The Coasters Hot Rod Club Inc. was formed in 2001. Greg Bell, Chris Bell and Bill Reid put an ad in the local paper for anyone interested in forming a hot rod club to meet at Blackbutt Engineering shop on the first Thursday of that month. It was a great success with 17 people turning up and so the club was formed.

Everyone was asked to go home and think of a name and logo for our new club. There were a lot of suggestions of names and logos that came back to the next meeting. Because we live on the North Coast we thought the Coasters was an appropriate name and a 1934 Woody was something that no other club has used for a logo. So we used that and put it on a surf board with the famous Norfolk pine trees in the background.

Since then, the club has grown to 29 members and is going strong. We hold an Annual Rod Run each February which is a great success, also raising money for the local Women’s Breast Cancer Unit and the SES.

We have around a 100 cars that enter the run now as it has grown stronger each year. The club is a very friendly one and members are eager to help each other if someone needs a hand.

Club meetings are still held the first Thursday of each month from 7.00pm.