Apr 21 2018

We are here for a good time at Mitta

Besides running the best event we can for competitors, before and after the action in the forest, forget about interstate rivalry, we want to have a good time.

Friday night will be an opportunity to catch up with old friends at Book In at the new Mitta Mitta Multi Purpose Centre and enjoy a pasta meal put on by the locals.  Meals will be limited to the bar at the Mitta Pub due to a prior booking for a wedding.  Meals will be available at Dartmouth pub, for those staying there.

On Saturday morning, the traditional bacon and egg rolls will be available for breakfast at Rally HQ as well as normal continental breakfast.  They will be serving food throughout the day.

After the competition is over and everyone is in, there is a podium presentation and champagne spray on the oval below Rally HQ, then it is off to the Mitta Pub after a quick clean up.  For those staying at Dartmouth there is a special bus put on to ferry people in at 6pm and back again at 11 pm.

Presentations get underway at 8.30pm with a quick party tape capturing the highlights of the day.  This is put together by a local car club crew, not the NSW or VRC championship vision providers.  Last year their drone captured the early morning misty magic of the service park, the action in the mountains, and Wal Lee’s excursion through the fence into a channel.

Steve Bowen, another local car club member and well known MC and DJwill compere proceedings as well as provide some background mood music.  Being an Evo competitor he should enjoy interviewing our event patron, Jeff Beaumont before handing out the traditional Mitta glassware.

2017 Mitta Mountain Rally winners; Glen Raymond and

Kate Catford with their glass coffins

This year each competitor will receive a Mitta Mountain Rally clothing momento.  We are not sure what to call them as they have so many names or uses, ranging from neck tube, snood, bandana, skull cap, head band, endless scarf, pirate hut… and so on.  They will be just the thing for cool autumn mornings in the Mitta Valley.  By late Saturday evening we might see some more innovative applications, such as blindfold, miniskirt, or boobtube.  You will have to be there to see it!

Mitta road Director, Tod Reed modelling in hat mode and keeping his bare head warm.