The 2020 RACV 1 & 2 Cylinder Rally will be based on the highly productive Lava Plain of the Western District of Victoria.
Thursday: On arrival at Rally Headquarters (which is the Clubrooms of the Hamilton & District V.V.C. Drivers Club) within the Pastoral Museum complex on the corner of Hiller Lane and Ballarat Road. You will be quite welcome to park your Tow vehicles and Trailers within the locked up complex for the duration if you wish. There will be a hot cuppa available on arrival.
In the afternoon there will be a short ‘Shake-down’ drive through the extensive German settlement areas of the district followed by a ‘bar-b-cue’ tea in the Rally Headquarters.
Friday: At 10.00a.m. we will begin a drive through the extensive cropping and grazing areas North of Hamilton and on into the picturesque Victoria Valley which leads to a very pleasant drive along the base of the Grampian Mountains. Lunch will be at the Grampians Golf Club Rooms which usually has an abundance of wildlife grazing along the fairways.
Following Lunch, we will return to Hamilton via the ‘swamp-country’, nearby the base of the mountains, with its extensive bird life
This will be followed by a 2-course Dinner at the nearby Grange Burn Motel on Ballarat Road.
Saturday: We will depart at 10.00a.m. on a Southerly Journey via the beautiful Mt. Napier volcanic country and pass by the largest Wind Farm in Victoria with a stop at Historic Macarthur for an early Lunch. From there we will drive out to Mt.Eccles for a look at one of the oldest volcanos in the Western District Lava Plain and the hidden lake therein. Following this we will return to Hamilton along one of the extensive Lava Flows that dominate our area.
There will be a Dinner/Dance at night in the Historic Alexandra House complex which once was a school for the daughters of the wealthy local landowners.
Sunday: Visit some of the Museums within City (Campe’s Motor Museum and Ansett Transport Museum) and the Pastoral Museum Sheds will be open for your pleasure along with the newly erected replica of the Deutcher Foundry that once operated very successfully on Lonsdale Street.
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Contact: Doug Palmer: 0409 010 730 or (03) 5572 1070