18 October @ 12:00 pm - 20 October @ 10:00 pm
The biennial Castlemaine Rally is on again this year and is the 25th running of the event.
The programme follows the same format as in years past, beginning with a welcome lunch at the Castlemaine Golf Club, Rilens Rd, Muckleford, on Friday 18th October, and a reception on Friday evening at the Castlemaine Mill, 1–9 Walker Street, Castlemaine.
Saturday 19th October will begin with a gathering on the Western Oval in the morning followed by a tour to the lunchtime venue, which this year will be Balgownie Estate just out of Bendigo. Saturday’s activities conclude with the traditional Event Dinner in the Castlemaine Town Hall.
Sunday 20 October will see us gather again at the Western Oval where we’ll stay for the day, giving visitors an opportunity to see the cars. Vans selling food and coffee will also be located there on the day. Lunch will be pay as you go as in recent Rallies.
The Sunday night dinner at the Railway Hotel organised by the NSW contingent has been very popular. Numbers are limited and last time the overflow was accommodated at the Criterion Hotel which was also a great venue. First up, best dressed at the Railway; if you miss out at the Railway, you will have the option of the Criterion.
This year’s theme model is the Kappa, celebrating its 100 years. We are pleased to again have Geoff Goldberg attend as Guest of Honour.
All Rally entries will be done online only. You will be able to book and pay online. The booking form has gone out by email, but it can also be found on the website (alr.org.au) under the ‘Castlemaine’ tab. Payment will be by credit card.
Not only will you be able to nominate what functions you wish to attend as in the past, you can also order and pay for merchandise such as clothing.
All entries will be acknowledged by email so you can check that the details are correct.
For those who don’t have access to the internet and don’t have a friend, relative or grandchild with internet access we will offer a phone booking service. However that someone will be me, Peter. I can only do this in the evenings on the home phone which is beside the computer. Leave a message and I will ring back. 03 9417 2098. I will start taking phone bookings after 1st August. I will have to type in the details so it will be onerous. Payment can be made by credit card only. We ask that you try your very best to book online before you place the call to Peter so as to minimise his load.