During the late 1990s a small group of enthusiastic Holden Jackaroo owners decided to form the first Holden 4WD Club in South Australia. Their aims then were no different from those of today, that is to bring together like-minded people who are keen to explore this country and participate in group activities. These include social events, day trips and extended trips as well as training events over weekends. Members regularly plan trips to remote and geographically difficult areas and travel safely in small groups.
The Club fosters an environment where members can share knowledge, exchange ideas and learn new techniques as well as providing opportunities to improve skills in a variety of driving conditions and locations.
The Club is allied with similar clubs in NSW, ACT and Victoria and participates in a tri-state gathering each Easter weekend. In 2017 the event was held at Bega on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales and was a huge success. This year, 2018, the event is to be held at Merna Mora Station in the Flinders Ranges and is proudly hosted by our Club.
Current committee members:
President Steve McRae
Vice President Ian Delaine
Treasurer Sandy Delaine
Secretary Alan Pickering
4WD Delegate Bob Page
Membership: Martin Pearson
Trips Coordinator: Rob Gowling
Webmaster: Helen Sosnowski
Training Coordinator: Simon Smith
Welcoming & Raffles: Ian Delaine
Merchandise: David & Jill Chenery
Membership is vehicle based, that is, you, your partner and your children and is open to all 4 wheel drive vehicle owners.
Current Annual Membership Fee – $60
Paid-up Primary Member of another club – H4WD Fee $50
New membership application after 1 January – $40
Visitors – no fees
Visitors and prospective members are most welcome to attend the club meetings prior to joining where they are encouraged to meet the members and to assess the suitability of the club for their needs.
Payment of fees can be done at the meeting, by post or by funds transfer, electronically, once an application form has been completed and sent to us.
Where: Colonel Light Uniting Church Hall,
560 Goodwood Road Daw Park (corner of Aver Ave)
Visitors and prospective members are most welcome to attend.
Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month except for the month of January. Where public holidays occur, the meetings are held the following Monday in the month.
The structure of the meetings is divided into three. Firstly, the formal business of the club is conducted followed by a presentation from a guest speaker or relevant information from club members is organised. Lastly, attendees get to chat to other members over tea, coffee and a light supper. Meetings conclude 9pm.
Scheduled Meetings for 2019
Monday 1 April
Monday 6 May (Relocated to the Glandore Community Centre)
Monday 3 June (AGM)
Monday 1 July
Monday 5 August
Monday 2 September
Monday 7 October
Monday 4 November
Monday 2 December (Christmas Party)
Vehicle Stickers $2.00
Polo T Shirts $30.00
navy blue with red sleeves, sizes SML to XL in stock,
(other sizes can be ordered)
Chambray Shirts, with logo pocket $60.00
Polar Fleece navy and red Windcheaters $42.00
with elastic drawstring sizes SML to XXL in stock
(other sizes can be ordered)
Bucket Hats $15.00
Caps, navy and red $15.00
Beanies, polar fleece, navy $15.00