1988 Akademos Rally

The Akademos Rally, organised by the Melbourne university Car Club and directed by Michael Seidler, was held on October 29, having been postponed from its traditional May date.

Victorian Rally Championship Round 4

David Greig and Paul Tairant all but sealed the VRC with their win in the Akademos, their second win on the trot, but with the fairly open three category scoring system, nothing could be assured with one round to go. Geoff Portman found form in the PRC RX-7 with Robin Smalley calling the turns, to finish second, just over a minute adrift.

Some photos appeared in the MUCC Unicar Magazine.


Results and entry list

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarGroupTimeState RecognisedClubmanNovice
1David GreigPaul TitantDatsun 1600G2:08:05
2Geoff PortmanRobin SmalleyMazda RX-7PRC2:09:14
3Michael MorrisJennifer HallDatsun 1600G2:10:241
4Ross FraserAshley FraserDatsun 1600Clubman2:10:552
5Greg HoinvilleMichael CainsFord Escort MkIIClubman2:13:1731
6Neil CuthbertDaryl AdamsDatsun 1600G2:15:0842
7Simon DuerdenMichael CarrollDatsun 1600G2:18:26531
8Peter ScheyNeil ScheyIsuzu GeminiPRC2:21:2664
9Greg WalkerTerry NixonFord Escort RS2000PRC2:23:08752
10Kevin ParryPeter MannersNissan StanzaG2:23:5686
11John WilsonKevin WilsonHolden GeminiG2:26:34973
12Darren BellinghamNathan GarrattDatsun 1600G2:27:361084
13Anthony BunnAnthony Dall’OsteMitsubishi GalantPRC2:32;2995
14Robert SchultzBruce DillonFord EscortPRC2:32:38106
15Bill MouldingGavin BlewettFord EscortPRC2:49:107


The 1988 Akademos was based out of Bruthen but used areas well to the north with a mid event service at Omeo between the daylight and night stages.

Route Instructions

Itinerary and Stage Plots

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