POPULAR CLUB TOPICS
The Ford Owners Car Club Of South Australia Incorporated
Catering to the needs of all Ford enthusiasts
Some useful information has come to light from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure regarding Trade Plates, please take a look as this may effect you and your vehicle.
This notice is to remind all FOCC members who are on the CHVRS and have not had their vehicle inspected by an Authorised person of the club since 1st July 2012, must do so by 1st July 2015, otherwise their vehicle will be deemed to be unregistered and uninsured.
The Club has had a good year event wise with a range of well attended events. I say well attended but it is in the sense that there is a core group of members who generally attend the events and there are a lot of members who do not attend events.
It would appear that the FOCC has not come out unscathed from the recent bush fire near Kersbrook. The FOCC as a whole would have to feel for Irene and Lee (and also to David Miller who lived nearby and is an ex FOCC member who also lost the lot) as they lost their house and its associated contents ...
New Membership Cards Due January 2015
There has been a slight delay with our membership cards this year as we have decided to have new ones designed and professionally printed on hard plastic similar to a credit card. The new cards will be available at the next meeting (January) from the Club Secretary. Please enquire on the evening and have your receipts available so the secretary can verify these.
Tuesday Night Meetings Starting January 2015
Just a friendly reminder that the FOCC Club Meetings are now going to be held on the second Tuesday of each month.The decision was made earlier in the year to avoid double booking the hall on Monday nights.The meetings start at the same time as always - 8:00PM. We hope that this does not cause too many issues for our club members.
Historic Registration - Important Notice
Financial members of the F.O.C.C. are reminded, of the following requirements as per The New Code Of Practice, effective 1st July 2012, when presenting their logbook(s) for resigning and/ or the issuing of a new logbook.
Today's the day, Ford fans. Production has officially commenced on the sixth-generation 2015 Mustang at the company's Flat Rock, MI factory. As production ramps up, sales should kick off in the coming months.
I had some feedback from a couple of members about the way I use acronyms when I write of the various organizations that I report on. I of course know what I am talking about but a lot of
my readers do not so I have resolved in future to write ...
Leading American team owner Roger Penske's move into V8 Supercars is good for the sport – and especially good for Australian motor racing legend Dick Johnson. It is a boost for V8s because Team Penske is a world-renowned racing ...
Find out what happened at the last club event - The Mystery Navigation Run!
The Official FHMC Minutes of 21st June 2014 have now been released, check them out here and dowload your copy ...
We met at Burnside Village. Gordon, our intrepid leader, did not make it to the meeting point – a flat tyre delayed him! Martin stepped into the breach and led the cavalcade. He took
us on a tour of the freeway, and then led us on the ...
The Mega Toy Swap Meet was held at the Showgrounds 31 May and 1 June. It is always an interesting event with lots to see and buy. I do mostly seeing at the swap meet and it is a good place for talking to people as well.
Steve and Dominique are holding an Open Day Garage Sale on 30 - 31st August from 10am - 4pm. Come along and have a look and maybe make an offer on some items. Spread the word to anyone you think maybe interested!
Gordon Cowley, Club President.
Notes on the FHMC Meeting of 21 June 2014, we covered a lot of ground ...
Legendary American race car team owner Roger Penske has confirmed his keen interest in entering Australia's V8 Supercar category next year. Penske is looking at buying or partnering an existing V8 team, with Dick Johnson Racing featuring in ...
Back from holidays and you may be happy to know I took note of the cars in New Zealand while I was there. This may be surprising but they look just like ours. Run red lights just like ours and seem to be hard to park neatly at the curb just ...
The meetings that we have with the darts people present tend to be a bit noisy and lack a certain bit of sang froid. I must look that up and see if it means what I think that it does. The darts people are something that we have to put up with as we ...
Back to the lap top for the start of this edition of “words”. This was done for the last edition of Camtorque and it has been updated for this edition of Camtorque and most of this was done in the new premises for Pitstop Motors in Echunga.
Ford Australia’s latest international design and engineering handiwork is expected to go on display in Beijing next month in the form of a midsized sedan called Fu Rui Si – that’s Escort to you.
What a week Folks, I am off on holidays, I know I don’t deserve one but Mrs Gullible needed someone to carry the bags. As bag carrier I receive very few privileges but I am getting fed at least once a day.
Hi, just a short report regarding the McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic Day. Would recommend it to anyone owning a classic or vintage vehicle no matter what marque. The list of makes and models was endless with something for everyone.
It is time to attack the keyboard for you once again. There is not much point in talking about the weather as you have all been out in it so you know all about it. What it means to most of us is that the grass grows fast and the mower will be put into action soon.
Hi All, What about the heat, and what about that rain? Most days over 40 degrees since before I was born and most rain in 24 hours for February since Kangaroos stared jumping in front of cars. Next, we will be getting snow in March!
The need for a report from the President does not always get into my diary and my words have been very obviously missing over the past months. The FOCC has run some very good and well attended events over the past months and these have been reported at meetings ...
Just lately, I have been asked where Mr Gullible has gone. Well he has gone nowhere but just hasn’t been able to get the fingers on the keyboard. Well the answer is really complicated, but basically he has been hiding under a carpet, rolled up and thrown in the corner of the shed and placed in a vacuum.
Time: 10:30am departure.
Where: Gather at the Caltex Servo, Bolivar.
We will be travelling along the Northern Express way, through Tarlee, Riverton, Saddleworth to Burra. It is just over 1 ½ hours.
Arrive at the Commercial hotel, just passed the Hospital at 12 Noon or a bit after for lunch.
On route entertainment will be after lunch and well should I say, a surprise but please
make sure you have enclosed footwear. Now if you are worried about getting your car
dusty, pool with those who have come in (modern vehicles) for this little excursion after
I must stress that due to the expected temperatures, it is quite acceptable to come in a
modern. Due to some problems with my Galaxie I will be in a modern!!
Then we are on to Peterborough in two groups. Expect to arrive
Group one…. 1600
Group two…. 1730
This is a little abstract as even I do not know where our excursion actually is.
At St Cecilia’s Peterborough
An evening of entertainment and (yes) dress up. Booze is bring your own and pay
corkage or…. Buy at the venue.
All meals included. Three course banquet and full cooked breakfast.
Wake up to a new morning and don’t forget to change your time for daylight saving, for an informative breakfast.
At the conclusion, and resolution of a murder you are free to travel home any way you like but I will be going via Clare and stopping for a food fill at the bakery on the south side of Clair.
Any Questions? Call Lee: 0488 107 755.
Murder Mystery Weekend
A Warm Welcome from the FOCC Club President
The Ford Owners Car Club of South Australia Incorporated was formed in 1970 to cater for the needs of all Ford enthusiasts. To join the Club, you must own a Ford produced or affiliated company vehicle.
The Ford Owners Car Club is a social and sporting club, affiliated with The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. Our members are of all ages, single and families with Fords of all shapes and sizes from around the world.
Gordon Cowley, Club President
Ford Owners Car Club S.A.