Australian Rally History

by Tom Snooks
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1990 Australian Safari

vehicle crossing the Daily River

Competitor crossing the Daly River in the NT. 

The 1990 Australian Safari was another gruelling event, this year covering 6,500 kilometres, of which 2,990 kilometres (or 46%) were contained in special stages. The event was once again conducted between Sydney and Darwin.

The event was being considered as a round of the planned ‘World Cup for Raids’ being planned by the Federation de l’Automobile (FIA) and was observed for the FIA by a senior observer. His report was very heartening, stating the Safari could hold its own in any company in the world with regard to both the terrain and course selection, as well as the event’s organisation.

1990 took the event through South Australia for the first time, taking in country in the state’s north east as the course travelled from New South Wales to the Northern Territory.

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1990 AUstralian SAFARI