1978 Repco Alpine International Rally

The Repco Alpine was held on November 24-26

LCCA Repco Alpine International Rally

The 1978 Repco Alpine was directed by Ian Richards for the Light Car Club. With a Friday start, the event comprised 560 km of competition across 43 special stages timed to the second. The event was also the first use of a maximum penalty system for each special stage.
 
After Greg Carr encountered problems, privateers Geoff Portman and Ross Runnalls took a narrow victory from the factory Escort of Colin Bond and John Dawson-Damer.
More to come.
 
Portman and Runnals in the Grunter in the 78 Alpine

Results and entry list

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarTime penalty
1Geoff PortmanRoss RunnallsDatsun 160047:12
2Colin BondJohn Dawson-DamerEscort RS180047:39
3Murray CooteBrian MarsdenDatsun 120Y55:57
4Peter BrockNoel RichardsHolden Gemini61:23
5Frank NealePhilip DoddLancer62:07
6Dave MorrowIan LincolnDatsun 160063:02
7Chris BrownSimon BrownDatsun 1600
8David BalmainTerry HanrahanLancer
9Jim UttleymooreTony BondLancer

Entry list

Route

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