Grand Autocross Tour information guide

Competitor information guide

Grand Autocross Tour information guide is now available. Let me know if you need to know more about anything. One question I have received is do navigators need helmets, the answer is yes as we are running Closed Road Sections in the main and the navigator needs to be in the car.

Competitors information Guide (pdf)

Graham Wallis
Clerk of Course

Tour de Fleurieu

The “Tour de Fleurieu”, taking place over the weekend of 1st and 2nd September 2018 Fleurieu Coast logowill be an old-fashioned Road Rally, some might even use the word trial, with a chance for the Drivers to have a go and Navigators to prove their worth.

The Driving Tests will take place on Private Property. The Touring sections have been surveyed in a normal car so we expect that those interested will be able to join in the Event in road cars. Driving Tests will require helmets for Driver / Navigators. Other than that, car preparation and equipment required is minimal.

Saturday night will feature a chance to socialise over a meal (included in entry fee) at the Wirrina Woolshed before restarting the Event on Sunday (breakfast available at Wirrina café) with some more touring and a final driving test before finishing back at Wirrina.

The idea for this Event, and possibly Events in the future, will work if competing Crews stick to touring speeds while obeying traffic regulations and do not treat the traversing of the roads as the usual race against the clock. The experienced Navigators will tell you that if you go too quickly you will miss many turns and information. Times for the overall touring sections will be generous and will only be provided to ensure the officials don’t have to stay out until the next week. Road conditions are challenging and fun with the majority well-formed gravel surfaces.

We look forward to receiving your entry no matter which club you are a member of or what sort of car you drive!

Good times!
Geoff Ninnes

Event Summary

Scrutiny in Normanville from 9.30am Saturday morning.

Saturday 1st September-­‐ Leave Normanville early afternoon on a transport section for the first khanacross driving test followed by a long navigational touring section plus a khanacross driving test to finish.

Wirrina Woolshed (located in the caravan park) for the evening meal and general socialising.

There are accommodation options at the caravan park as well as the adjacent motel. See list at end of the Regs.

Sunday 2nd September -­‐ Morning starts with a short average speed test followed by one touring section to return to Wirrina for the finish early afternoon. Comprises some of the best roads of the Event with spectacular views over the ocean.

If there are any questions re the Event, please contact the Clerk of the Course.

The Grand Autocross Tour

Fancy a weekend of Grand Touring on great roads through interesting parts of Victoria, with 5 competitive stages (of up to 5km) mainly at Victorian Autocross venues each day?

We’ll throw in a social night on Saturday to review the day’s proceedings and check who won the AFL Grand Final while you were all out having a ball. Then get up and do it all again on Sunday.

Details are:

  • Total distance is 700km.
  • First stage at Kyneton at 0800 Saturday the 29th of September.
  • 5 closed road sections per day on private property, in most cases different to the autocross courses normally run at these venues.
  • 1 or 2 autocross runs per day.
  • Saturday Night in Swan Hill with social dinner at the Murray Downs Country Club, across the river in NSW.
  • Finish at Mooroopna on Sunday, with a get together at the Royal Mail Hotel, from 5 pm

The touring sections will be very straightforward i.e.: No manned controls, with questions to be answered along the way.  The route is excellent, great roads and plenty of interesting areas to visit. All non 4wd and non Turbo cars will be eligible to enter and, after a bit of discussion with a couple of venues, rally tyres are allowed.

Entry fee will be $275, a little higher than some other touring events, but there are significant costs with venue hire.

David and Kate Officer driving a Gallant on an autocross track.
David and Kate Officer on the autocross on the Rich River. Pic by William Davies

2018 HRA Committee

This is the 2018 HRA Committee, elected in December 2017.

 

Office Bearers
President Joel Wald
Vice President David McKenzie
Secretary
VCRS Delegate
Andrew Paice
Treasurer Kerril Maloney
General Committee
CAMS State Council Delegate Col Hardinge
CAMS State Council Delegate Liz Partington
HRA News Editor Michael Foreshew
Membership Secretary Kate Officer
Event Development Manager Graham Wallis
Social/Merchandise, Standard Car Challenge Amy Jane Cranston
Club Championship Scorer Martin Forbes
HRA Update Editor Alan Baker
Richard Bos
Simon Brown
Web Administrator Rick Hartmann
HRA Archives Officer Tom Latta
Club Permit Officers
See HRA CPS Inspectors & Fees Angelo Curic

Alex Kovacevic

David Officer

John Rawson

David Robinson (Signature Only)

Magical Ironbark Tour

After a successful running of this event for the first time in 2016 and again in 2017 we are back again with a similar format – but this time we are based out of Goornong. This move allows us to look at new areas for Touring and Speed events.

It is an old fashioned TRE ( Now called a “Road Rally” ) comprising some Speed events and Tests along with day and night time Touring.

The Speed events and Tests will take place on a mix of Private Property and DELWP Roads. The Touring sections have been surveyed in a family road car so we expect that
HRA members will be able to join in the event in road cars, but Speed events will require helmets for Driver / Navigators.

The night time Touring and a Speed Test will take place after dinner refreshments at the Rally Headquarters which will be at the Goornong Public Hall

Event Summary

  • Saturday 21st July, leave Goornong late morning
  • 2 Closed Stages.
  • Return to Goornong for Refuel
  • Touring Event Bendigo area
  • Speed Test Bagshot
  • Return Goornong for light refreshments
  • Speed Test Bagshot
  • Touring Event in previously unused areas.

The beauty of the new Road Rally Regulations is that we can combine Touring with a decent length of Speed Tests.

This idea for this Event and possibly Events in the future will work if competing Crews stick to Touring speeds while obeying traffic regulations on the Touring sections and do not treat the traversing of the roads as the usual race against the clock.

The experienced navigators will tell you that if you go too quickly in these Forests you will miss many turns and information.

If there are any questions re the Event, please contact Amy Cranston (0414 560 688)