Canberra rally cars kick off from Albatross

This article has photo gallery Published on Ms Dallas McMaugh (author)

Location(s): HMAS Albatross, NSW, Old Parliament House, Canberra

Vehicles depart HMAS Albatross, the starting point for the Centenary of Canberra Car Rally, then will travel through Tarago, Bungendore and finish at Old Parliament House, Canberra. (photo: ABIS Sarah Williams)
Vehicles depart HMAS Albatross, the starting point for the Centenary of Canberra Car Rally, then will travel through Tarago, Bungendore and finish at Old Parliament House, Canberra.

Over 120 classic and vintage vehicles assembled at HMAS Albatross on 19 October prior to setting off on the Centenary of Canberra Car Rally.

Event registrations were held at the Fleet Air Arm Museum from 7am which provided plenty of opportunity for car owners to show off their vehicles and car enthusiasts to admire the automobiles on display.

The emphasis of the rally was on having fun and enjoying the excitement and elegance of the automobile. Particularly popular were the AC Cobras which were out in force, a classic Cadillac and some lovingly maintained VW Kombis and Beetles.

On departing Albatross the vehicles got their kicks on Main Road 92 as they headed towards Nerriga, then Tarago and Bungendore, and into the ACT later in the day.

On Sunday over 400 vehicles cruised down Northbourne Avenue and across Kings Avenue Bridge before arriving at their final destination opposite Old Parliament House and the conclusion of the rally which was organised by National Trust ACT.