ALVIS CAR CLUB of
ABN 36 118 172 771
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 Club NSW).
Thankyou to everyone who have made this possible
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 1983.
Around this time the events started to get bigger with the entry list for Lake Boga iin 1987 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 in attendance.
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 north.