The first post-war Women Drivers Trial was conducted by the Light Car Club and sponsored by The Age. It was held on April 23rd and attracted 38 entrants
Not surprisingly, the event gained considerable coverage in The Age. The event comprised a regular reliability trial with points lost for missing controls etc., and a sub-event known as a “Driving Test”. There were also some secret observations, including of following the road rules.
It appears that on the trial, there was a dead heat (with no points lost) between Pam Holden in an MG TC and Joan Leech in an Austin A40. Pam Holden was thee points ahead on the driving test but lost 5 points on a secret observation for failing to give a correct hand signal when turning. This relegated her to third place.