The Australian Rally Museum will be out and about in the second half of 2019, attending a number of high-profile events. The Museum’s dedicated caravan display unit will be familiar to many visitors to Rally Australia, and once again the van will be back to show off some of the memorabilia held by the group. This year, the van will be located at the Service Park at the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park on Stadium Drive for the duration of the event, proudly supported by its major sponsor Hertz Car Rentals. Staffed by Museum assistants, visitors will be welcome to enter the van and inspect some important recollections from Australia’s rallying history. In addition, the static display in the foyer at the Opal Cove Rally HQ will be orchestrated by the Museum, and will be in place for about a month before the November event. As usual, two significant examples of the Toyota marque are being sourced for display. This year plans include Celica ST165 and ST185 models, continuing the strong link to the rally heritage of event sponsor Toyota. Many enthusiasts may not get a foot in the door of the corporate areas at the Super Special Stage near the Harbour, nor the superb corporate facility at the Wedding Bells stage, but the Museum will continue its role to supply and install rally memorabilia at these key locations. From Coffs Harbour the Museum’s caravan will head south to the 2019 Alpine Rally of East Gippsland, where it will again feature at the 2019 Alpine Rally near Lakes Entrance in Victoria. To add to the Museum’s significant collection of historical memorabilia, the organisers are specifically seeking any contributions for display to commemorate 98 years of the Alpine Rally in Australia. Any members of the rally community who have posters, door-numbers, t-shirts or any other memories from years gone by are asked to contact the Museum’s chairman, Trevor Shelton on 0413 091 645, or on email at With the reported success of the 2019 Rally Retro Day, Trevor also plans to take the display van south again to set up at the 2020 event. The Australian Rally Museum is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation and display of items that are significant to the sport of rallying in Australia.

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