Sapphire Coast Classic Rally
- 27th April 2012, 9:33am
This year’s Bega Valley Rally will feature an invitational challenge for ‘Classic-style’ two wheel drive cars called the Sapphire Coast Classic.
This invitational challenge event will run at the front of the main State Championship field in the same way as the Classics ran at the Bega Valley Rally in 2006 & 2007 and in numerous Australia Rally Championship events over recent years.
The Sapphire Coast Classic cars will run at one minute intervals (as dust problems are very limited in mid-June) over the full course of 10 stages and 191 competitive kms, starting at 7:30am on Sunday 10th June at the Snug Cove Wharf at Eden.
“Regulations similar to those used in the past, and in the Australian Rally Championship, for the conduct of the category will be adopted. Two-wheel drive vehicles manufactured prior to 1 January 1986 are eligible, and will be included at the invitation of the organisers. They will NOT be eligible for State Championship points and any crew of a classic car entry seeking points must be entered in the relevant category and be seeded amongst the main field accordingly.
Strong interest has already been expressed from drivers such as;
• Paul Batten (Datsun 1600)
• Claude Murray (Datsun 1600)
• Ben Barker (BMW 318)
• Mike Conway (Ford Escort Mk2 BDG)
• Carl Stewart (Datsun 1600)
• Darryn Snooks (Nissan 240RS)
• Neil Schey (Ford Escort Mk2)
• Peter Schey (Ford Escort Mk1 BDG)
• Bill Dunn (Fiat 131 Abarth)
• Ed Mulligan (Ford Escort Mk2 BDG)
• Stephen ‘Fro’ Horobin (Datsun 180B)
• Max Roberts (Ford Escort Mk2 BDG)
Leading ARC competitors Neil Bates (Toyota Celica RA40), Jeff David (Porsche 911) and Stewart Reid (Ford Escort Mk2 BDG) might also be tempted, depending on how they go at the Rally of Queensland just 2 weeks prior.
Interested entrants can contact:
Deputy Clerk of Course
Mobile: 0413 830 772
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