Re-live the action from 1998

Year in review


1998 summary to come

The Victorian Rally Championship was won by Craig Morris and Jennifer Cole in a Mitsubishi Galant VR4.

1998 also saw the running of the last “Round Australia” trial, the Playstation Rally. The final two days ran in Victoria before finishing in Adelaide.

Australian Rally Championship

Victoria’s round of the Australian Rally Championship was again the Rally of Melbourne.


Victorian Rally Championship

VRC events in 1998 were the Rally in the Valley, Strzelecki Stages, Goulburner, Rally of Melbourne, North Eastern and Begonia.

Outright champions: Craig Morris / Jenny Cole, Mitsubishi Galant VR4

Novice award: Steve Poole / Matthew Birchall, Subaru Legacy RS-R

For more details, including event results and points tables, go to the 1998 VRC page.

Victorian Club Rally Series

There were 5 VCRS events this year. The final round, the Cooper Memorial Trial, was cancelled and the Spring 200 postponed to the Cooper’s date, but it was then also cancelled.

  1. Bog-A-Duck Trial – Results in Feb Unicar, revised results in May Unicar
  2. Mount Alexander Trial – Results in May Unicar
  3. Rivertown Trial – Results in Aug Unicar
  4. George Derrick Memorial Trial – Results in Sep Unicar
  5. Nissan Nightmoves – Results in Nov Unicar

Supposed final points in Dec Unicar.

Robson Cup Rally Series

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

  1. Sundowner Trial
  2. Tunbridge Trial
  3. WDCC Trial
  4. Lock Exhaust & Autogas Trial
  5. William Harvey Memorial Trial

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 The Rally Calendar for this year:

24-26 JanRallye de BordeauxHRAMulticlub TRE
7 FebGeorge Woods Introductory TrialPCCVClub
14 FebWild West TrialMarshTRE
28 FebBog-A-Duck TrialMUCCVCRS-1
28 FebSummer SafariPCCVClub TRE
28 FebDutton Grand Prix RallyNational TRE
7 MarAutumn TrialNECCMulticlub
7 MarBP Begonia Trial?Multiclub
14 MarXX TrialHSCCVMulticlub
14 MarSundowner TrialHDCCRCRS-1
14 MarMonash Introductory TrialMSCCMulticlub Novice
20-22 MarOlde BP RallyHRAMulticlub
22 MarLJ Hooker RallysprintSEACClub
28 MarChallenge of Clubs (postponed to 31 Oct)NCCAMulticlub
4 AprAlpine Trial (cancelled)AWDCCMulticlub
4 AprAutumn Midnight TrialCCRMITMulticlub Novice
4 AprTunbridge TrialBLCCRCRS-2
18 AprRally in the ValleyFFCCVRC-1
19 AprLJ Hooker RallysprintSEACClub
25 AprMountain Madness TrialMarshMutliclub
9 MayMaroondah Historic TrialHRAMulticlub
9 MayForest TrialSEACMulticlub
16 MayWhiteknuckles TrialNECCMulticlub
16 MayMount Alexander TrialBCCVCRS-2
23 MayMoonlight MeanderMMSCRCRS-4
30 MayStrzelecki StagesCERBVRC-2
31 MayLJ Hooker RallysprintSEACClub
6 JunWinter Classic RallyBLCCNational TRE
13 JunGirls versus Guys Trial?Club
20 JunLock Exhaust & Autogas TrialSEACRCRS-4
27 JunLongest Night RallyHRAMulticlub TRE
28 JunLJ Hooker RallysprintSEACClub
11 JulKelly Country TrialNECCMulticlub
18 JulMt Gambier Sprint RallySEACMulticlub
18 JulTour de CourseTRECRMulticlub TRE
26 JulLJ Hooker RallysprintSEACClub
1 AugGoulburner RallySDCCVRC-3
15 AugRivertown TrialCERBVCRS-3
22 AugPathfinder TrialPIARCMulticlub
23 AugLJ Hooker RallysprintSEACCLub
29-30 AugRally of MelbourneVRSARC-5, VRC-4
5 SepMirboo MeanderHRAMulticlub
6-27 SepPlaystation RallyAdvantageInternational
12 SepGeorge Derrick Memorial TrialCCRMITVCRS-4
12 SepBob Brown’s Autos TrialSEACMulticlub
19 SepCommencement TrialMUCCMulticlub Novice
27 SepLJ Hooker RallysprintSEACClub
3 OctGrampians Spring TourHRAMulticlub TRE
3 OctAWDCC TourerAWDCCMulticlub TRE
10 OctSpring 200 Trial (postponed to 12 Dec)FFCCVCRS
10 OctTrial of the SpudSEACMulticlub
17 OctWilliam Harvey Memorial TrialPCCVRCRS-5
24 OctNorth Eastern RallyNECCVRC-5
31 OctChallenge of ClubsNCCAClub
31 OctThree Peaks RallyeTRECRMutliclub TRE
7 NovYulunga TrialHDCCMulticlub
14 NovBegonia Rally (replaced Djerriwarrah Rally)BLCCVRC-6
14 NovLJ Hooker RallysprintSEACClub
21 NovNissan NightmovesNCCAVCRS-5
21 NovNECC RallysprintNECCMulticlub
28 NovSafariHRAMulticlub
12 DecCooper Memorial Trial (cancelled)WDCCVCRS
12 DecSpring 200 Trial (cancelled)FFCCVCRS
12 DecAlpine Shire Trial (cancelled?)MarshMulticlub