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, firstname.lastname@example.org or search for the event on Facebook.