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North Shore Sporting Car Club (NSSCC), One of Australia's oldest established car clubs will be celebrating six decades of existence with a special anniversary event   at St Ives Showgrounds this September.
NSSCC, is actually 61 years old this year but as a result of scheduling problems and some other hurdles the club could not hold an anniversary function in 2012 and has held the event over until this year.
The Club pre-dates the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) by a year and was one of the first clubs to become affiliated with the then newly formed governing body of motor sport.
It was established back in 1952 by a young group of North Shore car enthusiasts led by John Stranger, who later went on to run the Sydney Motor Show for many years. The group gathered for the first time in September 1952 at Koola Park in Killara using the headlights of their cars to illuminate the meeting.
From that humble first meeting, members of the club have become champions across many sectors of Australian motor sport including, Australian Gold Star champion and Bathurst winner Kevin Bartlett, four times Australian Rally Champion co-driver Coral Taylor, Australian Safari winner and Dakar rally legend Bruce Garland, International rallying rising star Molly Taylor and Bathurst competitor Nick Ledinghham to name a few.
To mark sixty years of motor sport, NSSCC will be holding an anniversary celebration featuring a trip back through time, a retro band and cars from each of the six decades the club has been in existence.
Club president Jon Thomson says marking this significant milestone in the club's history is important and hopes to attract many old members back to the club for a night of fun, memories and nostalgia.
"We would like to get as many former NSSCC members along on 21 September to help celebrate and to remember what club motor sport was like back in the 50s, 60s and 70s," said Jon Thomson.
"We have assembled lots of nostalgia for the night including old cars, audio visual presentations on the old days of North Shore, great food from one of Sydney's new food trucks, a great band playing hits from the past six decades and a display of some great old competition cars," he said.
"It will be a great night and we really want any one that was associated with the club over the past 60 years to be there," he added.
People interested in being a part of the NSSCC celebration should email president@nsscc.com.au or visit the website www.nsscc.com.au and reserve Saturday 21 September in your diaries.
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