Riley National Rallies

National Rally Phillip Island Vic. 2017


Just a reminder to those members who are on our list, final date for receipt of your Entry Forms and payment, is due September 30th. That means if I  haven’t received your entry, your place will be allocated to someone on the waiting list. Marg.


The big news is that with the change of date for the F1 Melb. Grand Prix, the VHRR Historic race meeting at Phillip Island will now be held on 18th & 19th March. Although this will be great for anyone wishing to attend the races on Sunday  before checking in to Ramada, it will mean LOTS of traffic late Sunday afternoon. We highly recommend that you arrive at Ramada by mid- afternoon if possible, to avoid the grid-lock of cars trying to get back to Cowes when the races finish. Monday morning we will have a later start to our day to avoid the traffic leaving the island.


The Riley Motor Club of Victoria’s 2017 National Rally

“Rileys at the Island 2017” will be held from 19th to 23rd March at Ramada Resort, near Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria.
Expressions of Interest have almost reached our maximum limit, but we may have a waiting list for possible cancellations. All evening meals will be onsite at Ramada, which is why we have a strict limit of 160, with no possibility of increasing numbers.
Our programme commences with Registration and a Welcome Dinner on Sunday 19th.
Monday we will have a couple of very short drives around the island, visiting the Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Heritage Farm, before a casual BBQ Dinner back at Ramada.
Tuesday will be spent off the island, touring the hills and coast of South Gippsland. We will have an Observation Quiz including an optional navigating section, to decide the Conrod Trophy. (Please note that drivers in modern cars will not be eligible for Conrod Trophy points or prizes) In the evening, buses will take us to visit the world famous Penguin Parade.
On Wednesday, we will have a choice of attractions for you visit on the island, including the Grand Prix Circuit, before the Presentation Dinner in the evening.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone IN THEIR RILEYS (Finish that restoration NOW!)
Note: The historic car race meeting at the island is usually on the week before our rally – Labour Day long weekend March 11/12/13th. These dates are yet to be confirmed. You may wish to extend your visit to attend. Also the Melb. F1 Grand Prix is possibly on Sunday 19th March TBC.

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brochure … Rileys at the Island 2017

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We’ve had a huge interest in our National Rally to be held next March. Members have taken my advice to get in early and by the time you read this we are almost certain to have reached our maximum limit for entries. Ramada Resort Phillip Island have managed to re-configure the layout of the function room to give us a bit more space to fit 160 people. Unfortunately, we cannot accept more than that number for evening meals. So we may have a waiting list for possible cancellations.

All of those entrants with Rileys under restoration, you now have a target date for completion. We’d all love to see those newly restored Riley 9’s running around the island, as it’s the ideal spot for it. Get working now! We don’t want to see a repeat of the situation in Merimbula, where half the cars were modern. Please come in your RILEY.

National Rally Merimbula 2016

Photos Doug Andrews (President)

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Rally in the Valley 2015

Photos by Brian Graham and Jim Carr







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