3rd June 2022

Hello from your President Kerry Benson

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Hello to all,

There are only 2 meetings until our AGM. We have 435 members now.

June 15: Meeting
June 29: Meeting

July 1: Wakefield Pk race Day
July 6: Meeting - Closure committee nominations
July 13: Annual General Meeting 7pm & Gen meeting – new committee.

Membership - NB Dave is retiring after 6 years as Membership secretary and committee member. We need a replacement with some spreadsheet skill and ability to deal with new membership applicants. Dave has established a spreadsheet template which simply requires entries – all columns and rows are sorted. Dave is happy to provide tuition and assistance.  The job involves attendance at general meetings and 4 or 5 committee meetings pa.  

Nominees for committee positions should contact Secretary Gavin Rea – email

We anticipate the usual good attendance at our AGM to pay tribute to Life Members, Members of the year and Michael Andrews award winners. Note the varied time of 7pm – 8pm for those wishing to watch State of Origin in the bar with PMEA drinks tab, supper and multiple tv screens. Others can enjoy the casual ambiance with fellow enthusiasts.

Our Regalia officer Linda appreciates the positive response of members at last meeting and we all anticipate the arrival of new items in the near future.

Kerry Benson - President

Events Update from your Vice President David Cawthorn

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The Michael Andrews Memorial Trophy 2021/2022 for best attendance at PMEA Events has only a few more weeks to run until it’s conclusion. With points scores being VERY close near the top, it’s a race to the chequered flag with very rewarding prizes for the winner, 2nd and 3rd place awards. So please make sure that you always list your name on the attendance sheet at every fortnightly meeting and run. Bonus points awarded for attending in your classic car or bike (DO NOT list just because you own one!!).

Please join us on AGM night Wednesday, 13th July at RMYC starting at the special time of 7pm, when all PMEA yearly awards will be presented to the winners.

I mentioned at this weeks General Meeting that there are some fantastically entertaining car shows currently on Foxtel, in addition to the long running Wheeler Dealers. You can also download or stream these current and past seasons on your IQ recorder. All are British productions, the Brits do it best! For those that weren’t at the meeting, these are worth mentioning again:

• Car SOS-National Geographic Channel
• Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars-Discovery Turbo Channel
• Flippin’ Bangers-A&E Channel
• Bangers and Cash-Classic Car Auctions-A&E Channel 


THIS SUNDAY 5th June: Bella Vista Café, North Head

Formally North Fort Cafe, this popular scenic cafe is now called Bella Vista. Wonderful district views towards South Head and the harbour. Large undercover deck and seating outside with umbrellas. Small number of inside tables as well. The free limited parking at the rear. Please note, there is NO PMEA reservation, once you arrive, please find a spare table and order & pay at the counter.

Wednesday 15th June: Mid Month Brunch Run, Sandy Bear Cafe, Clontarf Marina

Fantastic café on waterfront with great atmosphere. Terrific views. Plenty of outdoor tables with shaded umbrellas. Situated adjacent to Clontarf Reserve.

Check STOP PRESS day prior and website if the weather is in doubt for this one.

Sunday 14th August: Shannon’s Classic, Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek Raceway

Largest display of classic cars in NSW. Up to 2,000 vehicles attend. You also get a chance to drive around the circuit as a group. This is a highlight on most club’s calendars every year.

If you are going as a spectator, you DON’T need to RSVP on the PMEA website.

Should you with to attend, PMEA purchased 25 tickets for the 2021 event, these are also now valid for the 2022 event. For those 11 members that have paid already for last year, please ensure that you RSVP via our website if you are going in 2022, as we are currently only showing that 7 members are going. Tickets will be handed out closer to the event.

NO further tickets will be available once our allocation has been exhausted, so don’t delay, get in quickly if you want to attend.


Sunday 28th August: MG Run & BYO Picnic, Sous Le Soleil at Roseville Park

I am trying something new with our first PMEA BYO picnic featuring MG cars in Roseville Park, surrounding the historic 'The Firs" cottage.

PMEA have heaps of MGB's, and of course MGA's, Sprites and others, so get your driving gloves out, hat on, roof down and enjoy the drive with your fellow MG'ers!!
Hopefully the sun will be shining. In the event of rain, it will be postponed.

Of course, as always, every other brand is welcome too, just don't get in the way of the MG parade on the way!!

Mid-year over winter is a busy time for car clubs and events in general, don’t forget to check them all out on Classic Car Gurus

Don’t forget

IF you can’t attend an event after you have booked, please let us know! Preferably cancel via the website, (there is a ‘Can’t Go’ link, just click on it and complete, it’s just below the orange RSVP Button on each Event page). If you have difficulty, contact me directly.

Businesses rely on knowing numbers in advance for large groups for staffing and catering purposes.

IF you have difficulty booking online and wish to attend an Event, please contact me and I will book you in.

PMEA also have now available newly designed FREE windscreen information sheets for members to display on their vehicles. If you would like one for your vehicle/s, please contact me. They will be available at the next meeting and run. And of course, these go well with our PMEA windscreen banners, which are available for the bargain price of $25. Please contact our regalia officer Linda Upton to purchase.

Keep those wheels turning!!

David Cawthorn
Vice President and Events