Here are some photos of the rally thanks to Rob Alsop. Great turnout of Lancias plus fantastic support from Ferrari and Lamborghini clubs. The Tour continues as we speak, so stay tuned for posts from the tour.
Castlemaine 2015 Awards
Wide range of chassis types – spiders, longs, California top, Mille replica
the award has been given to James Lewis
Formerly for Aprilia, now includes Artena, Augusta, Astura, and Ardea
the award has been given to Don Hume in what all the other Aprilia owners agree is the well deserving recipient.
Clive Beattie award (best Aurelia)
Now includes Appia and Flaminia
Many fine examples – mention Appia prototipo, Flaminia PFs,
But the committee has elected to award to Robert Scaife, restored himself in Hamilton, away from the usual support network and resources, etc.
David Murphy Memorial
Was Flavia/2000, now includes Fulvia
The winner saved a rusty wreck of a car where his son left it. Restoration is complete and a credit to his persistence toward perfection, including making several mods to modernise the car. Roger Michie, 1969 2000 pf coupe
Italian Job trophy
There were many cars under consideration for this award, recent restoration of Beta Zagato, etc.
Car has been coming to Castlemaine for many years, fine example of Beta in HPE form maintained by its only owner and his brother, the recipient is Geoffrey Kerslake.
Gerald Batt award
Formerly – longest distance driven in Aurelia or earlier.
Now longest distance travelled in a Lancia. A simple award to give this year – David White in his Flavia coupe, from South East Queensland
Norman Stewart award – best personal effort by a member
Many possible recipients, including one of our committee members…
The recipient for this award bought his car a month ago, found out about the rally by chance 3 days ago, made calls, paid entry, departed Sydney on Thursday and despite some vandalism in Yass, arrived yesterday.
The award goes to John Worthington in his ie Turbo Thema
Angela Verschoor award
Hard luck award.
A few notables – three punctures for Terry Julien on route from Canberra
Vandalism in Yass
Sticky needle-in-seat in a non-original SU carb – serves him right! Ken Palmer
But the winner is Stueart Milne in the Flavia today.