Welcome to the National Association of Falcon GT Clubs official website. This website is intended to be informative for those wanting to enter the GT National Conccourse, as well as a tool to be used by the organising committees and delegates.
Individuals are able to become members of this site for the purpose of receiving updates on the GT Nationals. Member clubs will be granted access to the site via their duly elected delegates.
The National Assocation of Falcon GT Clubs Inc. (NAFGTC Inc.) is a association for car clubs around Australia and New Zealand that focus their activities on the Australian Ford Falcon GT motor vehicles. To become a member of the association clubs need to have a majority of members owning Falcon GTs and their Rules of Association need to specify the restoration, preservation and use of Australian Ford Falcon GT motor vehicles.
The NAFGTC Inc. was formed to oversee the running of the biennial Falcon GT National Concourse. The association provides the rules and judging guidelines and provides guidance to host clubs running the concourse event. Through this event the NAFGTC Inc. is promoting the restoration, preservation and use of the legendary Australian Ford Falcon GT.
THE BEGINNINGS of the NAFGTC Inc.
1998 the group of clubs that had banded together for the GT Nationals decided to start formalising and standardising the event and this began by holding a Conference for the group to start standardising judging rules/driteria. Through this conference a set of rules was formulated and continue to be refined for each Nationals. The conference is held 12 months prior to the GT National Concourse.
In 2002 it was decided to give the association a name - National Association of Falcon GT Clubs an by 2006 had settled on a logo. By 2010 the association formulated a Code of Conduct for entrants and is began on becoming an incorporated body. At the 2016 Conference a set of Rules were agreed upon and the association became incorporated.
GT NATIONAL CONCOURSE HISTORY
|Year||Host City||Host State||Entrants||Cars|
The first ever GT Nationals Concourse event was held in Melbourne and organised by the Falcon GT Club of Australia.
|1989||New South Wales|
|1995||Bathurst||New South Wales|
|2003||Bathurst||New South Wales|
Easter 2007 saw the Falcon GT Club of WA host the GT Nationals for the first time since the inception of the Nationals in the 80s. The club was extremely happy with the outcome and look forward to the opportunity to host the event in WA again.
A little rain was experienced over the weekend however, it did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the 200 plus entrants. The Saturday saw 170 plus cars on display at Langley Park, while on the Sunday the cars were put through their paces at Barbagallo Raceway. The event finished with a sunny cruise to York for a BBQ lunch before entrants made their way home.
Entrants traveled from as far a field as north Queensland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Many interstate visitors made extended their trip and made it the family holiday as well. Some traveled just to see the show, forced to leave their beloved GT at home, while others were fortunate enough to be able to bring their GT to the Nationals.
From Western Australia the event heads to South Australia for 2009, and from there to Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria before returning to WA in 2017.
|2013||Bathurst||New South Wales|
Early Scrutineering for the 17th Falcon GT National Concourse event started Thursday afternoon. Owners of late model cars had them checked at Claremont Showgrounds and early model owners put the finishing touches to their vehicles.
Classic Era cars were checked on Friday.
Saturday, and for the first time in the history of the GT Nationals, the Show n Shine was held under cover in the pavillions of the Perth Royal Show Grounds.
Sunday and most entrants enjoyed a super cruise visiting some of Perth highlights before ending up at the Mundaring Hotel for lunch. Then an easy afternoon before the Presentation Dinner at Ascot Race Track Function Centre.
Monday was a cruise to Bailingup to visit a private Ford Museum for brunch before entrants started for home.
The next event is Adelaide, 2019.