The Historic Rally Association’s “Tip Toe thru the Tulips” is set to run on Sunday, June 10 as round 3 of the HRA Touring Championship.

“Tip Toe thru the Tulips” follows on from last year’s event and promises to be an event that is once again both unique and different from other HRA Events. It will be an all bitumen event,  with no grotty tracks and no gravel to be found, unless of course you’re on the wrong road!

The event will comprise several sub-events with the  first car booked out at 12 noon. Commencing in Rowville (an eastern suburb of Melbourne), crews will depart for a tour of the surrounding countryside whilst en-route to The Grayn Restaurant, which will be the base for the remainder of the event.

After arrival at The Grayn, the next sub-event will start at 1:30. Once more a foray into Gippsland will start from The Grayn. It is expected that the first car will be “home” by 5pm in time for pre-dinner drinks prior to the commencement of dinner. There will be no night-time driving this year.

Various methods of presenting the route using tulips will be presented, such as Tulips on the Ground, Tulips on the Map, and just to be different we’ll ask you to make your own Tulips - your opportunity to prove how easy it is to create your own roadbook.

Each sub-event will allow additional time before closure of controls, which will give crews a chance to retrace their route back to the start, if required.

The event will be relatively easy, but will still provide sufficient challenges for navigators of all experience levels, whilst allowing drivers to enjoy the roads of Gippsland.

Accurate and consistent navigation, coupled with steady driving, will enable all crews to complete the course.

The entry fee is $80, which includes two $20 vouchers for meals. The field is limited to 30 crews, so early entry for crews competing in the Touring Championship is vital.
Non-HRA Crews are welcome to enter. This event does not utilise “normal” HRA Navigation.

Full details are in the Supplementary  Regulations, which are available from or e-mail

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