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Competition results for the category: Longest Distance Travelled to Rally

CompetitionOwner/DriverCarPositionResulting timeNotes
Concours d'Elegance - 1971 CoomaRobert WoodsSapphire MK I1C341798 A new perpetual trophy for the person who travelled the longest distance to attend the Rally was awarded to Robert Woods who came from Port Moresby to Sydney by plane. His car was garaged at Wellington NSW and after picking it up, he travelled via Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide and then back to Cooma to attend the event (Robert has obviously a very poor sense of direction and/or no GPS). The Mk1 Sapphire travelled around 4,200 kilometres on this journey.
Concours d'Elegance - 1972 NarranderaTony MorrisStation Coupe (1950)1C189336 Tony Morris travelled from Minnipa in South Australia to Narrandera, New South Wales - a distance of about 1,100 kilometres to claim the Longest Distance award for this year.
Concours d'Elegance - 1973 Swan HillArthur Ackling1950 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley1C189170 Arthur Ackling travelled from Tamworth in New South Wales, a driving distance of about 1,000 kilometres.
Concours d'Elegance - 1974 MelbourneDennis BeasleyStation Coupe1Dennis Beasley travelled about 950 kilometres from Tamworth in New South Wales to Melbourne, Victoria to attend this year's event - travelling far enough from home to win him this years award.
Concours d'Elegance - 1975 CanberraAlan ShellabearSapphire MK II1Alan Shellabear travelled across Australia from Perth (Western Australia) in a Mk2 Sapphire, driving it a distance of approximately 3,700 kilometres. trophy: Longest distance travelled to rally
Concours d'Elegance - 1976 DeniliquinPenn BradlyStar Sapphire1330382. Penn Bradly drove 850 kilometres from Armidale in a Star Sapphire to the event in Deniliquin, the car subsequently winning the Star Sapphire Trophy at the concours.
Concours d'Elegance - 1977 CootamundraHoward McCormickSapphire MK II1In another long-distance drive, Howard McCormick travelled 3,600 kilometres across Australia from Perth in a Mk2 Sapphire to the event.
Concours d'Elegance - 1978 MilduraJim McCormickSapphire MK II1With his long-distance drive the previous year under his belt, Howard McCormick this year travelled 3,000 kilometres from Perth in his Mk2 Sapphire to the event. trophy: Longest distance travelled to rally
Concours d'Elegance - 1979 Wagga WaggaHoward McCormickSapphire MK II1Howard McCormick once again took on the long-distance challenge. Leaving Perth in his Mk2 Sapphire, he first travelled to Rockhampton in Queensland before turning right and travelling South to Wagga Wagga. This incredible tour of just over 6,000 kilometres easily eclipsed his previous two efforts by some 3,000 kilometres, setting a new distance record that has still has not been (and is unlikely to be) beaten. Howards hat-trick of Longest Distance Travelled to the Event awards is an outstanding achievement.
Concours d'Elegance - 1980 TamworthLee RoddaStar Sapphire1With none of the Perth-based contingent attending this year it was time for another State to grab this trophy, the honor going to Lee Rodda & Kay Leverett who travelled 1,500 kilometres from Adelaide (South Australia) in a Star Sapphire.
Concours d'Elegance - 1981 Barossa ValleyAlan ShellabearSapphire MK II1With three out of the last four Longest Distance Trophies won by Perth-based attendees (and losing out last year to some South Australians), it was time for another Perth attempt to win the trophy. Alan Shellabear drove his 346 Mk2 Sapphire Limousine 2,500 kilometres from Perth to the Barossa Valley to attend the event - recapturing the trophy for Western Australia.
Concours d'Elegance - 1982 ToowoombaEvan JonesSapphire MK I1A journey of 1,800 kilometres from Mount Gambier in the South-East of South Australia to Toowoomba Queensland saw Evan Jones take home the trophy on behalf of his Mk1 Sapphire.
Concours d'Elegance - 1983 CanberraAthol DuncanWhitley (1952)1This year saw the first time that this trophy would be Queensland-bound with Athol Duncan driving his 1952 Whitley 1,100 kilometres from Brisbane to Canberra to take home the prize.
Concours d'Elegance - 1984 BallaratPeter WoodwardWhitley (1950)1 A 900 kilometer drive from Sydney in a 1950 Whitley saw Peter Woodward win this trophy.
Concours d'Elegance - 1985 BowralLee RoddaStar Sapphire (1959)1With a previous win in 1980, Lee Rodda again drove the 1959 Star Sapphire 1,300 kilometres from Adelaide to take home this award.
Concours d'Elegance - 1986 RenmarkRalph HicklingSapphire MK I11986 was the second year this trophy was Queensland-bound with Ralph Hickling driving his Mk1 Sapphire 1,600 kilometres from Brisbane.
Concours d'Elegance - 1987 StanthorpeAndrew ChristophersenSapphire MK II1Reversing last years journey (from Brisbane in Queensland to Renmark in South Australia) an Adelaide based Mk2 Sapphire driven by Andrew Christophersen travelled 1,700 kilometres (beating last year''s distance by 100 kilometres) from Adelaide to Stanthorpe to win this award.
Concours d'Elegance - 1988 ThredboJack Straughan1927 14HP1AS26339 Following the initial Queensland-based success in 1983 and a second one in 1986, this year saw the first of a string of four consecutive Queensland wins for this particular trophy. After an amazing 1,300 journey in 1927 14HP, Jack Straughan took yet another (having also won 4 other awards at this rally) trophy home.
Concours d'Elegance - 1989 WangarattaAthol Duncan1951 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley1C1811225 Proving that last years win by a South Australian was a fluke, it was time once again for a Queenslander to take charge. Athol Duncan's 1951 Whitley was up to the challenge, travelling 1,400 kilometres from Caboolture to win the trophy.
Concours d'Elegance - 1990 MudgeeMalcolm NeameSapphire MK I1Malcolm Neame's 1,800 kilometer journey from Townsville in Far North Queensland to Mudgee in the Far West of New South Wales in his Mk1 Sapphire easily won him this trophy.
Concours d'Elegance - 1991 Clare ValleyJohn GagenSapphire MK I1C342943 Equaling last years distance of 1,800 kilometres, a journey from Brisbane (Queensland) to the Clare Valley in South Australia in a different Mk1 Sapphire saw John Gagen take home the award.
Concours d'Elegance - 1992 ToowoombaAlf BrittonStar Sapphire1Breaking the Queensland streak of four-wins-in-a-row for this sought-after trophy, Alf Britton drove his Star Sapphire 1,600 kilometres from Great Western in Southern Victoria to Toowoomba in Queensland to claim victory.
Concours d'Elegance - 1993 TumutMalcolm de MamielSapphire (1954)1C341774 In another epic across-Australia drive, Malcolm de Mamiel drove a 1954 Sapphire (C341744) from Leonora in Western Australia to Tumut in New South Wales, a one-way distance of 3,100 kilometres.
Concours d'Elegance - 1994 DartmouthJack Straughan1959 Armstrong Siddeley Star1330158 A 1,300 kilometer journey by Jack Straughan in a 1959 Star Sapphire (330158) from Robina in Queensland to Dartmouth in Victoria saw him take home the Longest Distance trophy this year.
Concours d'Elegance - 1995 CowraRon Hutt1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Mk 21C346978 For the second consecutive year, a Queenslander took home this award; this time Ron Hutt drove his 1956 Sapphire (C346978) from Nambour to Cowra, a distance of 1,100 kilometres.
Concours d'Elegance - 1996 Barossa ValleyStef van der Plaat1954 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Mk 11C342664 A 1,100 kilometer drive halfway-across-Australia trip from Canberra to the Barossa Valley in South Australia in a 1954 Sapphire (C342664) driven by Stef van der Plaat was the longest distance driven this year by a Rally attendee.
Concours d'Elegance - 1997 CherrabahChris StorchSapphire 234 (1957)1Chris Storch drove a 1957 Sapphire 234 from Adelaide South Australia to Cherrabah in Queensland, a distance of 1,510 kilometres to claim the Longest Distance trophy for this year.
Concours d'Elegance - 1998 GoulburnDavid Armstrong1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Mk 21C346337 David Armstrong drove his 1956 Sapphire (C346337) 1,200 kilometres from Adelaide to Goulburn to record the Longest Distance driven to the Rally.
Concours d'Elegance - 1999 Mt BeautyT & M Traeger1950 Whitley1C18112x Tony Traeger drove his 1950 Whitley approximately 800 kilometres from Adelaide, South Australia to Mt. Beauty in Victoria to win this year's Longest Distance trophy.
Concours d'Elegance - 2000 SingletonDavid Armstrong1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Mk 21C346337 As in 1998, David Armstrong once again drove his 1956 Sapphire (C346337) to the event, this time covering 900 kilometres from Adelaide in South Australia to Singleton in New South Wales.
Concours d'Elegance - 2001 MilduraAlan Purss1960 Armstrong Siddeley Star1330685 A 1,000 kilometer drive in a 1960 Star Sapphire (330685) from the Central Coast of New South Wales to Mildura saw Alan Purss take home the award this year.
Concours d'Elegance - 2002 JindabyneAthol Duncan1951 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley1C1811225 Driving a 1951 Whitley (C1811225) from Brisbane to Jindabyne, Athol Duncan's 1,300 kilometer journey gave him the Longest Distance Travelled trophy for 2002.
Concours d'Elegance - 2003 BeechworthAnn & Patrick HolgateSapphire (1953)1C340723 The 1,000 kilometer drive from Valla on the New South Wales North Coast to Beechworth in Victoria gave Ann & Patrick Holgate''s 1953 Sapphire (C340723) this years trophy. ' trophy: Longest dist
Concours d'Elegance - 2004 Wagga WaggaRoss BurgessSapphire (1954)1C343575 Ross Burgess drove 1,300 kilometres in a 1954 Sapphire (C343575) from Nambour in Queensland to Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, returning home with the Longest Distance trophy.
Concours d'Elegance - 2005 TanundaRobert & Miriam BradlyStar Sapphire (1960)1330838 The 1,100 kilometer distance from Harden in New South Wales to Tanunda in South Australia was far enough to allow Robert & Miriam Bradly and their 1960 Star Sapphire (330838) to take home the Longest Distance trophy for this year.
Concours d'Elegance - 2006 InverellDoug & Heather Stewart1954 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Mk 11C341795 Doug & Heather Stewart drove their 1954 Sapphire (C341795) 1,600 kilometres along the East Coast of Australia from Hagly in Tasmania to Inverell in Queensland for a rare Tasmanian win of the Longest Distance trophy
Concours d'Elegance - 2007 CanberraAthol Duncan1951 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley1C1811225 Driving the same 1951 Whitley (C1811225) as he did in 2002, Athol Duncan again took home the Longest Distance trophy after driving 1,200 kilometres from Buderim in Queensland to Canberra.
Concours d'Elegance - 2008 EchucaDoug & Heather Stewart1954 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Mk 11C341795 Driving 820 kilometres from Hagly in Tasmania to Echuca in Victoria in the same 1954 Sapphire (C341795) that they drove to the 2006 rally (also winning this award then), Doug & Heather Stewart once again took home the Longest Distance trophy.
Concours d'Elegance - 2009 BathurstDoug & Heather Stewart1954 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Mk 11C341795 Driving 1,100 kilometres from Hagly in Tasmania to Bathurst in New South Wales saw Doug & Heather Stewart and their 1954 Sapphire (C341795) win the Longest Distance trophy for the second time in a row.
Concours d'Elegance - 2010 Swan HillCliff GriceWhitley (1953)1C1812858 Cliff Grice's drive of 1,400 kilometres from Toowoomba in Queensland to Swan Hill in Victoria in his 1953 Whitley (C1812858) saw him take home the Longest Distance Travelled trophy at the Club's 50th Anniversary Federal Rally.
Concours d'Elegance - 2011 ToowoombaSelwyn & Jenny AllenSapphire 346 MK II1C435129 A 1,300 kilometer drive from Melbourne to Toowoomba by Selwyn & Jenny Allen in their Sapphire 346 Mk2 (C345129) was enough to get him the longest distance travelled to the Rally award this year.
Concours d'Elegance - 2012 Sapphire CoastJohn Day1956 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Mk 21C346512 John Day's 930 kilometer drive from Beaufort in Victoria to the Sapphire Coast (Kiama) in New South Wales in a 1956 Sapphire 346 Mk2 earnt him the longest distance travelled to the Rally award this year.
Concours d'Elegance - 2013 BendigoTony Carter1953 Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire Mk 11C340412 Tony and Tina Carter and Sid Armstrong travelled in the Presidential Carriage from Quirindi to Bendigo. Their 650 mile drive in the 1953 346 Sapphire MK1 4-light synchromesh Armstrong Siddeley earnt them the Longest Distance Travelled to the Rally trophy.
Concours d'Elegance - 2014 MaitlandPaul Caro1929 20HP1AS1158 Paul Caro's 450 mile drive from Brisbane to Maitland was far enough to earn him this year's Longest Distance Travelled to the Rally trophy.
Concours d'Elegance - 2015 Broken HillAlison Clearwater and Ian Handley (tied)1 With Alison Clearwater and Ian Handley both residing in Canberra, this year's Longest Distance Travelled to the Rally trophy was shared between them with their vehicles traveling around 1095 kilometres to reach Broken Hill.
Concours d'Elegance - 2018 BeechworthPaul Caro1
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