Latest News

VIC 2019 Christmas Party and AGM - December 14

December 13, 2019

Once again Club Members Phil and Lindy Blunden have graciously offered to host our Annual Victorian Christmas BBQ lunch and ERCA Annual General Meeting.

  • WHERE: 301 Tucks Road, Shoreham, Vic. 3196

  • ​WHEN: Saturday 14th December 2019

  • Time: 12.30pm for Lunch

NSW 2019 Christmas Party - December 15

December 14, 2019

Gerry and Lyn Crown have once again invited all our NSW Members, family and friends to the NSW ERCA Christmas Party at their home:

  • 5 Cocos Ave, Eastwood, NSW. 

 

The date is Sunday, December 15th from 1 pm. To help with catering, please let Greg Newton know If you are planning on coming along.

Greg's contact details are:

 

BYO Drinks

 

We hope to see you there!

The Repco Reliability Retrial 2019

August 04, 2019

The 40th Anniversary Repco Retrial and Relay of the original 1979 REPCO RELIABILITY TRIAL set off from Melbourne on Monday the 5th of August. The route will then take the cars on a 14,500 km trip around Australia, returning to Melbourne 28 days later. ERCA Members Greg Newton  (1980 Holden Commodore) and Bruce Washington (1929 Chrysler) are participating in this event. To follow their progress click on the links below. 

To check out a map of the route Click Here.

Classic Outback Trial 2020

August 06, 2020

The iconic Classic Outback Trial is on again in 2020! There will be a change in location to the wonderful roads of Outback and Central NSW. The course is still to be finalised, but it will start in Parkes, New South Wales, on Friday 7 August 2020 and finish 7 days later at Bathurst. There will be a regularity class for ERCA participants. For anyone who competed in the 2018 COT in central Australia - you will know what a great event it is. For more details click on the link below.

The Alpine Classic 2019 - NSW

October 18, 2019

The 21st Alpine Classic, run by the Classic Rally Club of NSW, is on again this year on the 19th and 20th of October 2019. The Rally will start from Goulburn, around 2 hours south of Sydney. ERCA members have been invited to participate and already several members have signed up for the 2019. The event has 4 different categories:

  • Social

  • Tour 

  • Apprentice 

  • Masters.

The Great Tarmac Rally 2019 - Vic

October 11, 2019

The Great Tarmac Rally is on again in 2019 over theweekend of the 12 & 13 October, 2019 around Marysville in Victoria.  The event debuted in 2012 and was a huge success, with many competitors describing its 240 competitive kilometres as some of the most challenging they have ever seen. Starting in Marysville, the Great Tarmac Rally travels through Camberville and Cumberland Junction in a stage many consider the highlight of any Rally in Victoria, the Reefton Spur. The organisers have indicated they are happy to run a Regularity Class for interested ERCA members.

The Newton's Repco Re-Trial 2019 Fundraiser

January 01, 2020

With Greg Newton as the driver, his wife Liz, and their daughters Katie and Nickie will be taking it in turns to navigate their very well prepared 1980 Holden Commodore on the Repco Reliability Retrial which commenced in Melbourne on Monday 5th August, 2019. The route basically follows the 1979 event and does a full loop of Australia in just 26 days, and around 14,500 kms of driving. Greg ran a fundraising BBQ to raise money for a very Worthy cause - Backpack Bed. If you would like to make a donation Click Here. For more information click on the links below.

NSW ERCA Bathurst Weekend

June 22, 2019

Eight NSW ERCA Club Members plus a few friends took part in a great Club Run organised by Greg Newton on Sunday the 23rd of June 2019. Greg's report and the photos from the run can be seen by clicking on the link below.

Please Renew Your ERCA Membership for 2019 / 2020

June 03, 2019

We are now calling on all ERCA members to renew their membership. We appreciate your participation which will help keep our club viable and  to help it to grow. to Renew your Club Membership please Click Here.

  

We have recently added a new class of Membership to our club - and Associate Membership which caters for enthusiasts who haven't competed in an Endurance Rally event and are not planning to in the near future - but would like to be involved. If you would like to join our club please Click Here.

The 2019 Peking to Paris has Started!

June 01, 2019

On Sunday the 2nd of June approximately 120 vintage and classic cars left Beijing for one of the most epic motoring adventures in the world of Endurance Rallying. The 36 day Peking to Paris heads across China, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Belgium and finally into Paris, France. There are plenty of Aussie and ERCA Club members competing. To follow all the action you can check the daily rally reports and live tracking by Clicking Here.

Peking to Paris 2019 Farewell Dinner

May 22, 2019

We'd like to invite all ERCA members, plus their families and friends to come along to our ERCA farewell dinner and wish our intrepid comrades the very best of luck on their P2P adventure. The dinner will be held in Melbourne - the full details are:

Where: The Spread Eagle Hotel, Coppin Room
372 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121
https://www.spreadeagle.com.au/

When: Thursday 23 May 2019, 7 pm.

Please RSVP by Friday 17 May to Paul Kirkham:

ERCA 2019 Events Calendar

March 12, 2019

Check out all the social events, club run, rallies and other fun stuff we have in store for ERCA Members in 2019.

The Black Stump Tour of Central West, NSW

March 27, 2019

March 28 - 30, 2019. The Black Stump Tour is a gravel and tarmac event with various levels of competition - Ideal for Endurance rally style cars. It's not too late to join in and is a great fun weekend of competition.

Special Resolution Vote - 18th March 2019

February 24, 2019

The club has received a proposal to introduce a new class of members.  The committee have accepted the proposal, however requires a General Meeting of the club to pass this resolution. We will be holding a General Meeting on Monday 18 March to allow members to vote on this resolution.

ERCA July 2018 Newsletter

July 04, 2018

The July 2018 ERCA newsletter in now available for download with a great new look thanks to the creative talents of our president - Rhys Timms!

ERCA COTT Gala Dinner

September 03, 2018

To celebrate the finish of our COTT adventure we are holding a Gala Dinner at Sydney's newest and most prestigious hotel - The Sofitel Darling Harbor. We would like to invite all our ERCA members, friends and family. Why not make up a table and share rally stories with everyone - it will be a great night. To book tickets click on the button below.

NSW ERCA Chapter Club Run - Sunday 8 July 2018

July 07, 2018

The First ERCA NSW Chapter Club Run takes place on Sunday 8 July.  This will be a very pleasant and scenic drive from Pennant Hills to Wollombi and is open top 

2018 Classic Outback Trial Tour Cocktail Party

August 05, 2018

On Monday 6 August 2018 at 7:30pm we are holding a Welcome Cocktail Party for all of our COTT Participants and we would like to invite all of our ERCA members, their families and friends to come along and catch up with your rally friends and enthusiasts.

DETAILS:

RACV Club - Melbourne

501 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

ERCA Feb /March 2018 Newsletter

March 02, 2018

Phillip Island Classic 2018, Christmas Party Report, COTT Update and more.....

ERCA Club Run & Display - Phillip Island Historics Sunday 11th March

January 28, 2018

The Phillip Island Classic is one of Australia’s best Historic Motor Racing Festivals. This year the event will be celebrating 50 years of Formula 5000 with a field of more than 30 thundering F5000 monsters from Australia and New Zealand. ERCA has been invited to enter a Club Display and we have a limited number of passes available for members.

Regularity Navigation Course

December 16, 2017

Are you planning to compete in an Endurance Rally soon and want to sharpen up your Regularity Navigation skills? Experienced Rally Navigator Matt Bryson is running a training course in January 2018 focusing on Regularity Navigation. 

For More information click the link below.

Rally Car For Sale

December 14, 2017

Want to get into Endurance Rallying the easy way? Buy a car someone else has already done all the hard work on. Or maybe you want another rally car to add to your collection. Either way here's your chance to secure an Iconic Aussie 1968 Holden that's basically ready to go rallying!

COTT Day 1 Recce Report

December 09, 2017

Paul and Mariella Kirkham's Recce report of COTT Day 1 - Melbourne to Warrnambool. To download click the link below.

ERCA Newsletter Nov 2017

November 21, 2017

Our November Newsletter has the latest updates on COTT, other social activities plus much more.

ERCA October 2017 Newsletter

October 05, 2017

All the latest information and updates from ERCA including the Event Entry forms for the 2018 COTT.

A Few More COTT Place are Available!!

September 23, 2017

The COT organisers have agreed to allow a few extra ERCA cars into the regularity event event which means we can push the numbers up to 32 if we have the interest - so that means there are a few more places available.

ERCA Club Display - Historic Sandown Nov 12th 2017

August 26, 2017

Historic Sandown is presented by the Victorian Historic Racing Register, assisted by the MG Car Club of Victoria. More than 40 events over two days will be run, with four hundred racing sports and touring cars including ‘big banger’ sports cars and F5000’s. If we can get enough cars together we are planning a club display to showcase our Endurance Rally Cars and our special brand of historic motorsport. 

Christmas Winery Run - 26th November 2017

August 25, 2017

Club Members Phil and Lindy Blunden have graciously offered to host a BBQ lunch for ERCA Club members at their winery located on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Phil and Lindy have offered to supply salads and the club will organise some meat, so it should be a great day. It will also give us a chance to sample some of their wines which we are reliably informed are great! We are also planning to hold our Annual General Meeting while down there.  For more information click the link below.

COTT is Full!

August 09, 2017

We have had a fantastic response to our Classic Outback Trial Tour with a full field of 30 entries received. If you missed out we are taking names on a waiting list in case any more places become available.

ERCA Newsletter August 2017

August 03, 2017

The latest club news including more information about the 2018 COTT and a few other great events for ERCA Members.

ERCA COTT 2018 Updated Brochure

July 28, 2017

We've updated the COTT route and provided more information about our fantastic outback adventure next year. Download the latest info here.

COTT Route Extended

June 19, 2017

After consultation with club members and past participants we have added some extra days into our touring route to allow our COTT participants to explore and enjoy some of the great highlights of outback and country Australia.

Download our May 2017 Classic Outback Trial Tour Newsletter

May 26, 2017

The Classic Outback Trial Tour is on in August 2018 with a special regularity class for ERCA Members. Download our latest newsletter to find out how you can join the adventure. 

2018 COTT Participants List

May 27, 2017

We've had a great response to our 2018 COTT event so far. See who is planning to participate. Places are filling fast so if you'd like to get involved - act now!

Classic Outback Trial Tour 2018

March 06, 2017

ERCA have partnered with The Classic Outback Trial, one of Australia's most iconic Historic rallying events. The Tour will run from 10 Aug - 2 Sept 2018. If you would like to experience the grandeur of Outback Australia in your endurance rally car with a group of other ERCA comrades - this event is for you!

ERCA Dinner Update

February 01, 2017

The ERCA Annual Dinner on February 18, 2017 in Sydney was a fantastic success.  Thanks to everyone who attended. For a run down on the festivities follow the link.  

Download Our Latest Newsletter

January 29, 2017

Click on the links below to download the 2017 Feb/March Edition of our ERCA Newsletter. 

ERCA Inaugural Dinner

February 17, 2017

Just a  few weeks away from our first ever Annual Dinner to be held in Sydney on the 18th of February 2017. The dinner will be at Pier One, a great venue right on Sydney's famous harbour in the shadows of the Harbour Bridge. It promises to be a great opportunity for all Australian and New Zealand endurance rally enthusiasts to catch up, renew friendships, swap stories and celebrate the joy of endurance rallying. THERE ARE STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE!

 

You can book tickets now online by clicking the link below.

Victorian ERCA Get Together

October 27, 2016

Our first official ERCA event on Friday the 28th of October was a great success. Over 20 rally enthusiast gathered at Bells Hotel in South Melbourne for a few drinks, dinner and a bit of fun with Quizmaster - Rhys Timms. The room was decorated with the help of Pete Washington who printed plenty of banners and pictures of past events and historical rally pictures. We were also treated to some  rally videos.  Thanks to everyone who came along to make  the night a success. Next event is our Annual Dinner in February. Don't miss it!

Our First Club Permit!

August 08, 2016

Pedro the Peugeot is Mary and Blair Healy's newly completed Peugeot 404 which is being prepared for the ERA Inca Rally in South America that starts in November 2016. Pedro was built in Sydney with the help of Matt Bryson.

 

ERCA has recently been accepted by Vic Roads as an Approved Vehicle Club which allows the club to approve Club Permits. And Pedro is the first car belonging to and ERCA Club Member who has been approved for a Victorian Club Permit.

Well done Healys!

Meet out New Patron

July 26, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that Gerry Crown, a veteran of the Australian rally scene, winner of two Peking to Paris Rallies, plus a host of other rally achievements, has graciously agreed to become the Patron of the Endurance Rally Club of Australia. Gerry, along with navigator Matt Bryson has only recently completed his 6th Peking to Paris where they finished a very creditable 6th place in the Classics. We are looking forward to catching up with Gerry soon, hopefully at our ERCA dinner that will be coming up in the near future.

ERCA Is Formed

July 31, 2016

After a few years of talking we've finally got ourselves organised and  formed the Endurance Rally Club of Australia, or ERCA. The club is designed to cater for Aussies who have participated in one or more endurance rally events that are run by organisations like the Endurance Rally Association in the UK. Some of the events our members have competed in include:

  • The Peking to Paris

  • The Road to Mandalay

  • The Classic Safari

  • Trans America

We hope you enjoy looking around our website. If you would like to get more information about ERCA you can ask us your questions by clicking on button below.

The 2016 Peking to Paris Results

July 15, 2016

Well the 2016 Peking to Paris is over and what an epic event it was. Congratulations to veryone who took part, particularly the Aussie contingent. It was great to see so mant Australian teams and cars doing well, with Mark Pickering and Dave Boddy leading home the Classics and taking outright honours in their Datsun 240Z. For a full report on this great rally click on the picture or the button below.