The club has had some very successful fund raising events over the past year and it feels good to leave the club in a secure financial position. I would like to thank all members who assisted in the fund raising events during the year. Pink Ladies Day was a particular success this year with $3000 raised for Cancer Council Queensland. Each year the event occurs we raise more and more money. Long may it continue.
I would also like to thank David Duncan, who is also stepping down this year, for the past 4 years work as the Club’s C.A.R.E. representative and 4WD Queensland representative. Four years is a long time to be a committee member and I appreciate his effort.
It’s also nice to see a number of different vehicle makes making an appearance. When I first joined the club it was predominantly Toyota and Nissan but now it appears there is a concerted effort by the Jeep owners to become the main marque.
It will be interesting to see the changes as vehicles get more and more computer controlled. I know my vehicle has a large number of ECU’s and three different computer networks within the vehicle. The one vehicle I believe could be a real game changer will be the first hybrid vehicle with a separate electric motor at each wheel. It will be interesting to see the type of computer control used in this vehicle.