1951 "The Age" Women Driver's Trial

The Women Drivers’ Trial, sponsored by “The Age” and organised by the Light Car Club, was held on February 25th.

This was the second such trial and was directed by Lex Denniston and Roy Linden. Unlike the previous year, the navigators also had to be women, and the navigation was quite difficult.

There were 44 starters.

As well as trial sections, there were a number of sub-events along the way, including a standing quarter mile  and a motorkhana.

Equal winners were Mrs. D. Hodgson (Fiat 500) and Mrs. Joan Leech (Austin A40).

Results and entry list

1=D. HodgsonFiat 500 Coupe1384
1=Joan LeechAustin A401384
3Mrs. E GardnerMG TC1353
4C. Duigon1277
5Nan ThomsonJavelin1265
6S. BurgessSinger 91263
7Pam HoldenMG1253
8F. Douglas-Stevens1250
9Jeanette Brooks1243
10G. Pain1216


Start was at Burnley, then through Clarinda and Bangholme to Narre Warren East for a picnic lunch. Then to Sylvan South via Macclesfield, Coldstream and to to the finish at Rob Roy Hillclimb (Christmas Hill) where the motorkhana sub-events were held.

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