Re-live the action from 1996

Year in review


The Victorian Rally Championship was won by Graeme Wise and Rob Beekman in their Mitsubishi Lancer RS-E 4WD T. 

Australian Rally Championship

Victoria hosted the first round of the Australian Rally Championship, the Rally of Melbourne (Coefficient 10).


Victorian Rally Championship

Only 4 VRC events: Rally of Melbourne (also ARC), Rally in the Valley, Goulburner Rally, Djerriwarrah.

Outright champions: Graeme Wise / Rob Beekman, Mitsubishi Lancer RS-e

Novice award: Paul Mahoney, Ford Escort
Co-driver: Pat Mollison (with S. Lowndes)

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 1996 VRC page.

Victorian Club Rally Series

The Victorian Clubman Rally Series was the next level below the Victorian Rally Championship. Events were typically driver oriented but still required a competent navigator.

There were 6 VCRS events this year. The TCV Trial was calendared as Round 2 but was cancelled. The Boomerang Trial was calendared as Round 6 but was cancelled due to withdrawal of permission to use roads. The Nissan Nightmoves was calendared in April but was postponed to August.

  1. Bog-a-Duck – Have results, also in March Unicar (correction in April)
  2. George Derrick Memorial Trial – Have results, also in March Unicar
  3. Rivertown Trial – Results in June Unicar
  4. Nissan Nightmoves – Have results, also in Aug Unicar
  5. Spring 200 Rally – Have results, also in Oct Unicar
  6. Cooper Memorial Trial – Have results, also in Dec Unicar.

Western Region Trial Series

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


Riverina & North Eastern Series

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

Other Events

1996 All Victoria Rally

A BP style endurance event conducted as a joint venture between the Bendigo Car Club and Peugeot Car Club of Victoria.

1996 All Victoria

 The Rally Calendar for this year:

21 Jan1600 ClassicNCCAClosed
25-28 JanLe Bordeaux RallyeHRAOpen touring
24 FebIntroductory TrialMSCCNovice
24 FebMIrboo MeanderHRAClosed
2 MarBog-A-Duck Trial (originally 10 Feb, replaced TCV which was cancelled)MUCCVCRS-1
2 MarGeorge Woods TrialPCCVNovice
2 MarFar Western TrialHDCCClosed
15-17 MarRally of MelbourneVRCVRC-1, ARC-2
23 MarGeorge Derrick Memorial TrialCCRMITVCRS-2
30 MarChallenge of ClubsNCCAClosed
30 MarAutumn Introductory TrialNECCNovice
13-14 AprRally in the ValleyFFCCVRC-2, ARC (C5)
13 AprYulunga TrialHDCCWRTS-1
20 AprBallarat Sprint RallyBLCCClosed
20 AprCommencement Rally (postponed to Sep?)MUCCNovice
27 AprNissan Nightmoves (postponed to 3 Aug)NCCAVCRS
27 AprMt Gambier RallySEACARC
4 MayTranscom Australia TrialBCCClosed
10-11 MayEast Gippsland SafariHRAClosed
11 MayWhite Knuckles RallyNECCClosed
18 MayAutumn Midnight Introductory TrialCCRMITNovice
25 MayRivertown TrialCERBVCRS-3
1 JunRedan Motors Tunbridge TrialBLCCClosed
22 JunTBAHDCCClosed
6 JulyVCRS Rally SchoolVCRSClosed
3 AugNissan NightmovesNCCAVCRS-4
10 AugSouth Eastern TrialSEACClosed
10 AugMaroondah Historic TrialHRAClosed
17 AugWilliam Harvey Memorial Trial (postponed to 2 Nov)PCCVVTS, WRTS
24 AugSpring TrialNECCNovice
31 AugGoulburner RallySDCCVRC-3
14 SepGreg Lock Memorial TrialSEACWRTS-2
21 SepAnglia Memorial Sprint Rally (cancelled)FFCCOpen sprint
21 SepCommencement TrialMUCCNovice
28 SepBoomerang Rally (cancelled)MSCCVCRS
12 OctCerberus Introductory TrialCERBNovice
12 OctPathfinder Trial (calendared as Powelltown Historic)HRAClosed
12 OctThe Gambier Jap Wreck TrialSEACClosed
19 OctNorth Eastern Rally (cancelled)NECCVRC
26 OctSpring 200FFCCVCRS-5
2 NovWilliam Harvey Memorial Trial PCCVWRTS-3
9 NovDjerriwarrah RallyMMSCVRC-4
16 NovSundowner TrialHDCCClosed
16 NovSummer SafariPCCVClosed
22-24 NovAll Victoria RallyBCC / PCCVClosed
30 NovRising Sun Rally (cancelled)NCCAVRC
721DecCooper Memorial Trial (originally 7 Dec)WDCCVCRS-6