1952 Novices Rally

The first annual Novices Rally was organised by the Victorian Sporting Car Club and ran on Sunday September 7th. As the name suggests, the event was intended as a gentle introduction to rallying.

78 entries were received of which 73 started and 64 finished. Five crews cleaned the event but placings were determined by times on a sub-event, with J. Warner and navigator Bill Shrugg emerging victors in an MG TD.

A full report appeared in Australian Motor Sports.



Results and entry list

1J. WarnerBill ShruggMG TD1098
2Len SquiresPeter ChappleStandard Vanguard1082
3Ed SteetTed CockRover 751074
4Bruce BoneMorris Minor1072
5Norman SilberbergPeugeot 2031058
6D. BeggSun Talbot1075
7D. WoodsFord Consul1071
8K. McDowellPeugeot1052
9E. TannerWyvern1045
10A. StevensMorris Minor1043


The event started in Deepdene and first headed to Warrandyte South (from the west). Then to Wandin Noth, on to Yellingbo and lunch at Toolangi. Next was Don Road, then over Mount Toolebewong, on to Coldstream, Mooroolbark, Wonga Park and to the finish at Templestowe, presumably at the hillclimb.

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