1991 Akademos Rally

The Akademos Rally, organised by the Melbourne University Car Club and directed by Darryl Otzen, was held on May 25.

Victorian Rally Championship Round 3

Gary Kendrick and Ron Gottschalk brough the Commodore home first by more than a minute from the Commodore of Allan “Haystack” Johnson with stand-in Co-driver Geoff Byron. Ged Beckton had a great run with Ross Runnalls calling the way, finishing third in their Laxer TX3, just 9 seconds back. Title contenders Peter Fyfe and Gerry Bashford failed to make the start in their Nissan Pulsar GTi-R.

Results and entry list

Entry List

1Gary KendrickRon GottschalkHolden Commodore V82:06:11
2Allan JohnsonGeoff ByronHolden Commodore V82:07:56
3Ged BecktonRoss RunnallsFord Laser TX3 4WD2:08:05
4Greg HoinvilleRobin SmalleyFord Escort RS18002:11:59
5Ernie GrahamNichael CainsFord Escort RS20002:12:58
6Andrew VibertDavid VearsToyota Corolla Levin2:13:38
7Mark MillerBrian KaneFord Escort MkII2:16:101
8Greg WestJohn MacDonaldHolden Calais V82:19:352
9Glen MitchellAhmet UzunogluSubaru RX Turbo2:20:44
10Mark RodgersDavid HaddonMazda RX-22:22:203
11Chris LoweJames PollockDatsun 16002:22:274
12Ian LightfootGraeme PalmerToyota Corolla Sprinter2:23:155
13Bernard MironJohn RablToyota Corolla2:26:296
14Rob BeekmanIan BairdFord Escort2:27:09
15Paul MaoneyChris WaltersDatsun 12002:29:187
16Brett PrestonSteve AmorDatsun 180B SSS2:31:368
17Mark SullivanGeoffrey SullivanFord EScort2:34:149
18Ivan RegesterBrent McNeillMitsubishi Lancer GSR2:34:4210

Detailed Results


The Akademos was again based out of Bairnsdale with the daylight stages entirely to the north in the forests around Bullumwaal. The night stages headed into the forests north of Bruthen, on both sides of the Omeo Highway.

Route Instructions Division 1

Route Instructions Division 2

Itinerary and Stage Plots

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