving and other activities to foster and promote enjoyment of these cars on and off the track, good driving practices, an exchange of knowledge and ideas to keep our vehicles well maintained, safe and efficient.  This club is not into racing, but we do occasionally organise track days for enjoyment and driver training, usually in conjunction with other clubs.

Although we are primarily a social club, the CDCofA successfully applied for CAMS Affiliation so that those members who would like to take part in competition can apply for a CAMS License, nominating the CDCofA as their affiliated club.

Our Constitution, which you can read in full on our Membership page, sums up the objectives of the club very nicely:

  1. To promote, foster Clubman Ownership and Motor Sport generally in all its branches.
  2. To promote friendship and courtesy on the road, and in competition between members of the Club.
  3. To promote and engender social activities.
  4. To conduct meetings and classes whereby members may obtain knowledge enabling them to become better drivers and to maintain their vehicles in a high standard of efficiency.

What's a Clubman?

Amaroo_Clubman.jpg (637623 bytes)A Clubman is a lightweight, open, two-seat roadster generally designed for both road and track with an emphasis on simplicity,  performance and road-holding.  The concept was originated by Colin Chapman in the 1957 Lotus 7 as a car that could be driven to a meeting, raced and then driven home again.  Many still are.

Nota_F1.jpg (623338 bytes)Its basic design has been copied and developed by many amateur and professional builders over the years but most have remained faithful to the original front engine, rear wheel drive layout, however we are now seeing many mid-engined variants, such as the Nota F1 pictured right, due to the demise of source cars with rear wheel drive and the convenience, weight saving and simplicity of fitting an engine with integral gearbox and final drive into the chassis behind the cockpit.  Most designs are available in kit form to satisfy the owner/builder enthusiast.  

See our Manufacturers page for contact details of some of the Clubman manufacturers in Australia.

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If you are planning to build a Clubman

bulletBe sure that you talk to someone who has recently had their car successfully passed by the RTA for registration because there are a few hurdles you may not be aware of and
bulletContact the RTA for their latest list of Engineering Signatories, who are the approved people to inspect and sign off your baby.  At the time of writing, there is a document at:

How do you contact the club?

Correspondence may be addressed to:

   The Secretary
   Clubman Drivers Club of Australia Inc.
   P.O. Box 3066
   Toongabbie East  NSW  2146

or you can phone or email any of the committee members.

CDCofA Committee
Club Officers Phone
(after hours)
President Greg Newman (02) 9718 8921
Secretary Dave Gosling
Treasurer Richard Audsley (02) 9801 0930
CAMS Delegate Eric Scheeren (02) 9631 1094
Newsletter Editor / Webmaster Steve Bode 0409 351 173

Why join the club?

bulletYou get to meet a lot of like-minded enthusiasts keen to enjoy their Clubbie, exchange ideas and help one another improve both the car and their driving experience.
bulletThe club produces a Newsletter approximately every two months (in colour for those who have Web or email access) containing details of future events, event reports, technical articles and other items of interest.  For instance, the six 2002 Newsletters averaged 20 pages and 24 colour photos, plates or illustrations per issue.
bulletWe organise half-day, full-day and overnight runs from Sydney.
bulletWe join in with other clubs at training days, fun runs (e.g. the Brass Monkey run organised by Austin Healey Owners Club of NSW ) and in friendly competition at supersprints.
bulletHold meetings and socials.

How do you join the club?

See our Membership page.

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What's New

23rd April 2017
Updated Calendar
31st December 2016
Updated Calendar
21st August 2016
AGM Date change
10th August 2016
Updated Calendar
30th January 2016
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