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.
They invite a speaker each year starting in 1973. They have hosted many notable people in the Lancia community including: Piero Taruffi, Giovani Lurani, Gianni Zagato, Felice Bianchi Androni, Paul Frère, Pierugo Gabbato, Enrico Masala, Stefano Falchetto, Sandro Munari, Angela Veershoor, Mike Robinson.
In 2015, I was invited to speak on the Aurelia and De Virgilio, and had a great time. For reasons still not understood, I've been asked to come this year (2019) to speak on the early Lancias, in honor of the Kappa's 100th birthday. It is an honor to be asked back, and looking forward to connecting with all the Aussia and NZ friends down under.