Centenary rally

ABOUT 70 people in veteran, vintage and classic cars departed the Maffra Motor Museum grounds in brilliant sunshine on Saturday morning for the Yarram to Sale Motor Service Centenary Rally.

Travelling about 90 kilometres via Sale, Longford, Stradbroke, Giffard West, Darriman and Woodside, the rally took in wonderful rural and coastal vistas along the way.

Gippsland Vehicle Collection executive member Ian Kennedy said the rally was a momentous occasion for members of the Gippsland motoring community to celebrate.

Mr Kennedy said the centenary of the introduction of the motor service between Sale and Yarram marked a significant moment of change in local society.

“Motor cars were getting to be quite prevalent by then, and things were starting to be done differently, because they could be,” he said.

Mr Kennedy said the event required a lot of planning and research.

“The GVC likes to celebrate historic motoring events in Gippsland,” he said.

Mr Kennedy led the rally from Maffra in his 1929 Desoto.

The oldest cars participating were 1916 T Model Fords, driven by Warick Landy and Frank Van Ekeren, which joined the rally in Longford.