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Around 20 crews entered last Sunday’s (August 13th) “Pobody’s Nerfect” Touring Assembly which was run by Laurie Garth on behalf of Victoria’s Historic Rally Association.

The event, which started in Seymour, an hour north of Melbourne, was a light-hearted navigational challenge set up in typical Laurie Garth manner, and proved to be an interesting event with many challenges.

Under beautiful sunshine, the event wound its way through grazing and winery country north of Seymour through the townships of Avenel, Nagambie, Michellstown and Wattle Vale before a brief halt for lunch was called at Murchison.

Most crews had experienced a none-too-difficult morning as they plotted their way around on an ancient Broadbents map but there were several crews who recorded WD’s (wrong directions) at various locations.

The lunch break over, the field continued on its way to the east of Murchison. Difficulty was already being experienced even before lunch had properly settled and a new road realignment at Moorilim and a series of railway crossings at Arcadia set the tone for the rest of the day.

From here on the route proved to be navigationally challenging and crews were seen desperately trying to find the correct way into the via locations. The route led through Karramomus North, Tamleugh North and Riggs Creek before the final control was found at Miepoll around 3pm, much to the delight of the navigators who had been working solidly over their maps since 9am that morning.

Such was the intensity of the event that no results have yet been published, however just finding the information boards, passage controls, realignments and redirections was enough reward for most competitors.

Results are expected to be announced later this week.

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