The inaugural meeting was held on April 22nd. 1972. There were nineteen people in attendance. The first committee was Neville Gough, President (1925 Hudson Tourer), Don Johnson, Vice President (1928 Model A Ford), Paul Elger, Secretary (1929 Plymouth), and Gary Allan, Treasurer (1925 Chevrolet).
The Club was named the “Mid North Coast Branch of the Antique and Classic Motor Club of Sydney”.
In January 1987, the Mid North Coast Branch committee decided to break away from the A.C.M.C. and rename the club as the Taree Historic Motor Club, to operate as an independent organisation.
The T.H.M.C. has been a very active Club since that date and continues to be a leader in restoring and using cars and maintaining public interest in the classic and historical vehicle movement.
To be an effective Club we are prepared to adapt to change and keep up with the developments of the motor vehicle, and the changing services it continues to provide. While change is necessary, the intention of the Club is to maintain the history of the motor vehicle and its development, while providing a good social atmosphere for our members.
Our members are proud of their vehicles, maintaining their operational qualities and turning the public’s heads when being driven on public roads. Anytime you want to draw a crowd, all you have to do is stage a motor show or run an active car rally of classic and historic vehicles.
The Club always makes new members and their partners welcome. There are plenty of social activities within the Club and it is not all about mechanical issues hidden beneath the bonnet.