1952 Alpine Trial

The annual Alpine Trial, organised by the Light Car Club, was held over the weekend of November 29th and 30th.

Directed by the Bills (Hicks and Leech), the event attracted 32 starters. including Lex Davison and Stan Jones who were destined to head overseas to compete in the Monte Carlo Rally early the following year. They would eventually finish third. The winners were Bob Foreman and John McDougall in a Morris Minor.

From The Herald

Results and entry list

1Bob ForemanJohn McDougallMorris Minor654.92
2Les PowellDon ThomsonFord Consul654.64
3Lex DavisonStan JonesHolden654.54
4D. AndersonGeoff LordFiat 1100654.48
5SummersGraham HoinvilleSinger 9654.38
6Arnold TerdichSeedMorris Minor654.08
7Alan PilkingtonMaurie MonkFord Zephyr654.04
8EscottLeightonMorris Minor654.00
9Bruce BarnesIrvineCitroen 15653.86
10Owen JohnErn AbbottRiley 2½644.04


From the start crews headed to Ranceby via Nyora and Poowong, thence into South Gippsland and the Grand Ridge Road. The third section was to Stratford, then on to Ensay and up to Omeo. A hillclimb was to be conducted near Lake Omeo but was scrubbed. It was then over Hotham, still with some snow about, down to Harrietville and on to Wangaratta. The run to the finish and Narbethong was via Alexandra.

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