Every two years, the Australian Lancia Register hosts the Castlemaine rally. While far away from Italy, the passion for Lancia runs very deep in Australia, and there are many cars and knowledgeable people brought together for this event. Key people include Peter Renou, Bill Jamieson and Bill Smith. It is the largest Lancia event outside of Europe - with almost 100 Lancias and more than 150 Lancistas in attendance.
Starting in 1973, many notable people in the Lancia community have been invited to speak including: Piero Taruffi, Giovani Lurani, Gianni Zagato, Felice Bianchi Androni, Paul Frère, Pierugo Gabbato, Enrico Masala, Stefano Falchetto, Sandro Munari, Angela Veershoor, and Mike Robinson. In 2015 I was invited to speak on the Aurelia and De Virgilio, and had a great time. This year (2019) invited to speak on early Lancias. It was great to connect with Aussie and NZ friends down under. Lots of good cars (4 early Kappas, 17 Lambdas, etc., 95 in total) and good knowledge here too. More to be added later.