Wowan rally wrap up

Wowan rally wrap up

Attached letter of thanks for all the hard work that went into putting the rally together and making it work.

Wowan Rally 2014 Wrap up

Wowan Rally 2014 Wrap up.

Following the club’s 1st QRC event since 2011, there are so many people to thank.

Starting with the organising committee, Ross Makela, Maree Fischer, Gordon Fischer, Paul Makela, Clay Weston, Brian Brosnan, James Scott, Danny Benson and Chris Baxter . Countless hours of dedication by all involved.

The Wowan Community, Wowan and District Progress & Cultural Society, especially Dot Nutley , who devoted many hours visiting land holders, liasing with community groups , organising catering etc.

The land holders for allowing us to race past their properties and closing their roads.

Muscles, Kerry, Justin and Staff of the Commercial Hotel, great old pub, real country hospitality, good food and comfy rooms , gave us the run of the place for 3 days.

Banana Shire Council, Mayor Ron Carige , council employee Gayle Webber and councillor Nev Farrier, for your great support and assistance.

Brosnan Earthmoving and Road Contractors and Brosnan Auto Electrics for supplying cold room, big generator, road signs and flashing lights, arranging plumbing and wiring for the shower blocks.

Menzies Towing, Plantability and Rockhampton Heavy Towing (Rod Gough) for transporting shower blocks, office block and gen set out and back.

Linemark Rockhampton for supplying road closure signage.

Hair by Marney (Marney Kucharski) for supplying treat bags for the officials.

Our Primary sponsors, Captain Nemo’s Sub and Sandwich Bar (Merin and Clay Weston) , Rockhampton Automatics and Power Steering (Craig and Connie Jervis), Fuchs Lubricants ,plus North Rocky Mechanical (Gordon and Maree Fischer), Bencraft Cabinetmakers (Danny and Annette Benson), Century Batteries, Humes Products, ABC Products, Menzies Auto service, Baxters Real Estate, Pro Pin Vehicle Signage, Brian Brosnan AutoElectrics , Pierce Engineering, and Thompson’s Auto Electrics(Peter and Raelene Thompson) who have sponsored every QRC we have held.

The many officials and volunteers who made it all happen on the day , from Rockhampton , Gladstone, Brisbane, Townsville, Kuttabull, Miriam Vale, and elsewhere throughout the state. Sheridan Hetherman for Results, Barry Neuendorf for CRO, Bob Mclean for Scrutiny, Wayne Morton and Chanay Rabnott for 0 car, Keith Honour and Steven Bell for Sweep car ,and James Scott for setting up and pulling down the course.

Radar for brilliant communication network .

SES Mt Morgan, Gracemere, and Rockhampton for manning road closures.

The drivers, navigators and support teams from Central, Northern and Southern Queensland.

Having discussed the event over the last 2 days with members of the Wowan community, the Banana Shire Council, land holders and competitors, we have only received positive feedback so far.

As with any event of this scale, nothing is perfect, so for future events, we encourage any feedback regarding what worked, what didn’t, and what could be changed sent to our Wowan rally email address at

Thank you all.

Gordon Fischer, Assistant Clerk of the Course ,on behalf of the organising committee.