HTA Reunion 2022 - Mildura *UPDATE*

ENTRIES TO THIS EVENT HAVE NOW CLOSED AS OF 30TH SEPTEMBER: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE AND HAVE NOT PRE-REGISTERED, PLEASE CONTACT THE CLUB DIRECTLY ON fordcoupeclub@gmail.com, not via this website.

“The Ford Coupe Club of Australia (Vic) Inc is pleased to announce a Hardtop Anniversary (HTA) Reunion to take place in the fantastic city of Mildura on the 18th, 19th and 20th of November 2022. This is a pared back event to bring hardtop owners together after the ravages of COVID-19.

 

An action-packed weekend has been arranged, starting with a Meet & Greet on Friday afternoon/evening followed by a sausage sizzle.

 

A busy Saturday will include a mini car show in the City Mall in the morning to promote the Show and Shine, a Khanacross at the Kelly Brothers favourite Test and Training Circuit, and to finish off the day, we have access to Drags Under Lights, a 1/8th of a mile dragstrip, in the evening.  For those who would prefer a less competitive and more relaxed Saturday, there will be a car cruise that will take in the highlights of the Mildura area, and for those who would like a social day, a shuttle bus service has been arranged to the Trentham Winery just across the NSW border.

 

There are two optional events on the Saturday, at the driver training circuit and Sunset Drag Strip, which will incur additional costs for each driver per event. These two options are subject to limited numbers of participants, and only available to those who are registered for the full weekend event. If applications exceed the number of places available for these events, we will try to ensure you can partake in at least one activity of choice. Please note – passengers are not permitted at the khanacross and the drag strip.

 

Sunday will be a traditional cruise through the town centre, followed by a Show & Shine at Nowingi Place which is a large park with ample space to display your coupe. The show will conclude with trophy presentations and a buffet meal at the display venue.

 

Pre-registration is essential to the “HTA Reunion 2022”. Casual application on the day, will not be accepted with final entries accepted by 30th September 2022 hence are now closed.

 

Accommodation:

To keep costs low, participants will be responsible to organise their own accommodation and most meals. This way you can set your own budget. There is a variety of accommodation options available in and around town. In general terms, inspections of the Commodore Motel and the Mildura Grand Hotel would appear to offer a degree of safety for the cars, and clean comfortable rooms. An added bonus is the closeness to a car wash, the City centre, food venues, and the Show & Shine site at Nowingi Place. For those with trailers we understand the golf club may offer more space and parking options, but best to make your own inquiries. The event organisers and club take no responsibility for any assumptions or validity of information regarding accommodation for the event.

 

 

Motor Sport

An outline of the Driver Training Circuit is also attached. The Saturday activities at this circuit will be conducted under CAMS (Khanacross) rules, and in particular, drivers will be required to wear approved head protection, covered arms and legs, and covered shoes. A limited number of loan helmets and new balaclava’s will be available in numerous sizes at the venue. All participating vehicles will be subject to scrutineering, and loose items will need to be secured or removed from the vehicle. Fixed fire extinguishers will not be required, and standard ADR compliant seat belts are OK. To use the circuit under these rules, the vehicle must be road registered. Should a vehicle be unregistered or be specifically built for competitive track use, full CAMS scrutiny will be required. A CAMS approved Event Manager will be on site to deal with this.  No more than two vehicles will be permitted on the circuit at any one time. Limited food will be available at the venue.

 

The Drag Strip event will be conducted under the rules of the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association. Drinks and food will be available at this venue. Further Supplementary Regulations may be published and sent to confirmed participants closer to the event date, but no later than 1 month before

 

Remember to bring a deck chair on the day.

 

 

 

*NOTE: If greater interest is expressed in this event than we can safely cater for, the HTA Reunion Committee may need to bring forward the closing date of entries. To avoid disappointment, get your entries in early (and remember to book your own accommodation.) An email will be sent to you, with your entrant number once your application has been processed by the Committee. Motorsport confirmation cannot be guaranteed until final applications have been received.

Final Comments.

The HTA Reunion Committee, as part of the Ford Coupe Club of Australia (Vic) Inc, have worked hard to assemble a fun event to encourage coupe owners, Australia wide, to gather, socialise and display their iconic cars.

 

We look forward to welcoming you all to Mildura in November this year and hope you enjoy this special event.

 

Sincerely,

 

Craig Barron

President

Ford Coupe Club of Australia (VIC) Inc