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The 2007 Rich River Trial is round 4 of the 2007 Historic Rally Association Rally Championship and will be held on Saturday, August 18.

It will be a Multi-Club event that seeks to relive the great ‘historic’ trials of the 1960s and ‘70s. As a result, it will run under the Touring Road Event format that differentiates these historic navigational trial style of events from modern, special stage forest ‘racing’.

The aim of the event is to incorporate an element of adventure by visiting unusual and non-traditional rally country - many of the roads selected for the event have not been used in past events over the last 30+ years.

Based at Echuca on the Murray River, the event will be conducted in the Bama, Moira and Barmah Forests of the Rich River country. These roads of this area offer a good variety of driving surfaces and conditions (with the potential for sand dunes, swollen rivers, mud, yumps, gates etc) which reflect some of the features of historic rallying and the unique challenges that the Rich River forests have to offer.

In fact, the smooth, soft roads of the Rich River country and the touring road style of the event will be very encouraging for those who might wish to use road cars and/or road tyres.

The 2007 Rich River Trial will be conducted over two divisions. The first division will be an afternoon section touring the Rich River countryside to the east of Echuca, finishing in time for a bite of dinner. Division 2 will follow the theme of the 1977 Datsun Riverland, using some of the exact same route and instructions (route charts) from that event, where possible.

This event aims to be both different and memorable, and something that will attract crews to enjoy a late winter weekend away in sunny Echuca and the delightful Rich River country.

For further details, contact: Steuart Snooks on 0413 830772 or via email: steuart@solutions4success.com.au

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