Executive positions for 2024
Our AGM was held on Tuesday night.
Our executive team for 2024 is:
President – Peter Searle;
Vice-President – Grant Jordan;
Treasurer – Cyrel Wright; and
Secretary – Israel Suarez.
The entire club thanks Barrie Stevens for his work as Secretary throughout 2023. He put his hand up at the last minute when there were no nominations at the 2022 AGM and helped the club a great deal by taking on the role.
Greg Watson has been elected as Membership Officer, and will be the new point of contact for all things relating to joining or renewing membership with the club. He can be contacted on email@example.com
Minutes of both AGM and the General Meeting held after it will be available for sharing soon.
There will be no December monthly meeting for 2023, so we’ll see you all in the New Year, 13th February 2024. (Venue to be confirmed). Unfortunately Skinny’s will no longer be operating as a social space and converting into a full time mechanical workshop instead. We thank Alex and Reece for hosting us for this year and wish them well in the future.
QEMSC AGM 14th November
The 2023 QEMSC AGM will be held at Skinny’s Social Garage on the 14th of November at 7pm.
Pizza and nibbles will be provided at 1830 as per our normal general meetings, with beverages available for purchase from the Skinny’s crew.
The 2024 executive team will have to be elected at this meeting, and anyone interested in nominating for a role (President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary) is welcome to nominate and heartily encouraged to do so. Any nominations can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other positions such as membership officer, event co-ordinator (ridernet management to create events and separation of classes/programme), social media/website co-ordinator and trophy/awards and merchandise co-ordinator will also be discussed during general business and new faces are encouraged to nominate too. Morgan Park raceway management have mentioned that there is possible opportunities for training in race timing software so anyone available and willing to help our existing timing team would be welcome.
Peter Searle and I have discussed our plans for the future and both believe we have 1 more year in us as President and Vice-President respectively. Our plan is to nominate in those roles next month, however if someone else would like to nominate and is successful, we would make ourselves readily available throughout 2024 to help with handover of responsibilities. Neither of us are considering nominating next year for 2025.
Our little club punches well above its weight in organising and running motorcycle events and this is due to the efforts of volunteers from our membership and partners. Nominating for a position and giving even just 1 year in a role helps continue this tradition and keeps the club strong.
See you at Skinny’s for some bench racing and banter.
2023 Wynnum Marine Qld Historic Road Racing Titles Results and photos
The 2023 Wynnum Marine QHRRC has been run and won in glorious Spring weather at Morgan Park raceway.
Get all of the event results here:
Photos from the event:
Alan Mcintosh photos here
Jeff Basely Photos here
Motothing photos of the track day here
Race Results on Speedhive
All race and timing results here
2023 Wynnum Marine Qld Historic Road Racing Titles
Entries Close this Sunday, 3rd September at midnight.
Camping and garage hire available at the end of the entry process.
See you out there for some great racing
Entries now open for the 2023 Wynnum Marine QLD Historic Road Racing Titles!!
Follow this link:
See you all out there for some great racing
August newsletter was sent out today via email.
If you’d like to subscribe there’s a button on the top left.
Champions Ride Day Practice on ‘E’ Circuit
Champions Ride Days will be running a track day on the shorter ‘E’ circuit the day prior to the Wynnum Marine QLD Historic Titles.
Get in some great test and tune time to make sure man and machine is ready for the racing.
Wynnum Marine QHRRC Raffle Prize
Our naming rights sponsor for the last 3 years, Wynnum Marine, have donated a Stacer 319 Skimma and Yamaha outboard package as a raffle prize for the QHRRC.
Tickets will be limited to only 500 and sold for only $10 each.
The little weekend runabout will be making an appearance at the 2023 Big Chill with ticket sales beginning that weekend too.
At that price and those odds, tickets won’t last long.
Just another great reason to enter the 2023 Big Chill and the Wynnum Marine Qld Historic Road Racing Championships.
Big Chill, Brass Monkey Trophy and June General Meeting
The Big Chill entries are still coming in and it should be a great event. Get your entry completed on ridernet here:
Competitive Entries link:
Non comp entries link:
This year will be the first running of the “Brass Monkey” trophy class too. We are starting at the beginning with Period 2/Handshifters, and this will then move to a different class each year at the Big Chill. The winner of the class will have their name on the perpetual monkey and also take home a special little memento of their efforts.
See you at our next general meeting on Tuesday 13th June at Skinny’s Social Garage 1830, or in the pits at the Big Chill.
Wynnum Marine QLD Historic Road Racing Championships back at Morgan Park!
Our friends up north in Townsville have unfortunately had to pull out of running the QHRRC due to the track not being ready.
We were all looking forward to heading up and trying out a new track so we have come up with a pretty good compromise. Layout “E”, the old shorter layout of Morgan Park, will be used to keep us all on our toes and learn some new turns. (Or re learn for some of us who used them 10 years ago). It’ll reward bike setup and handling and take some of the sting out of the big horse power heroes.
The initial plan is for a practice day on the 19th with competition taking place on the 20th and 21st.
We will keep you all up to date.
Get it into your diary and share it with your mates
Big Chill Entries are Open!!
Free camping, good people and tropical weather (2 out of 3 ain’t bad)
Competitive Entries link:
Non comp entries link:
2023 Carnell Classic (Stanthorpe) Enties Open
Carnell Classic will be run on the 15th and 16th April at Carnell Raceway, Stanthorpe QLD.
All periods from Period 2 up to Pre Modern, solos and sidecars are welcome. We will also be welcoming some motards and bucket racers as normal.
Entries on Ridernet here: https://ridernet.com.au/eventView/?e=1214155
Non competitive Entries here: https://ridernet.com.au/eventView/?e=1214150
This will be the first round of the South East QLD Cup for Period 6 250cc and 500cc machines too.
South East QLD Cup Period 6 250cc and 500cc race series
3 clubs are making something happen across our 3 race tracks here in SE QLD.
Share this information with all of your mates with Period 6 250 and Period 6 500 eligible machines.
If you want to be one of the 30 – 40 riders entered, contact email@example.com
2023 EVENT DATES RELEASED (Big Chill Revised)
Our 3 events for the year have been finalised with the new operators of Stanthorpe’s Carnell track. (Short Circuit Motor Sports Association)
15th and 16th April – Carnell Classic;
8th and 9th July – Big Chill.
Next General Meeting and December newsletter
The last General Meeting for 2022 will be on the 13th December.
Back at Skinny’s garage (google maps link). Doors open at 1800 with Pizza provided and beverages available.
There will be a quick Woolich Race Tools tuning software introduction on the big screen too for those that are interested in how the more modern machinery is tuned.
The link to the online newsletter: December 2022 Newsletter
AGM to be held 8th November, Skinny’s Social Garage
The Skinny’s team is excited to be helping the QEMSC members by providing their workshop floor, members area and BBQ to make a fun and engaging space for the meeting. (And next year’s general meetings too.)
Please show your appreciation to the lads by clicking on the “Follow” button on their Facebook page (if you have an account). This will keep you up to date with all of the events and workshops that they hold and may be of interest to us as motorcycle enthusiasts.
Come along earlier (1800 for the 1900 meeting) to see what Skinnys Social Garage is all about. There will be some food and beverages available for all.
If you know of any members that may miss the emails, facebook posts or website updates give them a call and tell them to come along for what should be a great night.
Online Merchandise Shop
The online merchandise shop is up and running again!
We will still have the event merchandise displaying a featured bike and rider at each race, but this online store is available throughout the year.
Delivery takes approx 2 weeks from purchase. It is a local Brisbane company.
Downs Motorcycle Sports Club Track Day
Downs Motorcycle Sporting Club (Toowoomba) is having a test and tune day out at Carnell next Saturday (1 day only, camping available Friday and Saturday nights).
If you are interested and joining them contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Australian Historic Road Racing Championships
Motorcycle Sportsmen of QLD have done a stelllar job in the running of the 2022 AHRRC, supported by both Link and Wynumm Marine.
The riders had the pick of the weather all of the days except for the first round of racing on Sunday. This allowed some lap records to be broken and the racing close and exciting.
All race results are available on the Speedhive website:
Photos are currently on Facebook mostly. If you don’t have an account grab a teenager and ask them to search “William Course Photography” (https://www.facebook.com/WilliamCoursePhotography)
Congratulations to every competitor and all of the newly crowned Australian Champions.
2022 Wynnum Marine QLD Historic Road Racing Championships
The QLD Championships have been run and won.
We avoided the nasty weather of the preceding weekend and all competitors were able to enjoy some fast and furious racing across the 2 days.
All results and photo links can be found on the results page HERE
A huge thank you must go to our sponsors:
One Addiction (motorcycle repairs, QRIDE licencing and dyno tuning)
Dave Oliver’s Motorcycle Tyres (wizard of all things related to tyres and handy racer himself)
Long time club volunteer Wayne Lusty has passed away in the Tenterfield hospital early this morning.
Wayne had been fighting a terminal illness for some time & that was behind his inability to assist at this years race meetings at Carnell Raceway.
Wayne was desperate to continue volunteering at Stanthorpe as he had done for almost the past 10 years.
He was mister reliable when it came to assisting our club & his role as Chief Flag Marshal at all of our Stanthorpe events was a given.
I had the pleasure of presenting Wayne with the first ever QEMSC Outstanding Volunteer Service Award earlier this year & he was really appreciative of the honour.
Typical of the guy is that he asked his wife Rose to request we spread his ashes around the track that he loved so much.
I’m sure the members of QEMSC would be happy to obliged considering his amazing service to the club over many many years.
We’ll miss you buddy.
QEMSC volunteers co-ordinator
2022 QLD Historic Road Racing Championship
Entries are open now in Ridernet. Click here
2022 Big Chill Results and Photos
Event results and photos are available here:
Australian Historic Road Racing Titles
Following the announcement that the Aussie Historic Titles that were
to be held at Queensland Raceway had been cancelled, it gives me great
pleasure to advise and confirm that the event has been revived.
The event will now be held at Morgan Park on the Sixth to the Ninth of October.
That’s one month on from our Q’ld champs, also at Morgan Park so it
presents a great opportunity to prepare and tune your machines for the
Thanks must go to Sheralyn McGlinchey and the Sporties team for their
determination and persistence in making this happen, despite all of
the obstacles they have had to overcome.
It’s expected that many interstate riders will attend, including
hopefully a large contingent from both West Australia and Victoria.
So fellow QEMSC members, let’s all support the 2022 Aussie titles at
Morgan Park and help to make it an enjoyable and successful event.
Remember, if you have a bike or sidecar that you intend entering and
it does not have a log book, apply as soon as possible to avoid
Sponsors coming onboard for the QLD Historic Road Racing Championships
We are happy to announce that Wynnum Marine will be the naming rights sponsor for this event. After their support and professional displays at the 2021 event we are very excited to have them back.
The Wynnum Marine QLD Historic Road Racing Championships also has major sponsorship opportunities for other business to take advantage of.
One Addiction (motorcycle repairs, QRIDE licencing and dyno tuning) have secured their spot. They will have 2 races named after their business, a spot for marquees and banners and be on the program and advertising material.
Dave Oliver’s Motorcycle Tyres (wizard of all things related to tyres and handy racer himself) has joined the party too. He was our wonderful naming rights sponsor in 2020 and we are very fortunate to get his support once again for 2022.
White’s Racing Products/Bridgestone will be onsite to provide tyre changing services during the weekend. Craig always travels with a fantastic collection of tools, parts and motorcycle gear for purchase at great prices at the event.
Royal Precision Lubricants have joined in and will be promoting their incredible oils and fluids. An Australian owned and run company manufacturing high quality products.
If you own, run or know of a business who may want to join in as a major sponsor please contact email@example.com.
2022 Carnell Classic Results
Well the Carnell Classic has been run and won. It was a very successful weekend for the club and historic motorcycle racing in general.
Timing results can be seen on the Westhold site (We did have a few issues early on the Saturday):
Photos can be found on Alan Mcintosh sports photography page. Once again he provided and incredible service for our club and we are grateful. High resolution images can be purchased from his website:
The Old Bike Australasia King/Queen of Carnell was trialled with a Line Honours podium and also a handicapped podium which is applied after the event. The results were:
1: Mark Organ on a P6 250 Kawasaki ZR2502:
Jason Brown on a P6 500 VFR4003:
Simon Lewis on a P6 500 VFR400
Handicap Honours:1: Mark Organ Kawasaki ZR250 Adjusted time: 219.2 seconds;
2: Dave Vincent 1972 Suzuki GT 250 Adjusted time: 220.3 seconds;
3. Ray Clacher 1980 Honda XL185 Adjusted time: 224.7seconds;
QLD Historic Road Racing Championships
7th and 8th September we will be heading back to Warwick for all Historic classes of competition, both sidecar and solos.
Unfortunately Road Racing Association of Townsville doesn’t believe that their new track will be ready in time for the event. We look forward to hopefully completing the road trip up north next yea
February 2022 General Meeting
New meeting place
The monthly meeting on Tuesday 8th February 2022 will be held at
323 Newman Rd,
Pop in early for a chat, a meal and a drink, meeting starts at 7.30pm.
All welcome to attend.
Agenda items and/or discussion topics to Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Only 2 events for 2022, but sure to be crackers and definitely the cheapest racing to be had in QLD!
Carnell Classic 9th and 10th April
Big Chill 2nd and 3rd July
Wynnum Marine QLD Historic Road Race Champs
If you missed it, or just want to relive it, all of the results, photos and programme links can be found here:
Wynnum Marine QLD Historic Road Race Champs
Entries now open!
Click here for non competitive entries (4 track sessions over 2 days, only $100! Don’t just stand in the crowd, join in on the fun)
Big Chill Entries Now Open
CARNELL CLASSIC, QR MOTO RIDE DAY CLASSIC BIKE and CHAMPION’S RIDE DAYS
We have some very busy months ahead in the Historic racing and riding scene!
Carnell Classic entries are progressing well with over 50 entries to date. Get yours in at Ridernet or contact Grant at email@example.com to help you. 17th and 18th April, Carnell Raceway, Stanthorpe. ENTER HERE
Classic bike track days continue at QR on the shorter versions of the circuit (Sprint and National) for all of our test and tune needs prior to the Carnell Classic. The team has reduced the price to $100 for an afternoon of 7 – 8 sessions. Enter HERE
Champion’s Ride Days have offered a fantastic opportunity for the historic bike riders to have their own sessions at Morgan Park track days as specific events. These will definitely come in handy for the Master’s of Morgan Park and the QLD Historic Championships being run on that track later in the year! ENTER HERE
QUEENSLAND HISTORIC ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
The final results have been collated and can be found here (all results highlighted in yellow are QLD Tites classes):
Congratulations and thank you to all of the competitors who attended and made this a wonderful event.
QUEENSLAND HISTORIC ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS PHOTOS
Can’t believe there’s even more photos of this great event!
Wayne Pratt Photography has got an album of 500+ photos too!
If the link doesn’t work, copy and paste it into another browser.
The images are facebook size and free to download. Should you want a bigger image they will be $10.00. He will email you the image. Please note the image number when ordering.
QUEENSLAND HISTORIC ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS PHOTOS
PhototGusto has uploaded an incredible amount of high quality shots from the Championships
Click an image to view in high resolution large format. If you would like to purchase an image, click on the trolley symbol, and follow the instructions.
Images are very reasonably priced at $2.50 AUD per image.
Purchasing an image gives you the right to download, share, print and use the high resolution image, free from watermarks for any purpose which does not contravene the Terms and Conditions of sale.
QUEENSLAND HISTORIC ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS are being held on the Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th of November.
Entries close today so you have today to get your entry in.
Camping is available next door to the track. Phone Brian 0414376242.
MQ have approved a change to qualifying numbers for a state title they are now as follows.
- Period 2 and 3 solo motorcycles 3 to qualify.
- All other solo classes 6 to qualify.
- Period 3,4 and 5 sidecars 3 to qualify.
Get your entry in now.
See you at Morgan Park.
Presidents report July 31st 2020
Good day to my fellow personificators of pandemoniums old.
It is with much disquiet in my heart that I must report to you that we here at QEMSC HQ have made the difficult decision to cancel the September mid week state titles at Morgan Park.
I am sure that you all understand that the times we live in are such that things are changing on a daily basis and the logistics of organizing the event were becoming increasingly difficult.
On a brighter note I am happy to report that we are currently organizing a replacement race meeting for the 19th and 20th of September to be held at Carnell raceway at Stanthorpe. This will be an open meeting the details of which will become available to all shortly.
As you know we held a Test and Tune at Stanthorpe recently and it was a very successful return to the track by approximately 60 purveyors of all things 2 and 3 wheeled hysterical. I thank you all for adhering to the new Covid rules and for making the organizers jobs easier. I think it was the most difficult and stressful meeting that I have been involved in organizing and full credit must go to Rex Dell for all the hard work and many many hours of toil that he puts in to make sure that we all enjoy ourselves.
Thank you to all the volunteers and helpers that made it happen. Without you we do not race so many thanks to you all.
Special thanks to Rex Dell and Brad Phelan for spending Wednesday and Thursday and Friday at the track setting up the air bags and getting the track organized.
Thanks to Ian Milton and Gene Lopeman for getting the air bags from Lakeside without which we would not be able to run an event of any type.
Thanks to my passenger Phil “Juanel” Brown for doing the lunch run on both days for the flaggies comestibles.
I think the award for the most diligent volunteer of the weekend must go to our wonderful secretary Dawn Jarvis. Dawn spent her weekend cleaning and sanitizing the ablutions facilities so that we as a club could comply with the Covid rules. Thank you Dawn you made my weekend much more enjoyable.
So we will see you all at Stany in September for the ” I can’t believe it’s not Chilly” BIG THAW race weekend.
Stay safe and happy and remember, ” The only thing better than horsepower is MORE BLOODY HORSEPOWER” !!!!!
Team Archaic 432
Ph: 0410 514 419
Wednesday 8th July 2020
Stanthorpe Test & Tune update
Finally, after two weeks of trying, we have been issued with a permit for the Test & Tune at Stanthorpe. I suppose that is MQ operating at their best!
Please send your entries to me asap.Due to the delay in issuing the permit I will accept late entries up to the Saturday morning.If you need your rec licence, you will have to apply on Ridernet. I know some people have already done this with no luck. Ridernet would not allow you to proceed as the event was not listed due to no permit. Please try again.If you have trouble applying for a rec licence please ring or email Simon Wadwell on 07 3281 2255 Or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org He is the person who knows all about Ridernet. I do not. Do not contact me.Remember to bring your PPE to comply with the Covid-19 regulations. Wash your hands and practice physical distancing. Their will be restrictions in the pits so comply with all directions from officials.Read the attached sup regs so you are familiar with the rules and regulations we have to comply with. You will have to register at the gate when you arrive AND when you leave. Armbands will be issued so we know you have signed in. If you do not wear your armband you will be evicted from the track!
Just remember, it is a ride day so have FUN!
Queensland Early Motorcycle Sports Club (QEMSC)
PO Box 3188, Southport BC, Q, 4215
Thursday 14th May 2020
Stanthorpe Test & Tune update
G’day, I hope this finds you well and in good spirits (or at least drinking some).
In the event that the travel restrictions are eased as planned by the Govt then we at QEMSC headquarters are planning to have a ‘TEST and TUNE” event at Stanthorpe in some form or another probably on the weekend of the 18th 19th of July. This date was originally the Big Chill meeting. This will not be a Race meeting.
If this event goes ahead then we would like to know how many attendees we can expect.
What you need to do:
If you would attend the Test and Tune at Stanthorpe on the 18th and 19th of July then please shoot me an email at the address below.
If you are unable to attend then there is no need to reply.
Many thanks and stay safe.
QEMSC President QEMSC
2022 Carnell Classic
The 2022 Carnell Classic is only a few days away!
The programme is availabe for download here:
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