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Gear Club Inc. Drive Days are organised specifically to provide members with the opportunity for the sheer enjoyment and pleasure of 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 must be accompanied by a photograph of the car/ cars listed in the application. This process may take 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 Queensland Raceway (QR) and Lakeside Park Raceway. The licence can be applied for directly from the QR or Lakeside Office on the day. Just fill in the forms, and pay $65 for the year.

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 an Induction Briefing before being allowed onto the track. The briefing is held prior to the usual briefing, usually starting at 7:45am to 8:00am and conducted by a Queensland Raceway official.

All those attending are to contact the Secretary prior to the day to register.

Drivers are responsible to ensure their cars are safe according to a checklist, and their driving must follow the club code, which is explained carefully on sign on sheets, and in the compulsory drivers briefing sessions at the start of each driving day.

As a GEAR member, you would pay $80 to Queensland Raceways for the day’s drive, in one of four categories or groups. This is extremely good value, as you would have 4 runs of 15 minutes on a GEAR day. That’s an hour on the track!