Royal Automobile Club of Australia

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Royal Automobile Club of Australia
Formation 1903
Type Business, Social and Special Interest
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Location
President Gavin Thomas, President
Key people Markus Friedler, CEO & Secretary Manager
Website www.raca.com.au

The Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA) is an Australian motoring organisation, which has also incorporated the Australian Imperial Services Club since 1987.

The RACA was established in March 1903 in Sydney, and is the oldest motoring club in Australia, founded by Henry Alfred ‘Harrie’ Skinner, WE Fisher and HE Jones. The Royal Automobile Club of Australia had an important role in shaping early motoring legislation, in safeguarding the rights of motorists, and in establishing motorsport in Australia.[1]

The organisation used to provide roadside service and insurance but in 1945 in an agreement with the NRMA ceased offering these services with members gaining reciprocal access to NRMA provided services.

The RACA is a member of the Australian Automobile Association.

History[edit]

Original Office Bearers[edit]

The first Office Bearers of the Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA), in 1903, were:

  • President: HA Jones
  • First Vice President: James Macken
  • Second Vie President: Dr C McCarthy
  • Third Vice President: Harrie Skinner
  • Fourth Vice President: Harry Vale
  • Hon Treasurer: George Lane
  • Hon Secretary: WE Fisher
  • Consulting Engineer: AJ Knowles
  • General Committee:
    • AA Hunter
    • W Reid
    • G Hamilton
    • R Empson
    • J Gibbs
    • RS Gillett
  • Original or Founder Members:
    • CA Berry
    • JS Brunton
    • C Bennett
    • Dr P Cooley
    • R Empson
    • WE Fisher
    • Mark Foy
    • J Gibbs
    • R Gillett
    • Dr F Hall
    • G Hamilton
    • Dr H C Hinder
    • AA Hunter
    • HA Jones
    • WH Kelly
    • AJ Knowles
    • OG Lane
    • Dr CW McCarthy
    • James Macken
    • RJC Maddrell
    • AR Marks
    • HF Maddrell
    • J Spencer Nolan
    • I Phizackerle
    • Dr Rowland Pope
    • W Reid
    • H Skinner
    • EP Simpson
    • AE Starkey
    • E Tyson
    • H Vale

Past Presidents[edit]

  • HA Jones (1903-1908)
  • S Horden, Sr. (1908-1909)
  • GF Todman (1909-1910)
  • Sir Samuel Hordern, KBE (1910-1912, 1914-1930)
  • Colonel JM Arnott (1912-1914)
  • PA Oatley (1930-1936)
  • WJ Bradley QC BA LLB (1936-1937)
  • Sir John Butters, KB CMG MBE VD (1937-1949)
  • H Scougall (1949-1956)
  • HA Fisher-Webster BA (Oxon) (1956-1967)
  • GW Cutts (1967-1970)
  • AF Bode FCA (1970-1973)
  • JO Sherwood MBE (1973-1982)
  • BV Clifton (1982-1987)
  • RG Wagland (1987-1992)
  • BD Kelly (1992-1997)
  • HE Nicholls (1997-1998)
  • BJ Fisher (1998-2003)
  • G. Thomas (2003-

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RACA History". Retrieved 2013-05-20. 

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