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RACV 80 Years' Great Ocean Road Celebration Tour

24-28 November 2012 - A five-day pre-war motoring tour to celebrate the iconic road's opening

Organised by The Vintage Sports Car Club of Victoria

 

The tour was the brainchild of this web site's founder, Charles Rogers. 50 pre-war vehicles (from 1908 to 1939 examples) entered the tour, with 45 taking part.

An articles will be posted at a later date, but please find below links to photo galleries & copies of the newspaper articles the tour attracted.

Photos taken by Charles Rogers - click here

Photos of various functions by S. Rogers & D. Vallata

Saturday - Shrine of Remembrance - click here

Saturday - Geelong - Johnstone Park - click here

Sunday Lorne foreshore display - click here

Sunday - roadside shots at Big Hill - click here

Monday - footage taken at the Sunrise filming - click here

Monday - Grand Pacific road opening event - click here

Monday - Grand Pacific Hotel Gala Dinner - click here

Tuesday - Turtons Track, Otway Ranges road closure action shots- click here

Tuesday - Otway Fly & surrounds visit - click here

Tuesday - Port Campbell display & sunset at the Apostles - click here

Wednesday - Warrnambool party at Flagstaff Hill - click here

Wednesday - Port Fairy street party - click here

Photos courtesy of Bill Hunter

Photos taken Saturday 24 November - click here

Photos taken Sunday 25 November - click here

 

You Tube footage

Channel Seven morning program, Sunrise - click here

Great Ocean Road online footage - click here

Mark & Susan Burns (entrant) footage - click here

 

Newspaper clippings:

06.12.12 ECHO - Lorne Heritage Centre plans launched – click here

09.2012 Spirit - Qantas Link magazine – click here

11.2012 Just Cars Magazine free advertisement – click here

12.2012 Talking Heads newspaper - Barwon Heads – click here

15.11.2012 ECHO – click here

22.11.2012 Apollo Bay News – click here

22.11.2012 Surf Coast Echo – click here

24.11.2012 Geelong Advertiser – click here

24.11.2012 The Age – click here

26.11.2012 Geelong Advertiser - second article – click here

26.11.2012 Geelong Advertiser – click here

27.11.2012 Bellarine Times – click here

27.11.2012 Geelong Advertiser centre page photo spread – click here

27.11.2012 Geelong Advertiser – click here

27.11.2012 Herald Sun – click here

27.11.2012 Surf Coast Times – click here

29.11.2012 ECHO – click here

29.11.2012 VSCC December newsletter – click here

29.11.2012 Warrnambool Standard – click here

30.09.2012 Bay to Birdwood programme - free advertisement – click here

Updated: 20 January, 2013

 

© Charles Rogers 2006-09