The 2022 Lock and Load Transport Alpine Rally of East Gippsland starts in the Victorian coastal town of Lakes Entrance on Thursday 1 December.
It will finish four days later, also at Lakes Entrance, on Sunday 3 December.
This year’s Alpine Rally will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the very first Australian Alpine Rally run in 1921. It is the longest running motor sport event in Australia.
Whilst the actual 100 year anniversary expired in 2021, last year’s event had to be postponed in line with movement restrictions imposed due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
The extra time has given the Alpine Organisers an opportunity to refine plans and improve the event for all the stakeholders, including competitors, crews, the local communities and rally spectators.
With the field limit set at 100, entries are sure to be oversubscribed. Entries will open at 10.00 hrs (AEST) on Sunday 14 August and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
The rally will start with three stages close to Lakes Entrance on Thursday afternoon; ten stages on Friday in the Orbost area; eight longish stages on Saturday, which takes in a visit to Omeo before going back to Bairnsdale and the final five stages will be on Sunday in the forests surrounding Bruthen.
All up Special Stage distance is close to 450 kilometres, with a total distance of around 1000 kilometres.
The 2022 Lock and Load Alpine Rally of East Gippsland will cater for two-wheel drive cars only.
More information regarding vehicle eligibility, apparel, entry procedures and other important information can be found under Competitor Guidance on the website.