The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club

The President's Page

January/February 2021 

Welcome to the New Year Everybody.
I trust that everyone has had a happy, safe and productive festive season.

As we roll into 2021, we have some fresh news, as well as considerations for the future as we make plans moving forward into the New Year.

Many Members may be surprised to hear that Greg Fereday has resigned as Vice President. What many people don’t know is just how much work Greg has put in, behind the scenes, over the last 3 years – reviews and research for the latest version of the Constitution, leading the Insurance Review, Centenary Rally Support and research into following Rallies, as well as being directly associated with all official governance of club affairs. Famously as the current custodian of ‘the “Ian Fleming” Sapphire’, many people fail to realise that Greg’s connection with our club started in 1974 when he met and subsequently married his wife Gail, the daughter of longstanding member Darryl Urquhart. Greg subsequently purchased his first Sapphire in the early 1980’s, which he has also been restoring (along with 2 x MGB’s – his other passion) and expects to have back on the road shortly.

Please join me in Thanking Greg for his Outstanding Contribution which has been a huge driving force in keeping our club alive and well.

The South Australian ‘Renmark Rally’ Committee informs me that they are confidently moving forward with preparations, as we now appear to have the Covid crisis under control. Expressions of interest indicate that we may have up to 70 people in attendance, certainly an exciting outcome given our recent pandemic.

It is also worth mentioning that the Victorian Branch is planning to move their stores of Spare Parts shortly. We wish them all the best with the move, and thank all those involved who have given their time and effort in the task.

By the time this goes to print we will have Board Elections and the AGM approaching.
Once again I would like to call for assistance from anyone who may be able to help out in Club Administration, both at Board level, but also in other Executive capacities. Please contact your Branch Chairman to discuss how you might be of service.

The next time we meet up may be at the Renmark Rally. I look forward to seeing many of you there.


Rowan Fitzpatricke

Armstrong Siddeley Car Club of Australia

The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club
Armstrong Siddeley Car Club PO Box 235 Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Phone Rowan Fitzpatricke, President, 0404 032 113
ACN 001 059 212
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