Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Down Under Tour - Itinerary


The organisers of this event would like any members or other car enthusiasts along the route to drop in and say hello when we are in their area.     

Day 1   Wednesday 20/3  Wandin Reserve to San Remo  
                Silverwater Resort  17 Potters Hill Road 

Day 2   Thursday 21/3   Sights around Phillip Island       
             Silverwater Resort

Day 3   Friday 22/3   San Remo to Lakes Entrance  via Sale     
             Bellevue on the Lakes 201 Esplanade,

Day 4   Saturday 23/3  Sights around Lakes Entrance
             Bellevue on the Lakes

Day 5   Sunday 24/3     Lakes Entrance to Bermagui via Marlo   
              Harbour View Motel 56-58 Lamont St,

Day 6   Monday 25/3    Sights around Bermagui & Central Tilba
             Harbour View Motel

Day 7   Tuesday 26/3 Bermagui to Goulburn via Batehaven  
             Mercure, Goulburn  2 Lockyer St

Day 8   Wednesday 27/3 Goulburn to Leura   via Oberon   
             Fairmont Resort  1 Sublime Point Road,

Day 9   Thursday 28/3    Leura to Sydney

Day 10    Friday 29/3       Sydney to Leura 
                Fairmont Resort 1 Sublime Point Road

Day 11    Saturday 30/3    Leura to Cowra   via Bathurst   
                Cowra Services Club    101 Brisbane St        

Day 12    Sunday 31/3    Sights around Cowra
                Cowra Services Club

Day 13    Monday 1/4      Cowra to Canberra   via Yass
                Knightsbridge Apartments, 3 Leichhardt St, Kingston

Day 14    Tuesday 2/4     Sights around Canberra
                Knightsbridge Apartments

Day 15    Wednesday 3/4    Sights around Canberra
                Knightsbridge Apartments

Day 16    Thursday 4/4     Sights around Canberra
                Knightsbridge Apartments

Day 17    Friday 5/4    Canberra to Tumut via Cooma
                 Tumut Valley Motel   Cnr Snowy Mountain Highway & Bundara Cres.
Day 18    Saturday 6/4    Sights around Tumut & Adelong
                 Tumut Valley Motel

Day 19    Sunday 7/4   Tumut to Albury  - National Rally   
                 Hovell Tree Inn, 614 Hovell St Albury, NSW  

Friday, February 15, 2019

Down Under Centenary Tour Outline

See picture for an outline of the tour route.

We will be in most of the named towns along the route for two days, except Canberra where we will be 4 days, itinirary will be posted soon.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Alvis Centenary Down Under Tour, Preview



20/3-7/4 2019

The tour is fast approaching so we thought some background might be a good idea.

For those who aren't aware (and you should be by now), Alvis were a relatively small Automotive manufacturer who made cars from approximately 1919 until production ceased in 1967. During this time the company also produced armored vehicles, aircraft engines and medical equipment. After car production ceased the company continued to produce military vehicles, becoming one of the largest in the world until their eventual takeover by BAE Systems in 2004. With the takeover by BAE Systems, the Alvis name once again became available and was acquired by Red Triangle Services who had been producing spares for Alvis cars since production ceased in 1967. The Alvis Car Company is once producing complete cars.

The roots of the company are a little grey so although the Centenary celebrations will begin in Australia in 2019 there will be numerous events all over the world being held in both 2019 and 2020. We hope to be able to report on a number of these however we will begin with our own event in 2019.

The Down Under Tour will travel through southern and eastern Victoria, then south eastern NSW and ACT before finishing at the Alvis National Rally being held in Albury (we will report on this as well).

The start will be at Wandin North Railway Reserve and all are welcome to come along and send us of on our adventure.

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