It has been nine long years since rally car enthusiasts have had anything to get excited about in the Silver City. Back then it was a South Australian State round race, and since then there hasn’t been a rally to speak of. That is all about to change thanks to the Barrier Sporting Car Club.
This April 1, a Club Special Stage Rally will be held – named the Silver City Rally – with stages being held at both Farmcote Station, about 30km out of Broken Hill, heading in the direction of Menindee Road, and Avondale Station, around 20kms out of the Silver City in the direction of Sydney Road.
If the test event is successful, it will see Broken Hill become host of a round in the South Australian state competition once again, beginning in 2024, as Clerk of the Course, Rebecca Baldwin told the Barrier Truth.
The Rally will be a competitive event over approximately 300 km and over 10 stages. It will also be a blind event, which means no prior local testing or reconnaissance permitted.
Spectators will be welcomed, with viewing sites and safe zones planned.
“We will have a designated spectator point. We will give spectators information so they know where to stand and where the no go zones are. The spectator information booklet will come out a little closer to the event,” Ms Baldwin told us.
For the super dedicated, you can get a glimpse of the cars leaving for the rally early in the morning of April 1 from the Musicians Club. There are tentative plans to bring the cars back into town at the end of the rally as well, but those plans have not been confirmed yet.
Be sure to throw your support behind the 2023 Silver City Rally.