Club celebrates special 60th

When the Motor Sports Club of Tasmania hold their 60th anniversary in Launceston next month, a lot will be celebrated.

The successful club has gone from strength-to-strength since their inauguration in 1958.

Initially established as the Rootes Group Car Club Northern Division, the club had partial success in its first eight years, before a change in target memberships saw the new ‘family club’ also change their name to The Social Motor Club of Northern Tasmania.

Families involved in the car club were invited to take part in social and economy runs, gymkhanas, treasure hunts and cryptic trials, as a healthy competition formed between young and senior members.

In 1969, the success of the competitive spirit between young and old saw the rejuvenated club’s name and structure to be changed to what it’s known as today – The Motor Sports Club of Tasmania.

Since that final change, the club has grown significantly, adding Supersprints, track days and gravel hill climbs to its impressive resume of disciplines, as well as creating a successful rally heritage.

Apart from the 60th anniversary dinner next month, 2018 will also see the club celebrate the 30th time it has hosted the State Championship’s annual Mountain Stages Rally in October.

Tickets are still available for the special anniversary dinner, which will see guest speakers, auctions and a three course buffet all included in the $70 price.

Click here to book your place at the Motor Sports Club of Tasmania 60th anniversary or email [email protected] for more information. Tickets are available for purchase until 15 June