The Mini Car Club of NSW is a member of the Council of Motor Clubs.

The Council was originally named “The Council of Veteran, Vintage and Thoroughbred Motor Clubs”. Being a somewhat unwieldy name, many enthusiasts referred to it as “Fred”, less of a mouthful. In recent years, the Council became an incorporated body and was re-named as “The Council of Motor Clubs, Inc.”.

The CMC is also affiliated with the Australian Historic Motoring Federation, a national organisation uniting similarly orientated councils from around Australia.

The role of the CMC is a representative one – it represents affiliated clubs and their members with authorities such as the RMS with reference to Conditional Historic Registration, the Federal Government on matters such as leaded fuel and its continued availability, and such like. At no time is the Council a “controlling” body; it may issue guidelines or advice on an issue when requested, but it will never tell an affiliated club what to do.

Preserve Magazine

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CMC Events

The CMC stages a number of events each year for the participation of members of affiliated clubs and to enthusiastically showcase our movement to the general public. The National Motoring Heritage Day happens each year; in mid May with as many historic vehicle owners as possible being encouraged to take their vehicle out on the roads for a day’s enjoyable motoring and visiting a number of sites along the way.

The Council’s premier event of each year is the Shannons Sydney Classic, held on a weekend in August each year. Over 1900 classic club vehicles are on display on the Sunday, with each club involved in parade laps around the track, and Concours judging of some of the best historic and club vehicles in NSW. It is a great family day with music, double-decker bus rides around the track and lots of things for the little ones.

The Classic, as it is called has been held at the Sydney Motorsport Park (formerly Eastern Creek International Raceway) for over 20 years.


The CMC meets on a bi-monthly basis at our new venue —STRATHFIELD GOLF CLUB
Meetings now commencing at 7.00 pm—Dinner available from 5.30 pm .

Directions: Turn off Centenary Drive at Weeroona Rd (leading to Rookwood Cemetery) and turn left before the entry
into the Cemetery, follow Weeroona Road to the end and you will see the Strathfield Event Centre in front of you.
There is a small carpark on your left, but a large undercover carpark is to the right & underneath the Clubhouse.


CMC Delegates please put these dates in your Diaries for 2022 General Meetings.
Note the January General Meeting date change to 2nd February 2022 due to Australia Day.

  • 29th March 2022 – starts at 7.00PM.   Minutes 2022-March-GM.pdf
  • 31st May 2022
  • 26th July 2022
  • 27th September 2022
  • 29th November 2022 -- AGM

*The November General Meeting coincides with the Annual General Meeting, for the regular presentation of reports, and election of the Executives and Committee for the ensuing year.