Remember the Repco?

Those who were involved in the toughest Round Australia trial ever surely will never forget it! 2019 sees the 40th anniversary of the great event. The Historic Rally Association is organising a reunion lunch for those who were in any way involved: competitors, service crews, officials, sponsors and spectators. All welcome.

Melbourne Bowling Club, 138 Union Street, Windsor. 

It is on the corner of Bowling Green Street, close to Windsor Railway Station, trams, and with a number of public parking areas. It’s a 3 minute walk from either Windsor Station, or from Tram Stop 44, Duke St / Chapel Street, [Tracker ID 4144] on Route 78 (North Richmond to Balaclava). Melways Map 58 D7

The function will be a carvery lunch, cost $50 per head with drinks at bar prices. The bar will stay open for those who want to continue reminiscing after lunch.

Various videos of the event will be shown during the day and there will be interviews with selected competitors about their experiences.


If you would like to be part of this special occasion please print the Repco-lunch-EntryForm, complete the details, email it to Jenny Watson at jenny_ and make your payment to the Historic Rally Association.


If the Repco Reliability Trial was part of your life in 1979, then you’ve probably had moments, looking back, and wondered … where did they all go?

The thousands of people: competitors, service crews, officials, sponsors, and spectators.

For a few months, or a few weeks, or as in the case of school kids from Yunta, for only a few seconds; we were all part of the most exciting event ever seen in this country.

Ever since, rallies, roads, gates, heat, mud, shredded-tyres, crowds, and dust have been compared: “The Repco was tougher ….”

Forty years on, it’s time to have a reunion lunch.

After all, no-one else understands us.


12 noon, Saturday 17th August 2019

Melbourne Bowling Club
138 Union Street, Windsor.
Melbourne, Australia.

Tell everyone.

Please help us to locate competitors.

We’ll have memorabilia table. Bring anything you can.

Plus we have a surprise or two.

Email Bob Watson and help locate a car for display, people, updated email addresses … anything you can.

Please like, share and follow the facebook posts. Help us get the word out.

Repco Lunch Entry Form (pdf)