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The Great Alpine Contest: The History of the Australian Alpine Rally

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The Great Alpine Contest: The History of the Australian Alpine Rally

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11 in stock (can be backordered)

To celebrate the centenary of the Alpine Rally, Bob Watson has written a comprehensive history of the historic event, titled ‘The Great Alpine Contest’.

The book covers the history of the Alpine Rally from its inauguration in 1921 by the RACV, through to its adoption by the Historic Rally Association and the centenary event to be held at Lakes Entrance in December 2021.

The Australian Alpine Rally is the world’s second oldest car rally, behind the Monte Carlo Rally. It was conceived in 1921 by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and organised by a proven director of long distance motoring events, Harry James.

The object of the event was to demonstrate the beauty and attractions of Victoria’s Alpine region, and thereby stimulate the interest of tourists.

The Great Alpine Contest records the history of this classic event from 1921 up to the present time. It contains hundreds of photos, many from the 1920s era and many from Australia’s best contemporary rally photographers.

It has original contributions from several of the most important Alpine Rally directors and, in their own words, stories from the most successful drivers, including Harry Firth, Frank Kilfoyle, Greg Carr and Geoff Portman.

Authored by the oldest living winner of the Alpine Rally and the oldest living Australian Rally Champion, Bob Watson, many hours of hard work has ensured the history of this precious motor sport event is preserved.

*Printing of this Alpine Rally book is taking place in August and will be delivered upon manufacture.

11 in stock (can be backordered)

To celebrate the centenary of the Alpine Rally, Bob Watson has written a comprehensive history of the historic event, titled 'The Great Alpine Contest'. The book covers the history of the Alpine Rally from its inauguration in 1921 by the RACV, through to its adoption by the Historic Rally Association and the centenary event to be held at Lakes Entrance in December 2021. The Australian Alpine Rally is the world’s second oldest car rally, behind the Monte Carlo Rally. It was conceived in 1921 by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria and organised by a proven director of long distance motoring events, Harry James. The object of the event was to demonstrate the beauty and attractions of Victoria’s Alpine region, and thereby stimulate the interest of tourists. The Great Alpine Contest records the history of this classic event from 1921 up to the present time. It contains hundreds of photos, many from the 1920s era and many from Australia’s best contemporary rally photographers. It has original contributions from several of the most important Alpine Rally directors and, in their own words, stories from the most successful drivers, including Harry Firth, Frank Kilfoyle, Greg Carr and Geoff Portman. Authored by the oldest living winner of the Alpine Rally and the oldest living Australian Rally Champion, Bob Watson, many hours of hard work has ensured the history of this precious motor sport event is preserved. *Printing of this Alpine Rally book is taking place in August and will be delivered upon manufacture.

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