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2018 AMH Rally of the Bay

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The 2018 AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay will be run on the best roads we can find in the Batemans Bay area on Saturday 11 August 2018.

This year we are proud to be a round of the MTA NSW Rally Championship, the Focus on Furniture & Bedding Victorian Rally Championship, the East Coast Classic Rally Series and the ACT Regional Rally Series.

In addition we will be running an Introductory Rally on 4 of the event stages – an opportunity for people to “test out” the idea of rallying without requiring a significant investment in equipment.

We have a new Rally Headquarters, After Party Venue and Accommodation Partner for this year – the Coachhouse Marina Resort in Beach Rd … they have plenty of accommodation options and a lot of parking areas suitable for trailers and so on – the Saturday night presentation will be held in a large Marquee here so those staying on-site won’t have far to walk home!

The Service Park will be at Corrigans Beach Reserve (the same place as 2017) and there is plenty of space for everyone to service – some food will be for sale and there are shops nearby, as well as water views and a beach for your service crew to pass the time while you are out having fun on those roads.

A Ceremonial Start will be held in the main street of Batemans Bay on Saturday morning as in previous years.

The “Bay Stages” part of the event is the NSW & Victorian Championship competition with 9 stages and the first car starting at 10am from the Ceremonial Start – no heading back to the service park this year for these crews.

The rest of the field starts from Stage 2 so their actual start will be from the service park a bit later. Everyone is required to attend the Ceremonial Start and then competitors in the “Bay Classic” (ECCRS), “Bay Ramble” (ACT Series & Allcomers)  and the “Bay Meander” (Introductory Rally) competitions will head back to the service park to await their due start time – which of course will depend on how many starters there are in the “Bay Stages”.  Of course we’re hoping there will be plenty of entries and a long wait while the VIC & NSW Championship field runs through Stage 1 …

The stages this year are a mixture of tried and true favourites – naturally there are some variations – and the final stage is one that it hasn’t been possible to run for a few years but is now in great condition and is sure to provide a memorable finish to the event – even though it is run at night (yes you will need to provide the light, lots of light!)

There are quite a few options for entering the event, which are outlined below, and will be more fully explained in the Supplementary Regulations.  Rest assured there is an option for everyone to be involved and plenty of chances to get an award or two for your efforts (the awards & trophy list has around 45 awards listed (90 if you count the Drivers & Co-Drivers separately)

The Bay Stages is run as a State Championship level event so Frontal Head Restraints and all the appropriate apparel will be required .. and is HIGHLY recommended for everyone (you will all need this level in 2019 so why not beat the rush and start wearing it as soon as possible).

Rallysafe is compulsory for EVERYONE (including the Introductory Rally) so if you don’t already have the installation kit it’s time to head to the Rallysafe website store and get what is required (if you are doing the Introductory Rally please contact us at BEFORE you buy anything as there are some different options for you).

The VRC may ONLY be contested on the event roadbook.

Crews contesting the MTA NSW Rally Championship have the option to run either using pacenotes or the roadbook. Championship points will be evenly divided between the two groups.

Reconnaissance for those entering to run any part of the event on pacenotes will be allowed from the weekend of the Narooma Rally (July 21st 2018) onwards – you need to have entered the event and follow the instructions in the Supplementary Regulations in order to get maps, roadbook and so on!  Smoothline notes will be available for purchase for this event.

The roads in the area are in excellent condition and promise to make it a challenging and rewarding event. We look forward to seeing you there as part of a full field – or as an official (we need lots of those so if you can spare us a day please send us an email or give Ian a call on 0425 378 048.)



Type Heat Stages Comp Km Tot Km
Bay Stages State Championship Permit 1 4 49.7 151.6
2 5 65.7 200.1
Total Distances 9 115.4 351.7
Entry Fee $685
Entry Options
MTA NSW Championship Pacenoted
MTA NSW Championship Roadbook
Focus on Furniture & Bedding VRC Roadbook
2WD Rally Championship Roadbook
Clubman Award Roadbook
Novice Award Roadbook
Fiesta Rally Series Roadbook
Grant Walker Excel Series Roadbook
No Point Scoring Either
Bay Classic Multiclub Permit 1 3 30 101
2 5 65.7 200.1
Total Distances 8 95.7 301.1
Entry Fee $635
Entry Options
East Coast Classic Rally Series Either
Bay Ramble Multiclub Permit No Heats 8 95.7 301.1
Entry Fee $635
Entry Options
ACT Regional Rally Series Either
Allcomers Either
Bay Meander Introductory Rally No Heats 4 49.7 186.2
Entry Fee $340
Roadbook Only – No Reconnaissance


Saturday August 11 2018
TC Stage Name SS Dist Liaison Dist Total Dist Time Allowed Car 1   Last Car Late Time
Heat 1 – Section 1
TC 0 Start         10:00   12:20 12:50
TC 1   26.44 26.44 0:30 10:30   12:50 13:20
SS1 19.64       10:33   12:53 13:23
TC 2   20.12 39.76 0:50 11:23   13:43 14:13
SS2 12.39       11:26   13:46 14:16
TC 3   4.80 17.19 0:20 11:46   14:06 14:36
SS3 9.94       11:49   14:09 14:39
TC 4   11.46 21.40 0:25 12:14   14:34 15:04
SS4 7.71       12:17   14:37 15:07
TC 4A Service A In   39.08 46.79 0:55 13:12   15:32 16:02
  Service A 49.68 101.90 151.58 0:40        
Heat 2 – Section 1
TC 4B Service A Out /

Regroup A In

        13:52   16:16 16:46
TC 4C Regroup A Out       0:15 14:07   16:31 17:01
TC 5     30.08 30.08 0:35 14:42   17:02 17:32
SS5   19.64       14:45   17:05 17:35
TC 6     20.12 39.76 0:50 15:35   17:55 18:25
SS6   15.13       15:38   17:58 18:28
TC 7     4.80 19.93 0:25 16:03   18:23 18:53
SS7   9.94       16:06   18:26 18:56
TC 8     11.46 21.40 0:25 16:31   18:51 19:21
SS8   7.71       16:34   18:54 19:24
TC 8A Service B In   39.08 46.79 0:55 17:29   19:49 20:19
  Service B 52.42 105.54 157.96 0:40        
Heat 2 – Section 2
TC 8B Service B Out /

Regroup B In

        18:09   20:33 21:03
TC 8C Regroup B Out       0:15 18:24   20:48 21:18
TC 9     13.55 13.55 0:20 18:44   21:08 21:38
SS9   13.28     18:47   21:11 21:41
TC 9A Finish   16.40 29.68 0:35 19:22 E 21:46 22:16
  Section 3 13.28 29.95 43.23          
  Total 115.38 237.39 352.77          


CAMS Car Club Challenge winners!!!

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Four of NSSCC’s faster Tarmac Rallysprint drivers teamed up yesterday for the NSW Round of the CAMS new ‘Car Club Challenge’, held at the Ringwood Hillclimb Circuit north of Newcastle representing NSSCC.

All teams were awarded points by how their members best times compared to the existing track record in each cars class, with our guys all in their Mitsubishi Evos.  All four went under the old mark through the day a number of times and thus, NSSCC won the day.

Well done to Phil Heafey, David Finnimore, David Isaacs and Pete Howard on a great day. The winning club also won $2500, so a great day for NSSCC!!!

CAMS Manual of Motor Sport for 2017

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CAMS has published the first section of the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport for 2017, online, which includes the following:

CAMS National Competition Rules; and
General Requirements for Cars and Drivers, or otherwise referred to as the ‘Schedules’ which cover the Safety requirements across the sport.

A Bulletin has been published which provides a brief on the changes to the General Requirements.

CAMS is now working through the final updates to the online CAMS Manual of Motor Sport for 2017 for each Motor Sport discipline, which include Race, Rally, Off Road, Historic, Speed and Autotest sections. Further communication when these sections are available for download will be communicated shortly.

If you have any enquiries in regards to the CAMS Manual please contact the CAMS Technical department via email:

NSSCC Club Life Members

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The following people have been recognised with NSSCC’s ‘life membership’ due to their longstanding contribution and membership of our club. This organisation would not be the enjoyable and successful entity that it is today without their incredible support over the years:

Geoffrey Adams

George Aungle

Howard Croswell

Howard Grove

Malcolm Keeler

Helen Nicholls

Mitchell Keith Nicholls

Chris Peck

Kym Peck

Laurie Powell

Kay Eilynn Riley-Williams

Carol Sparkes

John Douglas Sparkes

John Stranger

Jon Thomson

Elizabeth Tyler

Roger Way

Jeffrey Woods

Khanacross confirmed for next Sunday the 18th of September – free entry for juniors!!!

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Following on from the success of the May Khanacross, the NSSCC Committee have planned s multi-club khana event on the grass car parks at Sydney International Dragway on Sunday the 18th of September.

This event will be focused more towards junior drivers and is sponsored by ‘Drive To Survive’, with 3 lucky junior entrants being presented with defensive driving program certificates worth over $800.

In addition, the club will be applying for the CAMS Driver Development Program grant to assist with entry fees – confirmed as free for under 18’s!!! The day will focus on practice, education and above all, fun for club members and Khanacross fans alike! Keep an eye out on the NSSCC website and Facebook page for further details on this grassroots-friendly event.

Held at the geographical heart of Sydney (Western Sydney International Dragway at Eastern Creek),


Sunday, May 18th, 9am

$80 for Adults,
Free for juniors

Stage Distance less than 1km
Min 4, max 12 tests (must go around in the right order)

Oliver Sellars 0431 048 768
Angus Fraser 0407 209 245

Road rego is not required for cars so long as they have passed scrutineering

Up to 4 drivers per car

CAMS L2NS licence
Day licences also available on site

Multiclub, must be a member of a CAMS club

Scrutineering will be available early at the event however it is highly recommended to have this organised prior to the day by means of regional scruitineering

Up to 4 drivers per car

Not required