club newsletter OCTOBER 2019


Can you believe it's already the beginning of OCTOBER?? - It's been a crazy 6 or so months personally so my sincere apologies on the infrequent newsletter releases! Some of the happenings have gone walkabouts in the meantime but it has also been a bit quiet over the winter months.

Of course, first thing first - SPONSORS! Thank you for all you guys do to help out the club and its members. We all endlessly appreciate the efforts you guys go to with supporting the club!

We have a new club offer available to us! The guys at PRECISION INTERNATIONAL have come on board to support anyone building a tough motor or upgrading existing bits. They are now offering exclusive ESC pricing on presentation or mentioning your membership card. This is available over the phone or visiting their Notting Hill warehouse.
  • Dave's Plumbing & Gasfitting - mate's rates
  • Burke's Bodyworks - mate's rates
  • Autosmart Moorabbin - mate's rates
  • Kilsyth Autoworks - 10% off everything
  • Autobarn Bayswater - 20% off everything

Club Meetings - WE HAVE a new club room!!

Club Meetings are now held at MAROONDAH SPORTS CLUB - Corner Mount Dandenong and Dublin Roads, Ringwood East VIC 3135

NEXT CLUB MEETINGS: 22 October & 26 november

Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month @ 8pm.

Members AND non-members welcome, come on down and see what we're all about!


New Clubrooms, new committee! Our Annual AGM was recently held which included the voting for this year's committee. The committee positions have been simplified and unified to assist with the day to day running and avoid the need for so many people to give up their time. Welcome aboard to George as Events Coordinator, back again for another year - also Dave's ongoing hard work as Club Permit Coordinator/Scrutineer is now an official committee position.

Huge shout out to the outgoing crew - Josh, Rick and Dan - your work over the past year has been extremely valuable for the ongoing running of the club!

Don't hesitate to get in contact with the people below to discuss any club related matters either through Facebook, via phone or email eastsidecruisers@gmail.com

  • President - Matt Stuart - 0434 039 488
  • Vice President/Treasurer - Paul Buratti - 0419 513 690
  • Secretary/Editor - Tim Watson - 0438 370 037
  • Events Coordinator - George Karathanos - 0434 512 856
  • Club Permit Scheme Coordinator - David Cobb - 0433 279 400

eastside cruisers DRAG DAY

I had a great time at the Eastside drag day at Heathcote Raceway on the 17th of March. It was great to see lots of Eastside Cruisers street cars get onto the track, although the weather was really hot and the track wasn’t anywhere near its best. Congrats to Dave Cobb and Leigh Burke both ran PBs. Dave’s being a NA PB at 10.1 and Leigh’s being a 10.2. Also great job to Dad (Grant Pegler) on winning the fastest reaction time comp with a 0.43 RT. It was awesome seeing Shannon’s TUF253 Escort doing some great skids at the start line just a shame that it dropped a cylinder and didn’t get many good runs. All around it was a great day catching up with people and getting some cool pics. - Jake Pegler, WOT Images

Thanks very much to Jake for the write up to give those who weren't able to attend an insight into what sounded like a cracker of a day!

WOT Images, run by Jake Pegler, came out with some absolute belter photos (below)! Don't hesitate to get in touch to see how Jake can help capture your favourite motorsport moments.

  • https://www.facebook.com/WideOpenThrottleImages/
  • https://www.instagram.com/wotimages/


On a rather hot Sunday afternoon (24th Feb to be exact), Eastsiders got together at our club sponsor Autobarn Bayswater for the annual Car Show event. It proved to be a ripping event with an amazing turnout. There truly was 'All Makes and Models' as per the club motto.

A huge thanks must go to Ross and Sarah for all their help preparing the day. There was some reps from Nulon and iDrive, a coffee van churning out the Iced Coffees, as well as a storewide 20% promo even for non-members! Definitely looking forward to more of these twilights events in future as it worked really well.


RIDICULOUS FUN!!! What a day! On Saturday 4th May over 20 keen racers headed to Winton Motorsport Complex to try their skills out on the motorkhana tracks. The weather was great, slightly overcast but not too hot and not too cold.

Huge shoutout to Matt in particular for organising the day and everyone else who helped. So much work goes on behind the scenes to make these successful days, which can cause a lot of sleep loss to make sure it all goes smoothly.

OVERALL WINNER: Ian Deeps - Ford Focus RS


Always a favourite within the club is the Annual Scavenger Hunt. A great way to catch up, show a bit of the competitive spirit and think outside the box! Thanks to everyone who attended, another successful night out from what I heard!

Unfortunately I wasn't able to make the event to grab some snaps, so here is a very similar event held in Calcutta...


Make sure you check out the Facebook pages or the club website for more details on these events and RSVP

  • Winton Drive Day - Saturday 19th October - LIMITED SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
  • Victorian Torana Club Maroondah Dam Cruise - Sunday 20th October - Meet at Canterbury Tyres Bayswater 9:30am SHARP
  • Crown Chill Kebabs - Saturday 26th October - Meet at Autobarn Bayswater @ 7pm
  • Autosmart Tech Day - Sunday 10th November - Autosmart Factory Unit 2/10 Pilgrim Ct, Ringwood
  • Eastside Cruisers Christmas Party - Sunday 8th December - Marie Wallace Park, 1 King St, Bayswater
  • Christmas Lights Cruise - Saturday 21st December - Autobarn Bayswater

Look out on the club Facebook page, website Run List for more information, or come down to the next meeting!

new merchandise is now available

We are trialing a bunch of new products to freshen up our merch! Drop by the next Club Meeting to see a stack of gear to keep you looking tip top. We are also pleased to announce we are offering free club stickers for your ride - let us know if you need one!


This club is your club. The only way to truly ensure we get a holistic view of what everyone loves or doesn't love, is feedback! All feedback is anonymous, unless you would like us to get in touch to discuss in detail.

A massive thank you to everyone who has got in touch so far to give your views on what is working and what could improve.