Rally Retro Festival confirmed to proceed

Trimph TR7 at Rally Retro Festival

Saturday February 27 2021   Public from 10 am.  Officials as advised.

Venue: METEC  112 Colchester Road, Bayswater North.  

Rally Retro Festival is proceeding. PUBLIC entry begins at 10:00 THIS SATURDAY February 27. 112 Colchester Road Bayswater North (Kilsyth), Victoria. Entry to the venue is $15 per vehicle, CASH ONLY Correct change is appreciated. (No charge for officials. Rally Retro display rally cars pay at the Admin tent once inside the venue.) Demonstration runs begin at 11.00 am and again at 2.30 pm. It runs as a Tier 3 event under current health regulations. Our Covidsafe plan will be in operation. Scan our QR code to quick entry to the display areas. We also have a Motorsport Australia event permit.

Yes, it’s on again! Rally enthusiasts will once again have the chance to see and hear some of Australia’s most famous and important rally cars at the end of February, at the highly successful Rally Retro Festival.

Officials urgently needed.  Of course, none of this happens without an army of HRA members helping out, both on Friday for set-up and on Saturday.  Our officials co-ordinator has been in touch with last year’s officials.  If you can help us, please let Col Hardinge know ASAP: there is a lot of work to set this all up. There is no entry charge for officials and a $10 meal voucher is provided.

Contact Col on Tel: 0419 104 955   or e-mail: chardinge@ozemail.com.au

Display cars are thsose that have been invited by the organisers, seeking out genuine championship winning cars, ex-works prepared cars and cars in tribute livery from a famous or iconic rally car of the past.

One of the more pleasing spin offs from the first 2 rally retro’s is the number of such cars now being restored with rally retro (and other events, of course) in mind.  There’s nothing like a target date to get a project cracking along. That in part, was the hope of the organisers when we bagan in 2019.  

Indeed, there are likely to be a number of new, restored, significant rally cars making a debut at this year’s Rally Retro including the very car that won the 1971 Victorian Championship.  

Rally Retro is a unique style of car show where fans have the chance to see the rally cars in action on the adjacent  demonstration course, as well as seeing them on display. They are able to mingle with the owners, many of them State or National rally champions and see the cars up close.