ARC 1968 to 1988 Honour Roll & Placegetters

Honour Roll and placegetters, History of the Australian Rally Championship, 1968 to 1988. 11 pages. View online below – use mouse, scroll bar or page controls to move through the document.

ARC 1968 to 1988 Foreword and Introduction

Foreword and Introduction, History of the Australian Rally Championship, 1968 to 1988. 7 pages. View online below – use mouse, scroll bar or page controls to move through the document.

Noel Claridge – Eulogy

NOEL CLARIDGE (died November 2019) I am presenting a tribute to Noel’s involvement with three motoring events that I was responsible for – Classic Adelaide, Red Centre to Gold Coast Rally (Alice Springs to Surfers Paradise) and Classic Outback Trial, the latter based firstly in outback New South Wales and then at Alice Springs. Classic […]

Pontus – A tribute

How We Met and Afterwards After the ‘93 Targa Tasmania, during which I was Operations Consultant, I became Clerk of Course for the ‘94 event and held this position until my retirement following the 2003 event, when Ken Roddam was ready to take over the Clerk of Course position. Late in ‘93, when the ‘94 […]

Reflection on John Michael Large OAM

John Michael Large was born on 16 October 1938 and passed away on Anzac Day 2006, aged 67 years. He was born in Burnie and at an early age his family moved to Launceston, where he attended the local Primary and High Schools. He excelled, nearly always the head of his classes. EARLY YEARS John […]

Total Oil Economy Run

TOTAL OIL ECONOMY RUN 1976 to 1980 conducted under the auspices of CAMS Downloadable PDF at bottom Tom Snooks was the Event Coordinator of the TOTAL Oil Economy Runs conducted between 1976 and 1980, over a four day course around Sydney and then from that city to Melbourne. The Run developed out of an economy […]

Reflection on Terry Bain

I first met Terry, albeit briefly, in Perth in the late sixties, through rallying, and we renewed our acquaintance in Canberra after I moved to Sydney in mid-1970.   From the beginning there was something ‘special’ between us, some feeling of mateship that lasted for the next 30 years. We worked together on numerous rallies […]

Reflection on Noel Burley

From Maffra – ‘God’s Gift To Victorians’ I can’t recall where or under what circumstances I first met Noel but it would have been around 1975, and no doubt at some rally. What I can recall from the outset was his enthusiasm for the sport and, coupled with my own, we soon became associated with […]

Reflection on Kevin Shaw

9 January 2014 When you grow old you have the luxury of reflecting on life’s gifts, which are many. Perhaps one of the greatest gifts given to us is that of experiencing a very satisfying relationship with another human being. The majority of us have several such rewards in our lifetime, and one of these […]

Reflection on Kenneth Roddam

Died 3 December 2009 Like many people I was shocked at the news of the sudden passing of Ken, as it was only a few weeks prior, at the Alpine Rally, where we met and once again reminisced some of our times together.   His passing left me with a deep, deep feeling of great […]

Inside Datsun

Inside Datsun, Parts 1 & 2.Tom Snooks interview with Howard Marsden in 1980.  From Chequered Flag Magazine, July 1980