The concept of the Dulux Rally was unique within Australian rallying and perhaps even throughout the world. By combining serious (mostly night) rallying with races and speed tests at most of the racing circuits and hillclimb venues available, the events attracted both experienced rally drivers and race drivers. Some unusual crew combinations emerged, such as Frank Kilfoyle and Peter Brock, both Australian Champions.
Sadly, there were only ever two Dulux Rallies in 1971 and 1972. Both editions finished in Melbourne with extensive rally competition in Victoria. It was perhaps not surprising that both were won by Australia’s greatest all round driver, Colin Bond, in a Torana XU-1.
Tom Snooks has written detailed histories of the two Dulux Rallies which are available via the links below: