Shifting Gear at the HRA June club meeting

The June HRA meeting will once again feature an interesting and rarely heard guest speaker…  Automotive Historian, Professor Harriet Edquist, will bring us Shifting Gear: stories of priceless vehicles in country sheds, passionate collectors and a whole roomful of sports cars.

But before we get to that, we will present awards for the Victoria Cross Rally from April.  We’ll find out about HRA success at the sensational SA Rally of the Heartland and hear about the July Grampians “rally style” tour.

Tickets in the raffle are 3 for $5 with all money raised this month donated to Neuroblastoma Australia. Next Wednesday June 12, at 8:00 pm, meals available from 6:30 pm, at the East Malvern RSL. Continue reading Shifting Gear at the HRA June club meeting

The Grampians Tour… the ultimate historic rally weekend!

HRA competitor in the GrampiansAnother unforgettable rally weekend is just around the corner.

The HRA’s unique combination of rally style touring combined with closed road ‘have a go’ stages all feed in to the best social gatherings at the end of each day and on the road.

Everyone who has done one of these HRA style rally weekend’s rave about them – and you will too. It’s a competition wrapped up in a huge amount of motoring fun.

All it needs it you. Continue reading The Grampians Tour… the ultimate historic rally weekend!

Thoughts on a classic…

Competitors comments on a classic Graham Wallis touring event:

We had a ball. Thanks all the HRA team.  – R. Potts. Citroen

Bloody Brilliant  – A. Ahearne. Peugeot

This was my first Graham Wallis event and I will be back for more. Great fun, a challenge and best of all a great spirit from all competitors. – O. Polanski. Nissan Skyline Continue reading Thoughts on a classic…

2019 Rich River Revival cancelled due to rain

The Rich River Revival organising committee made the decision to cancel this event, scheduled for 11 May, due to the weather.

The latest report was that the rally route saw just on 42mm of rain in a 36 hour period, with more to come.  This combined with the clay base of some of the roads made it dangerous as well as increasing potential damage to the roads. Continue reading 2019 Rich River Revival cancelled due to rain

Slot Car Racing Night coming up… Friday May 17

Come along to our next social night on Friday May 17 at Race Party in Hawthorn to play the slots….

Slot Cars that is.  Not just any slot cars – if you’re thinking your old Scalectrix, forget it.  This is boutique slot cars at its best.  It’s huge fun and more competitive than you’d believe.  There are 2 tracks each 40 metres long with 8 lanes to battle on and previous evenings have been thoroughly enjoyed. First car starts at 7:30 pm. That means you. Continue reading Slot Car Racing Night coming up… Friday May 17

Repco Reliability Trial 40th anniversary – reunion lunch

August 1979 saw the running of the toughest of all the classic Round Australia Trials.

Automotive parts company Repco sponsored the event, named the Repco Reliability Trial. The event director, South Australian rally champion Stewart McLeod promised the most difficult round Australia event ever run, and he was true to his word. The trial covered 20,000 kms in two weeks, and of the original 187 crews who started, only thirteen completed the entire course. Continue reading Repco Reliability Trial 40th anniversary – reunion lunch