Mitta Mountain Rally VRC Round 2.

May 27, 2017

On Saturday May the 6th, round 2 of the Focus on Furniture and Bedding Victorian Rally Championship, was held in the township of Mitta Mitta. BLCC was well represented with Kate Meyer co-driving for Lindsey Wright in the Subaru WRX, Ross Stapleton /Peter Ellis in the Nissan 200 SX, Arron Secombe/Gavin Porthouse V8 Commodore and Conner McLeod with Paul Lahiff in the Toyota Altezza. Also Sean Payne/Arron Windus completing zero car duties.

Mitta Mountain Rally is well known for its tight twisting up and downhill stages. Stage 1-2 were exactly that , with lots of hair pin turns as we made our way around the mountains of Mitta and surrounds...

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2016 Results for CDC and AX/KX/MK Series

May 27, 2017

BLCC CDC 2016 Winners
1st Outright Glenn Latter
2nd Outright Ben Mckee
=3rd Outright Mick Goossens and Paul Gladman
1st Class A 0-1800 Standard Greg Cray
1st Class B 0ver 1800 Standard Paul Gladman
1st Class C 0-1800 Modified Andrew Bayley
1st Class L Ladies Kate Meyer
1st Class D 0ver 1800 Modified Sean Payne
1st Class F1 4WD Standard Les Noonan
1st Class F2 4WD Modified Ben Mckee
1st Class H CH Plated Reg Johnson
1st Class I Specials Glenn Latter
1st Class J1 Juniors 12 & 13 Years Sam Cassar
1st Class J2 Juniors 14 & 15 Years Brock Grinstead
1st Class J3 Juniors 16 & 17 Years Jake Gladman
BLCC 2016 Autocross Series Winners
1st Outright Ben Mckee
2nd Outright Paul Gladman
3rd Outright Les Noonan
1st Class A 0-1800 Standard Greg Cray
=2nd Class A 0-1800 S...
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The ‘Club Rule Decision Time’ – Inspection Of Proposed New Rules.

May 10, 2017

Please find below, PDF’s in relations to the rule changes.


Club Rule Decision Time



BLCC proposed new rules 10-05-17



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May 3, 2017

Urgent call for officials:  Daryl Tunbridge Trial and Steve Richards Memorial R4S Novice Trial

BLCC will be hosting Round 2 of the Victorian Club Rally Series on Saturday 20 May – a little over two weeks away.  Our “grass roots” event will be based at the Talbot Recreation Reserve and comprises 5 stages that will be run twice, once as a navigational challenge, then route charted.  But it requires 55 officials to spend that evening in the forest, including 29 Road Closures and 4 Passage Controls, as well as a Stage Commander, Start Control and Finish Control for each stage.  The organising team would also appreciate several hands with event preparation, eg admin; equipment distribution; forest setups.

We expect to have everyone packed up by 12:30am...

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Letter from CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca

March 25, 2017

Dear CAMS officials,
We have received a number of enquiries from concerned CAMS accredited officials seeking clarification of insurance, legal and related issues when CAMS licenced officials participate in non-CAMS events. To assist in understanding the consequences we wish to remind our officials of the following:

Insurance Coverage
CAMS provides extensive insurance cover for accredited officials, however it is important to note that this only applies when officiating at CAMS sanctioned events. CAMS Personal Accident and Liability insurance cover does not extend to non-CAMS events.

CAMS has provided insurance and legal protection for officials participating in CAMS sanctioned events for more than 60 years and has a strong track record of offering relevant and accurate legal advice as we...

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BLCC member Arron Windus wins Eureka Rally VRC and 4th Outright in the ARC .

March 25, 2017

Ballarat local Arron Windus and co-driver Steve Fisher won the opening round of the Focus on Furniture Victorian Rally Championship in a Subaru Impreza WRX at the Eureka Rally.

Arron Windus took the VRC win after a consistent drive. (Photo: Craig O’Brien)The finished 19 seconds clear of Glen Raymond and Kate Catford in another Subaru.

Kicking off the season with a two-day event, Brendan Reeves, with co-driver Ben Searcy (Subaru), took the early advantage, winning all four morning stages to open up a 37.2 second lead over Glen Raymond/Kate Catford (Subaru), with Windus/Fisher a further 25 seconds adrift.

Following the first service break, Reeves continued to stretch ahead, before running out of brakes on SS8 and retiring from the heat.

Raymond’s lead inheritance would be short lived when a ...

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BLCC on Parade at The Power FM Begonia Parade.

March 25, 2017

Monday 13th seen BLCC represented at the 2017 Power FM Begonia Parade with a good range of cars covering a range of different levels of motorsport the club offers.

Big Thanks To :

Richard Gay – Pulsar Cup Car

Damien Faulkner – Escort

Clinton Nichols – XF Falcon Hillclimb Car

David Stewart – Nissan Bluebird .

Long day for the members but well worth the community awareness.

Hi All,

Just a short note to thank you for your participation in Monday’s Begonia Parade. I am excited for you to see the photos which will be loaded on the Begonia Parade facebook page in coming days, you look fantastic.

In the three years that I’ve been involved with the parade, this year has by far been the smoothest...

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Thank You To All Eureka Officials and Winners Announced For Officials Lucky Draw

March 25, 2017

C of C message to officials
Thank you for your valuable contribution to what we can now say has been a clearly successful first up ARC Eureka Rally.  We had no need to send in the Medical Intervention Vehicles to any rally cars stopped on stages.  We had no reports of breached stage security.  These aspects were a great relief to the organising team.  Competitors were very pleased with the selected course and the event organisation.

Apologies for the dust out there, but the mild weather was unusually kind to us for March in Ballarat, and did the make the weekend more enjoyable for all.

Congratulations to the lucky winners of the officials prize draws.

I look forward to your continued assistance with mounting an even better Eureka Rally in 2018.

Ross Runnalls.

Clerk of Course

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Historic Winton May 27th and 28th

January 31, 2017


A limited number of complimentary weekend passes are still available for car clubs to attend this year’s Historic Winton, May 27 & 28, 2017 at Winton Motor Raceway via Benalla.

Add Historic Winton to your 2017 events calendar and bring along your veteran, vintage or classic vehicles to join the huge display in the Shannon’s Classic Car Park.
Sunday Parade laps will be offered to vehicles of special interest and we especially welcome vehicles that are on our celebrations list for 2017.

90 years
Volvo, Ford Model A, Austin 16
80 years 
Lancia Aprilia, Vauxhall 10-4, Austin 18, Rob Roy Hill Climb
70 years
Ford Pilot, Austin Princess, Austin Sheerline, Peugeot 203, Standard Vanguard, Aus...

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Officials Required for 2017 Eureka Rally ARC/VRC

January 25, 2017


Momentum building…

Things are really starting to happen with the first round of the ARC and VRC only eight weeks away and it will all happen here in Ballarat.

220km of competitive stages have been finalised with the action in the Wombat Forest on Saturday, and in Creswick and Enfield Forests on Sunday.

The Program for the event begins with the Service Park opening on Tuesday in the Ovals1,2 and 3 arenas in the Gillies St / Sturt St corner of Victoria Park, followed by Testing for the keen crews on Wednesday, Recce of the route by all crews during the day followed by a competitor briefing and welcome function in the evening at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts on Thursday, Shakedown and media day in the morning and Ceremonial start in Bridge Mall at 5.30pm on Friday

It is...

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