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SPRING 2007 - ISSUE 2 Issue 1 was a roaring success, and we can only get bigger and better from here! If you would like a copy of the past newsletter, you can email me at kaye.w@iinet.net.au Whats news? This edition covers upcoming events, images from events recently passed and the profile of Kates’ Opel SRI Astra. Message from management; Apologies to all members who discovered that their registration had been deleted from the forums. An error with the company hosting our site meant that all data was lost and we had to start again. So if you arent on the forums, you can rejoin today! http://drivnbyheels.com.au/forum/index.php OPEN PASTURE CRUISE Every now and then DbH has an Open Invitation cruise where all makes and models (and guys!) are welcome to come, regardless of club affiliation. Late August in Perth was one of those cruises. A big thankyou to all who came out despite the weather, a safe and fun day was had by all!

“SAVE LAKESIDE” CRUISE ‘n’ SHOW This cruise was organised by the Save lakeside committee to allow people to show their support for the re-opening of Lakeside Raceway near Brisbane. A few of the DbH girls headed out on short notice to show their support. More details on the cruise/raceway can be found here: http://www.lakesideraceway.com/

SPONSORS As a reminder, it is always best to utilise our sponsors. If we look after them, they will look after us! TKO Tinting- (Trent) www.tkotinting.com BM Techniks- (Emma) - (08) 9371 3131 WA Suspensions- Kay - www.wasuspensions.com.au C-Red Tuning- (Jeff Ash) - www.c-red.com.au Mothers Car Care- www.motherscarcare.com MEMBERSHIP NEWS A big Drivn By Heels WELCOME to our new Sydney chapter!! A few keen heads (and hot cars) have popped up and they are keen to take the club to even more national scale. Hopefully we will get to see more NSW members on the forums soon... along with a strong presence at next years Sydney Autosalon and other NSW events! Spread the word!

AUTOSALON BRISBANE 2007 In a glossy display of ghetto automobile wax, werd immaculate paint, and blingin’ rims, the DbH Queensland division was out in force for the recent Autosalon. This years entrants were Nikki - Mirage, Kelly - Supra, Amy Lee - Skyline (entered the dyno), Felicity - Skyline, Jodie - Aristo (entered the dyno), Kate - Astra (entered the sound off), and Chantelle - Commodore. Aaiiiight!

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE NEXT QUARTER Spring is fast approaching, and as the weather warms up, so does the activities of the club. ***Dates can change, so please check the forums*** QUEENSLAND (dbh_qld@hotmail.com) DbH/Open Cruise, Maleny, 28th October 07 It has been a while since we have organised a Cruise… A date is now finalised. The cruise will head up towards Maleny to Mary Caincross Park for a BBQ lunch. Please mark this one down, as it should be a great day! Test n Tune, QLD, 10th October Some of the DbH QLD girls are going to be taking there cars out for a run down the 1/4 mile at the Test n Tune. Wednesday 10th, Gates open at 5pm - runs start at 5:30pm $36 for driver and passenger - you require a helmet, long sleeved shirt, long pants and covered shoes. $18 for spectators or $16 for students *cars can not run quicker then a 10.99* Please join us out there! Skidpan & Dyno Day, Queensland, Date TBC QLD are going to be organising a skidpan. It will be a great day for you to have a play with your car, something which you don’t generally get to do on the streets (legally anyway). It is awesome fun… so if you haven’t been, I suggest giving it a go, no matter what your car is. We are keen to organise a DbH Dyno Day too. If you know of a venue that would like to hold this event, please contact Jodie. It will be good to give our cars a run to see what they are capable of! The event will be open to all, we hope to get enough numbers to make it worth while for the business willing to hold the Dyno Day. We will also organise a BBQ on the day to raise a little money for the Club Kitty. Christmas BBQ, QLD, 17th November We will be holding a Christmas BBQ lunch at the Daisy Hill State Forest. More details will be posted on the forums in the QLD Events Section. Social Event, Australia Zoo, QLD, 13th October Come and hang with the girls for the day. We will be heading to Australia Zoo for something social and different on the 13th October. Standard Entry is: $49- Adult $38- Student However, there is a discount of 10% for group bookings of 10 or more. Please check out the forums and let us know if you are going to be attending so we can finalise numbers. Meeting spot and time are on the forums in the QLD events section. WESTERN AUSTRALIA (hsaeran@gmail.com) Dyno Day, Perth, Late October 2007 You do not have a ‘powerhouse’ of a car to dyno test it. Sometimes it may be nice to know how much power you have ‘stock’, or how much power any new mods have given you! Or just come along and watch some awesome cars show their stuff. The dyno day will be open to all cars (fwd, rwd & awd) and clubs, so come down and meet some new people in the scene. DbH Social Day, Scitech Speed Science. 6th October This is going to be a fun filled random day where we change tyres under “FormulaOne” conditions, race against eachother and just learn new things, about motorsport and speed. 2pm meet. Entry $14

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MEMBER PROFILE Kate Oliver [KAT300] Kate has successfully turned an everyday Astra into a real head turner (in more ways than one!). Im quite partial to the rebadging of Holden to Opel, but then again i own an Opel myself! For those who are not aware, Opel is the engine model; and the Astra, Calibra, Barina & Vectra are all german built, imported vehicles that have been rebadged by Holden. Thats right... they are ‘euro’! A few tasteful body kit additions have made the car more aggressivly styled, but the real impresser is the sound system. Competed in the SPL at the 2007 Autosalon QLD and came 4th with a whopping 142.7db. Black 01 SRi Astra Eyelids Chrome Grill Black Tail Lights HBD Body Kit 2” Sports System Opel Badged 18” chrome Dished Rims 2 X12” DD subs Custom ported box DPX11500 - 1500w (1500rms) mono block clarion amp APA2001 - Clarion 400w 4 channel amp running all speakers SRR6936 - clarion 4 way 6x9’s and SRS1626 - clarion 6” splits DXZ2576USB - clarion MP3 head unit with USB port Future plans: Lower the suspension & upgrade the interior Kate: “and i think that’s it, im not gonna do engine mods, ill buy my next car for that *grin*”

Interesting Fact - GIRL POWER Leanne Tander, wife of racing great Garth Tander, is creating waves in her own right. Easily labelled Australias’ best female racing driver, the 27 year old continues to push the boundaries of women in motorsport. She is the first woman to win a national Formula Ford race, the first woman to stand on a V8 Supercar podium, and this year she became the first woman to win an Australian Formula 3 race. Her skill and quiet perserverance means that Leanne is now also the first woman to LEAD the F3 Championship. If she wins overall, she will again make history, as the first female to win the prestigious Australian Drivers Championship and the CAMS Gold Star. She started in karts in 1993, and progressed to Formula Ford in 1998. With mixed success there, she moved up into V8 Supercar in 2001 with Garry Rogers Motorsport and 2002 with Fleetcare Racing. The next two seasons saw her race her father’s Mazda RX7 in Improved Production racing, winning the Victorian championship, as well as Australian Production Car Championship in 2004 with Team Toyota Australia. 2005 saw Leanne move to the Australian Formula Three Championship where she became the first female to win a race in 2007. She is married to Toll HSV Dealer Team driver Garth Tander. With Garth leading the V8 Supercar standings, and Leanne leading the Australian F3, it is the first time that spouse’s have simultaneously lead Australian Motor Racing Championships. You go girl!!

THIS MONTHS SPECIALIf you are a sponsor and would like to offer a particular special to our members, whether it be a ‘once off’ offer or an ongoing discount, please contact kaye.w@iinet.net.au for inclusion in our next edition. DbH Brisbane sector are seeking sponsors! If you would like to sponsor the Queensland girls, or have a suggestion on who would be a suitable sponsor, please contact us at dbh_qld@ hotmail.com, we have sponsorship proposal packs ready to go! From the editor: If you would like to make a contribution to this newsletter, or unsubscribe, please email kaye.w@iinet.net.au

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