2023 Rally Retro Festival

Rally Retro Festival
Where the cars are the stars...
On track demonstrations
From 11:00 am
Rally Retro Festival
Saturday 25 February 2023
See them on the track
Demonstrations from 11:00 am
Rally Retro Festival
Where the cars are the stars...
Saturday 25 February 2023
Gates open at 10:00 am...
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When is the next Rally Retro Festival?

Saturday 25 February, 2023

The next Rally Retro Festival is planned for the last Saturday in February in 2023. Watch this site for more information and updates as plans come together. 

What is Rally Retro Festival?

The Rally Retro Festival is an event designed to get historically significant rally cars “out of the shed and onto the track” so we can re-live just a bit of the magic that these cars brought to the forest.

They might be high quality replicas, restored ex-works prepared cars, as rallied time-capsule pieces or rally prepared examples of iconic rally cars of the past.

It’s a chance for us all to have a look at these special cars, which are often hidden away in sheds and see and hear many of them in action, on a short, sealed rally course.

When and where?

Saturday 25 February, 2023. From 08:00 for entrants and from 10:00 am for spectators. 

Rally Retro Festival was held at METEC, in Bayswater North. METEC offered grassy display areas and a great little track for the demonstration runs. And, it’s conveniently located in the north eastern suburbs of Melbourne. See the details and a bit of a map in the footer.

See our videos...

See the Rally Retro Festival video page for more! 

 

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Rally Retro Festival 2023 on Saturday February 25th, 2023. It is a gathering of Historic Classic Rall

Another beautiful detailed rally replica by Doug Fernie, a Saab 96 - the V4 engine, not the two-stroke. Doug has been a huge supporter of Rally Retro from day 1. Pictured next to it is a real rally hero, Matt Philip who among MANY other things, won the 1979 Repco Reliability Trial in car 05 with Brock and Noel Richards. ... See MoreSee Less
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Confirmed for 2013, the Repco Reliability Trial Commodore of Barry Fergsuon/Wayne Bell/Dave Boddy - the real thing will be at Rally Retro - sizing up it's arch rival: the Colin Bond Ford Cortina. Thank-you Peter Ferguson for making this possible. ... See MoreSee Less
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Back in 2023, the Colin Bond Repco Cortina: 1 of 3 prepared for the 1979 Repco Reliabilty Trial - it led in the early days of the event. It's the only surviving car of the 3. See it renew it's rivalry with one of the genuine Repco Commodores (car 17) down from Sydney, at the Rally Retro Festcal, Feb 25 ... See MoreSee Less
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We are honoured to have this award winning and rare RHD Renault R12 Gordini (one of only 5) - the one that Watson and McPherson took to the East African Safari, now restored. It came second in the motorsport category at last year's Motorclassica. ... See MoreSee Less
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