HRA News


Website upgrade.

Thanks to all members for your patience whilst we have had some technical hurdles to overcome that required a size upgrade of the site to accommodate all of the great stories, pictures and information that make this site so interesting to members and the general historic rallying enthusiast from around the globe. Stories and news articles should now resume as normal.

Naish leads Classic Outback Trial as Officer has gearbox troubles.

On day 5 of the Frontier Services Classic Outback Trial, Terry Naish and Ross Runnalls are leading after the Mitsubishi Colt Galant of Dinta and Kate Officer developed gearbox troubles. Now repaired, the Officers are back in the hunt but are a long way behind the race leaders. For a full story see below:

Officers still lead Classic Outback Trial at half way mark.

Dinta and Kate Officer lead the Classic Outback Trial in their trusty Mitsubishi Colt Galant on day 4. Second is Terry Naish and Ross Runnalls in the Datsun 1600 with Steve Ashton and Ro Nixon third in another Galant. For the full story see below:

Officers chase Ashton/Nixon for lead in Classic Outback Trial.

HRA members Steve Ashton and wife Ro Nixon are currently leading the Classic Outback Trial ahead of Dinta and Kate Officer in virtually identical Mitsubishi Colt Galants. For a full review of day one see the story below.


Race suit deal.

After discussions about the requirement of race suits for the Alpine Rally, Rowland Tidd mentioned at our last general meeting a company that makes them at a VERY reasonable price locally in Box Hill. Bob Watson has been out there and ordered a suit and seems very pleased with his purchase. Below is a copy of the letter sent to the club outlining their services.

Begonia - VCRS round 4 pictures

John Doutch has once again been kind enough to supply us with some terrific pictures of the Historic and Classic cars at the Begonia rally. A wrap up of the event will be posted soon but in the meantime click HERE for some great shots. Thanks John.

Call for HRA members to officiate at Begonia Rally.

Ballarat Light Car Club is looking for 130 Officials for the Begonia Rally
Saturday 15th August 2009 Daylesford & Trentham
Get your very own front row position in the bush. No experience needed. We have various roles that need filling asap

"Frontier Services" Classic Outback Trial Info.

 Classic Trial to lead RRA cars over WRC course
Media release June 15, 2009

A lucky escape or preparation pays dividends?

Whilst we love our sport and try not to think about the possible dangers involved, Russell Thorpe's accident on Saturday in the George Derrick Memorial Trial is a stark reminder of just how quickly things can go wrong.

"79 Repco Re Run" reunion lunch.

The organisers of the 30th Anniversary "1979 Repco Reliability Trial" Re Run are organising a fantastic lunch to be held at Tooborac on Saturday 8th August commencing at 11am. Cars, memorabilia and past competitors in the 79 trial are all welcome. Don't miss this opportunity so for more details click HERE.

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