The annual race to the summit of Mt Buller in Victoria’s alpine region will run, if the tarmac rally community comes to the party.

Sponsored by Pacific Hire and RDA Brakes, the 2010 Mountain Motorsports Mt Buller Sprint is open for expressions of interest to all competitors keen to make the famous run up Australia’s ‘other’ mountain.

To utilise the optimal summer alpine conditions and avoid other event conflicts, the 2010 Sprint is scheduled for the weekend of Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th December.

This is one month after the Targa High Country event run by Octagon. This earlier event is over-subscribed, forcing some would-be competitors to miss out – until now.

The Buller Sprint still covers the famous sixteen kilometre road from the foot of Mt Buller to the resort centre on top of the mountain. With more than 132 different corners separated by short bursts of straight and cambered tarmac, the full sprint is arguably Australia’s premier hillclimb and draws competitors from all over the country to its tricky tarmac.
The Targa High Country event only utilizes a shorter uphill section of the 16km Buller tourist road for two special stages, and ranges to the north and south for the remainder of the rally.

The established Pacific Hire Mt Buller Sprint promises a minimum of 10 runs, all the way to the mountain’s summit. Many previous competitors have claimed the top section is what makes Mt Buller unique, coming up through the village in front of the spectators, friends, families and fellow competitors. The close proximity of the event also gives interstate competitors the chance to return to the mountain without the time-consuming and costly journey. Please drop a line to Mountain Motorsports for storage solutions at Mt Buller and Mansfield between the two events if this is of interest.

The 2010 Mt Buller Sprint is open to both Classic cars (pre-1982) and Modern cars (1982 onwards), ensuring a great mix of motoring metal.

Also available is the ‘Demonstration Class’, where competitors with modified vehicles can still participate in the event, but their times won’t appear on the official time sheets and final outright results.

Day One, Friday December 3, kicks off the weekend with a shakedown utilising the final 2.5km of the full course to enable driver and navigator to get a feel for this unique road. This will be followed by two full runs up the tourist road in its entirety.
Over Saturday and Sunday, the teams have a minimum of eight full runs to hone their skills and shave their times, with the worst run dropped in final results to tighten the competition even further.

The entry fee for the 2010 Mt Buller Sprint is $2750 including all insurance and competition fees.

Mountain Motorsports is also offering a thoroughbred touring category, allowing enthusiasts in non-rollcaged cars to sweep up the mountain in closed-road conditions. Touring competitors will travel behind the swift pace car twice each day of the rally, then park at the Classic Car Show in the heart of the Mt Buller village and watch the competition cars come through the village.

The affordable and fun Touring section costs only $450, and includes a AASA licensing permit and insurance, official car signage, Mt Buller Sprint merchandise, and entry to all official rally functions and the Sprint’s famous social scene. An AASA Club Licence for the Tour will cost $50 and can be purchased when you arrive at Mt Buller.

The official Expression of Interest form must be filled out and sent in to Mountain Motorsports no later than Tuesday, 31st August for the event committee to ensure the event’s survival.

Remember, the event cannot run without the support of the rally community. Be sure to get your EOI forms in soon, and keep the Mt Buller Sprint motoring.

2010 Mt. Buller Sprint
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th December 2010
Expression of Interest Form now available at
Peter Washington 0418 337 955 or email –
Tim McNeilly 0401 905 777 or email -

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