1953 Blue Ribbon Trial

The second Blue Ribbon Trial, organised by the Victorian Sporting Car Club, was held on Sunday June 20th.

Directed by Don Thomson and Maurie Monk, the event was won by Bob Foreman and J. McDougall in a Morris Minor,

A report appeared in Australian Motor Sports.


Results and entry list

1Bob ForemanJohn McDougallMorris Minor982
2Lex DavisonPeter WardHolden974
3Charlie DeanJ. CommHolden968
4Les MarchC. SimpsonMG944
5Bill AllenW. StuartStandard Vanguard930
6B. BarnesR. VealeAustin A40920
7W. RaineyN. WallaceJaguar XK-120888
8J. StevensMiss SweeneyMorris Minor862
9Bruce BoneTed CockMorris Minor858
10E. BarrowHilary OwbridgeMorris Minor850


The event started in Batman Avenue, which was to become a bit of a tradition. The controls were then roughly as follows:

  1. Yuroke
  2. A short section
  3. Darraweit Guim
  4. Wandong Railway Station
  5. Lunch near Glenarqua Upper
  6. Cobaw from the NE
  7. Chintin
  8. Hesket
  9. Due W of Mt Aitken
  10. Melton

Other event documents

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