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GLADSTONE Auto Club reunion organiser Greg Hughes hopes next month's keenly-awaited gathering can help the club return to its past glory.
Hughes said the reunion, at the Country Plaza International on February 26 could prove the perfect vehicle for bolstering flagging club membership numbers.
The club was formed in 1967 for racing FJ Holdens and Hughes, who joined in 1972, was a member for 20 years, including two as president.
Although no longer a member, Hughes has been given the duty of organising the reunion dinner and has maintained his interest in the club.
'When I was there (at the club) we had 140 members ? they'd be lucky if they had 40 now,' Hughes said.
'We used to have eight to 14 meetings a year ... now the guys have to race mostly in Rockhampton, Bundaberg or Maryborough.'
The club has formerly staged meetings at the Gladstone Showgrounds but is in the process of purchasing land at Benaraby for the creation of a new speedway track.
He said former members from as far afield as Dysart and Maroochydore would attend the reunion dinner.
Hughes said those who had helped the club throughout its history were welcome to attend alongside former and current members. Inquiries: Greg Hughes 4972 6776.