Re-live the action from 1992

Year in review


The Victorian Rally Championship was won for the second consecutive year by Peter Fyfe and Gerry Bashford in their Nissan Pulsar GTi-R 4WD Turbo. 

As competitor numbers were slowly declining, it had become more difficult for even the series run between a number of clubs to each attract sufficient competitors to remain viable. So this year saw the creation of the Victorian Club Rally Series from the amalgamation of a number of inter-club series. See here for an excellent summary of the series’ first year published by Australia Rallysport News.

Australian Rally Championship

Victoria’s round of the Australian Rally Championship was the Alpine Rally.

Peter Fyffe GTIR-i in the 1992 Alpine
Peter Fyffe GTiR in the 1992 Alpine


Victorian Rally Championship

VRC events this year were the Begonia, Alpine, Akademos, North Eastern and Rising Sun.

Outright Champions: Peter Fyfe / Gerry Bashford, Nissan Pulsar GTI-R

Novice Award: Greg Plumridge / Roger Virgo, Toyota Corolla GT

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 1992 VRC page.

Victorian Trials Series

The Victorian Trials Series, previously called the Victorian Trials Championship originally had 5 rounds calendared: the George Derrick Memorial Trial, the Yulunga Trial, the Borderland Safari, the Experts Trial and the William Harvey Memorial Trial. Various cancellations saw the series reduced to just the two events for 1992.

The scheduled Experts Trial was postponed due to the death of director Jim Maude but ran later in the year under the stewardship of Geoff Byron and Stuart Lister and re-name the Jim Maude Memorial Experts Trial.

  1. Yulunga Trial
  2. Jim Maude Memorial Experts Trial

Victorian Club Rally Series

This series of club level events effectively replaced the TAUCC, Combine 6 and Group 5 series. This was the first year of the VCRS and there were 7 events. The MMAL Safari and the Bog-a-Duck were cancelled.

  1. Swinburne 200 – Results in Feb Unicar
  2. Nissan Nightmoves- Results in April Unicar
  3. Rivertown Trial – Results in July Unicar
  4. Coroboree Trial – Results inNov Unicar – also see 1994 Viv Rally Bulletin re protests
  5. Spring 200 – Results in Nov Unicar
  6. Autumn Midnight Trial (incorporating Derrick) – Results in Dec Unicar
  7. Disrally – Results in Nov Unicar
Australian Rallysport News published this series wrap-up.
A TAUCC Award was made to members of the original four TAUCC clubs across rounds 1, 3 and 7.

Sprint Rally Series


  1. Zodiac Sprint Rally
  2. Maybe another?
  3. Anglia Memorial Sprint Rally
  4. Forester Sprint Rally

Western Region Trial Series

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

  1. TBC
  2. Gold Rush Trial

Riverina & North Eastern Series

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

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 The Rally Calendar for this year:

??Otways TrialHRAClosed
15 FebPedders Frankston Safari (postponed to June)MMALVCRS
22 FebFar Western TrialHDCCClosed
29 FebSwinburne 200SCCVCRS-1
29 FebTiger 200 TrialAWDCCRNES-1
7 MarChallenge of Clubs TrialNCCAClosed
14 MarBegonia RallyBLCCVRC-1
21 MarGeorge Derrick Memorial Trial (maybe cancelled, incorporated into Autumn Midnight 14 Nov)CCRMIT
28-29 MarAlpine RallyLCCAARC-1 / VRC-2
28-29 AprHistoric Alpine RallyHRAClosed
4 AprYulunga TrialHDCCVTS-1 / WR-1
4 AprIntroductory TrialMSCCClosed
11 AprNissan NightmovesNCCAVCRS-2
11 AprGeorge Woods Novice TrialPCCVClosed
11 AprBorderland SafariNECCVTS-3
2 MayGold Rush TrialBCCWR-2
2 MayDaryl Tunbridge Memorial Trial – do not believe event ran on this date.BLCCWR-?
9 MayRivertown TrialCERBVCRS-3
16 MaySouth Eastern TrialSEACClosed
16 MaySprint RallyAWDCCOpen
23 MayAkademosMUCCVRC-3
30 MayZodiac Sprint RallyCRBCCSRS-1
30 MayCoroboree TrialCRBCCVCRS-4
6 JunAustralian Rallysport News TrialNECCClosed
13 JunExperts Trial (postponed until October).LCCA
20 JunCity of Mount Gambier RallySEACSARC-3
27 JunPedders Frankston Safari Rally (cancelled)MMALVCRS
4 JulSprint RallyNECCClosed
8 AugCar City Services TrialSEACWR-3
15 AugIvan’s FollyPCCVClosed
22 AugVictoria Cross RallyCACVClosed
22 AugWest’s Tractor Parts Novice TrialAWDCCClosed
5 SepGoulburner TrialSDCCRNES-2
12 SepGreg Lock Memorial TrialSEACClosed
12 SepAnglia Memorial Sprint RallyFFCCSRS-3
19 SepBog-A-Duck Trial (postponed 2 weeks but then cancelled)MUCCVCRS
26 SepCooper Memorial TrialWDCCWR-4
3 OctBlue Ribbon Rally (cancelled but resurrected by BAC 7 Nov)LCCAVRC
10 OctNovice TrialBLCCClosed
10 OctGeorge WoodsPCCVClosed
17 OctSpring 200FFCCVCRS-5
17 OctTee Jay Ess Oh TrialHDCCClosed
24 OctJim Maude Memorial Experts TrialBendigoCCVTS-2
1 NovAPI Engines North Eastern Rally (originally 24 Oct)NECCVRC-4
1 NovForester Sprint RallyCERBSRS-4
7 NovBlue Ribbon Rally (appears to have been cancelled)BACVRC
14 NovAutumn Midnight TrialCCRMITVCRS-6
14 NovDouble Yoo Dee TrialHDCCClosed
5 DecRising Sun RallyNCCAVRC-5
28 NovWilliam Harvey Memorial TrialPCCVWR-5
28 NovDisrally (originally calendared 5 Dec)MSCCVCRS-7
5 DecSummer TrialNECCClosed