Archived CMCA Articles – 2007 & 2008

September 5, 2007

Rally success for hosts and visitors

With the 23rd CMCA National Rally at Bingara behind us it is time to thank all those who played a part in making it the great success that it was.  Our members were very impressed with everything that Bingara had to offer. Praise was given to the friendly nature…

Men put themselves over “the pits”

Dozens of men booked themselves in for a ‘mechanical overhaul’ in Bingara last week, as part of Hunter New England Health’s Pit Stop program. Pit Stop is a free health check-up, which likens parts of the male anatomy to an engine. There are 15 different stops including those where…

Visitors fall in love with Bingara

Many of the over 1,700 people who have called the Bingara Showground home for the past week have moved to the banks of the Gwydir river to extend their stay in Bingara. Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Manager of Operations and Events, Richard Barwick, said 1008 motorhomes…

First Timer Virgins

I am sitting in this plastic tent – I am very happy to say.It’s 7.30 in the morning – beginning a brand new day. I hear these blokes and sheilas telling of their story.I am amazed at this talent – led by a Pom in her glory. An Aussie…

New friends

I would like to thank publicly the initiators, the planners, the workers, and the friendly citizens from the Bingara community and from across Gwydir Shire, for their efforts in making the CMCA 23rd Rally such a success story. To David and Lynn Rose and daughter Rebecca go my special…

CMCA Rally volunteers let loose in town!

CMCA volunteers were thanked for their assistance last Friday evening at a function held at the Roxy Theatre. It was standing room only. Volunteers also celebrated the successful organisation of the rally with a “hangi” at the Bingara Showground on Saturday night. The “hangi” consisted of two pigs,…

Bingara welcomes motorhome rally

This week, Bingara township’s population, usually between 1300 and 1400, is about 3500. Bingara is playing host to the 23rd Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia Inc. rally, with 970 motorhomes of various sizes making the showground home until Sunday. …

Bingara Showground becomes Motorhome Central

By next Tuesday, Bingara Showground will be transformed into a village of over 1500 people.  Organiser of the 2008 Campervan and Motorhome Club rally, David Fricke, said that 57 volunteers’ vehicles had arrived on Monday.  By Friday, 240 volunteers will have arrived at the site. Volunteers for the…

Garden Club shows off local gardens to Motorhome visitors

Bingara Garden Club members will welcome all members of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia to town by hosting a garden tour next Tuesday, October 14. “We welcome all the Motorhome visitors to Bingara and hope their stay is very worthwhile and enjoyable,” Garden Club spokesperson,…

Countdown to CMCA Motorhome rally

With just a couple weeks to go to the 23rd CMCA National Rally, what facts do we have to share with the Bingara Community? We now have 970 motorhomes registered to attend the Rally we also know there will be at least 1700 people on the Rally site. Over…

Opportunity for residents to become involved in Motorhome Rally

We are planning a unique program that will have motorhomes staying on blocks of land in and around Bingara prior to the 2008 rally. Any resident that has an area where a motorhome could park for a few days in early October 2008 is invited to be part…

Bingara Motorhome rally taking shape

David and Lyn Fricke, chief organisers of the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia rally, are back in Bingara to make the final arrangements for the October rally at the Bingara Showgrounds.  Also in Bingara is the Rally treasurer, Kevin Boyd. Currently some 500 motorhomes have registered for the…

Council team sells message of Bingara Motorhome Rally

The Campervan and Motorhome rally coming to Bingara in October should bring large numbers of campers, if the reception given to David Rose and his team at Broken Hill is reflected in visitors. David and Lyn Rose, Marilyn Dixon and five Gwydir Shire Council staff attended the…

Gearing up for motorhome and campervan rally

Next October, the sight of motorhomes and campervans rolling into Bingara will see the population of the town more than double for a week. Rally Manager, David Fricke and his wife, Lyn were in Bingara last week, on their way to the rally in Forbes, and explained a little…