Re-live the action from 1993

Year in review


1993 was a successful year in Victorian rallying.

The Victorian Rally Championship was won by Graeme Wise and Helen Wylie in their Ford Sierra XR4 V6 4WD N/T.

Australian Rally Championship

Victoria hosted three rounds of the Australian Rally Championship, all early in the year: the Begonia Rally (C5), the Healesville Stages (C10) and the Alpine (C5).

The Healesville Stages, directed by Glenn Cuthbert, was a new addition to the championship. Renamed Rally of Melbourne in 1994, Glenn’s many editions of the event set new standards in rallying for safety, driver enjoyment and organisational professionalism


Victorian Rally Championship

VRC events for 1993 were the Begonia, Healesville Stages, Rally in the Valley, Akademos, Alpine, North Eastern and Rising Sun.

Outright Champions: Grame Wise / Helen Wylie, Ford Sierra XR4 V6 4WD

Novice Award: David Draper / Danny Murphy, Suzuki Swift GTi

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 1993 VRC page.

Victorian Club Rally Series

The second tier state series for Grade 3 crews comprised 7 events. The MMAL Safari  was cancelled and the MSCC Disrally may have been cancelled (?).

  1. TCV – results March Unicar
  2. Nissan Nightmoves – Results June Unicar
  3. Autumn Midnight – Resulst June Unicar
  4. Tocoan – Results Sep Unicar
  5. Bog-a-Duck- Results Sep Unicar
  6. Spring 200 – Results also Oct Unicar
  7. Swinburne 200 – Results Nov Unicar

See Unicar January 1994 for a list of series winners.

Western Region Trial Series

This series of closed events was for clubs in Geelong, Ballarat and Melton. Events held were the

  1. William Harvey Memorial Trial
  2. Yulunga Trial
  3. Gold Rush Trial
  4. Bob Brown Autos Trial
  5. Cooper Memorial Trial
  6. Night Stalker Trial

Final Points Scores:

=1stCraig Mackenzie1stGeoff Byron
=1stBarry Farnell2ndKaren Mackenzie
3rdPeter Jennings3rdAndrew Kriesl
1st Ross Green1stMurray Rogers
2ndDarryl Brown2ndGary Brown
3rdGreg Taylor3rdGreg Cooper
Complete Series Pointscores


Victorian Trials Series

This series comprised events that were predominantly tests of navigational skills rather than driver speed. It comprised 5 events:

    1. William Harvey Memorial Trial
    2. Yulunga Trial
    3. Gold Rush Trial
    4. Experts Trial
    5. Nightstalker Trial

RNES – Riverina & North Eastern Series

This closed series was for members of the car clubs in north-eastern Victoria. The events in 1993 were the

  1. Tiger 200
  2. NECC Sprint Rally
  3. Goulburner
  4. West’s Tractors Trial

Other Events

The George Woods Introductory Trial – 6 Feb 1993

The George Woods Introductory Trial, recognising the contribution and encouragement provided by George Woods, was organised by Glad Fish and her team to encourage new entrants to the sport.

The comments on the bottom of the Entry List are by Peter Shearman from car 10 and list the all-too-common problems that can be-set a rally car, albeit likely with minimal preparation. That was up to the driver!

Click here to see the event documents that we have been able to locate.


Maroondah Historic Rally

This event was originally calendared as the Eildon Circuit Trial. Click here to see event documents

 The Rally Calendar for this year:

6 FebGeorge Woods TrialPCCVNovice
13 FebMonash Introductory TrialMSCCNovice
20 FebBegonia RallyBLCCVRC-1 / ARC(C5)
27 FebAlbury Sprint RallyAWDCCClub
6 MarChallenge of ClubsNCCAClub
13 MarHealesville StagesVRSVRC-2 / ARC-3(C10)
20 MarFar WesternHDCCInterclub
27 MarAlpine Rally (postponed to 3 July)NECC/AWDCCVRC / ARC(C5)
3 AprWilliam Harvey MemorialPCCVVTS / WRTS-1
3 AprNissan NightmovesNCCAVCRS-2
17 AprARN TrialNECCClub
24 AprAutumn MidnightCCRMITVCRS-3
24 AprYulunga TrialHDCCVTS-2 / WRTS-2
1 MayRally in the ValleyFFCCVRC-3
8 MayGold Rush TrialBCCVTS-3/WRTS-3
8 MayTiger 200AWDCCRNES
15 MayMMAL Safari (cancelled)MMALCCVCRS
15 MayRennick Scrub BashSEACInterclub
29 MayDaryl Tundbridge MemorialBLCCClub
29 MayAkademosMUCCVRC-4
5 JunMaroondah Historic RallyHRAHistoric
5 JunNECC Sprint RallyNECCRNES/Sprint
19 JunTocoan TrialTCCIVCRS-4
19 JunMount Gambier RallySEACSARC-3, ARC (C5)
26 JunJim Maude Memorial Experts TrialBCCVTS-4
3 JulAlpine RallyAWDCCVRC-5
11 JulTayell Automotive Touring AssemblyHRAClub
17 JulSouth Eastern TrialSEACInterclub
24 JulGoldfields Historic TrialPCCVHistoric
14 AugBob Brown Autos TrialSEACWRTS-4
21 Aug1600 ClassicNCCAClub
4 SepBog-A-DuckMUCCVCRS-5
11 SepGoulburner TrialSDCCRNES
18 SepAnglia Memorial Sprint RallyFFCCSprint
25 SepDisrally (cancelled)MSCCVCRS
25 SepGreg Lock Memorial TrialSEACInterclub
25 SepNECC Club TrialNECCNovice
2 OctIntroductory TrialCERBClub
2 OctIvan’s Folly TrialPCCVHistoric
2 OctWest’s Tractors TrialAWDCCRNES
9 OctBlue Ribbon Rally (cancelled)BACVRC
16 OctCooper Memorial TrialWDCCWRTS-5
23 OctSpring 200 RallyFFCCVCRS-6
23 OctCastlemaine ClassicHRAHistoric
30 OctNorth Eastern RallyNECCVRC-6
30 OctTee Jay Ess Oh TrialHDCCInterclub
6 NovNovice TrialBLCCNovice
13 NovNight Stalker TrialCCCWRTS-6
20 NovRising Sun RallyNCCAVRC-7
27 NovSwinburne 200SCCVCRS-7
27 NovPowelltown HistoricHRAHistoric
4 DecSummer TrialNECCNovice