club newsletter december 2018

It's almost the end of the year and we have so much to get through for this month's Eastside Cruisers Club Newsletter!

A huge THANK YOU to all the club's sponsors! These guys make everything that happens in the club possible. Be sure to help them out by making them your first choice when the time comes.

Big WELCOME to our newest club sponsor, Kilsyth Autoworks, which is run by fellow member Matt Dearden-Hill.

Club Meetings


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

Ferntree Gully Reserve club rooms (Wally Tew Reserve) Enter off Glenfern Rd

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

Committee CONTACTS

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 - Paul Buratti - 0419 513 690
  • Treasurer - Brendan Irvine -
  • Secretary - Josh Masters - 0427 741 993
  • Events Coordinator - Dan Cobb - 0434 512 856
  • Committee Assistant - Richard Hall - 0420 983 835
  • Editor - Tim Watson - 0438 370 037

eastside cruisers christmas party - rsvp required

It's almost time for the amazing ESC Christmas party. Please check your email as we have sent a Google form for you to fill out as RSVP. Please let us know if you haven't received the RSVP form!

cruise CONTROL

PHOTOSHOOT CRUISE - Friday Night Cruise - 2nd November

Friday morning rolled around. It was drizzling, overcast and really not looking good for a night out for photographing cars! However, luck appeared to be on our side and the weather cleared up. Meeting at 7pm for a 7:30pm departure to our destination (yes, meeting earlier than normal, Brendan!) we started cruising. Clarence, the photographer, had given us rough directions on where we needed to head in Dandenong South in an industrial estate. We all made it there, although there were a few different routes taken. Lesson learned for Tim's cruise planning!

I think everyone agreed the photos taken by TANGCLA Photography were fairly impressive. What we thought were going to be pitch black photos came out with popping colours and clear lines.

Contact Clarence from tangcla photography on 0439 339 339

HAPPY DAYS DONUTS - Sunday Cruise - 25th November

DONUTS! How can you go wrong? We thought we'd try out the newest eatery in Croydon - Happy Days Donuts. These guys opened at the beginning of November and offer a huge range of donuts of all sorts.

A decent turnout meant we had some awesome cars cruising and it also meant we put the new shop through their paces, having almost sold them out by the time we were done!

DYNO DAY @ Dave's Workshop, Bayswater - 1st December

Everyone loves a chance to strut their stuff on the dyno and prove what their car is really made of. Saturday 1st December really turned on the weather for us! There were plenty of different cars to feast your eyes on, from daily drivers to dedicated drag cars, it was fantastic to see so many varying cars there.

Some definite big hitter numbers attended, pretty crazy to watch them get up and boogie! Special thanks to Dave for hosting us and Danny and Chris for making the day run so smoothly.

Excuse the poor quality video, but here is what a 760kW dyno run looks like!!

SPRINGNATS - 23-25th November

While I wasn't personally able to attend this event, Springnats looked like an absolute cracker!

Well done to the guys and girls who entered into the events, you looked like you had a lot of fun (even with the minor battle scars). Special mention to the green meanie Ford Escort TUF253 for winning Grand Champion of Springnats! What a stellar effort Shannon and Briana!


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

  • Eastside Cruisers Christmas Party - Bayswater Train Park - 16th December
  • Christmas Lights Cruise - Bayswater Autobarn - 21st December
  • Tooradin Tractor Pull - Tooradin Tractor Pull Complex - 2965 S Gippsland Hwy, Tooradin - 19th January

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


After some recent feedback, the club is looking at doing some pin-up gloss prints of members cars so other members can drool and decorate their special walls, rooms, garages or man-caves.

Anyone coming to Friday 2nd November Photoshoot Cruise is bound to get some quality shots that would look great on display!

If you have high quality photos of your car and would like to be in our feature prints, please get in touch as soon as possible!


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.

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