The 3 Valleys follows in the traditions of Grand Touring Events by providing challenges that allow both the Drivers and Navigators skills to come to the fore. This road (all tarmac) touring event provides challenges for all levels of competitors and vehicles. You will not need an ultra high performance car to place well in this event, or more importantly, to enjoy yourself.
You will not only get the satisfaction of participating in a truly unique event, but you will experience an adventure that combines the adrenaline of motor sport with the camaraderie of friends & other enthusiasts. In addition to the competition element, there are evening get togethers and a gala post-event bash. Good times + Good new friends = Memories that will last a lifetime!
When The Melbourne Cup Long Weekend, 4, 5 & 6 November 2006. This three day event allows the Tuesday Melbourne Cup Holiday to (recover) return home!
Where This event will, for 2006, involve a balanced schedule with ?Touring? and ?Speed? sub-events with an Event base in Traralgon, the heart of East and South East Gippsland. The Event will, from Traralgon, visit Bairnsdale, Sale, Morwell, Newbourgh and all places in between.
Who The 3 Valleys is open to all Classic, Collectable and Performance cars.
Licence The Event is open to all Drivers that are holders of a current Civil Licence issued by a State or Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and an Australian Auto-Sport Alliance (AASA) Club Licence or similar. Navigators must also hold an AASA Club Licence or similar. Navigators do not have to be holders of a current Civil Licence. AASA Licences are available from the Organisers.
How Many Entry will be limited to 40 crews, first in best-dressed etc? The Organisers cannot ?save? a spot for an entrant. So get in early to avoid disappointment.
Events Race Circuit Sprints, Hill Climbs and speed sub-events will combine both the horsepower and agility features of the competing cars with a balance of ?wide open? and ?tightish? layouts. Auto-Test events, pioneered by the Organisers, offer the ultimate test as car, driver and navigator, to work as one, accelerating, braking and negotiating the set course, through gates, against the stop watch .
Roads All sub-events will be conducted on bitumen roads and sealed venues. Some access roads to venues may be unsealed as will some navigation Via?s.
Navigation The style of Navigation for this event is real navigation and involves plotting, by grid reference, on maps supplied, reading off a compass, travelling the road as mapped and being observant. The Organisers will conduct a Navigation School prior to the first Navigation Sub-Event and will follow up with review notes issued at each evenings get together.
Accommodation The Organisers can book on your behalf your accommodation on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights, or you can arrange your own. Event Headquarters will be at the La Trobe Convention Centre.
Meals Luncheon each day and morning & afternoon teas where applicable and the Sunday Morning BBQ Breakfast is included in the Entry Fee as is the Presentation Dinner.
Navigation Equipment What navigators will need! A ?Roamer? to read 250,000:1 and 100,000:1, a decent magnifying glass, highlighter pens, a clipboard, (A4 or A3 Size), clutch pencils and erasers. A Compass would be handy but the clear plastic roamer has a compass included, remembering that all maps read north.
Socially Your Entry Fee covers the evening meal for the Sunday evening, this helping to keep the competitors ?together?. Daily Results as well as navigation review notes will also be available each evening. Monday night will see The 3 Valleys Presentation Dinner.
Entry Reservation Entry Reservation is by a completed Entry Form with an Entry Reservation Deposit payment of $300.00 for those that wish to secure their spot in the Event as well as their Competition Number.
Entry Fees are a low $1485.00 (GST Included). Clubman Challenge Competitors please contact the Organisers
EFT If you prefer to make your Deposit/Event Entry payment by EFT. Please email us for account details. Please reference any payment with ?Your Name ? 3 Valleys?.
Licences / Credentials. The Event shall be open to: Drivers that are holders of a current Civil Licence issued by a State or Territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and an Australian Auto-Sport Alliance (AASA) Club Licence or similar. Navigators must also hold an AASA Club Licence or similar. Navigators do not have to be holders of a current Civil Licence. AASA Licences are available from the Organisers.
Sponsors Yes, we do appreciate the help we get from our sponsors, supporters & volunteer officials. Without them we could not provide what we believe to be the best value-for-money Road Touring Events in Australia - bar none!. It is only through their continuing support that we are able to keep our entry fees at a reasonable level. We actively encourage competitors to display there sponsors signage and ask that they do the same for any event sponsors & supporters.
Acceptance of Entry Acceptance of entry is at the sole discretion of the organisers. The organiser(s) reserve the right to refuse any entry without reason being given.