RACV Pre-1905 Pioneers Run Ballarat

October 1st - 2nd. Entries Close Saturday September 17

Over the weekend of October 1st and 2nd we have our 4th 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 accommodation now at the Bell Tower Inn: ph. 03 5334 1600 (Tell them you are with the Veteran Car Club group booking).

Arriving Saturday 1st October (OR Friday 30th September if planning to join us for the Friday informal dinner).

Departing Sunday 2nd October.


Contact Information

Greg Smith

Phone 0447 395 233


Contact the Director for further information


The Itinerary

Friday September 30th: 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 October 1st: 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 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 October 2nd: Time to fettle, pack, morning tea and public viewing before our drive to Lake Learmonth and photo opportunities. Lake Learmonth Bowling Club for lunch before our return journey by early afternoon to allow travel time home.