Re-live the action from 1984

Year in review


The Victorian Rally Championship was won by two competitors who weren’t part of the same crew – champion driver was Peter A Thompson in his Datsun P510 2.1L  and champion navigator was Anthony Sartori (navigating for Les Adams).

The Victorian Trials Championship was again won by Chris Wall and Trevor Boyd.

The Victorian Clubman Championship was reinstated, having been discontinued in 1981.

Australian Rally Championship

Victoria conducted two rounds of the Australian Rally Championship, the Zodiac Rally in March (results in March Unicar) and the Enka-Fill Alpine Rally in November (results in Nov Unicar). Both were won by Dinta and Kate Officer in their Galant. They also won the national title, but only by a narrow margin thanks to the Group G/Group A points system that saw Ed Mulligan only a handful of points adrift after solid Group A results in his Mazda RX7.

Dinta and Kate upon winning the 84 Alpine and the ARC


Victorian Rally Championship

VRC events this year were: Peter Stevens Begonia Rally, North Eastern Rally, Camcrusher Rally, Akademos, Myer City Centre Rally, Sandi Surf Jeans Rally

Outright Champion Driver: Peter “Pud” Thompson, Datsun 1600

Outright Champion Navigator: Anthony Sartori (navigating for Les Adams in a Datsun 1600)

State Recognised Award: Les Adams / Anthony Sartori, Datsun 1600

Clubman Award: Peter Thompson / David James, Datsun 1600

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 1984 VRC page.

Victorian Trials Championship

VTC events in 1984 were: Summer Safari, Four Pointer Trial, Noel Burley Memorial Trial, Experts Trial, George Derrick Memorial Trial

Outright Champions: Chris Wall / Trevor Boyd, Datsun 1600

State Recognised Award: David Mitchell / Greg Matheson, Datsun 1600

Clubman Award: David Mitchell / Greg Matheson, Datsun 1600

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 1984 VTC page.

Victorian Clubman Championship

VCC events in 1984 were the Chrysler Safari, Spring 200, Rising Sun and Victoria Cross

Winners: TBC

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 1984 VCC page.

Western Region Trial Series

This series of closed events was for clubs in western Victoria, in particular Bendigo, Hamilton, Geelong, Ballarat and Melton. Events held were: 

  1. Halda Skalda Trial
  2. Daryl Tunbridge Trial
  3. Cooper Memorial

Riverina & North Eastern Series

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

  1. Whiteknuckles??
  2. Goulburner??
  3. ??
  4. Spring Rally (cancelled)
  5. Gold Digger 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. Presidents Trial
  2. Boomerang Rally
  3. Summer (in Spring) Trial
  4. Autumn (in Spring) Midnight Trial
  5. SCC Western Districts (27 Oct?)
  6. Disrally

Combine 6

This closed series was predominantly for marque clubs – Datsun, Renault, Peugeot, Ford, Torana plus the VADC. Events:

Combine 6 Rally:

  1. Anglia Memorial Trial
  2. William Harvey Memorial Trial
  3. Nissan Nightmoves
  4. Woody’s Ramble
  5. ANZ Night and Day Rally
  6. Victoria Renault Trial

Combine 6 Novice:

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

Group 5

This closed series comprised events run by PIARC, CRB Car Club and the Torana Club of Victoria. Events:

  1. TCV Trial
  2. Shamateur 1
  3. Pathfinder Trial
  4. Trailblazer
  5. Clayton’s Rally (CAC)
  6. Twilight Rally
  7. Adam N Eve Trial

Other Events

Some other events we have information for:

Shamateur II

Edition number 2 of Ye Olde BP Rally was held in February, designed to replicate the longer distance rally experience that the original BP Rallies provided.

 The Rally Calendar for this year:

3-5 FebYe Olde BP Rally No. 2LCCAOpen
11 FebAnglia MemorialFFCCComb6-1
11 FebWestern Districts (postponed to 27 Oct)SCCTAUCC
18 FebSummer SafariPCCVVTC-1
25 FebNovice TrialNECC
3 MarPeter Stevens Begonia RallyBLCCVRC-1
10 MarIntroductory RallyMSCCClub
10 MarChallenge of ClubsNCCA
17 Mar (prev 10 Mar)Four Pointer TrialFFCCVTC-2
17 MarPresidents TrialCCRMITTAUCC-1
17 MarWilliam Harvey MemorialPCCVComb6-2
24 MarCanon Zodiac RallyCRBCCARC-1
31 MarNorth Eastern RallyNECCVRC-2
31 MarMini InvitationM850GeelongClub
7 AprTCV TrialTCVGroup5-1
7 AprTocoan TrialTocoanCCComb6 Novice-1
7 AprHalda Skalda TrialLCCA(Bend)WRRC-2
14 AprNoel Burley Memorial TrialMUCCVTC-3
14 AprMoonlight MeanderMMSCClub
28 AprCamcrusher RallyFFCCVRC-3
28 AprSEAC TrialSEACClub
5 MayMelbourne Suspension SafariMMALCCVCC-1
12 MayShamateur ILCCAGroup5-2
12 May (prev 18 Feb)Roundabout TrialM850CC
12 MayYulunga TrialHDCCClub
12 MayAWDCC RallyAWDCCClub
19 MayBoomerang RallyMSCCTAUCC-2
19 MayDaryl Tunbridge TrialLCCA(Ball)WRRC-3
26 MayAkademosMUCCVRC-4
26 MayClaytons Rally (cancelled)HuntingdaleCC or FiatCCVGroup5
2 JunDales of Heathcote Experts TrialLCCAVTC-4
2 JunNovice NightmovesNCCAComb6 Novice-2
2 JunKermet’s RevengeSEACClub
2 JunAWDCC Novice TrialAWDCCClub
9 JunGoulburnerSDCCClub
16 JunRich River Rally (postponed to Dec then cancelled)CCRMITVRC
23 JunNissan NightmovesNCCAComb6-3
23 JunWhiteknuckles RallyNECCClub
30 Jun (prev 25 Feb)Cooper MemorialWDCCWRRC-1
30 JunPathfinder TrialPIARCGroup5-3
30 JunChick Pfeiffer Memorial (postponed to 1 Dec)PCCVComb6 Novice
14 JulSpring 200FFCCVCC-2
21 JulShamateur IILCCAClub
21 JulSEAC RallySEACClub
28 Jul (prev 12 May)Woody’s RambleVADCComb6-4
28 JulTrailblazerMMALCCGroup5-4
11 AugSEAC RallySEACClub
18 AugNight and Day RallyANZCCComb6-5
25 AugRally of the Rising Sun (postponed)NCCAVCC-3
1 SepSummer TrialMUCCTAUCC-3
1 SepSpring Rally (cancelled)NECCRNES-4
8 SepSEAC RallySEACClub
8 SepMelton TrialMMSCClub
14-16 Sep1984 George Derrick Memorial TrialCCRMITVTC-5
15 SepClyburn Motors Rally (cancelled)FCCVClub
22 SepAutumn Midnight TrialCCRMITTAUCC-4
22 SepVictorian Renault TrialRCCVComb6-6
22 SepClayton’s RallyCACGroup5-5
29 SepSandi Surf Jeans Rally (postponed to 10 Nov)LCCAVRC
6 OctGoldfields Rally (cancelled)RCCVClub
13 OctTwilight RallyCRBCCGroup5-6
13 OctSwinburne 200
13 OctGold Digger RallySDCCRNES-5
13 OctShell Melton Djerriwarrah RallyMMSCClub
20 OctMyer City Centre RallyAWDCCVRC-5
20 OctSEAC RallySEACClub
20 OctEureka Novice TrialBLCCClub
27 OctWestern Districts Trial (was DUCC Featherduster date, then cancelled)SCCTAUCC
27 OctBernarras TrialLCCA (Bend)Club
27 OctLong Time Coming TrialPACClub
3 NovVictoria Cross RallyCACAVCC-4
3 NovShamateur 3LCCAClub
10 NovSandi Surf Jeans Rally (ex Blue Ribbon Rally)LCCAVRC-6
17 NovFord Four Novice RallyFFCCComb6 Novice-3
10 NovFarwestern RallyHDCCClub
17 NovNorthern Mini Parts 200MCCVClub
17 NovAdam ‘n Eve TrialCRBCCGroup5-7
24-25 NovEnka-Fill Alpine RallyLCCAARC-6
1 DecRich River Rally (cancelled)CCRMITVRC
1 DecMaldon Muddle (cancelled)MUCCClub
1 DecChick Pfeiffer Memorial TrialRCCVCom6 Novice-4
1 DecSundowner TrialHDCCClub
8 Dec DisrallyMSCCTAUCC-5
15 DecShamateur 3 (cancelled)LCCAClub