Re-live the action from 1982

Year in review


The Victorian Rally Championship was won by Chris Brown and Noel Richards in their Datsun 180B SSS.

Victorians Geoff Portman and Ross Runnalls won their second national title, but this time in the Autosport sponsored Datsun 1600.

Australian Rally Championship

Victoria hosted the fifth and final round of the Australian Rally Championship with the Arco Alpine Rally in November. With no factory teams in the ARC, the series became a two horse race between Portman/Runnalls in their Datrally/Autosport Datsun 1600 and Carr/Gocentas in the Fiat 131 Abarth. Although Portman and Runnalls won four of the five rounds, Carr’s consistency in the Fiat ensured a close final result with Portman/Runnalls taking the title on 96 points from Carr/Gocentas on 89.

Portman and Runnalls on the 82 2GO Rally


Victorian Rally Championship

VRC events this year were: Begonia Rally, Canon Zodiac Rally, Camcrusher Rally, Akademos, Rich River Rally, North Eastern Rally, Blue Ribbon Rally, Mountain Rally.

Outright Champions: Chris Brown / Noel Richards, Datsun 180B SSS

Grade 2 Award: Graeme Wise / John Williams, Datsun 1600

Clubman Award: Brian Smith / Peter Mignot, Galant

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 1982 VRC page.

Victorian Trials Championship

The 1982 VTS comprised eight events: Summer Safari, Four Pointer Trial, North Central Trial, Experts Trial, George Derrick Memorial Trial, Honda Scamper Trial, Melton Djerriwarrh 200 Trial, Rally of the Rising Sun.

Outright Champions: Bob Waterhouse / Paul Paterson, Datsun 1600

Grade 2 Award: Brian Smith /Peter Mignot, Galant

Clubman Award: Barry Thompson / Keith Siler, Datsun 1600

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 1982 VTC page.

Western Region Rally Championship

This series of closed events, previously known as the Western Region Trial Series, was for clubs in western Victoria, in particular Geelong, Hamilton, Ballarat and Melton. Events held were: 

  1. Yulunga Trial
  2. Daryl Tunbridge Memorial Trial
  3. Moonlight Meander
  4. No. 1 Trial
  5. Cooper Memorial Trial
  6. Bernarras Trial

Riverina & North Eastern Series

This closed series was for members of the car clubs in northern and north-eastern Victoria. The series comprised:

  1. RNES Rally
  2. Goulburner Rally
  3. Winter Rally
  4. Spring Rally

TAUCC Series

This series of closed events were for the various technical college and university car clubs. This year the series comprised the:

  1. Summer Trial
  2. Bog-a-Duck Trial
  3. Autumn Midnight Trial
  4. Swinburne 200
  5. Boomerang Rally
  6. Western Districts Rally
  7. Presidents Trial
  8. Disrally

Combine 6 – Rally

These closed series were predominantly for marque clubs – Datsun, Renault, Peugeot, Ford, Torana plus the VADC.

  1. Nissan Nightmoves
  2. William Harvey Memorial Trial
  3. Woody’s Ramble
  4. Renault Australia Trial
  5. ANZ Bank Rally
  6. Spring 200

Combine 6 – Novice

  1. Chick Pfeiffer Memorial Trial
  2. Novice Nightmoves
  3. Tocoan Rally
  4. Ford Four Novice Rally
  5. Summer Novice Trial

Other Events

Information is available about the following club level events held this year:

The novice rallies held during the year included:


 The Rally Calendar for this year:

30 JanSummer TrialMUCCTAUCC-1
6 FebSummer SafariPCCVVTC-1
13 FebNissan NightmovesDCCACOMB6 Rally-1
13 FebSandi Surf 200VMACClub
20 FebEpsom Novice Super RallyLCCA (Ben)Club
20 FebKermits RevengeHDCCClub
27 FebBegonia RallyBLCCVRC-1
6 MarIntroductory TrialMSCCClub
6 MarChallenge of ClubsDCCAClub
8 MarReady Plan Sprint RallyMMALCCClub
13 MarFour Pointer TrialFFCCVTC-2
20 MarBog-a-Duck TrialMUCCTAUCC-2
20 MarChick Pfeiffer Memorial TrialRCCVCOMB6 Novice -1
20 MarCoca Cola OpenerSEACClub
27 MarCanon Zodiac RallyCRBCCVRC-2
27 MarMini InvitationM850CC GeelongClub
27 MarClayton Auto Club RallyCACClub
3 AprWilliam Harvey Memorial TrialPCCVCOMB6 Rally-2
3 AprAutumn Midnight TrialCCRMITTAUCC-3
3 AprYulunga TrialHDCCWR-1
3 AprAutumn RallyNECCClub
17 AprNorth Central TrialCCCVTC-3
17 AprTee Cee Vee OneTCVClub
24 AprSwinburne 200SCCTAUCC-4
24 AprWoody’s RambleVADCCOMB6 Rally-3
24 AprOtways TrialWDCCClub
1 MayRich River Rally (postponed 17 Jul)CCRMITVRC
1 MayBob Neil Motors May Day TrialFCCVClub
8 MayDaryl Tunbridge Memorial TrialBLCCWR-2
8 MayGoulburner RallySDCCRNES-2
8 MayCarpenter Rocks RallySEACClub
15 MayExperts TrialLCCAVTC-4
22 MayMoonlight MeanderMMSCWR-3
22 MayRenault Australia TrailRCCVCOMB6 Rally-4
29 MayCamcrusher RallyFFCCVRC-3
29 MayTwilight Rally (postponed?)CRBCCClub
5 JunGeorge Derrick Memorial TrialCCRMITVTC-5
12 JunNovice NightmovesDCCACOMB6 Novice-2
19 JunShamateur 1LCCAClub
19 JunBoomerang RallyMSCCTAUCC-5
19 JunWinter RallyNECCRNES-3
19 JunTopline Pines TrialSEACCClub
26 JunAkademosMUCCVRC-4
3 JulNo. 1 TrialGMSCWR-4
10 JulHonda Scamper TrialHCCVVTC-6
17 JulRich River RallyCCRMITVRC-5
17 JulTocoan RallyANZCCCOMB6 Novice-3
24 JulPathfinder TrialPIARCClub
24 JulSundowner TrialHDCCClub
31 JulForest ClassicNECCClub
7 AugAnglia Memorial TrialFFCCClub
7 AugShamateur 2LCCAClub
14 AugNorthern Mini Parts 200MCCVClub
14 AugValve Bouncer TrialSDCCClub
14 AugPresidents TrialSEACClub
21 AugWestern Districts RallySCCTAUCC-6
21 AugVictoria Cross RallyCASCAClub
28 AugNorth Eastern RallyNECCVRC-6
4 SepGoldfields RallyRCCVClub
4 SepMMAL SafariMMALCCClub
11 SepMelton Djerriwarrh 200 TrialMMSCVTC-7
11 SepSpring RallyNECCRNES-4
18 SepCooper MemorialWDCCWR-5
18 SepFord Four Novice RallyFFCCCOMB6 Novice-4
25 SepBlue Ribbon RallyLCCAVRC-7
2 OctEureka Novice TrialBLCCClub
2 OctGeorge Woods Memorial TrialPCCVClub
9 OctRally of the Rising SunDCCAVTC-8
9 OctSpencer Motors TrialFCCVClub
9 OctBorder TrialSEACClub
16 OctMidwestern Rally (Cancelled)LCCAClub
16 OctANZ Bank RallyANZCCCOMB6 Rally-5
16 OctJohn Blair Memorial Rally SprintCERBCCClub
23 OctMountain RallySCCVRC-8
30 OctPresidents TrialCCRMITTAUCC-7
30 OctBernarras TrialLCCA (Ben)WR-6
30 OctNovice TrialADCCClub
1 NovRallysprintMUCCOpen
6 NovKitchen Table RallyVMAC & CVCCClub
6 NovFar Western TrialHDCCClub
13 NovSpring 200 RallyFFCCCOMB6 Rally-6
13-11Adam and Eve TrialCRBCCClub
19-21 NovArco Alpine RallyLCCAARC-5
27 NovRallye SprintGMSCClub
27 NovDisrallyMSCCTAUCC-8
27 NovSummer Novice TrialVADCCOMB6 Novice-5
5 DecTee Cee Vee RallyTCVOpen
12 DecMaldon MuddleMUCCClub