Committee

Steering the ship in 2018

President

Geoff Leatt-Hayter

How long have you been a member of the LCC? If memory is correct I believe that the first year of competition and joining the LCC was 1985.

What cars have you raced or rallied in during your Motorsport career? My first Rally Car was the family Toyota Tercel Wagon in the Sunday Times Safari Rally. I think I was the last car in the field Number 56. I finished with a bent cross member and not allowed to Rally the car again.

I then moved on to a Mazda RX3, a beautiful one owner car with the original plastic covers on the doors and rear seats. I destroyed this and another two over the next few years.

Coming back from a break in the 90s and for the next 20 years I moved on to MK11 Escorts and still have one that survived that I use for Tarmac events. The last few years a Nissan 180sx/Sileighty has been used and abused with little success. This year I will be returning in a more familiar car which I think will be a bit more fun.

What role(s) and event(s) have you been an official on during your Motorsport career? During my motor sport days I have assisted in numerous events and rallies predominately road closures and timing. A highlight was the Repco around Australia event I think in 1996 when I lived in Kalgoorlie and they used some of the roads in the region. I also enjoyed my involvement in Rally Australia when it was in Perth. When not competing my wife (Elspeth) and I enjoy going in to the Bush and helping out on events when we can.

Ever won a Motorsport event or championship? My successes in motor sport have been a bit sporadic over the 30 years many, crashes and some equipment failures. I did however win the State Novice Award in 1987 and then  manage to have a consistent couple of years in 2009 winning  the State 2wd Title and Clubman Title in 2010. It has been all downhill since then.

What is your current race car or daily driver? The current rally car is being built and will be out in public soon.  Daily drive is the Crewman Cross 8 which also serves as a good tow and Recce vehicle however has a huge thirst and keeps backing into things. I will occasionally drive my wife’s Golf but only when no one is looking.

Vice President

Wendy Walker

How long have you been a member of the LCC?  Since 1998 when I was TOLD I was- to do an Autocross the next Sunday.

What cars have you raced or rallied in during your Motorsport career? Driving – Autocross Escort MKI – managed to roll it once. Co-driver  for Paul (Hubby) in Escort MKII in the clubman cup also Falcon XR6 co driver for Paul Bossence  2 rounds ARC – Aussie car class.

What role(s) and event(s) have you been an official on during your Motorsport career? First started as Clerk of Course for Kharnacross at Howlands farm for 2 years, then Clerk of Course for Darling 200 in 2001, followed on with, the then Sotico Safari. Had a break 2009 to 2011, now back running both Darling 200 and Safari Rally in Boddington. Road closure, Rally Base for Forest Rally and all other state rounds. Rally OZ (12yrs) roles included Team RAP(8yrs), command centre and the last years as Info car.

Ever won a Motorsport event or championship?  I’ve won the LCC Club championship , Ladies champion a couple of times and Ladies Autocross champion once(SWTCC)

What is your current race car or daily driver? Current drive car is Subaru Outback… and love it!!

Secretary

Karl Drummond

How long have you been a member of the LCC? Since 1991.

What cars have you raced or rallied in during your Motorsport career? Started out in a Mini before moving to Ford Escorts. In the early 00’s I went 4WD with a Mazda 323 BFMR. I found the Mazda’s short wheel base scary at high speed so it was sold. By 05 I was rallying a WRX and haven’t looked back. Had a Corolla and then a few Hyundai Excels as club cars.

What role(s) and event(s) have you been an official on during your Motorsport career? A lot of roles and events, everything from timing at a club motorkhana to clerk of course of state championship rallies. The two events that stand out most are Clerk of Course for the 50th LCC Safari Rally and car Zero for the 2014 Boddington Rally.

Ever won a Motorsport event or championship? Yes a few. LCC club championship a few times as well as individual events. 2nd Australian at Rally Australia 2005 and 2nd in the WARC 2006 were pretty good too.

What is your current race car or daily driver? WRX for rally, 2wd non turbo Impreza for club motorsport. Daily driver is an Impreza or a truck.

Treasurer

Paul Dean

How long have you been a member of the LCC?  Not exactly sure, about 15 years.  I remember attending some LCC meetings and following some rallies and other events back around 1975 or 1976.

What cars have you raced or rallied in during your Motorsport career? As a driver I have competed in a several different KE20 Corollas.  My last drive was at an MG club sprint at Kwinana in a borrowed MGB.  As a rally navigator I have competed in many vehicles including; Mark 1 Cortina, several Datsun 1600’s, 1200 Coupe, 240K and 180B, Mazda RX2’s and RX3’s, even a Dazda or 2, Celica, Corolla, V8 Commodores, Hilman Hunter, MGB, a couple of Gallants and Subaru RX Turbo.

What role(s) and event(s) have you been an official on during your Motorsport career? I have been Director/Clerk of Course for a few rallies, mainly in the 1980’s for the Datsun Motoring/Nissan Car Club.  I have assisted on many other rallies as a member of the Nissan/Ascot/Light Car Clubs.  I have done controls, road closures, car 0, FIV and stage commander roles.  Events include many Rally Australia’s, Forest Rallies and of course most of the LCC rallies for the past 15 years.  I was a Flag Marshall at Wanneroo race circuit for 7 years and at times the stop/go Lollipop Marshall at the end of Pit Lane for the National Touring Car Race.

Ever won a motorsport event or championship? My best results include winning 3 Interclub rallies as a navigator.  My best finish in a State Championship event was 2nd outright in a Forest Rally (again as a navigator).  One of my best memories was riding with Ross Dunkerton in car 0 when I was quite young and he was the best driver in the country!  I believe I won a State Motorkhana Class championship one year.

What is your current race car or daily driver?  Sadly, I currently don’t have a competition car.  My daily drive is either an old Pajero or a Suzuki 750 motorbike.

CAMS Delegate

Ann Percival

How long have you been a member of the LCC? Since 1973.

What cars have you raced or rallied in during your Motorsport career? Started in 1966 – driving boyfriend’s (Barry) mini cooper on tuning days at Caversham Race Circuit.  Motorkhanas in Mini Cooper – Toyota Corolla – Honda Civics – Ford Laser – Autocross in Honda Civics.  Inter-club rallies in Honda Civics.

What role(s) and event(s) have you been an official on during your Motorsport career? Began in 1965 by lap counting and timing at Caversham Racing Circuit.  Then from 1973 began involvement in LCC Club Events and Rallying.  Starting with navigating in sweeper vehicle then onto – event administration – event command – road closures & control official – stewarding – event assessments & officials training.  Events:  In the 60’s – a Pathfinder Trial (real navigation event got lost- Austin 1800 Barry beached it on some logs). Since then just about every event on the local rally calendar including 42 Safaris and 40 Darling 200’s.   21 years of Rally Australia in various roles including the command of the Gloucester Park Super Special Stage.  In the 70’s some standalone inter-club events like the Twilight Trial. Lots of LCC club events over the past 44 years.

Ever won a motorsport event or championship? Think I got LCC Ladies Championship one year, lots of 2nd’s & 3rds.

What is your current race car or daily driver? Sadly no race or rally cars at the moment.   But would love to have one, and would Khanacross etc in a flash if I did.   Currently have a Hyundai Sonata and a Ford Ranger – love the Ranger.  Also in the driveway is Barry’s infamous Blue Sweeper Beast.

Alternate CAMS Delegate

Paul Helm

How long have you been a member of the LCC? – First joined in ’92

What cars have you raced or rallied in during your Motorsport career? As a driver: Ford Escort Mk2, Datsun 1200, Toyota Sprinter, Escort Mk1 As a co-driver: Datsun 1200, Datsun 1600, Gemini, Mazda 323, VR4, Corolla Sportiva,  EVO 3, Corolla TE27, Vauxhall Astra, BMW E30 M3, Suburu WRX, EVO VI, Nissan S13, Escort Mk2, BMW E36 M3, (there’s probably more)

What role(s) and event(s) have you been an official on during your Motorsport career? Started in ’87 with road closures, then spectator points, Stop/Start control (inc Rally Oz), Clerk of Course (Motorkhana’s), more recently Scrutineering.

Ever won a Motorsport event or championship? Co-Driving:Career Highlight: 11th Outright Rally Australia WRC 1993, 15th Outright Rally Great Britain (National)  2013, 4th 2WD outright in ARC 1997 Series (Corolla TE27), Won the inaugural WARC Donnelly River Rally 2006 with John Macara, Targa West 2013/14/15 – First Early Classic, Several WARC event class wins

Driving:2011 Classic Rally – First in Class (Mk1 Escort), 2012 Shannons 1 day classic – First in class (Mk1 Escort), 2015 “24 Hours of Lemons” – Lack of Ability award, 2016 “24 Hours of Lemons” – Organisers Favourite (Lunatics)

What is your current race car or daily driver? 2 x Ford Escort Mk1’s (Tarmac Rally Cars), 1 x Escort Mk2 (Gravel project car), BMW 135is Road car

Memberships & Club Captain

Neal Johnson

How long have you been a member of the LCC?  Since 1982 (first full year)

What cars have you raced or rallied in during your Motorsport career? Datsun 1600, Datsun 180 (2 off) and a Blue Lantra.

What role(s) and event(s) have you been an official on during your Motorsport career? Perennial road closure for rallies and occasional Clerk of Course for club level events.

Ever won a Motorsport event or championship?  I’ve won the LCC Club championship a couple of times, 1st Novice Navigator- 1987 Trial Series with Joan Percival driving, 1st Grade 3 Navigator in a Pathfinder Rally in 1987 and 3rd Class C in The State Motorkhana Championship in 1986.

What is your current race car or daily driver? I still have a White 180B SSS Rally car, but in bits. I use a Blue Lantra and have a White Lancer as a spare for car club competitions (the wheels are interchangeable). My daily drives are a Mazda 3 and a 80 Series Landcruiser.

Georgie Helm

How long have you been a member of the LCC? Joined in 2017

What cars (if any) have you raced or rallied in during your Motorsport career? None, but I do have 1 cat and 2 dogs

What role(s) and event(s) have you been an official on during your Motorsport career? Road closures, stop controls and general entertainment in the service park

Ever won a Motorsport event or championship? No, but I have beaten Paul at chess 😊

What is your current race car or daily driver? Daily drive is a Mazda CX5 unless Paul needs a practical car, then it is a BMW 135is

Tiana Chapman

How long have you been a member of the LCC? 4 years

What cars (if any) have you raced or rallied in during your Motorsport career? Driven Hyundai Excel’s,and navigated in a Subaru WRX

What role(s) and event(s) have you been an official on during your Motorsport career? Road Closure, Assistant Secretary, Timer, Stop Control, Course Car Navigator, Stage Setting and clearing. (Safari Rally, Donnelly Rally, Boddington Rally, Darling 200, Khanacrosses and Rally Sprints)

Ever won a Motorsport event or championship? 1st Junior 2016 Gumnut Rally,  2017 LCC Ladies Championship

What is your current race car or daily driver? 2005 Subaru Impreza

Andrew Percival

How long have you been a member of the LCC? First joined in 1983. Been around LCC since 1973.

What cars have you raced or rallied in during your Motorsport career? Started in a Honda Scamp, then a Mini, Honda Civic, Toyota Corona,  Lada Niva, AU Falcon, Nissan Navara, then countless Honda civics.

What role(s) and event(s) have you been an official on during your Motorsport career? Sweeper, Clerk of Course, Road closure, Scrutineer, Setter, 000, 00, Senior Pit lane Official (V8’s), Competitor Support Officer (Targa West). Too many events to list.

Ever won a Motorsport event or championship? I have won the LCC Championship more times than anyone in the history of the club (so far). I have also won the LCC Competition Championship more times than anyone (so far). 2nd outright 2017 WA Clubman Cup Series.

What is your current race car or daily driver? Rally car- 1996 Honda Civic. Road car- 2006 Nissan Navara.