1951 Autumn Trial

The Autumn Trial, organised by the Light Car Club, was probably held on February 25th

Billed as a 200 mile navigational event, it was directed by the experienced Cec Warren and Don Thomson.

There were 36 starters and 24 finishers.

Two competitors were excluded for dangerous driving.

Don Busch was the winner in a Jaguar XK-120. As seemed to be common at the time, the names of navigators were not mentioned.

A report appeared in Australian Motor Sports.

Article in The Argus
Announcement in The Age

Results and entry list

1Don BuschJaguar XK-120958
2Peter DammanCitroen 6921
3A. TopeAustin A40884
4D. PoterSinger 9874
5H. IrvineMG TC842
6Arnold TerdichFord V8835
7M. KingWolseley Hornet802
8L. BennettMG TC754
9J. DavidsonCitroen 4750
10I. BarnsMorris Minor747

In the Herald


Sections were as follows:

  1. Konagaderra “keeping Mount Gellibrand on your right”
  2. Hesket
  3. Woodend North
  4. Trentham
  5. Greendale (a sub-event then lunch)
  6. Mount Wallace (another sub-event, standing quarter mile)
  7. Anakie
  8. Balliang East
  9. Melton (finish)

Other event documents

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