Cooma Car Club spring time events

CAMS DRIVER: An enthusiast student driver with Cooma Car Club instructor Ron Knight learning car control to get his CAMS licence, providing driving skills for life.
CAMS DRIVER: An enthusiast student driver with Cooma Car Club instructor Ron Knight learning car control to get his CAMS licence, providing driving skills for life.

Spring is in the air and the Cooma Car Club is preparing for their annual series of Springtime events.

Spokesperson for the Cooma Monaro Historic Automobile Club, Ian Hampton said, “We’re gearing up and looking forward to spring and our program of big motor events.”

The season kicks off with the annual Girder Fork Motorbike Rally for exclusive to pre-1950 girder fork motorbikes and their riders.

The Girder Forks do great runs over scenic sealed roads of the Cooma Monaro area and foothills of the Snowy Mountains. The rally is run on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 – 15.

This is all about learning car control that might save your life one day as well as having a whole lot of fun

Ian Hampshire, Cooma Car Club.

The next event on the Cooma Car Club calendar is the Junior Driver Development Day which is held in Cooma on Sunday, October 22.

“We are trying to attract a younger profile of people into our club which the motorkhana and hill climb events do,” Mr Hampton said.

“We are also in the service of providing something for young people in town to do, while looking into our own future as well.”

The Cooma Car Club Junior Driver Development and Club Motorkhana Day is conducted in conjunction with CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motor Sports).

Eligible participants will be juniors (14 to 17) years who have not previously held a CAMS licence, and would like to learn car control in a controlled and safe environment with the possible view to entering motorsport at a grass roots level.

“The learner driver course that you do to get a drivers licence is not the same thing that is taught at the Junior Driver Development Day,” Mr Hampshire said.

“This is all about learning car control that might save your life one day as well as having a whole lot of fun,” he said.

“First participants will learn some practical car maintenance prior to vehicle familiarization on one of the club cars.

“This will be followed by a motorkhana event, where participants will learn car control and get to experience how a car reacts at low speeds,” he said.

Participants may supply their own vehicles, which are required to meet basic safety standards, or may use one of two club cars that will be made available on the day.

Attendees will receive a CAMS L2SJ Licence that will allow them to enter the Junior Development Program Hillclimb at Mt Gladstone on the morning of Saturday, November 25 and any similar events in the following 12 months.

Entry fee is $30.