The NWCC is a CAMS affiliated club based in Burnie on the North West Coast of Tasmania. We have around 120 members and conduct a variety of motorsport and social events in the region each year. The club’s aim is to provide safe, fun and competitive events to suit all motorsport enthusiasts.
For bitumen competitors we organise a number of speed events, which only require a CAMS 2S licence. One such event are Hillclimbs, which we hold on closed public roads. A Hillclimb consists of single car on the track competing against the clock, timed to 1/100th of a second. Timing is by accurate and reliable Tag Heuer equipment.
Another event is Track or Club Days, these are held at a number of different permanent race tracks including Symmons Plains. This type of event can have single or multiple vehicles on the track at once but unlike a race meeting competitors do not race each other, they compete against the clock.
Our speed events are grouped into a series called the Black Tack Series. Cars are grouped in classes which aim to provide all competitors with a chance of winning outright at the end of the year.
For gravel fans we are lucky to have access to some of the best gravel roads in Australia. We run a number of rallies each year including a Round of the Tasmanian Rally Series. A rally has a number of competitive sections which can vary between 1km and 50km long and total competitive is between 60km and 160km which provides great value for money.
Timing is similar to other events but rallies require a crew of two, a driver and navigator, so you can share the fun with someone else!
Rallysprints are similar to hillclimbs but usually longer and held on gravel roads and can go down hills as well as up! A navigator is also required for this event.
The club also conducts motorkhanas or khanacross events. These are low speed tests which are ideal to teach driver skills. A course is marked out with flags and competitors start and stop in a “garage”. These events can be on grass or tarmac and are a lot of fun and your standard car can be more than competitive.
The North West Car Club also caters for juniors. You can start competing at age 12 in non speed events such as Khanacross and 14 for speed and rally events. We have a junior development vehicle to be used for juniors who want to come and try out the sport. The confidence and skills young drivers learn from competing has a huge positive influence on their abilities when they become a licensed driver.
The club encourage membership from men, women and juniors, all are welcome to join. Advice and support is freely available to get you started, whether you join as a driver, navigator and/or official.
It’s not all about racing as the club holds a number of social events every year. The first Wednesday in each month we hold a social meeting. These consist of members getting together to talk about all things motorsport. Usually some footage of a recent event is on display and it is a great relaxed night.
We also have an annual dinner and trophy presentation night. Trophies are not only awarded to competitors but our officials as well. These are always a great night with lots of laughs and a chance to catch up with your mates.
If you are sick of spending a lot of money going to major events and not being able to get close to the action, why not become an official with the North West Car Club? You get a chance to be part of an event and see the cars close up. Duties undertaken by Officials include: event administration, timekeeping, scrutineering of vehicles, road closures, general marshalling of vehicles and spectators.
We hold committee meetings on the third Wednesday of each month where you can have your say on the running of the club.
Without officials events cannot take place so they are a crucial part of the club.
Why not contact us and start having fun today?