G.E.A.R – Golden Era Auto Racing

Gear Club Inc. Drive Days are organised specifically to provide members with the opportunity for the sheer enjoyment and pleasure of using their old racing and sports cars in a safe, affordable, regulated and social motor sport environment.

Interested individuals are invited to come to watch and enjoy proceedings on one of our scheduled drive days.

If you are interested in joining the club as a driver, you must have a vehicle suitable to our selection committee. For example, all post-war production sedans and production sports cars built up to December 31, 1978 are eligible, as are Clubmans, open-wheelers and sports racing cars up to December 31, 1990. This is only a brief outline of eligibility and further criteria may apply. Membership application forms, available on this website must be accompanied by two photographs of the car/cars listed in the application. This process may take up to a few weeks to be reviewed by the committee. You CANNOT just turn up at a GEAR day, sign up as a member and drive on that day!

Once you are a member of the GEAR club, you need a RACERS licence to drive at Lakeside Park Raceway. The licence can be applied for directly on the day online. Please note there is no cash payment that can be taken for the licence on the day.

All new members of GEAR, as well as older members who have never driven at the circuit where a GEAR meeting is being held, are to attend a Drivers Briefing before being allowed onto the track.

Drivers are responsible to ensure their cars are safe according to the GEAR checklist, and their driving must follow the club code of conduct that is explained carefully on sign-on sheets. All drivers must sign the sign on sheets and in doing so confirm vehicle complies with the safety checklist. All participating drivers must attend the compulsory drivers briefing sessions prior to the start of each driving day and have their armband stamped to confirm attendance.

As a GEAR member, you will pay the Track Fee to racers for the day’s drive in one of four categories or groups. 

What you need: 
Clubman RACERS licence ($30 for the day, $75 for the year)
– Full-Length Clothing & Enclosed Shoes
– AS/NZS 1698 Standard Helmet or Equivalent

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