Re-live the action from 1997

Year in review


1997 summary to come

The Victorian Rally Championship was won by Mike Reeves and Robin Smalley in their Mitsubishi VR4 & Lancer Evol 3 4WD T. 

Australian Rally Championship

Victoria’s round of the Australian Rally Championship was again the Rally of Melbourne. For the result, have a look at the video report.


Victorian Rally Championship

There were 5 VRC events this year: Win TV Rally in the Valley, Goulburner, Rally of Melbourne (also ARC), North Eastern and Djerriwarrah.

Outright champions: Mike Reeves / Robin Smalley, Mitsubishi Galant VR4 / Mitsubishi Lancer RSe3

Novice award: Martin Grigg / Chris Tait, Mitsubishi Lancer RSe3

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 1997 VRC page.

Victorian Club Rally Series

There were 6 VCRS events this year. The Whiteknuckles Trial was calendared as Round 3 but was cancelled.

  1. George Derrick Memorial Trial – Results in Feb Unicar
  2. Bog-A-Duck Trial – Results in March Unicar (correction Sep Unicar)
  3. Transcom Australia Rally – Results in May Unicar (correction in Sep Unicar), also report in Oct Unicar
  4. Nissan Nightmoves – Results in Aug Unicar
  5. Spring 200 Trial – Results in Oct Unicar
  6. Cooper Memorial Trial – Results in Dec Unicar

Robson Cup Rally Series

The Western Region Trial Series morphed into the Robson Cup. Events:

  1. Sundowner Trial
  2. Redan Motors Tunbridge Trial
  3. Forest Trial
  4. William Harvey Memorial Trial
  5. Moonlight Meander
  6. Otways Trial
  7. Cooper Memorial Trial (added late)

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 The Rally Calendar for this year:

19 JanLe Bordeaux TrialHRAInterclub TRE
1 FebGeorge Derrick Memorial TrialCCRMITVCRS-1
8 FebTCV Trial (postponed to 1 Nov)HSCCVInterclub
15 FebGeorge Woods Introductory TrialPCCVNovice
22 FebMMAL Safari Sprint RallyMMALCCInterclub
22 FebMirboo Meander TrialHRAInterclub
1 MarBog-a-Duck TrialMUCCVCRS-2
1 MarSundowner Trial (maybe postponed to 15 Mar)HDCCRCRS-1
15 MarMonash Introductory TrialMSCCNovice
16 MarLou Yang RallysprintFFCCInterclub
22 MarAutumn TrialNECCInterclub
5 AprChallenge of ClubsNCCAInterclub
5 AprYulunga TrialHDCCInterclub
12 AprAlpine TrialAWDCCInterclub
12 AprAutumn Midnight Introductory TrialCCRMITNovice
19 AprRedan Motors Tunbridge TrialBLCCRCRS-2
26 AprWin TV Rally in the ValleyFFCCVRC-1
3 MayWhitekuckles Trial (cancelled?)MSCC? NECC?VCRS?
10 MayForest TrialSEACRCRS-3
17 MayPathfinder Trial (postponed to 12 July)HRAInterclub
31 MayTranscom Australia RallyBCCVCRS-4
14 JunRally of Mount Gambier (cancelled)SEACVRC
21 JunLongest Might TrialHRAInterclub TRE
12 JulPathfinder TrialHRAInterclub
26 JulCerberus Introductory RallyCERBNovice
2 AugGoulburner RallySDCCVRC-2
9 AugSouth Eastern TrialSEACInterclub
9 AugMaroondah Historic RallyHRAInterclub
9 AUgRallysprintNECCInterclub
16 AugNissan NightmovesNCCAVCRS-5
23 AugWilliam Harvey Memorial TrialPCCVRCRS-4
30 AugRally of MelbourneVRSARC-5, VRC-3
6 SepMoonlight MeanderMMSCRCRS-5
6 SepGrampians TourHRAInterclub TRE
12-14 SepClassic TT RallyeCRCInterclub TRE
13 SepAnglia Memorial Sprint Rally (cancelled)FFCCInterclub
20 SepGreg Lock Memorial TrialSEACInterclub
27 SepOtways TrialWDCCRCRS-6
4 OctGippsland SafariHRAInterclub
11 OctSpring 200 TrialFFCCVCRS-6
11 OctMick’s TrialSEACInterclub
18 OctNorth Eastern RallyNECCVRC-4
25 OctJim Maude Memorial Experts TrialBCCInterclub
1 NovTCV TrialHSCCVInterclub
1 NovMid South East TralSEACInterclub
1-4 NovThree Peaks RallyeCRCInterclub TRE
8 NovDjerriwarrah RallyMMSCVRC-5
15 NovCommencement Rally (cancelled)MUCCClub
6 DecCooper Memorial TrialWDCCVCRS-7, RCRS-7