Founded in 1991, Great Lakes Historic Automobile Club offers technical support and a variety of social activities for people interested in classic, vintage and veteran vehicles.


The club has regular meetings, held in the main auditorium at Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club.

21 Parkes St, Tuncurry NSW 2428


Meetings are on every first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm, (no meeting in January).


The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in conjunction with the club's December meeting.



From the desk of Ron Pulling, our President's welcome message...


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Great Lakes Historic Automobile Club Inc. recognizes the following members as the current management team


Ron Pulling


Mitch Taylor


Laurie Curtin (Club Records)

Carol Tripp (Minutes)

Zoe Taylor (Minutes)


Hilton Tripp


Hilton & Carol Tripp

Albert Waldock & Sharon Berry

Harvey & Roslyn Haworth

Cheryl Williamson


John Amato



Great Lakes Historic Automobile Club always welcomes new members. We welcome applications from anyone with an interest in the preservation, appreciation and driving of classic, vintage and veteran vehicles. H Plates / J Plates or Concessional Registration is available through the Club for eligible members' vehicles.


Interested in becoming a member?


Come along to the next club meeting, we'd love to see you there, you can be recommended for membership.


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Club Regalia


Members can purchase regalia items to personalize their membership experience.


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Concessional registration is available through the Club for eligible members' cars.


For more information on H / J Plates, Click here



Click here for the Club Constitution

Click here for the Bye-Laws & Rules

Click here for Breakdowns & Sociability Guidelines




Council of Motor Clubs NSW (CMC)

Great Lakes Historic Automobile Club Inc. is a proud member of the Council of Motor Clubs of NSW



The Club has a proud history of organising and running motoring events that encourage the enjoyment of driving classic, vintage and veteran vehicles.


We endeavour to take our cars on roads and runs that suit them best, so off the highways and on to the back-streets is where we often go. Events include rallies, touring trips and involvement in displays and public events to promote classic, vintage and veteran vehicles.


Click here for our Events Calendar



The Club's flagship car show, Motorfest, is held annually on the Sunday of the King's birthday long weekend, at John Wright Park in Tuncurry.


Created by the Great Lakes Historic Automobile Club some thirty years ago, this annual event has become a great day out for families and car buffs alike, often attracting crowds in the thousands.


The 2023 Mid Coast Ford Motorfest saw a record 300 vehicles on display. Motorfest 2024 is set to be even bigger!


Click here to read more about Motorfest




The inaugural Hub Rally was created and hosted by Taree Historic Motor Club on the October long weekend in 1972.


Clubs attending were Taree, Tamworth & Coffs Harbour. The rally was at that stage a bi-annual event based in Taree up until 1978 when the Hub was formed.


The rally then became The Great Eastland Rally when it was hosted by Tamworth in 1980 and sponsored by Great Eastland Television which was based in Tamworth.


The Hub Rally hosting clubs include:



...all of which host the rally on a rotation system each year.

Please refer to the Events page for updates on the Hub Rally.


Club Magazine


Bi-monthly, Great Lakes Historic Automobile Club Inc. publishes its own magazine; Exhaust Notes.


Members receive a glossy printed copy of the magazine.


The magazine is exchanged with many other classic car clubs across New South Wales. 


Click here to read the magazine online


Family Comes First


Great Lakes Historic Automobile Club is a family and people club first and a car club second, the cars are simply our common interest. The club is located in the Great Lakes Region at Foster/Tuncurry on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.



A Little History


We are a proud club of approximately 150 friendly members, which is steadily growing. Prospective members and their partners are more than welcome to attend the meetings and join our club. 


The club also participates in the Great Eastland Hub Rally, hosted alternately by a number of historic car clubs in NSW.


Vision & Community


The vision of the Great Lakes Historic Automobile Club is to encourage preservation, restoration, and use of antique and historically significant vehicles. Our specialties include car shows (show n shine), touring events, where we drive our cars to interesting places, meeting new people and visiting old friends along the way. We have fun while everyone gets to see, hear, experience and enjoy old cars driving on our roads.


As current members you will find information on coming events and reports on recent events, plus the odd photo and story.


Do these sound like you?


You have an interest or appreciation of motor vehicles

You enjoy the company of people with a similar passion

You want to take part in a wide variety of both motoring related events and social activities

You want to make new friends


...If you are not a member of this very active community based car club, we encourage you to join us at our monthly meetings where you will be made most welcome.