1949 Midnight Trial

This was the first annual Midnight Trial organised by the Victorian Sporting Car Club. There were 59 starters, only 17 finishers and only 8 that completed the entire course.

Wal Feltham in a Ford V8 was equal on the trial with R. Kerr (Singer) but was outright winner with the best time on the sub-events.

Announcement in the Herald
Wal Feltham - unknown event

Results and entry list

1Wal FelthamFord V8877.4
2R. KerrSinger863.3
3Geoff LordAustin704.9
4Keith MartinAustin A40694.6
5Bill WilcoxOldsmobile680.7
6Paul IkingerMG TC647.2
7L. TurnerMorris 8634.4
8H. CurtisHolden628.3
9W. McLeodStandard Vanguard 8624.7
10C. TaylorAustin590.7


  • To Keilor then Konagaderra Bridge
  • Through Fentona and the outskirts of Sunbury and a hillclimb sub-event
  • Through Buttlejork to the Calder Highway, almost to Gisborne, across to Riddell
  • Here there was a route chart starting at a particular signpost that created great havoc as there were two such signposts!
  • Thence via Hesket to Mount Macedon
  • On to Diggers Rest, Bulla and Greenvale
  • Via Mickleham and Malpas Hill to Beveridge and on to Whittlesea
  • Shortest route to Arthurs Creek and on to the finish at Reg Nutt’s via The Gorge.

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