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Marulan Track day 23rd March

Saturday 23rd March 2019

Christian Auto Sports Club of Australia is running a track day at Marulan Raceway on Sat 23-3-19 and have vacancies, if anyone is interested?

Further info on their Web page

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Welcome to our first track day for 2019, which is on

Saturday 23rd March 2019

This event is a track driver training day and over the past 6 years has been well received by members and friends who have attended.

With the good increase in membership this year it will be a perfect opportunity for our new members to also enter. It would be great to see 30+  club members there on the day, but if required positions can be filled by friends, family or non-club members.

The format of this day is quite simple.

  • The day usually begins with a track walk designed for those that have not driven the track before.
  • Entrants are broken up into groups based on your experience in driving, e.g – beginner, intermediate, advanced, experienced. – you get the idea!!!
  • Sessions usually last about 10 minutes
  • Some CACA members may assist as instructors on the day.

Arrival time

  • Be there by 8:00 for vehicle inspection.

What do you need to bring

  • Your CAMS L2 Speed licence or higher (L2 NonSpeed Not accepted) and civil licence, otherwise you will need to purchase a Marulan licence on the day which will cost you $40.00
  • Helmet suitable for motorsport, sunscreen, hat and plenty of water. There is a Canteen for lunch and snacks onsite, otherwise don’t forget to bring your lunch!
  • Most importantly bring your car! Along with any tools & spares.


  • The entry per driver will be $200, irrespective of whether the entrant is a senior or a junior. If required payment can be made in 2 x instalments. Please discuss with us payment methods. Payment Forms MUST be submitted by the Monday before, the 18th March, 2019.
  • The CAMS Online Event System cannot be used for this event.
  • Juniors over 15yrs old with a proven good driving experience can take part. The day is not suited for learners with limited experience.

What do I need to do to enter

  • Fill in the above entry form, indicating the names of each entrant, and preferably provide your credit card details.
  • Entrant Registration will only be accepted with a completed entry form and payment.
  • Submit your form ASAP by return email to the Event Secretary at
  • We are required to provide entrant numbers to the Marulan Driver Training Centre by mid March, so do not leave it to the last minute to enter, you may be disappointed.
  • We now must pay for an ambulance to be onsite regardless to numbers, we must get enough entries to cover costs or this event may become more expensive if we continue to run the event.

Cancellation policy

  • Due to the financial outlay, if you cannot attend you will be required to find a replacement, as no refunds will be guaranteed.

Where is the Marulan Driver Training Centre

  • The track is located at Marulan NSW approximately 1 hour 40 minutes from Sydney.
  • Refer to for full location details



Thirlmere Train Museum

Sunday, 24th March 2019

Thirlmere Train Museum

Thirlemre trains

On Sunday 24th March, The Mini Car Club will be cruising to the Thirlmere Train Museum.  10 Barbour Road, Thirlmere, where members will enjoy morning tea, a 1 hour guided tour of the museum and an optional 50 minute return train ride.

Entry costs:                             Museum Entry                        Museum Entry +                                                                                                                       Train ride

Adult                                                      $15                              $35

Concession/Senior                      $10                              $25

Child 4+                                               $5                                $12:50

Since 1975 the historic town of Thirlmere in Sydney’s southwest has been home to a significant rail heritage collection, including over 100 rolling stock items, associated with the history of the railways in NSW.

The 5-hectare rail corridor site and much of the collection is owned by the NSW Government.

The Thirlmere section of the Main Southern Railway was deviated in 1919 to a less steep alignment with easier grades, and the original line became the Picton Loop Line. Today, the loop line provides a link to the main line, which enables heritage, trains to operate beyond the local area and run on a line clear of other working trains.

Convoy: Meet at McDonalds, Edmondson Park, Cnr Camden Valley Way and Gellibrand Road, for a prompt 9:15am departure. We will avoid the main Motorway and travel down Camden Valley way and the Old Hume Highway through Picton, to Thirlmere.

Morning tea will be provided by the museum on arrival at 10am followed by the 60 minute museum tour. Lunch can be purchased onsite or in the nearby township or bring your own. For those who wish to participate in the train ride this will start at 2pm for a 50 minute return journey.

Please Note: I will require numbers of people who will be attending so I can arrange for the tour and train ride, please RSVP by 20th March to Michael.

For more information and to confirm you will be attending please contact Michael Benton 0411019112

Chance of a lifetime


Have you always wanted to race a car around a race track and didn’t think you could or didn’t know how? Well the Mini Car Club of NSW is giving 2 Mini Club members a chance to drive a fully prepared car at the clubs next Wakefield Super Sprint on the 28th April 2019. Every thing is supplied and paid for except your CAMS L2S license which we can help you with.

All you need to do is send Glenn Dorrenboom (club captain)an email to and you will be put into the draw for a chance of a life time.