The Great Southern Street Machine Association, organiser of the annual Albany Show and Shine, has a growing membership.
Meetings are held on the first Friday of every month in the clubrooms on Sanford Road.
After a sausage sizzle and social get-together, club members meet informally to read about other car clubs in their newsletters, talk about their cars, exchange information and advice and plan monthly runs.
Meetings are also an invaluable source of help and information to inexperienced owners buying and restoring cars.
Club members travel to street machine and hot rod events throughout the State, and are regulars at the Rev Heads at Narrogin in November and at Motorvation, held at the Kwinana Motorplex in January.
New members are always welcome.
Download an Application Form here GSSMA Membership Application Form V2 updated 2018 (59)
Club rooms: Dowsetts Auto Service,Sanford Rd, Albany.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2089, Albany, 6331.
Club Phone Number: 0477 562 572
The objectives and purposes of the Club are:
I. To promote and encourage the maintenance and restoration of Street Machines
II. To bring together people who have a keen interest in all things automotive
III. To promote motor sport activities and social gatherings to which members and their invited guests can enjoy meeting persons with simular interest
IV. Liaise with other clubs, as to broaden the club knowledge and raise the public/community awareness of the club.
V. To participate in and organise when required activities deemed relevant by the club’s membership.
Meetings held: First Friday on the Month, 6.30pm BBQ, 7.30pm meeting
Club Run: Held each month, club members are encouraged to put ideas forward. Each year we support, Albany Classic around the houses, operation Rudolf, track mac, Mt Barker fair and speedway classic car display etc., we try to have at least one overnight run each year for everyone to get their cars out and take for a run.
The Racewars Group: Held over the long weekend in March, we work with Racewars to present Car & Bike show and SRT sprint
State Speed Series Events: Held over the long weekend in June, we work with CAMS to host the Windfarm Hill Climb and the SRT sprint.
CAMS Affiliated: We are an affiliated club with CAMS. This means all clubs members are able to gain their CAMS licences (driving or officials) and are able to compete (driving) or volunteer (official) all around Australia. We are also able to hold CAMS Official courses in Albany.
Social Events: Our Annual dinner is held around July-August each year, this is where we give out yearly awards, play some games and have heaps of fun, Bathurst Breakfast and lunch sweeps and trivia questions, Christmas party usually a themed night fun and games. Our BBQ each month is a bit of a get together before the meeting starts. Sundowner nights, Rocker Cover Races.
Fund Raising: Fundraising helps to keep the Club up and running. Our major fundraising is the Show and Shine, held in September each year, this year we are also planning a poker run, early in the year. Some of the money raised is donated to local charities. Other funds go towards the BBQ’s each month, social events, Annual Dinner, Insurance, rent, CAMS etc., any profit is then put towards our own club rooms / workshop whether it be at the MotorPlex or another location.
Moving Forward: Increasing our Membership, being involved in the community, working towards gaining our own premises