What is the Motafrenz Car Club?
In 1990, two guys wondered whether they were the only ‘non-straights’ at a motor racing meeting? They were determined to see if their theory was correct. Advertising in the gay press was undertaken and an initial meeting convened. Motafrenz, Australia’s first GLBTI Car Club exists today as proof their theory was correct.
The Club is an incorporated association and was established to:
- Conduct motor vehicle orientated events for members of the GLIBTQ community;
- Organise social events for members of the Club;
- Communicate with other motoring clubs and/or associations with common interests and, where appropriate, co-operate and participate in joint events;
- Participate in events organised by the GLIBTQ community; and
- Promote the Club to motorists and the wider community.
The Club has proved very popular and now has in excess of 140 members who share a common interest in, and enthusiasm for, motor vehicles.
Members have a combined collection of over 200 cars.
The Club welcomes everyone who has an intestest in modern and/or classic cars. Motafrenz has always aimed to cater for a wide variety of people. So whether your car is as rare as a Roller or as cute as a Capri, Motafrenz, the GLBTI club could be the club for you.
Non-members are welcome to all events.
Motafrenz has a very active calendar of events, with something happening almost every week.
Our monthly meetings are a good way to meet people. So are our third Sunday of the Month drives & lunches.
Other events include country touring, weekend trips away, restaurant nights. We also attend car shows across the State.
The Club has an active 4WD contingent as well. The club has an active member base in the ACT and holds regular events in the ACT.
Motafrenz has a high profile within the GLBTI community and participates in a number of events within the Midsumma calendar.
As a member of the Association of Motoring Clubs [AOMC], the Club promotes and actively participates in motoring displays such as the British and European, American and the Australian Motoring Shows.
To see the upcoming activities, see the Motafrenz Events Page.
Affiliations and Links
Motafrenz is fully affiliated with the Association of Motoring Clubs - Victoria's peak body for the classic car movement. Motafrenz offers members the benefits of the “Red Plate” permit scheme and membership results in the usual insurance benefits offered by other Clubs.
The rules of the Club are contained in our Constitution.