James Nixon caught up with Doug Fernie who, along with Hilary Evans, managed to bring 5 rally cars to Rally Retro Festival in 2020. Doug talks about presenting 2 Datsun 1600’s in the livery of the Datsun 1-2 victory in the 1970 East African Safari. There is also a SAAB from the 60’s, a Quattro … Continue reading The five cars of Fernie
Rally Retro's James Nixon gets Australian Rally Champions Ed Ordynski and Ross Dunkerton talking about the ground breaking Mitsubishi Galant VR4. The car's owner, motorsport photographer extraordinaire Stuart Bowes introduces the car - the first one built by Ralliart for Rally Australia. https://youtu.be/69AHhYmXZGY Watch to the end for fun facts on the VR4 and Bowes, … Continue reading Video: Galant VR4 at Rally Retro Festival
UPDATE: Masks ready for delivery... order now! Thanks to all who responded to the Facebook survey on HRA Masks. Your response justified an order to be placed. You now need to covert your response to the survey into an order, as per the notes below. Stocks have arrived so we are ready to go. Please … Continue reading Facemask fashion by HRA
James Nixon found Neil Taylor with his highly authentic Datsun 710 SSS rally car and drags Multiple Australian champion and rally retro judge Jeff Beaumont in for his thoughts on the winning the Southern Cross Rally in one. https://youtu.be/yN7qIXqH54c Click here to see 3 min video
Route instructions and the official Map for the 2020 e-Bit os BP Rally are now available on the event page.
An Armchair Rally, but a BP with only a slight difference. As the lockdown continues, we need to keep the armchair rallies coming, to get us out of Melbourne, if only virtually. As the rest of Australia does not want Victorians, we had better keep in Victoria though. “The e-Bit of BP Rally” will follow … Continue reading The e-Bit of BP Rally
The Winter issue of HRA News is just around the corner. Plenty of snowy mountain pics courtesy of Kate Officer from her and Dinta’s trip to Rallye Monte-Carlo earlier this year, plus a nostalgic look back on the 1970 Ampol Trial as well as the recent COVID-inspired resurgence in armchair rallies. Lots of reading to … Continue reading Winter issue of HRA News
SCC SEMINAR POSTPONED - Due to Melbourne Stage 3 Lockdown HRA Resto Country Spares Standard Car Class Seminar will be held at Tayell Automotive in Bentleigh on a Saturday 1 August. The seminar will commence after lunch with short presentations on car preparation, navigation and SCC Rules, which will include the Regularity Rally rules. There … Continue reading Standard Car Class Seminar
Our June meeting for Wednesday June 10th is cancelled due to COVID 19 health regulations. No real surprise there! As restrictions ease we will look at reintroducing meetings based on the usual yearly schedule of the 2nd Wednesday of every even numbered month. Next scheduled club night is Wednesday August 12th. This may or may … Continue reading June 10 HRA club night set aside.
Talking about the Renault Alpine A110. James Nixon gets Colin Stark and Bob Watson to give us the benefit of their "Alpine Experience" at Rally Retro Festival. Watch the video here Want more Alpine? See Colin Stark talking about picking up Alpine's in New Caledonia. More Alpine please even more: another 8 minutes of Renault Alpine