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.

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The Grampians Tour

Welcome to the Grampians Tour.

This event will be run as a Road Event in the Grampians and Wimmera region of Victoria. It will consist of competition in the form of 10 Closed Road Sections in various State Forests. In between the competition venues there will be Touring Sections which will be straightforward map reading, no manned controls but simple questions and a few Information boards to be recorded along the way.

The route follows the more minor roads as much as possible, not highways, and is very interesting and scenic.

The event kicks off at Stawell at 0800 on Saturday morning, so it may be a good plan to stay overnight in the area, we plan to meet for an informal dinner on Friday evening. Overnight on Saturday will be in Stawell

We have booked 20 rooms at the Magdala Inn Motel, they are happy to let us have the whole 28 if we can guarantee to take them all. You can contact them on 03 5358 3877 please book soon. Dinner is at the same place, they can handle 70 people max, so if you wont to dine with the majority please book this too. We have organised Saturday lunch at Wartook Wander Inn, a great spot.

Sunday lunch at St Arnaud, your own choice and finishing at the Avoca Hotel with drinks and snacks late afternoon.

You don’t need a rally car for this event, just basic safety gear. Let’s hope this isn’t the last event where this applies.

Graham Wallis
Clerk of Course

Repco Reliability Trial 40th Anniversary Reunion Lunch

Remember the Repco?

Remember the Repco? Those who were involved in the toughest Round Australia trial ever surely will never forget it! 2019 sees the 40th anniversary of the great event. The Historic Rally Association is organising a reunion lunch for those who were involved, in any way; as competitors, service crews, officials, sponsors and spectators. All are welcome. Continue reading Repco Reliability Trial 40th Anniversary Reunion Lunch

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