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North Shore Sporting Car Club Accelerates Partnership with Donington Auctions at Monthly AutoBrunch Car Show

By AutoBrunch

The North Shore Sporting Car Club has announced a new partnership with Donington Auctions, bringing a dynamic shift to the Monthly AutoBrunch Cars and Coffee event.

Donington Auctions, a renowned name in the Melbourne automotive auction industry, will set up its new Sydney headquarters in Annangrove. The historic location, situated at the former site of the iconic Amaroo Park racetrack, promises to be a haven for automotive enthusiasts.

The collaboration will enhance the NSSCC cars and coffee event experience by incorporating the expertise from Donington Auctions with the events 7-year history at St Ives and over 300 cars that regularly attend every month.

Additionally, the monthly event has Motorsport Australia approval with a permit for use by limited road registered cars to travel to and from their garage.

“Our club offers incredibly low-cost Historic vehicle registration (through Service NSW) as part of our membership, plus new owners can save a lot on stamp duty as well” said Brett Middleton the club President.

Donington Auctions will be housed in a restored building, retaining the historic charm of the old Amaroo Park site. This move offers an immersive experience for Sydney’s community of car and motorcycle enthusiasts. The new facility will serve as both an auction house, as a hub for events and gatherings.

Cameron Sabine, co-principal of Donington Auctions, expressed his enthusiasm about the expansion into Sydney. “Donington Auctions is delighted to now be able to offer the same hands-on support to Sydney enthusiasts as we have long done in Melbourne.

The North Shore Sporting Car Club and Donington Auctions invite everyone to join them in celebrating this partnership at the upcoming Monthly AutoBrunch on the 4th of February 2024 at St Ives Showground from 8am.

About the North Shore Sporting Car Club
The North Shore Sporting Car Club is a passionate community of motorsport enthusiasts dedicated to promoting and organising high-quality motorsport events.

Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Round 2 Culminates in Thrilling Victory for Weston and Hancock in Mitsubishi Lancer

By Tarmac Rallysprint

Photo: Roy Meuronen Photography

Round 2 of the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Round delivered a spectacular showcase of skill, speed, and adrenaline as seasoned competitors Tim Weston and Jake Hancock emerged triumphant in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. The event, held on the 16th of November at Sydney Dragway, drew motorsport enthusiasts from far and wide to witness the exhilarating competition.

Weston and Hancock navigated the challenging course with precision, showcasing the capabilities of their Mitsubishi Lancer. Their impressive performance earned them the top spot on the podium, highlighting the winning combination of skill, teamwork and machine.

Not far behind, the dynamic duo of David Isaacs and Paul Pritchard secured a commendable second place in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. The competition was fierce, with just 5.7 seconds separating Isaacs and Pritchard from the lead, demonstrating their expertise in navigating the rallysprint course.

Rounding out the podium, Josh Muggleton and Blake Stokes claimed third place, bringing the excitement to new heights in their Yaris GR. The battle for supremacy was intense, and Muggleton and Stokes proved their mettle against a field of formidable competitors.

In a spectacular display of prowess, Richard Kimber and Daniel Kimber dominated the 2WD class, triumphing in their Porsche 996 GT3. The precision and speed exhibited by the Kimbers highlighted their mastery of the challenging Rallysprint course, securing them not only class victory but also an impressive 8th place outright.

Event organisers expressed their satisfaction with the turnout and the high level of competition witnessed throughout the evening. A small shower of rain during the third run of the night not dampening the competition. The Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Round 2 showcased the diverse skills of drivers in a range of wet and dry conditions and also the capabilities of the participating vehicles.

“We are thrilled with the success of Round 2 of the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint. The competition was fierce, and the drivers demonstrated exceptional skill and determination. Congratulations to Tim Weston and Jake Hancock for their well-deserved victory, as well as to all the participants who made this event truly unforgettable,” said Clerk of Course, Rhiana Froome.

As the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint series continues to captivate motorsport enthusiasts, anticipation is building for future rounds that promise even more excitement and nail-biting competition. Stay tuned for updates on the next thrilling instalment of the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint series.

Entries are open for all the remaining events of the 2023/24 season:

  • Round 3 – Thursday 14th December 2023
  • Round 4 – Thursday 8th February 2024
  • Round 5 – Thursday 7th March 2024

Quinn Dominates the 2023 Bathurst Rally

By Bathurst Rally, News, Rally, Rally of the Bay 2023

Photo: Roy Meuronen Photography

The 2023 Midstate Bathurst Rally was held on Saturday the 23rd of September and was the first time in many years that a rally has been based out of the heart of Bathurst. With 11 stages in the Blayney and Bathurst locality, the roads were a mixture of shire, country and forestry, providing a real mixture of surfaces and conditions.

The rally started in the main street of Bathurst and the main midday service was also held there, providing a great spectacle for locals in Russell Street, right outside the courthouse.

The event format was a little different too, with two remote services. The first in the historic town of Carcoar, south of Blayney allowed service crews the opportunity to get out and see the action with a spectator point located just 600m from the Service Park.

Nathan Quinn and Ray Winwood-Smith took the first stage win and went on to win every stage in the event, taking the overall win in the rally by just over 2 minutes and 40 seconds. They dominated all day and showed no signs of slowing down, despite the huge margin.

Josh Redhead and Holly Kilbride in an older Lancer GSR were the only challenger to Quinn, they finished second but couldn’t quite match the pace of Quinns Hyundai i20.
The fight for third place on the podium was a real battle between Richie Dalton/Dale Moscatt in the Toyota Yaris AP4 and current championship leader Timothy Wilkins/Katie Giddins in a Mitsubishi Lancer EVO. The margin between the two was just 11 seconds at the final time control with Dalton taking 3rd.

Unfortunately for Wilkins, a time penalty would drop him from 4th down the 5th and elevate Riley Walters/Andrew Crowley up into 4th. Wilkins bagged enough points to extend the championship lead, with Dalton now in 2nd, 39 points behind.

In the East Coast Classic Series, Tom Dermody and Eoin Moynihan would take out the 2WD section.

Alex Neill and Pete Helwig took out the Clubman series in their Subaru WRX. The 2wd open Hyundai Rally Series (HRS) was won by Luke Jamieson and Wil Jamieson and the Excel HRS was won by Lachlan Moore and Paul Bailey.

All results for the event can be found on Chrissport at

2023 Lazer Rally Of The Bay: Richie Dalton Claims Victory While Tim Wilkins Maintains Lead In The Championship

By News, Rally of the Bay 2023

Batemans Bay, 29th July 2023 – The 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay concluded in a thrilling display of skill and determination, with seasoned driver Richie Dalton and co-driver Jarrod Hudson emerging as the triumphant winner for the fourth time. The event, held in the Eurobodalla Shire on the NSW South Coast, showcased the true spirit of motorsport, drawing in a large crowd of adrenaline-fueled enthusiasts.

Richie Dalton, known for his exceptional driving prowess, navigated through the challenging stages to secure his well-deserved victory at the Lazer Rally of the Bay. Dalton’s commitment to precision and speed earned him a significant edge over his competitors throughout the event, solidifying his position as a force to be reckoned with on the Batemans Bay Roads.

“A very enjoyable rally”, Dalton Said at the end of the final stage. He had won heat one by 39 seconds and was ecstatic with the rally win.

“I think we got the heat two win as well. I just got to check the second last stage time. The second bend in on that stage was a really tight first gear right hander, we slowed down in time to use the handbrake to get around it, but I turned in too early and hit the bank and we’re just up against the bank and I couldn’t find reverse for a while. So, I think we lost about 20 seconds.

“That last stage in there, I drove worse than my granny just to get it home. But all in all, what a fantastic weekend and a big, huge thanks to Jarrod. He’s only 19 and he’s done an unbelievable job all weekend. To come all the way from New Zealand to do his first Australian rally, hats off to him, he’s going to go places”, Dalton concluded.

Another standout performance during the rally came from Tim Wilkins and co-driver Katie Giddins, who finished an impressive third. Despite the fierce competition, Wilkins’ strategic approach allowed him to amass enough points to maintain his lead in the championship.

“We backed off a bit for the second half the day thinking it’d be good just to bag some points and finish the event. We let a few people go ahead of us in the afternoon run, but I believe we’ll probably still be good enough to maybe get third for this afternoon, so that was really good”, Wilkins said.

The battle for the championship title is undoubtedly intense, and fans can expect even more heart-stopping action in the upcoming rallies.

Wild card and Western Australian competitors Daniel Gonzalez and co-driver Bernie Webb finished the event second.

In the East Coast Classic Rally Series, Tom Clarke and co-driver Ryan Preston secured the win, finally coming to grips with the Datsun Stanza, a car they have not yet had much luck with.

“We made changes to the engine and finally had a nice clean run. We took it easy at first and then turned it up for the afternoon. We pretty much had a faultless run, I’m really happy with the result”, Clarke said.

The Lazer Rally of the Bay has solidified its position as one of the favourite motorsport events on the NSW rally calendar, attracting participants and spectators from all corners of the state and country. The rally’s challenging route, combined with the picturesque scenery, provide the perfect backdrop for showcasing the skills of these remarkable drivers.

Event organisers would like to extend their gratitude to all participants, partners, and the many fans who contributed to the overwhelming success of the 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay. Their unwavering support ensures the continued growth and success of this incredible event.

Official Accommodation for the 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay at Batemans Bay Marina Resort

By News, Rally, Rally of the Bay 2022

The organisers of the highly anticipated 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay are pleased to announce that the official accommodation for this year’s event will be at the Batemans Bay Marina Resort. This stunning waterfront resort has once again been selected to provide a convenient and comfortable stay for the rally participants and their teams.

The Batemans Bay Marina Resort, located in the picturesque town of Batemans Bay, New South Wales, offers a range of luxurious cabins that provide the perfect retreat for rally teams. With breathtaking views of the marina and easy access to the rally Service Park, this resort is the ideal choice for those participating in the Lazer Rally of the Bay.

Teams are advised to book their accommodations early to secure their cabins so that teams can ensure they have a comfortable and convenient base during the rally.

One of the significant advantages of the Batemans Bay Marina Resort is its ample parking space, which includes parking for trucks and car trailers. This ensures that participants have secure and convenient parking facilities for their vehicles and equipment throughout the duration of the rally. The resort’s commitment to providing a comprehensive experience for rally teams sets it apart as an ideal accommodation option for the 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Batemans Bay Marina Resort for the official accommodation of the 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay,” said Event Director, Nigel Bland. “The resort’s stunning location, comfortable cabins, and excellent parking facilities make it an ideal choice for our rally participants. We encourage all teams to secure their cabins early to guarantee a fantastic stay during the event.”

The 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay is expected to draw participants and spectators from across the country. The event promises exhilarating rally action, showcasing the skills and expertise of the best rally drivers in the region.

To make reservations or for more information about the Batemans Bay Marina Resort, please visit their website at

About Lazer Rally of the Bay:

The Lazer Rally of the Bay is an annual rally event held in Batemans Bay, New South Wales, showcasing the skills and thrills of rally drivers from across the region. It is known for its challenging forest stages and exciting competition, attracting participants and spectators alike.

About Batemans Bay Marina Resort:

Batemans Bay Marina Resort is a premier waterfront resort located in Batemans Bay, New South Wales. Offering comfortable cabins, stunning views, and excellent amenities, the resort provides an exceptional accommodation experience for leisure and event guests alike. With its parking facilities for trucks and car trailers, the resort caters to the needs of motorsport enthusiasts and rally teams.

The Current State of Driving is a Concern

By News, Wheelspin

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that as a professional driver and driver training subject matter expert, that my observations of current driving standards are very concerning. It really is hard to switch off when I must drive on public roads, and I know there is a standard or practice everyone should keep.

Now I am not forthright in this regard, and I do know that mistakes are made, after all we are only human. But it’s the type of mistakes we are seeing that is really starting to concern me. My fear is we are relying too much on technology in vehicles and then luck to keep us safe when we are navigating our way to the shops, or to the sporting events or to visit loved ones.

I recently installed a Dashcam on my Triton Ute, that was a mission, as it has a canopy on the back, and I wanted to have both front and rear vision captured. Luckily, I found a great solution and made a YouTube video about the project as I thought it would be useful to others in the same situation.

When I installed the camera, my primary reason was to capture any incidents that may occur so I could defend myself if anything were to take place. Now I am not expecting to have a crash and you probably aren’t either, but simply if you haven’t got a Dashcam recording your journey, then you are leaving yourself vulnerable to all sorts of potential insurance scams and false accusations. Yes, this does occur!

However, I started to witness some truly awful driving behaviours that my camera was capturing also, and it was very simple to cut these clips (takes less than 5 mins) and upload them as a story on our Instagram page ‘Steer Safely’. The first one was a driver tailgating a truck and trying desperately to overtake, ducking and weaving all over the place, total impatience, it received 600,000 views and comments both for and against this driver. The next was a van that while in bumper-to-bumper traffic, overtook a vehicle and then pushed back in front gaining exactly 1 place in the line. This received 1.1m views with some people making all kinds of excuses for his actions. The fact that people supported these drivers is what is concerning, because it’s a standard they are willing to overlook.

But wait it gets worse, I captured another driver crossing double lines, driving on the wrong side of the road for over 100m to turn right at an intersection, then another person instead of turning at a left turn only lane, went straight ahead and caused a learner driver to take evasive action to miss them. It seems two vehicles into one lane simply won’t fit without someone making an adjustment, especially when you don’t expect that, it just so happened that someone was a learner.

This is just a small sample of what was worthy of an upload, all with the intent of teaching what bad behaviours are being portrayed in this footage. I haven’t bothered with the countless redlight runners, the lack of people using an indicator, the tailgaters or the drivers weaving all over the road while being distracted.

Road tragedy isn’t going away, we saw the horrific bus crash in the Hunter region recently and steady reports of fatalities coming in showcasing the reality that driving is actually still dangerous. We are sharing the roads with these people and the standards we overlook are the standards we accept, and why shouldn’t we expect a higher standard?

I have been involved in motoring for over 38 years now, starting when my brothers raced Speedway when I was just 12, and me doing my first Super Sprint at 15. My parents who are both Motorsport Australia Stewards were attending Bathurst in the 1960’s, while they never raced, motoring was a big part of our family. In all this time, I have never seen the driving standards slip so low as to what we are seeing right now.

I’m sure you are seeing it too, we have all had our own experiences with this and the one message I want to get across is, never trust another driver, always expect they will do the exact opposite of what you are thinking and therefore take that into consideration when practicing your safe driving.

Feel free to email me your thoughts on this, it shapes our training programs and I do love hearing from you on this subject, it’s time we all raised the driving standards and never accept that this is the way it is now.

Steer Safely out there.
Stewart Nicholls
Managing Director
STC Education

Bathurst to become new home for Oberon Stages

By Bathurst Rally, Events, News, Rally

North Shore Sporting Car Club has announced its annual NSW Rally Championship event, formerly known as the Oberon Stages, will move to a new home in Bathurst in 2023.

After more than a decade based in Oberon, the decision to move the rally was not an easy one but will allow the event to take advantage of the more extensive infrastructure and commercial opportunities in Bathurst.

The 2023 Bathurst Rally will be round three of the NSW Rally Championship as well as playing host to the East Coast Classic Rally Series, The NSW Clubman Rally Series and The Hyundai Rally Series.

Event Director and Clerk of the Course, Jon Thomson said that while Oberon has been a great home for the rally, the reality is that Bathurst offers some major advantages in terms of accommodation, commercial support, and some fabulous roads.

“In order to grow the rally and to deliver an even better competitor experience we believe the move to Bathurst, a town that is traditionally considered the ‘Cradle of Australian Motor sport’, is a very exciting one.”

“The stages incorporate some of the best forestry and shire rally roads in the country and will provide some adrenalin-pumping action for both competitors and rally fans,” he said.

“We have found some fantastic roads that will thrill motorsport enthusiasts from around the country, and this new event promises an unparalleled experience that combines skill, speed, and a breathtaking natural backdrop,” he added.

As the organisers prepare for the Bathurst Rally, they invite participants and spectators alike to mark their calendars for an unforgettable rally event. Scheduled to take place on Saturday 23rd September, the 2023 Bathurst Rally will bring together top-class rally drivers, teams, and fans in a
celebration of motorsport excellence.

The event will take place in the picturesque city of Bathurst, known for its rich motorsport heritage and the legendary Mount Panorama Circuit as well as a long history of hosting both NSW and Australian Championship rallies over many decades.

A unique feature of the event will be the Service Park that will be located right in the centre of the city in Russell St alongside the Bathurst Regional Council Offices and the beautiful Bathurst War Memorial Park, allowing locals to get up close to all the service action bringing the colour and spectacle of the rally to the centre of town.

“Bathurst Regional Council and also Blayney Council have both been incredibly encouraging and helpful in allowing us to bring the event to their region and we’d like to thank them for all of their help and assistance,” said Thomson.

Competitors are set to take on a challenging course that will cover around 150km across 11 competitive special stages around Bathurst and Blayney. The rally will weave through some stunning countryside, offering a unique blend of great shire gravel and technical forestry roads. Competitors will be able to showcase their skills, teamwork, and strategic nous on some varied and challenging roads.

This year’s rally is sure to feature a diverse line-up of participants, ranging from leading ARC teams, top NSW and interstate crews, top classic competitors and up and coming Hyundai and Clubman competitors. Spectators will also have the chance to witness the fierce competition and the intense battles at several spectator points throughout the event.

The Bathurst Rally promises to be an extraordinary event celebrating the spirit of motorsport, camaraderie, and the thrill of speed in a controlled environment. Whether you’re a passionate fan, a rally aficionado, or simply looking for an unforgettable experience, this rally is not to be missed. Join us on the 23rd of September for an exhilarating adventure in the iconic Bathurst region.

Organisers are looking for volunteers to help with official duties at the Bathurst Rally and can contact if they would like to be a volunteer official.

Lazer Rally of the Bay to Thrill in 2023

By Rally, Rally of the Bay 2022

The 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and competitive rally events of the year. With drivers from all over the country set to compete in this iconic Australian event, spectators are sure to be in for a treat.

Organised by the North Shore Sporting Car Club, the Lazer Rally of the Bay is a gravel rally event that takes place in the beautiful Eurobodalla township of Batemans Bay, New South Wales. The event attracts some of the best rally drivers in the state, all vying for the coveted top spot on the podium.

This year’s event promises to be even more exciting than previous years, with several new drivers and teams entering the competition. One driver to watch out for is Richie Dalton, who has won the Rally of the Bay in past. Dalton will be driving his Toyota Yaris, and he’ll be hoping to add another victory to his already impressive rally career.

In addition to the professional drivers, the Rally of the Bay also features a number of amateur and semi-professional drivers, all competing in a variety of classes. This allows drivers of all skill levels to participate in the event and adds an extra level of excitement to the competition.

One of the most unique aspects of the Rally of the Bay is the scenic location. The rally takes place on the gravel roads of the beautiful Eurobodalla Shire in South Coast region of New South Wales, providing a stunning backdrop for the high-speed action. Spectators are encouraged to come out and enjoy the scenery as well as the rally, with vantage points and viewing areas available on the course.

As with any rally event, safety is of the utmost importance. The organisers of the Lazer Rally of the Bay have implemented measures to ensure the safety of both drivers and spectators, including strict speed limits and safety barriers in certain areas.

Overall, the 2023 Rally of the Bay promises to be an exciting and thrilling event for all involved. With the State’s best drivers, a beautiful location, and a passionate community of rally enthusiasts, this event is not to be missed.

The Lazer Rally of the Bay takes place on the 29th of July and includes 10 special stages (5 stages repeated).

NSSCC e-Series – Results after Round 3

By Rally, Results, Wheelspin

The NSSCC Dirt Rally 2 e-Series is now up to Round 4.  The current Pointscore plus stage results for Monte Carlo and a great video below.

Round 4 is the Rally Finland (DLC Required) in NR4 and R4 cars – competition dates are from the 13th of August to 27th of August.

To enter, purchase the leading rally game Dirt 2.0 on your PC, Mac, Xbox or PlayStation platform.  Once you have purchased and installed Dirt Rally 2.0 on your preferred platform, click here and create a Codemasters account. After you have logged in, you will be able to request access to the NSSCC e-Sports competitions.

Send your racenet username, real name, and NSSCC club ID number to

We will then grant you access to the Club page after which you will be able to join in the competition via the game portal. We will grant access every Monday

Shopping Centres continue support of AMH Rally of the Bay

By Events, News, Rally, Rally of the Bay 2021, Wheelspin

The Village Centre and Bridge Plaza has renewed their support of the North Shore Sporting Car Clubs, AMH Rally of the Bay. The Village Centre and Bridge Plaza shopping centres came on board as a major partner in 2020 and continue that partnership for 2021.

In announcing the renewed partnership, North Shore Sporting Car Club (NSSCC) President Brett Middleton said “We’re glad to have the Village Centre and Bridge Plaza back on board as one of our major partners this year. They are a great supporter of our event, and they provide the best place to shop for the vast majority of the rally teams that attend and compete in the event.”

“It was really great to welcome the Village Centre and Bridge Plaza shopping centres as a new major partner last year, and even better to be able to continue our relationship in 2021. The two shopping centres are an essential part of the rally. Most teams will shop locally for their supplies, rather than bring it with them, so having this relationship continue this year is just more good news for the rally, for Batemans Bay and for jobs in the local community”, Middleton added.

The rally of the Bay Event Manager, Nigel Bland expects up to 90 rally teams to descend on the Batemans Bay township on the weekend of the 17th of July.

“It’s fantastic to have local businesses on-board,” said Bland. “As a rally community we want to give back to the local community and that’s why we are encouraging all of our teams to shop local and get their supplies from the Village Centre and Bridge Plaza. We know our event will bring a much-needed boost to the local Batemans Bay economy and we’ll be encouraging them to spend locally as much as possible”.

“This will be the second Rally in the NSW championship and it’s also a promotional round of the Motorsport Australia Rally Championship”, Bland said. “So, we’re expecting a bigger turnout than a normal NSW round as the rally is now a great test run for teams looking to participate in the Australian Rally Championship when it resumes later in the year. And whilst our event is only a promotional ARC round, we’ve already had plenty of interest from the top level of the sport, with many national teams already entered”, Bland concluded.

The AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay is set to take place on Saturday the 17th of July in the forests surrounding Batemans Bay on the NSW south coast. The first car will be flagged away from Corrigan’s Beach Reserve in Batehaven at 8:45am. The Rally forms part of the MTA NSW Rally Championship, East Coast Classic Rally Series, NSW Clubman Rally Series, Hyundai Rally Series, and ACT Regional Rally Series. Almost 80 entries have been received, with 3 weeks remaining before entries close.

About the Village Centre and Bridge Plaza shopping Centres
The Village Centre and Bridge Plaza shopping centres in Batemans Bay feature Coles, Kmart, Woolworths and Aldi plus over 50 great specialty stores. The shopping centres feature wonderful fashion, delicious food and an upbeat atmosphere delightfully located in the heart of beautiful Batemans Bay. Undercover parking and easy access from the Princes Highway make shopping a breeze.