1990 Akademos Rally

The Akademos Rally, organised by the Melbourne University Car Club and directed by Darryl Otzen, was held on May 26.

Victorian Rally Championship Round 3

John Reynolds and David Boyce emerged as winners in their Mazda 323 4WD, but less than a minute separated the top four. Second was the Commodore of Allan Johnson and Jim Maude, also picking up maximum points for first in the Clubman category, and keeping their championship hopes alive. David Greig and Paul Tirant finished third to maintain their championship lead.

Results and entry list

1John ReynoldsDavid BoyceMazda 323 4WDPRC1:29:56
2Allan JohnsonJim MaudeHolden Commodore V8CLB1:30:17
3David GreigPaul TirantDatsun 280ZPRC1:30:19
4Graeme GamboldChris RandellBMW 325iX 4WDPRC1:30:31
5Gary KendrickRon GottschalkHolden Commodore V8CLB1:31:23
6Greg HoinvilleRobin SmalleyFord Escort RS2000CLB1:32:09
7Craig MorrisJenny HallFord EscortCLB1:33:48
8Russell WhistonAngela MurrayDatsun 1600CLB1:34:40
9Rob ThomasDanny O’ReillyDatsun 1600CLB1:35:251
10Ernie GrahamPaul MollisonFord EscortCLB1:35:532
11Nigel LettyCameron JayToyota T18 GTCLB1:36:32
12Glen MitchellAhmet UzunogluToyota T18PRC1:36:55
13David SmartMichael KayeDatsun 1600CLB1:37:023
14Barry CollinsHelen WylieDatsun 1600CLB1:37:24
15Keith CuttleLyn CuttleDatsun 1600PRC1:38:09
16Bernard PhelanRyan IrwinMazda RX-7PRC1:38:254
17Denis BakerDavid McAdamHolden CommodoreCLB1:39:05
18Michael MorrisEdgar HainsMazda RX-2CLB1:39:39
19Rob BeekmanIan BairdFord EscortPRC1:39:435
20John RobertsMichael CainsFord Escort RS2000CLB1:40:036
21Peter HauslerBo HauslerMitsubishi GalantPRC1:40:377
22Daryl JarvisPeter JamesDatsun 1600CLB1:41:108
23David WestBob WestDatsun 1600CLB1:41:299
24Peter DodemaideJohn HammondFord Escort MkIICLB1:41:5110
25James MundellBrendan CloughMazda RX-2PRC1:42:13
26Gary SpencerJohn MacDonaldFiat 124 SportPRC1:44:40


The Akademos was again based out of Bairnsdale but with the daylight stages entirely in the forests to the east of Bruthen. The night stages were in the forests around Bullumwaal.

Itinerary and Stage Plots

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