By now all except those on other travels should be home and back in to “normal life” after this year’s NATIONALS. I hope the return trips we non eventful and safe and that you enjoyed your part of the three day weekend. On behalf of the organizing committee I would like to thank you for helping to make the weekend successful. As the first time using Shepparton as the base we were very pleased with the facilities and location, Shepparton really made us feel welcome from the first contact made by Peter Bartold and Robert Judd last year.
NEXT YEARS MOTORKHANA TESTS
The tests for the following year (2019) are normally selected at the conclusion of the Nationals weekend using Tony Studens computer that has the Motorkhana code tests installed in a Randomiser program. In the absence of Tony we decided to hold off that process and ask NSW to conduct the selection at their next General Meeting and advise the FIAT fraternity after their meeting. The process deletes all reversing events in the Motorkhana code and any 2018 tests will be rejected to ensure we have new events for next year, six events will be chosen.
Warren Smith has said the selection will be broadcast on Facebook.
TARGA FLORIO AUSTRALIAN TRIBUTE RAFFLE
We did not draw the raffle on Sunday night because we needed to conduct an audit of the tickets sold when we found that one book of ticket stubs had been mislaid. As part of the audit we have reconstructed the names of all but three tickets in the mislaid book of sold tickets. We will conduct the draw at Victoria’s next GM on the 12th April, we will also post the draw on facebook. The last three tickets we need to confirm who has ownership of were sold at the Museum on Saturday night and are numbered in the nineties. If you have a ticket numbered between 91 and 100 and you haven’t already told us your number please contact me by email quoting your ticket number (only three left to confirm).
Provisional results were released to everyone in record time on Sunday night thanks to the new Database used for the first time this year. There were only two corrections required. The formula for calculating the Couples trophy was found to be incorrect as it was based on quickest times not most points achieved, the correct winners were Alison and Mike Rucket (trophy represented after breakfast on Monday) and there was one reclassification required for the sprint. Results will become final on release of this letter, anyone who not receive the provisional results can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As stated many times over the weekend an event such as this only happens with a strong organizing team, good sponsors and a group of friendly, positive attendees open to trying everything on offer. The 2018 FIAT Nationals had that combination which helped make the weekend successful and enjoyable.
We all look forward to 2019 at Tailem Bend, I know Paul Scambler will be in touch with early information so that you can plan to attend this new exciting location.