2016 is the 50th Anniversary of the first Southern Cross International Rally and the recently formed Historic Rally Club of NSW and ACT Inc think it is worth celebrating.
The Southern Cross was a milestone in Australian rallying. It was our first truly international event with Paddy Hopkirk, Timo Makinen and Rauno Aaltonen competing. It was sponsored by Rothmans had 10,000 pounds prize money and was huge.
So we are getting as many enthusiasts from all 15 years of this event (competitors, officials, service crews and spectators) together to celebrate this milestone on
Saturday 13th February 2016 at Hexham Bowling Club, Hexham (near Newcastle) NSW
The formalities will commence after lunch on Saturday and informal stories will continue into the evening.
We currently have acceptances from the following winners of the Cross to speak at the celebration: Graham Hoinville, Colin Bond and Barry Ferguson.
Dinner will be included in the registration fee of $ 45 per person.
The Southern Cross Rallies were organised by the Australian Sporting Car Club of Sydney, with the support of the entire rally fraternity of NSW.
We are very pleased to have the support of the Australian Sporting Car Club Inc. (now a social car club centred on Orange) in celebrating this anniversary.
We would love to find old Southern Cross competitors so please spread the word, but anyone from the rally world is welcome to register with us and be part of the celebrations.
Please register by email to Hal Moloney at email@example.com. Please be sure to include the number and names of those attending, email address and mobile phone number and tell us what your connection was with the Cross.
Payment must be made at the same time or your registration will not be accepted.
Payment direct to the Historic Rally Club of $45 per person.
By EFT BSB 032716 Acct. 393766 Identify your payment by “SX50 ......... (your surname).
The Historic Rally Club will have a meeting at the club on the Sunday AM.
All members are encouraged to attend.
Enquiries: Dave Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 0428 299 443