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Australian Alpine Motorcycle Rally

The Alpine Motorcycle Rally is Australia's oldest running motorcycle rally and it was originally organised by Paul Giles. The first rally was held in 1969 near Yarrangobilly Caves along the Snowy Mountains Highway. In those days the Highway was dirt. Paul died on the night of the 30th Rally that he had started so many years ago.

Up until 2016 the rally alternated between two sites. (Neil Seagrim's "Tinut" farm at Brindabella and near the Yarrangobilly Bridge / Coterill's Cottage). 2016 was the last year the rally was held at "Tinut".  Below is the history of where the rally has been held over the years since 1969.

Number
Year
Site / location
Who ran it / organised it
1st to 5th
1969 - 1973
Yarrangobilly along Snowy Mountains Highway Paul Giles
6th to 25th
1974 - 1993
Perkins Flat at Brindabella Paul Giles up to 1988 then others.
20th
1988
  Paul Giles' last rally
1989
Not the Alpine Rally (Unoffical rally) No one but Tony Rowe had the rally badges struck
25th to the 26th
1994 -1996
Beside the Goodradigbee River not far from the bridge Henning Jorgensen
28th
1997
Neil and Noeline Seagrim's farm at Brindabella Henning Jorgensen
29th
1998
Return to Yarrangobilly for the 100th anniversary of Coterill's Cottage. Henning Jorgensen
30th
June 12th 1999
On the Saturday night of the Alpine Rally (Rally held at Brindabella) Paul Giles died
30th - 38th
1999 - 2007
Odd years at Neil Seagrim's and Even years at Yarrangobilly Henning Jorgensen
39th
2008
Neil Seagrim's farm at Brindabella in order to make Yarrangobilly the site for the 40th anniversary. Henning Jorgensen
40th
2009
Yarrangobilly for the 40th anniversary Henning Jorgensen
41st - 47th
2010 - 2016
Even years at Neil Seagrim's Farm and odd years at Yarrangobilly (2016 was the last one to be held at Neil Seagrim's Farm - "Tinut") Henning Jorgensen
48th
2017
Yarrangobilly - along the Snowy Mountains Highway Henning Jorgensen
49th
  Still looking for a site.  Any suggestions? (June 2017)  
Adapted from the Alpine Rally facebook page. Click here to visit the facebook page


Yarrangobilly Bridge site near Coterill's Cottage along the Snowy Mountains Highway

 


I believe this was the location of the modern day rally site when it was held on the banks of the Goodradigbee River at "Tinut"

 

I believe the co-ordinates of the original Yarrangobilly Bridge site are -35.652452, 148.462460 . The Original Perkins Flat site, I believe, are -35.452543, 148.720027but if anyone has the correct location please let me know.

 

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