club newsletter JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019


Welcome to a fresh year with so much happening in and around the club - there will always be something to get involved in, be it a cruise, go karting, Heathcote drag day, Winton motorkhana... We've got you covered here at EASTSIDE CRUISERS!

First port of call - 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!

  • 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


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! It was great to see a few fresh faces at the January meeting as well as an overall big turnout.

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

HO HO HO! Although Christmas has well and passed now, memories of the ESC Christmas Party will remain for some time! A huge thanks to committee member Paul for his hospitality letting us party on at his factory after reports of potentially inclement weather.

The food was excellent, thank you once again to Shiela for putting on a feast! Believe it or not, even Santa stopped by to hand out some presents for the kids!! The Kingswood sleigh pulled by lots of ponies was definitely an upgrade from his traditional red sleigh pulled by flying reindeer.

cruise CONTROL

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CRUISE - Friday Night Cruise - 21st December

It was a dark and stormy night... Apparently only a few sleeps until Santa was due. A large group of people still mustered the courage to bring some Christmas cheer about. Here's the low down from Josh.

Our last cruise for the year was the Christmas light cruise with the weather on the night been less the perfect with spots of rain. It was great to still have such a great turnout of cars and club members. We got to see a lot of nice houses that were well into the Christmas spirit starting in Rowville and backtracking through Frentree Gully on towards Lilydale then the final stopping point in Montrose, where for the people that were there got a nice surprise (see the first pic below). It was a fantastic cruise to finish of the year. -Josh JJM93

AUSTRALIA DAY CRUISE - Special Saturday Cruise - 26th January

Whether you celebrate it or hate it, 26th of January was the club's Australia Day Cruise. Destination: San Remo Fisherman's Co-op for some amazing fish & chips.

The group was met with its challenges in the form of ridiculous traffic delays, however did eventually get to where they were going. The weather was fantastic at least, meaning it was a little easier to deal with the traffic.

The reward was well worth it for those who endured the delays! Cracking weather and mighty fine JD & coke (drink responsibly when driving!)

SUMMERNATS - 3-6th January

Great to see Shannon, Briana and Tony head up to Summernats 32 with their cars this year.

Shannon it looked like you had an absolute field day in the burnout comps!!! Was great to hear you were able to get your fuel pump issue sorted quick smart too.

For those who may have missed Shannon's burnout when he took Street Machine's editor Dave Carey for a spin... (photo on right courtesy of Street Machine)

Tony's car at Summernats 32 looking good


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

  • Go Karting Day - Chirnside Park - 3rd February - PLEASE RSVP or this will not go ahead
  • ESC Club Drag Day - Heathcote Drag Strip - 17th February (test and tune, all welcome)
  • Autobarn Twilight Car Show - Autobarn Bayswater - 24th January
  • Drive In Movie Night - Details TBA - 1st March

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


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.


Street Machine Tony Burke David Cobb Paul Roberts Tangcla Photography

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