The Road Ahead Sampler : December 2014
ROADAHEAD.COM.AU 10 THE ROAD AHEAD DEC 2014/JAN 2015 NEWS | THE ROAD AHEAD'S 75th ANNIVERSARY STORY BELINDA PETERS IN 2015, THE ROAD AHEAD MARKS ITS 75TH BIRTHDAY AND WE'RE INVITING YOU TO JOIN THE CELEBRATIONS. THE ROAD AHEAD was launched in January 1940 and is the Club's longest, continuously-produced magazine. It was evocatively referred to by RACQ Club President Neale Macrossan in his opening editorial as a time when the 'dark clouds of war' hung over the dawn of the year. At that time the RACQ's membership was just 17,000 and war-related issues such as petrol rationing and the potential for air raids in Queensland were hot topics. The RACQ now has more than 1.2 million members and The Road Ahead is delivered to the mailboxes of more than 886,000 homes and 170,000 email inboxes, six times a year. According to Jim Mathers, RACQ Executive Manager Publishing, as RACQ's primary communication vehicle for the past 75 years, The Road Ahead has chronicled not only the life of the Club, but also motoring advancements, road safety issues, and social change in Queensland. "From celebrating the RACQ patrols and members who worked tirelessly to transport injured World War II service personnel through to the RACQ Helicopter Rescue Network We're about to turn 75!
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