1996 Victorian Rally Championship


To see what else happened during 1996 in Victorian rallying, go to the 1996 year page.

To see other years of the Victorian Rally Championship, got to the VRC page.

Series Regulations

These were specified in the VRC Standing Regulation, assumed to be the same as the previous year, but it appears a class was introduced for Historic Rally Cars.

The VRC was made up exclusively of Special Stage events.

Eligible vehicles were PRC, Group N and HRC.

Awards were made for outright champions and Novice. There were also car class awards as follows: PRC 2WD up to 1300cc, PRC 2WD 1301-1600cc, PRC 2WD 1601-2000cc, PRC 2WD over 2000cc, PRC 4WD, Group N 2WD under 1300cc, Group N 1301-1600cc, Group N 1601-2000cc, Group N 2WD over 2000cc, Group N 4WD, Formula Commodore (a sub-class of PRC) and HRC.

Outright and Novice points were allocated 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 for first to  tenth. Class points were allocated 9-6-4-3-2-1. With only four events, competitors counted all results. Series Registration was introduced in 1994 and only registered competitors were eligible for points. However, bona fide Victorian competitors were automatically recognised as registered! Class awards required competitors to complete in at least 50% of the events.


There were only 4 VRC events this year. The North Eastern was calendared as Round 4 and the Rally of the Rising Sun as the final round but both were cancelled.

Click on each event to see further details, including results:

  1. Rally of Melbourne (also ARC) – Results in March Unicar, VRC in April Unicar
  2. Rally of the Valley (ARC C5) – Results in April Unicar (note VRC, not ARC)
  3. Goulburner Rally – Results in Aug Unicar
  4. Djerriwarrah Rally – Results in Nov Unicar

Outright Pointscores

Outright Drivers Pointscores

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Outright Co-Drivers Pointscores

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Novice Pointscores

Novice Drivers Pointscores

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Novice Co-Drivers Pointscores

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Class Awards

PRC 2WD under 1300cc: not awarded

PRC 2WD 1300-1600cc: Murray Rogers / Rachel Bruty, Toyota Corolla GT

PRC 2WD 1600-2000cc: David Rowe / Tracey Dewhurst, Ford Escort Mk II

PRC 2WD over 2000cc: Rob Devenish / Stephen Kealey, Datsun 240Z

PRC 4WD: Graeme Wise / Rob Beekman, Mitsubishi Lancer RS-e

Group N 2WD under 1300cc: not awarded

Group N 2WD 1301-1600cc: not awarded

Group N 2WD 1601-2000cc: not awarded

Group N 2WD over 2000cc: not awarded

Group N 4WD: Brett Thomson, Mitsubishi Galant VR4
Co-driver: Greg Day (with Peter Whitten)

Formula Commodore: Chris Walters / Michael Bruce, Commodore VH

HRC: Brendon Lindsey / John McLaughlin, Alfa Romeo Guilia