For its May monthly club night PIARC played host to the third of AIMSS (AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MOTORSPORT SAFETY) Head and Neck Restraint, Harnesses and Seats Workshops, on this occasion held at the PIARC clubrooms at Moorabbin Airport. AIMSS...
For its May monthly club night PIARC played host to the third of AIMSS (AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MOTORSPORT SAFETY) Head and Neck Restraint, Harnesses and Seats Workshops, on this occasion held at the PIARC clubrooms at Moorabbin Airport.
AIMSS had previously conducted successful workshops in Sydney and Brisbane which had attracted good attendances but could not match the outstanding 55 attendees on the 1st May at Moorabbin.
AIMSS was represented by Chairman Dr Michael Henderson, Board member Allan Moffat & CEO Dr Rob Nethercote and they were joined by an expert panel of presenters consisting of David Black Racetech NZ, Tullio Saltamacchina & Mark Zellner from Revolution Racegear, Greg Yard from Simpson Products and David Ridden, Geordie Miles and Kamryn Williams from Autofocus Marketing.
The night was an outstanding success and was capped off when PIARC President Peter Nelson presented Michael Henderson with an authenticated framed AGP Poster bearing signatures of all F1 Drivers competing. The poster was to be sold or auctioned by AIMSS with proceeds being directed to projects including the Safety Harness Lifeing investigation project to be undertaken later this year by AIMSS.
This investigation is aimed at extending current short permitted harness life, providing savings for competitors whilst maintaining high standards with this expensive but very necessary safety equipment.
Peter Nelson in presenting the poster to Dr Henderson said that PIARC was using this donation as a means of putting some of its resources and funds towards the safety of its competing members and in fact all drivers who compete in events conducted by PIARC and other clubs throughout Australia.
After the presentation Tasmanian motor sport identity Guy Thompson, who had flown over especially for the Workshop, offered $5000-00 for the poster, to add to his collection of motor sport memorabilia? The offer was gratefully accepted.
Guy attended the workshop in his capacity as the Tasmanian member of NASR Speedway Safety Advisory Committee and was pleased not only to obtain the poster but to assist AIMSS funding in the process.