| 07/05/2016 09:00 AM
The Gippsland Vehicle Collection is holding a rally to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the Sale to Yarram Motor Service. The rally will assemble at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection (1A Sale Rd, Maffra) at 9am, Saturday 7 May, and arrive in Yarram for lunch at about 12pm, before returning to Maffra for a rally dinner. The rally is being organised by Ian Kennedy, who is known for running well-oiled events that are always great fun. It will travel via Sale, Longford, Stradbroke, Giffard West, Darriman and Woodside, taking in some great rural and coastal vistas along the way. The distance is 90 kilometres. Guest speaker at the dinner will be John McCombe, who will be talking about his adventures as part of the Bondi to the Baltic trip that took place last year, and which featured a 1920 Dodge and a 1927 Whippet. The journey included a test run from Sydney to Perth via Birdsville, Alice Springs and the Western Australian Desert, before the journey proper departed from Bangkok and went through Laos, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Finland. His presentation includes many great travel stories as well as vehicle stories, so has a broad appeal.There is a $15 nomination fee per car for the rally and the dinner will cost $28 per head. You can download an application form at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection website.