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XMAS In July – Big Chill Dinner

The club is considering hosting a dinner / social event at a venue in Stanthorpe for the Saturday night during the Big Chill event later this year as a thank you to all members.

There will be a small $10.00 charge for any financial member and whilst friends and family members are most welcomed and encouraged to attend, unfortunately the club won’t be able to cover the costs for non financial members.

We are now seeking an urgent expression of interest of all persons who believe they would attend the event as we need to gauge numbers so we can make enquiries with an appropriate venue in Stanthorpe.

Once we determine numbers, we can look in to a venue and will also be able to advise of the costs for non-member attendance.

If you would be interested in attending, can you please respond via email to secretary@qemsc.com.au asap, with your group number of attendees.

2024 Carnell Classic programme and final instructions

Find the final instructions and programme here on the events page:

QEMSC Test and Hoon entries are open 9th and 10th March, Carnell Raceway, Stanthorpe.

https://ridernet.com.au/eventView/?e=1691692

We’ve got 3 solo classes (Advanced, intermediate, Novice) and 1 sidecar class. Nominate on your expected pace, there should be plenty of opportunity to go up and down on the day if you end up in the wrong class.

Entry is $150 + your non competition licence fee if you don’t have a yearly annual licence.

This will get you more laps and bike time over 2 days then anywhere in Aus.

Camping is free as always ????

Entries will close on the 3rd March.

We do not have paper licences for purchase on the day. If you don’t know how to get it sorted on Ridernet then send me a message and we’ll get it sorted for you.

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 membership@qemsc.com.au

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 secretary@qemsc.com.au.

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.

Regards,

Grant Jordan
Vice-President QEMSC

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.

Competitive Entries:
https://ridernet.com.au/eventView/?e=1442899

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:

https://ridernet.com.au/eventView/?e=1442899

Garages, camping and transponder hire fees are listed as products at the end of the process.

See you all out there for some great racing ????????

August Newsletter

August newsletter was sent out today via email.

If you’d like to subscribe there’s a button on the top left.

https://mailchi.mp/702f2fd7d3ef/augustnewsletter-12616056

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.

Enter Here

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.

319 Skimma

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:

https://ridernet.com.au/eventView/?e=1394667

Non comp entries link:

https://ridernet.com.au/eventView/?e=1424854

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!

19th/20th/21st September

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:

https://ridernet.com.au/eventView/?e=1394667

Non comp entries link:

https://ridernet.com.au/eventView/?e=1424854

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.

There is still much work to do behind the scenes for our final round with QR which will be a shared weekend with the cars, but we have a good team onboard to make it a reality.

If you want to be one of the 30 – 40 riders entered, contact vice-president@qemsc.com.au

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)

4th and 5th March – Test and Tune; Enter here: https://ridernet.com.au/eventView/?e=1168380

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

Our AGM will be held at a new location. Skinnys Social Garage at 76 Abbotsford Rd, Bowen Hills. (Just down the road from the old club house at Albion)


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!

https://qemsc.secure-decoration.com/

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 dmcsc@outlook.com

https://www.dmcsc.org.au/calendar

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:

https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/2060464

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:

Wynnum Marine

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)

White’s Racing Products/Bridgestone

Vale Lusty

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.             

David Vincent

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:

Big Chill event page

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
Aussies.

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
disappointment.

Best Regards.
Ian Milton.
Vice President.

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 treasurer@qemsc.com.au.

2022 Carnell Classic Results

23/04/2022

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):

Westhold timing results

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:

Facebook photo albums

High Resolution photo purchases

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:

Line Honours:

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;

24/02/2022

QLD Historic Road Racing Championships

QEMSC will be holding the QLD Historic Road Racing Championships at Morgan Park for a 3rd year in a row!

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

04/02/2022

February 2022 General Meeting

New meeting place

The monthly meeting on Tuesday 8th February 2022 will be held at

RSL Geebung
323 Newman Rd,
Geebung
QLD 4034

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 secretary@qemsc.com.au

01/12/21

2022 RACE CALENDAR

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

12/09/21

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 Racing Results

25/07/21

Wynnum Marine QLD Historic Road Race Champs

Entries now open!

Click here for competitive entries

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)

17/05/2021

Big Chill Entries Now Open

Click here for competitive entry page

Click here for non-competitive entry page

20/03/2021

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 treasurer@qemsc.com.au 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

20/11/2020

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):

2020 QHRRC RESULTS in PDF

Congratulations and thank you to all of the competitors who attended and made this a wonderful event.

19/11/2020

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!

https://photo.wpcreate.com.au/clients/events/historical-motocycle-championships-morgan-park-2020/

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.

16/11/2020

QUEENSLAND HISTORIC ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS PHOTOS
PhototGusto has uploaded an incredible amount of high quality shots from the Championships

http://www.photogusto.com.au/index.php/2020-11-17-03-18-39/historic-road-racing

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.

30/10/20

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.
Spectators welcome.

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” !!!!!

Peter Searle

President QEMSC

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 events@mqld.org.au  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)

Rex Dell
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.
Peter Searle
QEMSC President QEMSC

president@qemsc.com.au

06/04/2022

2022 Carnell Classic

The 2022 Carnell Classic is only a few days away!

The programme is availabe for download here:

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