Never been spectating before? Even if you have, James Nixon has a few things for you to keep in mind while planning your trip to spectate on the Alpine. Be a great neighbour Getting the use of these forests relies on us, all of us, behaving perfectly. Each resident we pass must give us their … Continue reading Spectating 101 – tips for Spectating at The Alpine
Trevor Shelton from the Rally Museum in Coffs Harbour has once again produced a stunning diorama of the podium position cars from the 2017 event. This awesome, one-off diorama will be the subject of a silent auction to be held during the Celebration Dinner in Lakes Entrance on Sunday December 1st. You will need to … Continue reading 2017 Alpine Diorama to be Auctioned.
So, with just 30 days to go until the start of the 2019 Alpine Rally of East Gippsland, are you ready? The organising team are on track, the roadbooks are off to the printer and most of our other documentation is almost finished or ready to print, we have most of our permissions and the … Continue reading 30 Days to Go. Are you Ready?
The Alpine Rally is called that for a reason – it goes up into the mountains. In the past we’ve heard suggestions that we cannot be running a “real” Alpine in a beachside town like Lakes Entrance – but nothing could be further from the truth. While Lakes Entrance IS a beachside town, with the … Continue reading The mountains are calling
Firstly, we are all exhausted, it's been a massive three days. As we finished stage 18, the last one, we all agreed that it was a tough, challenging event physically and mentally but we were also excited at how good the roads are. This really is an event that will reward a strong team effort. … Continue reading Feedback and observations from the Alpine Course Check – 13/10
I am often asked 'What makes the Alpine so successful?' and my response is; it's the location, the great roads, the organisation, the people, the chance to mix with other competitors from all over, the relaxed atmosphere, the last event of the year but most of all it's "the vibe" to borrow a phrase from … Continue reading The Alpine…”It’s all about the Vibe”
The Alpine team is trying out a few new tools in the lead up to the 2019 event… we’re trying to make better use of “smart technology” to save us some time and to make our jobs a bit easier. Many of the tools we’re using are focused on information sharing and collaboration. This is … Continue reading We’re zooming along…
2019 will be the ninth Alpine to be conducted out of Lakes Entrance. Our first East Gippsland Alpine was in 2003, after we moved out of our previous Bright base due to problems with the landlord. Since 2003 we have run lots of stages - some good and some not so good. And some held … Continue reading On the road again… the 2019 Alpine
Sunset over the Gippsland Lakes was beautiful… and yes, we were enjoying the view. This was our first survey trip for the 2019 Alpine and we’d had a really good day. We’d just had a pleasant dinner at the recently reopened Kalimna Hotel - good pub meals featuring local produce, washed down with some excellent … Continue reading Roadworks ahead…