For the benefit of those who were not able to attend, here are notes from Joel Wald’s Competition report at the October HRA meeting, held on Wednesday 10 October. Continue reading Competition report at the October club meeting
Results for the Grand Autocross Tour are now available. Congratulations to all competitors, particularly to John Rawson and Jenny Pollock who won overall.
Congratulations also to Graham Wallis and his team, who put on a very popular and successful event. Continue reading Autocross Tour results available
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.
Clerk of Course
Entries so far…
I hope to see a few more entries this week now that yesterday’s VRC/VCRS round is over. Course check went well and we have a new attraction to fit into the Saturday Schedule. Continue reading Grand Autocross Tour update…
Please find below a summary of progress scores for the various HRA club championship – up to and including the Magical Ironbark Tour.
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HRA Member James Nixon is a recently retired A380 Captain and now, a published author. At the August 2018 club meeting he gave us a very interesting talk about his life in the aviation industry. Continue reading James Nixons talk at the August meeting
The “Tour de Fleurieu”, taking place over the weekend of 1st and 2nd September 2018 will 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!
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.
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.
- 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.
This is the 2018 HRA Committee, elected in December 2017.
|Vice President||David McKenzie|
|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|
|Web Administrator||Rick Hartmann|
|HRA Archives Officer||Tom Latta|
|Club Permit Officers|
|See HRA CPS Inspectors & Fees||Angelo Curic
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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
- 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)