After 3 successful events in 2016, 2017 and 2018, the North Eastern Car Club together with the Albury Wodonga and Districts Car Club have continued to seek and incorporate feedback to bring an even better event for 2019. Nearly all roads have been graded in the last 12 months, so are in tip top condition, and stages will, as always, be long, twisty and demanding
This Event this year is Round 1 of the 2019 Victorian Rally Championship, Round 1 of the NSW Rally Championship and Round 1 of the East Coast Classic Rally Series. It will be held on Saturday 2 March 2019 based at Mitta Mitta an hour’s drive south east of Albury/Wodonga in north eastern Victoria. It also includes a separate event – the 2019 Mitta Masters; catering for just classic cars; over thirty years old, and recognising the most successful classic drivers and co-drivers in their 50’s, 60’s and over 70’s. The Mitta masters is run as a Multi Club event and will also form part of the 2019 HRA Rally Championship
The event will be blind, with only five stages of 14-55 km distance each, totalling more than 135 km with no repeats, looping out of the small town of Mitta Mitta located in North Eastern Victoria
The Multi-Purpose Centre at the Mitta Recreation Reserve will again provide an excellent dining and relaxation hub for the Service Park. The Bar and café will be operated by local volunteers, open Friday night for dinner, coffee and beverages, then Saturday for breakfast and lunch through the day, as well as Sunday morning for breakfast before heading home. Servicing will take place on the adjacent fairway of the first hole of the local golf course. Spectators will be catered for by walk-in points at the end of three of the five stages
Results will be final on the day, so the trophy presentation will take place Saturday night at the Dartmouth Pub. A bus will be provided to and from Mitta for those staying close to the rally base
There is plenty of basic accommodation in the valley; taking in Eskdale and the former dam construction village of Dartmouth, both only 15 km from Mitta Mitta. March will provide good camping weather in the serviced park or the adjacent caravan park.