RACV Pre-1905 Pioneers Run Ballarat

May 15th -16th, Entries Close Saturday May 1st

Over the weekend of May 15th and 16th we have our third run for pre- 1905 pioneer vehicles- motor cars, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles. Rarely do we get to see these historically significant vehicles, but now we have an event tailored to meet the needs of these “pioneers” and their drivers/riders.

Join us as we travel 45 kilometres each day on country roads taking in the sights on our way to Smythesdale and Learmonth.

Seeing these pioneer vehicles is special, and to experience them actually motoring is something that is never forgotten. Make sure you do not miss this amazing spectacle.

Greg Smith
Rally Director


Book your now at the Bell Tower Inn: ph. 03 5334 1600 (Tell them you are with the Veteran Car Club group booking).

Arriving Friday 14th May if you are planning to attend the Friday Dinner.

OR arriving Saturday 15th if not attending the dinner.

Departing Sunday 16th May.

Contact Information

Greg Smith

Phone 0447 395 233

On-line Event Entry

Read this step by step guide and then Click on the link below to be taken to the Event Entry Form.


The Entry Form is essentially a shopping list of items that you add to your shopping cart.

At each line item, decide if you want to purchase. If you do, increase the quantity as you need and click “Add to Cart” to purchase.

Each time you click “Add to Cart” you add those items to your shopping cart. (If you accidentally double add you can adjust quantities of/delete items from the View Cart page.)

Work your way down the shopping list, selecting the items/activities you want and clicking Add to Cart.

Once you have selected all your items, click on any of the View Cart buttons.


Carefully check that you have the correct items, with the correct quantities on the list.
Delete any unwanted items using the red X button

Adjust quantities using the up/down arrows. If you use this page to adjust the quantities be sure to click the Update Cart button.

If you need to go back to the item list – Only use your Browser Back Arrow in the left side of your screen.

When you are happy, click on the Proceed to Checkout button


You will then be asked for vehicle, driver/rider and passenger information including contact details and any dietary requirements. Complete these details.

Select your method of payment VISA/Mastercard, EFT or Cheque by clicking the appropriate button and note the instructions.

Click on Place Order and your entry is complete.

You will receive an email advising your Order Number and the details you submitted.

If you have any problems completing the on-line entry contact Michael Holding 0407 008 895 (24 hours help line).

If you do not have access to the internet, contact Greg Smith 0447 395 233 who will arrange an alternative method.

The Itinerary

Friday 14th: Arrival at Rally Headquarters – Bell Tower Motel

Evening: Informal meal from 6.30pm at the Ballarat Golf Club (150 metres down from motel). Please advise if you wish to join the group so numbers can be booked. This will be a pay as you go meal.

Saturday 15th: Plenty of time to unload and fettle your pioneer vehicle as we will not be leaving Rally Headquarters until after morning tea (10.30am). This will enable public to view vehicles. Run to Smythesdale Court House Hotel for lunch and a covid safe public display. Return to Rally Headquarters.

Rally Dinner: Ballarat Golf Club 6.30pm with a guest speaker that you don’t want to miss.

Sunday 16th: Time to fettle and pack, before our drive to Lake Learmonth for morning tea and photo opportunities and public viewing. Lake Learmonth Bowling Club for lunch before our return journey by early afternoon to allow travel time home.