Archive for Chris Vidler (VP)

Happy New Year 2014

Wishing all club members and their families a happy 2014.

Don't forget the Summernats Club day this Sunday, see the events calendar.

And a reminded there is no January club meeting, we'll see you all in February (the 6th).


Shannons Christmas BBQ

An informal event held by club sponsor Shannons open to all, a few members of the club made it out to put on a show.

Thanks to Steve for the photos.

Queanbeyan Ford and GM Day 2013

A (very) warm and sunny day greeted the club and many many other Ford and GM vehicles and their owners at the Queanbeyan Show Grounds today.

A message about FPV from Ford Australia

Late yesterday, we announced the Ford XR8 sedan will return to our Falcon line-up in late 2014. Since you have contacted us in the past about FPV, we want to inform you directly that this occasion will also mark the retirement of the FPV brand.

This marks the end of a celebrated era, a wonderful history going back 12 years as FPV and of course many years before that in our performance relationship with Tickford. You have been a part of this journey, this history and we thank you for your support and passion in making the FPV models and engines celebrated successes.

We have planned a series of actions during 2014 to ensure the final FPV models’ iconic status is appropriately celebrated.

But that’s not all.

Performance is part of our history and will always be in our DNA. We’re bringing new performance engines and technologies in more varied models to our shores – from Fiesta ST to the soon-to-be-released Mustang.

We invite you to be part of our future performance journey.

Again, we thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Relationship Centre at *protected email* or via phone at 133 673. Alternatively, please speak to your local Ford Dealer.

Yours sincerely,
Graeme Whickman
Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service
Ford Australia

2013 AGM Results

The clubs Annual General Meeting is over again for another year.  We see the majority of the commitee return, and some new members stepping up.


Welcome out new commitee members: Ray Arbon taking on Events, and David Burnett taking on Promotions.


Returning to the commitee are: David Connolly as President, Chris Vidler as VP, Bill McKell as Treasurer, and Stuart Rohde as Secretary.


Outgoing is Chris Harris formerly Events coordinator, thanks for your efforts the past few years.



Capital All Ford Day 2014


East Lawns Old Parliament House on March 2nd 2014

Open to all Fords from Model A to brand new, from Australia or from afar.

$15 early bird entry (before February 14th 2014)
$20 late entry
Spectators free


East Lawns, Old Parliament House
Corner of King Edward Terrace and Parkes Place (entry from Parkes Place)

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Travelling from Afar?

We recommend either the Carotel for the price conscious, or Rydges Lakeside for something much closer to the show (and the City).

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Marques in the Park 2013

Despite a beautiful sunny and warm Saturday, bad weather loomed for the Sunday of the show.  Braving the cold and threatening rain, the club attended in small numbers (attendance of the entire show was way down).


Photos thanks to Stu and Steve.


Canberra 2 Crookwell Cruise Wrap Up

Stu and John attended representing the club, amongst other Canberra based clubs including the GT Owners Club, HSV Owners Club and more.

Goulburn Ford Club Display Wrap Up

After the meet up at Watson BP an uneventful trip up the Federal and Hume highways to Goulburn had the convoy at John McGraths Goulburn Ford dealership for a 10am start.

We were set up in the new car lot in front of the showroom.

Ford confirms Mustang for Australia

Ford locks in right-hand drive Mustang for Australia and New Zealand

Ford has committed to releasing its next-generation Mustang in Australia and New Zealand, as it was widely expected do at an unprecedented future model reveal in Sydney today.

The 2014 Mustang is expected to be revealed for the first time globally at the Detroit auto show in January, before joining in with a whole variety of 50th anniversary celebrations scheduled for North America in April and going on sale here in right-hand drive form the following year. Read more