Repco Re­trial

Australian Muscle Car - - Muscle Maniac -

A40th an­niver­sary Repco Re­li­a­bil­ity ‘Re­trial’ is set for 2019. Un­like the orig­i­nal event, ve­hi­cles will mostly travel on tar­mac over 14,000km and 28 days, in­clud­ing rest days. Or­gan­is­ers are tar­get­ing pre-1979 two-wheel drive ve­hi­cles and are plan­ning com­pet­i­tive club-style el­e­ments, civic dis­plays and other fun ac­tiv­i­ties.

Ve­hi­cles will travel over many of the orig­i­nal tran­sit/dirt stages, al­beit short­ened to give re­tri­al­ists a taste of the ’79 event but with­out the fa­tigue and strain on ve­hi­cles of that gru­elling en­counter with ‘Ter­ror Aus­tralis’. With a min­i­mum of two and max­i­mum of four driv­ers per car, this event will in­clude some of the orig­i­nal driv­ers and ve­hi­cles in a fully sup­ported me­chan­i­cal break­down ser­vice, en­sur­ing cars and own­ers won’t be left stranded.

“Club and spe­cial in­ter­est ve­hi­cles are wel­comed in all forms from the big three through to Dat­suns, Toy­otas and even the mighty P76,” or­gan­iser Todd Martin says.

AMC’s Phil Walm­s­ley has al­ready en­tered his HDT VC Brock Com­modore (is­sue #60’s cover car) and will file a re­port for us. An­thony Ed­wards’ mag­nif­i­cent trib­ute ser­vice van (left) will also be part of the re­trial.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Todd at Mus­cle Car Events on 0428 487 981, repco2019@big­ or search for the event on Face­book.

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