RACV 1&2 Cylinder Rally - Ararat

Thursday 17th - Sunday 20th March 2022

Welcome to the 2022 RACV 1&2 Cylinder Rally web page

This year we will be exploring Ararat, in the foothills of the Grampians.

Again, we are grateful to the RACV for their sponsorship that has, for so many years, assisted the VCCA (Vic) in providing cost effective veteran motoring events for our members.

Our aim for this event is to keep it simple, enjoy driving and riding in our veterans, and to safely socialise with fellow veteran enthusiasts.  A simple activity we haven’t been able to do for some time.

Entries are flooding in.  The list now sits at 52.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to return to veteran rallying.  Book your accommodation NOW and complete your entry TODAY. 

If you have any concerns about using this on-line entry, contact Michael Holding on the numbers below to discuss a solution.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ararat and to the event.

Michael and Claudia Holding


When attending functions and activities during this event, all entrants and guests, aged 16 and over, will be required to:

  • register via the Services Victoria app QR code at the entrance of each premises.  (Manual sign on sheets will be available.) 
  • be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and show the appropriate confirmation.

This is a legal requirement under the Health Directions as endorsed by the Chief Health Officer in order to protect the health and safety of Victorians.


Please note you must book and pay for your own accommodation.  Be sure to check the accommodation cancellation policy before booking.
Each property is only holding rooms / cabins / sites for our entrants until December 16th.  After this date, they will be released to the general public.

BOOK NOW so you don’t miss out!  PHONE the property directly and advise them you are attending the rally.
Do not use internet/website bookings.  The dates have been blanked out for us and will show as unavailable.

The rally starts with a short shake down run at 2pm on Thursday (March 17) and concludes with an early lunch on Sunday (March 20)



6 Acacia Avenue, Ararat
03 5352 2994  Kaylene

Cabins fully booked.
Wide sites, suitable for motorhome and trailer

Trailer parking available

Update: Some Powered sites still available


367 High Street, Ararat
03 5352 1341  Janos

Various room configurations
Trailer parking available

Update: Booked out.


79 Lambert Street, Ararat
03 5352 4111

Various room configurations
Trailer parking available

Update: Rooms filling fast.
Only 9 rooms remaining

(Formally Pyrenees Caravan Park)

6003 Pyrenees Highway, Ararat
03 5352 1309  Samantha / John

Cabins fully booked.
En-suite sites
Drive through sites (16 metres)

Trailer parking available

Update: Some Powered sites still available

The Itinerary (subject to change)


Registration from 10am.
A short shakedown run, commencing at 2pm, around Ararat, taking in the sights and points of interest.
An early evening welcome “get-together” in the Members’ lounge and deck area at the Chalambar Golf Club.  This function will include finger food and will conclude in time to make arrangements for your evening meal.


Touring day.  Approximately 105 kilometre round trip.  Quiet, veteran friendly roads and the visit and lunch at Victoria’s largest regional zoo will be a highlight.  Morning and afternoon tea stops will break the distance.


Touring day.  Approximately 110 kilometres round trip with morning and afternoon tea stops to break the drive.  Our lunch destination will be Narrapumelap House, an interesting country estate, once owned by the Buckley family (of Buckleys and Nunn fame)
A Rally Dinner will be held on the Saturday evening in the Function room of the Chalambar Golf Club.  Buses, at a nominal cost, have been arranged for those who would prefer not to drive.


A 22 kilometre drive on picturesque back roads will take us to an early lunch at the historic Seppelts Winery.  The special discounted guided tour of the underground cellars should not be missed.  Construction of the labyrinth of passageways commenced in 1868 and took 60 years to complete.  The tour will not include all 3 kilometres of tunnels.  The return trip to Ararat can be a reverse of the 22 kilometres or a 15 kilometre short cut.

Contact Information

Rally Directors:
Michael Holding
Phone 0407 008 895

Claudia Holding
Phone 0402 484 036


On-line Event Entry Queries

On-line Event Entry Queries:
24 hour, 7 day Help Line
Michael Holding
Phone 0407 008 895