2019 HRA Committee

This is the 2019 HRA Committee, as elected at the AGM in February 2019.
CAMS State Council DelegateLiz Partington

Office Bearers
President David McKenzie
Vice President Joel Wald
VCRS Delegate
Andrew Paice
Treasurer Kerril Maloney
General Committee
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
Club Permit Officers
See HRA CPS Inspectors & Fees Angelo Curic

Alex Kovacevic

David Officer

John Rawson

David Robinson (Signature Only)

Other positions
Web Administrator Steve Hollowood
HRA Archives Officer Tom Latta

HRA part of the Mexican team to defend Interstate Trophy at the Black Stump Tour

Interstate Challenge Trophy
As you know, there are very few competitive navigational events on the calendar these days.  So, the opportunity to head north for the Black Stump Tour in Central West of NSW is one that should not be missed. The event is put on by the Historic Rally Club of NSW & ACT – see an overview and more info on The Black Stump Tour page.

The HRA will be join the team to defend the Interstate Trophy for the Black Stump Tour. Continue reading HRA part of the Mexican team to defend Interstate Trophy at the Black Stump Tour

George Woods Rally 2019

The 2019 George Woods Introductory Rally will be conducted on the afternoon and evening of 23 February 2019.

The event is a Multi-Club Special Stage Introductory Rally. It will incorporate the Rookies Ramble, a shorter, daylight only, event for Novice and Rookie competitors only.

Graded competitors are encouraged to enter the George Woods Introductory Rally with a novice driver or navigator as this is the best way for a new competitor to learn.

A training session for new competitors (and other interested parties) will be held, on Friday 8th February, at CAMS State Meeting Room, 821 Dandenong Road, Malvern East.

For over 30 years the George Woods Introductory Rally has introduced new competitors to the sport of rallying. This is still the primary role of the 2019 event.

However, the 2019 George Woods Rally will also be Round 1 of the Historic Rally Association’s 2019 Resto Country Spares Standard Car Challenge

The Entry Fee is $230; an Early Bird Discount of $50 applies for complete entries received before the ballot. The Early Bird Discount will be refunded to such entries.

The Event will be run in two divisions.

Division 1 will run in daylight over approximately 45 kilometres competitive and 15 kilometres transport. It will be fully route charted with tulip diagrams.

Division 2 will run after sunset over approximately 55 kilometres competitive and 25 kilometres transport. It will incorporate both route charts and simple map reading stages. The Rookies Ramble will run only over Division 1.

Start, Service and finish will be at Powelltown Recreation Reserve, where food and drinks will be on sale.

Further information contact Glad Fish, Clerk of Course, by email at gladfish@netspace.net.au or phone on 0410 148 058.

Page banner: Keith Cuttle, with first-time navigator Declan Kirkham, in the 2018 George Woods Rally. Pic by John Doutch.  

Holden Museum visit, Metcalfe

There was a very successful association between Kyneton Holden Dealer Mollison Motors and Gil Davis, Matt Philip and some rapid Toranas in the early 1970’s. Who can forget the Pink XU-1 that Gil ran in 1972? Matt Philip and Roger Bonhomme were part of the Lee Brothers “Mollison Motors” team for 1972 as well. It was very successful, with Gil winning the VRC in 1972, Matt second in 1972 and 1973.

Well, some of this magic has be turned in to a private museum in Kyneton and the HRA are going to make a day (or a weekend) of it and inhale some of that special rally dust.

The trip to the Holden Museum at Metcalfe will be on Sunday the 3rd of February.

The museum is run by Jason Lee, son of John Lee, who with his brother David, ran Mollisons Motors in Kyneton. The museum contains a lot of interesting cars and items which came from Mollisons Motors.

Mollisons sponsored Matt Philip, Gil Davis and Roger Bonhomme in the 1970s and there is plenty of memorabilia and photos from those days, even Matt’s track racing Honda Civic. John Lee and Matt Philip will both be attending, so should be some great stories being told. Hopefully Roger will be available to attend, and any others from back in the day.

The Museum is located at 10 Malmsbury – Metcalfe road, close to the centre of town and things will kick off from 0900. Entrance $10 a head and includes Coffee, Tea and scones.

Lunch will be at the Redesdale Hotel from 1200. Does anyone want to return to Melbourne via a scenic route? If we have enough takers for that this can organised. Please email visit organiser, Graham Wallis, to let him know if you plan to attend the Museum visit  Lunch or Scenic Drive.

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Pic of Matt Phillip and Roger Bonhomme in the Mollisons Motors Torana.

Matt Phillip and Roger Bonhomme in the Mollisons Motors Torana. Pic from Matt Phillip’s book, “Motorsport My Way”.

Resto Country Spares Standard Car Challenge 2019 calendar is set

RestoCountry Spares - Holden & Ford Rebuild essentials

This is the 6th year of the Resto Country Spares Standard Car Challenge. Special thanks to Resto Country Spares for their sponsorship and continued support of our Challenge.

We have 7 rallies lined up for this year starting with the George Woods on 23 February. Plus, there are 4 Autocross events scheduled at the ever popular Avalon track. Continue reading Resto Country Spares Standard Car Challenge 2019 calendar is set