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Last updated: 06 August 2023


The Provincial Society is sorry to announce that the 2020 Provincial Society Rally at Stokes Bay planned for Sunday 2nd August 2020 is cancelled.

The COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown continues to impact us all, and the safety and wellbeing of the attendees at our rally is paramount. We do not feel it would be possible to enforce lockdown measures such as social distancing rules on the open rally field as this would impact access to vehicles, vehicle rides and access to the trade stalls, which together form the very heart of the rally event. In addition, it would not be appropriate during the rally planning stage to divert volunteer and local council resources from their principle focus of keeping us safe during the COVID-19 crisis.

We are grateful for the support that we receive each year for this event from the local transport industry, preserved vehicle owners, traders and stall holders, society members and visiting members of the public, but we recognise and respect that in these extraordinary times, many may be experiencing commercial and financial challenges with people furloughed, vehicles declared SORN and difficulties getting vehicle maintenance, so again we have to make the right choice and allow these groups to focus on their own wellbeing.    

The Provincial Society Rally will be back in August 2021 and the society will continue to run events when possible during the year, so please keep a lookout for details on the society website at www.provincialsociety.org

This has not been an easy decision to take, but we feel it is the right one in the current circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that you all remain safe and well.

Thank you for your support

Richard Moss

Provincial Society

2020 Rally Team Lead


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