Australian Rally History

by Tom Snooks

History of the Australian Rally Championship, 1968 to 1988

Introduction, Honour Roll and Placegetters

ARC 1968 to 1988 Foreword and Introduction

Foreword and Introduction, History of the Australian Rally Championship, 1968 to 1988. 7 pages.

ARC 1968 to 1988 Honour Roll & Placegetters

Honour Roll and placegetters, History of the Australian Rally Championship, 1968 to 1988. 11 pages.

ARC Year by Year history, 1968 to 1988

1968 Australian Rally Championship

1968 Champions Harry Firth & Graham Hoinville, Ford Lotus Cortina

The 1968 Championship winning Ford Cortina Lotus with Harry Firth and Graham Hoinville

1969 Australian Rally Championship

1969 Champions Frank Kilfoyle/Doug Rutherford in the Ford Cortina Lotus

1970 ARC Champions – Bob Watson and Jim McAuliffe - Renault 8 Gordini 1296cc

1970 Australian Rally Championship

1970 ARC Champions – Bob Watson and Jim McAuliffe - Renault 8 Gordini 1296cc

1971 Series Winners – Colin Bond/George Shepheard in the Holden Torana XU-1 in the 1970 Southern Cross Rally

1971 Australian Rally Championship

1971 Series Winners – Colin Bond/George Shepheard in the Holden Torana XU-1

1972 Australian Rally Championship

1972 Australian Rally Champions – Colin Bond/George Shepheard in the Holden Torana XU1

1973 Australian Rally Championship

1973 Australian Rally Champions – Peter Lang/Warwick Smith in the Holden Torana GTR XU-1

1974 Australian Rally Champions – Colin Bond, George Shepheard and the Holden Torana XU-1

1974 Australian Rally Championship

1974 Australian Rally Champions – Colin Bond, George Shepheard and the Holden Torana XU-1

1975 Australian Rally Champions – Ross Dunkerton/John Large/Datsun 240Z .

1975 Australian Rally Championship

1975 Australian Rally Champions – Ross Dunkerton/John Large/Datsun 240Z

1976 Australian Rally Champions – Ross Dunkerton, Jeff Beaumont and Datsun 240Z

1976 Australian Rally Championship

1976 Australian Rally Champions – Ross Dunkerton, Jeff Beaumont and Datsun 240Z

dual 1977 winners

1977 Australian Rally Championship

Dual 1977 Australian Rally Champions: George Fury/Monty Suffern (Datsun 710 SSS) and Ross Dunkerton/Jeff Beaumont (Datsun 260Z)

1978 Australian Rally Champions – Greg Carr, Fred Gocentas and Ford Escort RS 1800

1978 Australian Rally Championship

1978 Australian Rally Champions – Greg Carr, Fred Gocentas and Ford Escort RS 1800

1979 Australian Rally Champions - Ross Dunkerton / Jeff Beaumont - Datsun Stanza.

1979 Australian Rally Championship

1979 Australian Rally Champions - Ross Dunkerton / Jeff Beaumont - Datsun Stanza

1980 Australian Rally Champions – George Fury, Monty Suffern and Datsun Stanza

1980 Australian Rally Championship

1980 Australian Rally Champions – George Fury, Monty Suffern and Datsun Stanza

1981 Australian Rally Champions – Geoff Portman, Ross Runnalls and Datsun Stanza

1981 Australian Rally Championship

1981 Australian Rally Champions – Geoff Portman, Ross Runnalls and Datsun Stanza

1982 champions, Geoff Portman and Ross Runnalls.

1982 Australian Rally Championship

In the absence of works-backed cars a 12 year old Datsun 1600 won the 1982 Championship, crewed by Geoff Portman and Ross Runnalls

Ross Dunkerton / David Kortlang, Holden Commodore.

1983 Australian Rally Championship

Ross Dunkerton changes to a PRC Holden Commodore to take off maximum points to win his fifth Australian Rally Championship title.

1984 Australian Rally Champions – David Officer, Kate Hobson and Mitsubishi Galant

1984 Australian Rally Championship

1984 Australian Rally Champions – David Officer, Kate Hobson and Mitsubishi Galant

1985 Australian Rally Champions – Barry Lowe, Kevin Pedder and Subaru RX Turbo

1985 Australian Rally Championship

1985 Australian Rally Champions – Barry Lowe, Kevin Pedder and Subaru RX Turbo

1986 Australian Rally Champion Driver and Car – Barry Lowe and Subaru RX Turbo.

1986 Australian Rally Championship

1986 Australian Rally Champion Driver and Car – Barry Lowe and Subaru RX Turbo. Kate Officer won the Navigation Championship

1987 Australian Rally Champions – Greg Carr, Fred Gocentas and Alfa Romeo GTV6

1987 Australian Rally Championship

1987 Australian Rally Champions – Greg Carr, Fred Gocentas and Alfa Romeo GTV6

1988 Australian Rally Champions – Murray Coote, Iain Stewart and Mazda 323 4WD

1988 Australian Rally Championship

1988 Australian Rally Champions – Murray Coote, Iain Stewart and Mazda 323 4WD