HRA October meeting

Zoom again for October meeting… Wednesday October 13, 8:00 pm AEDT

At our previous HRA meeting we arranged very special guest speaker Bruce Garland to drop in from lockdown in NSW.  It was a huge success and Bruce’s stories (and their delivery!) was well worth the effort.

Spurred on by this ‘Guest Speaker experience’, we have again organized something very special. 

October Guest speaker is Ian Richards

For October, none other than Ian Richards will zoom in and tell us a few stories about some of his incredible rally experiences. 

Ian, with David Bond entered their first Victorian Championship event in 1973 as virtual unknowns and they finished second!  They went on win the 1975 Victorian Championship.

As an active member of the RMIT car club, Ian was the organiser of the classic 1975 George Derrick Trial and was involved in the epic Datsun Riverland and ReadyPlan rallies in the late 1970’s. Ian also directed the Alpine Rally in 1977 and 1978.  With Wes Nalder and Geoff Boyd in a Toyota Celica, Ian was first Privateer home in the 1979 Repco Reliability Trial, finishing 6th outright.  

David Bond and Ian Richards in the 1975 Experts Trial

Ian is also curator of a wonderfully comprehensive on-line history of the 1979 Repco. If you are interested, it’s at

Joining the meeting

HRA members will receive the link to the Zoom meeting by email. To join, click the link just before 8:00pm to join the meeting.

HRA virtual club night – October, Wednesday October 13, 2021 20:00 AEDT. ie, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney time.

But wait, there’s more…

As in previous virtual meetings we will be giving away HRA Gnomes to 2 of those that join the meeting.