The Land Rover Club of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a non-profit, social and recreational club established in 1969 by a group of Land Rover enthusiasts. The club caters for o
The club's aim is to promote safe, responsible four wheel driving, consistent with the Four Wheel Drive NSW & ACT Code of Ethics, as well as respect for the Australian environment and its cultural heritage by employing the “Tread Lightly” philosophy. To this end, we provide advice to members on four wheel driving and recovery techniques as well as participate in community activities.
However, our core activity is four wheel drive trips, from one-day adventures in the local region to journeys of many weeks duration to the most remote corners of Australia, including the club's popular Outback Land Rover Heritage Drives which are held biennially and are open to all heritage and other four wheel drives.
At the LRC Christmas Party, Kaylene Koppe took out the LRC's top gong, the prized trophy of Land Rover bits. This trophy is awarded for no particular reason, but seems to have morphed into a trophy recognising a member for service to the LRC. David Wilson (2015 recipient) awarded Kaylene with the trophy.
The LRC held its 2016 Christmas Party on 26 November at Jugiong. The party was well-attended with more yhan 70 members making the trip to Jugiong. Pleasingly, there were plenty of children along this year. Santa made a visit which kept everyone happy although I suspect Santa was a little warm in his red suit on such a fine late-Spring day.
I was having a look at some of the old magazines the other day that are listed on the club’s website looking for some inspiration to encourage members to run some trips. The one thing that stood out in the trip reports is how much more reliable four wheel drives have become.
The LRC AGM was held on 10 October and pleasingly, all positions were filled. I would like to thank the following retiring committee members for their support over the last few years; Peter Gibb, Gemma Zeitlhofer and Russell Speldewinde. I would also like to thank Steve Winterton, Michael Thomson and Kaylene Koppe for taking on the Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Social Secretary roles respectively.
While in the thanking mood, I'd like to thank David Wade who steps aside from the important role of LRC Public Officer. I'll be canvassing for a replacement over the next few months.
I am confident the club will continue to deliver for its members in the future. I have amended the contact details under the about us tab at the front page of the website.
Well, it seems winter has come upon us all of a sudden. The run of really mild weather finished with Kaylene’s trip to Taralga. As we get colder and wetter day trips are a good way to fill in a wet day (as long as you don’t need to get out to winch) and I’d encourage members to think about a simple trip that they could run over winter. I for one would like to do Cattlemans trail from the western end after our failure to proceed the other week, I’d also be interested to check out that track to the right that we didn’t explore to see what’s down it….
I write this report from Echuca while enjoying the cool change and rain after a couple of high-30s days. The high temperatures coupled with bush camping was a good test for our new van, particularly power management (keeping on top of fridges) – after all, who wants warm beer?
If you're interested in joing the LRC, contact the Membership Secretary and Trip Coordinator to register your interest. More details can be found at - Membership. When you have satisfied membership requirements, your application will be voted on at the next ordinary meeting.
Membership renewals are due at the end of June. Please see Membership Renewal for more details. Please remember to check your details and update as necessary.