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.
Site / location
Who ran it / organised it
1st to 5th
1969 - 1973
Yarrangobilly along Snowy Mountains Highway
6th to 25th
1974 - 1993
Perkins Flat at Brindabella
Paul Giles up to 1988 then others.
Paul Giles' last rally
Not the Alpine Rally (Unoffical rally)
No one but Tony Rowe had the rally badges struck
25th to the 26th
Beside the Goodradigbee River not far from the bridge
Neil and Noeline Seagrim's farm at Brindabella
Return to Yarrangobilly for the 100th anniversary of Coterill's Cottage.
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
Neil Seagrim's farm at Brindabella in order to make Yarrangobilly the site for the 40th anniversary.
Yarrangobilly for the 40th anniversary
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")
Yarrangobilly - along the Snowy Mountains Highway
Still looking for a site. Any suggestions? (June 2017)
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.