keith Honour in his Nissan in Noosa.
keith Honour in his Nissan in Noosa. Terry Gott GLA211118HONOUR

WATCH: Veteran driver talks about his humble start in racing

MOTORSPORT: It all started in the early 1970s for long-serving Central Coast Car Club Gladstone president and racer Keith Honour.

PASSION: central Coast Car Club president Keith Honour began racing way back in 1973 and is still going strong at the age of 65.
PASSION: central Coast Car Club president Keith Honour began racing way back in 1973 and is still going strong at the age of 65. Matt Taylor GLA211118RACE

And all of that experience will come to the fore in Saturday's motorsport bonanza day and evening.

The day will start with a one-off Motorkhana event and then followed by a twilight and final round of the Khanacross series.

"We are expecting a good roll up for our twilight Khanacross event with 10-12 local contenders,” Honour said.

Among the Gladstone drivers high up on the leader-board are Mark Boyd and Jamie Overend.

"They will be ones to watch and fresh from good finishes in the twilight Khanacross a few weeks ago,” Honour predicted.

The veteran driver is also keen to put on a good show in his Six-Cylinder 1989 Nissan S13 Silvia car.

"It sits very low and stiff and its first race was at the Gold Rush Hill Sprint at the Mt Morgan Range in July,” he said.

Honour then raced at the Noosa Hill Climb Summer Challenge two weeks ago where he finished in the top half of competitors.

The 65-year-old Honour began as a navigator in rally competitions, but that was short-lived.

"My first rally was as a navigator in Rockhampton and it is not for me,” he said.

"Driving is much more fun.”

He drove and organised rallys in Kalpowar Forest near Monto and recalled the halcyon days when unregistered cars could 'blast through the forest'.

Honour is also the founding member of the Central Coast Car Club Gladstone in the late 1970s and was involved in Motorkhanas and rally sprints around the Gladstone region in the 1980s.

"I then went into off-road racing and did the Queensland Off-Road Series which lasted for seven years,” he said.

Honour attained first place in Class 3 Off-Road Series in 1995 and was first in the Class 2 Off-Road Series a year later.

He also drove in the Class 3 1200cc Buggy's and the Class 2 1600cc Buggy's.


Keith Honour

- started in motorsport in 1973

- involved in Rocky Street Spring in 2010 - won his class

- in committee of Benaraby Motorsports for 8-10 years

- now involved with Benaraby Driver Education Facility

This Saturday

Motorkhana starts at 3pm goes to about 6pm

Khanacross atarts at about 6.15pm to about 10pm

Camping available

Where? Benaraby Motorsports Complex (Driver Education Facility)