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Post Castlemaine Tour: New Dates

March 7-20, 2022

What are YOU doing next March? Surely you are tired of lock downs, restrictions and no social interaction?

After the Castlemaine Rally weekend winds up, join us for one or two weeks touring the best of the State of Victoria in your Lancia.

The Tour was nearly at capacity given the October dates but some are unable to join us in March next year due to other commitments leaving some vacancies. CONSULT your diary and see if you are free.

John Shellard and I have now confirmed all events are re-booked for the new dates noting that the overnight stop in Rutherglen in the second week has been omitted in lieu of an extra night in the port town of Echuca.

As you will understand, organisation has been unusually difficult with the necessary change of date and some changes of venue.   Please help the organisers reserve sufficient space by indicating your intentions as early as possible.   Do not hold back in case Covid may prevent you attending.   

You must book (re-book) your accommodation yourself and so please contact either of us for a list of Hotels/Motels. We strongly suggest you book your accommodation NOW to ensure a bed as already March is proving busy.

To book your entry ONLINE, go to

We anticipate restrictions regarding social distancing and masks still and we expect to have rules around mandatory vaccinations to participate in our event.

So please go and get vaccinated: it is our only chance of exiting this pandemic, according to health professionals.

Iain Simpson:

John Shellard:

Postponement of Castlemaine 2021 – New Date : MARCH 4-6th 2022

Dear Australian Lancia Registers members.

The 3 day program will see Lancisti from around Australia come together in the historical and much-loved township of Castlemaine for a well deserved break and to catch up with many friends missed in this year’s turmoil of lockdowns.

It also is a celebration of 50 years of the formation of the Australian Lancia Register when five friends came together with a common passion that spawned a lifetime of tinkering and enjoyment.

The booking portal sets out the activities organised for attendance.

  • ARRIVAL LUNCH at the Castlemaine Golf Club, Rilens Rd, Muckleford, Friday 4th MARCH 2022
  • WELCOME RECEPTION, Friday evening at the Mt Alexander Golf Club, 54 Wimble Street Castlemaine Friday 4th MARCH 2022
  • RALLY LUNCH at 12.00pm at the lovely Cleveland Estate , 55 Shannons Rd, Lancefield Saturday 5th MARCH 2022
  • FORMAL DINNER at the Town Hall, 25 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine Saturday 5th MARCH 2022
  • SHOW & SHINE Sunday 6th MARCH 2022 at  a NEW location:  WATTLE FLAT RECREATION RESERVE,  RICHARDS ROAD CASTLEMAINE where we’ll stay for the day, giving visitors an opportunity to see the cars. Catering will be provided on the oval with an assortment of vans selling food and coffee all day.

The Railway Hotel and the Criterion Hotel have been organised for Sunday dinner which will also be a farewell for those not attending the post-Castlemaine tour.

The Theme for this years rally is 100 years of the LAMBDA.

All Rally entries will be done online only and can be found here Payment will be by credit card only.

Please nominate what functions you wish to attend. You can also order and pay for merchandise which will be given out on the weekend with your rally pack.

All entries will be acknowledged by email so you can check that the details are correct.

For those who have trouble with the on-line bookings, please call Brian Long on 0417157276 or email for assistance to book.

I look forward to seeing you all there.