AFJA at Wakefield Park


Wakefield Park was a great weekend with gorgeous weather about 10 degrees above average for this time of year and quite hot.   Our AGM was held on the Friday evening at the Goulburn Soldier’s Club.  The minutes of the AGM are enclosed, but to summarise, the status quo basically remains.  Kim Shearn is President, I am still Secretary and Robyn is Treasurer.  However, instead of trying to maintain 6 state representatives, which we were finding difficult, it was proposed and moved at the meeting that we form a General Committee, comprising the 3 office bearer’s above plus interested members and these comprise Rob Buckley (QLD), Danny Ciama (VIC) and John Rowe from WA.  Enclosed is a photo of the team at the AGM after dinner.

No doubt you will have read the excellent “race report” compiled by Bill Hemming at Wakefield Park, a masterful composition based loosely on his observations over the weekend.  No point in letting a few minor details get in the way of a good story!  Also enclosed is a photo of Danny receiving the trophy for the Jim Clark Tribute Race, celebrating 50 years since his tragic accident.  The HSRCA went to great lengths to arrange the tribute and the trophy was presented by Brian Caldersmith, a life long Lotus enthusiast, and he made the point of telling Danny that the hand he was about to shake had also shaken the hand of Jim Clark, so there was a nice connection there.

Danny Ciama not only showed his race skills at Wakefield but can also lay claim to being a cinematographer as well, because he took the footage from all of our onboard cameras and produced to excellent videos of our fun at Wakefield.  You can view two of the races at the following links.,

The pointscore after round 1 looks like this:

    7/8 April
BROWN, JeffVIC1969 Brabham BT28F340
FALKINER, NormanVIC1959 StanguelliniFJ1F40
BRYEN, NoelNSW1963 Rennmax B-1FJ2R28
CIAMA, DannyVIC1962 LynxFJ2R28
FAULKNER, PaulVIC1960 Lotus 18FJ1R27
BUCKLEY, RobertQLD1963 GolfordFJ1R25
CONWAY, AllanQLD1965 Brabham BT15F324
SHEARN, KimVIC1961 Lotus 20/22FJ2R21
FRY, GeoffNSW1961 JolusFJ1R14
HEMMING, BillVIC1962 ElfinFJ1R11
WILLIS, DickNSW1962 AusperFJ1R2

Round 2 is at Mallala next weekend followed by round 3 at Winton Short Circuit on May 26/27.

Congratulations again to Danny Ciama and many thanks on behalf of the AFJA for the excellent video entertainment.


Noel Bryen

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