About Me

Adrian Chambers

Supercar star and Bathurst champion Chaz Mostert meets a long-haired lout. Image: (c) Daniel Carson.

Hi, I’m Adrian Chambers.    May I welcome you to my blog and I trust we’ll have a long and mutually successful relationship.    My objective is to promote all forms of local motorsport, as I have been doing now for many year.     And for this to work in this format I need your support, and that of your friends, with regular information input and high res pics.

I’ve been a journalist since the early ‘60s (for those interested, I did my AJA cadetship at the Launceston Examiner in northern Tasmania and Queensland’s Gold Coast) and have worked since in television, radio and print and, now, online.    During the tumultuous mid-’60s and early-’70s I was NSW correspondent for the old Brisbane Telegraph, based at the Sydney Morning Herald building in Broadway.    It was one seriously exciting time.     I then sold my Woollahra home (one of many dumb decisions in my life) and took off on a whim to go sailing and adventuring, based in Puerto Jose Banus, in Franco’s Spain.     Crazy, but immensely rewarding.     I returned to Australia, was headhunted by Lang Hancock, and worked in the political scene in Perth with the legendary Sir Charles Court‘s WA Coalition Government.     A change of tack and, for nine years, I was executive director of the PGA of Australia (WA), based at Perth’s superb Joondalup Country Club.     For the past 18 years I’ve been involved with motorsport including an informative 10 years as general manager of the WA Sporting Car Club, custodians of Barbagallo Raceway – WA’s premier motor racing venue.

I am particularly honoured to have served for some years as a commissioner on the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport’s Australian Motor Racing Commission, working with some wonderfully talented people.    The AMRC is the peak body for provision of advice to the Board of CAMS regarding all matters related to the discipline of motor racing.   More recently, I was motor racing columnist for five years with The West Australian – this great State’s major metropolitan newspaper.

Originally from London, UK, I studied at Perth’s Murdoch University and the Sydney-based Australian Film, Television and Radio School. For the past 37 years I’ve lived in Western Australia, overlooking the Indian Ocean at my home at Ocean Reef, on Perth’s stunning northern beaches.

I am grateful to my good friend Bert van Zuylen for setting me on the path to this blog, to our designer Rachael Aslett,  and to my online mentor and  friend Shawn Hesketh, the creator and designer and CEO of WP101 – whose brilliant video tutorials made me see the light.    Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering 26% of the web.    My thanks and love especially go to my sons Robbiesam and Sebastian who helped smooth the way and have been a wonderful support to me with my ongoing recovery from health issues during 2016 and 2017.    Thank you all.    Remember, you can always reach me at:

sebi@bigpond.net.au

 

  1. Matt Flanagan says:

    Hi Adrian,
    I hope this finds you well,
    Thanks for sending through your blog to me as motor racing is a very addictive sport and I like reading anything I find on the competitions around the place especially the V8’s as that is what I get to watch live in Townsville.

    • Adrian Chambers says:

      Cheers, Matt. Getting better every day. Not sure though if I can make it to Nth Qld this year. I still have a few regular checkups which make it difficult to get away. Still hoping.

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