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2022 JCCA INTERNATIONAL RALLY: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia

The members of the Jowett Car Club of Australia are very pleased to invite all Jowett club members internationally to join us Beechworth, Victoria, Australia. The rally will be held from Friday 22nd April 2022 to Monday 25th April 2022. Covid-19 willing of course.

 Why Beechworth; because it has much to offer as the location for the Jowett Car Club of Australia 2022 International Rally. It is a quiet and picturesque Victorian country town that features an historic precinct with many 1850s gold rush era buildings, including the Telegraph Station, Gaol, Courthouse, Hotels, Post Office, Town Hall, Powder Magazine, etc.


Beechworth lies on the Great Alpine Road at the foothills of the Victorian Alps, and because Jowett cars have a strong connection to the 1950s International Alpine Rally, we have adopted an appropriate theme for our rally “The JCCA Alpine Rally”. The original International Alpine Rally was regarded as the toughest of the European trials, covering 2,000 miles and including 20 or more of Europe’s highest mountain passes. Our rally will be nowhere near as demanding; you can be assured that all roads used during the rally will be selected with Bradfords in mind!

 

Beechworth is a very popular tourist destination, and so we have set the dates for the rally to avoid the school holidays. Nevertheless, most of the accommodation at Beechworth will be booked out way in advance; in fact, many people book their Caravan Park accommodation a year in advance.

 The 2022 JCCA International Rally will allow you to take a step back in time and follow the journey of Beechworth's history, from pioneers looking to strike it rich in the goldfields, to the region's indigenous people, to some of Australia's most notorious bushrangers


Beechworth Historic Courthouse

One of Beechworth's most visited attractions, the historic Courthouse is a beautifully preserved living history museum and the site of some of the dramatic events of gold era Australia, including the trial which sealed Ned Kelly's fate.


Ned Kelly Vault

Boasting the largest collection of Ned Kelly memorabilia, images and artefacts, this collection and the building it's housed in takes you on a journey to understand the man and the interest his story has generated. The exhibition features "Betty", a rifle used by Ned Kelly, the armour suit worn by Mick Jagger in the move Ned Kelly and a reproduction of the famous Jerilderie Letter.

Court House
beechworth Gaol
Old Beechworth Gaol
The Old Beechworth Gaol is one of Australia’s most significant post European cultural sites. Its role in the chain of events that led to the execution of Ned Kelly is significant as it housed Ned’s mother – Ellen Kelly, many of the Kelly sympathisers and Ned himself, alongside his brother Dan and the rest of the Kelly gang

Other key buildings in the Beechworth Historic Precinct include the Town Hall, Telegraph Station, Post Office, many historic Hotels, the Police Reserve and stables, and the stone and timber lock-ups. This area is where we plan to hold the 2022 International Rally Public Concours Display.

You need to make your travel plans, register for our 2022 International Rally, and book your accommodation at our nominated venues early in order to take advantage of our excellent group booking discounts. Full details and a Booking form will be available shortly.

 

 Stay well and we will see you in Beechworth in 2022
Your 2022 International Rally Organising Committee
Richard Homersham
Phil Squire


Email: jcca_rally@jowett.org.au