ALVIS CAR CLUB of VICTORIA
EARLY INTERSTATE RALLIES
Information for this list was obtained
from ACCV records, Alvibatics (newsletter of the Alvis Car Club
NSW Inc), Our Alvis Club, by Norm Adams (printed by Alvis Car
Thankyou to everyone who have made
Details on the early interstate
and National Rallies are slowly being brought to light by the
combined efforts of many members of both the NSW and Victorian
Clubs. Details will continue to be added.
In 1959 the Albury rally attracted
6 victorians in 3 cars and 5 from NSW in 4 cars. The early rallies
were generally held over Queens Birthday, the only long weekend
shared by NSW and Victoria at that time.
In 1970 an event was held
at Nerrandera to mark the 50th anniversary of Alvis Cars, 12 attended
from NSW, 1 from Queensland, 1 from New Zealand, 6 from Victoria
and 4 from South Australia.
1972 saw Ron Wilson organise
and event in Holbrook, half way between Sydney and Melbourne which
attracted 16 cars.
A small group of enthusiast
in South Australia organised the 1974 Adelaide event with 23 entries,
eleven from Victoria but only five brought their Alvis.
12 cars attended the 1975
St Arnaud event, 3 cars from Victoria went to Goulbourn in 1976
and 8 cars came to Bendigo in 1977. 1978 saw 8 cars in Deniliquin,
6 Victorian cars went to Barmera in 1981, 9 to the Grampians in
Around this time the events
started to get bigger with the entry list for Lake Boga iin 1985
showing 33 cars. 11 cars from Victoria went to the Barossa Valley
(SA) in 1987 and the Blue Mountains event in 1989 had 55 cars
More than 50 cars went to
the Echuca Rally in 1991 organised by Ron Wilson. Noosa in 1993
was smaller but 5 cars from Victoria still made the long trip