1954 Blue Ribbon Trial

The Victorian Sporting Car Club’s annual Blue Ribbon Trial was held June 20th, a wintery Sunday! We think this was the third annual Blue Ribbon Trial.

Directed by Vic Cox and Fred Clarke, it turned out to be a very tough 200 mile event that tested cars, drivers and navigators to the fullest.

For the second year running, the winner was Bob Foreman in a Fiat 1100. navigator unknown!

A full report appeared in Australian Motor Sports.


Results and entry list

1Bob ForemanFiat 1100
2Harry FirthGraham HoinvilleSunbeam ALpine
3Norm FirthPlymouth
4G.P. MantonAustin A30
5Stan JonesHolden
6Charlie DeanZephyr


The event started in Batman Avenue. The sections were roughly as follows:

  1. Ardeer
  2. NW of Werribee via Cobbledicks Ford
  3. Straughton Vale via Kirk’s Bridge
  4. Ingliston from the SE
  5. Mt Doran and Lal Lal
  6. Greystones
  7. Coimadai from the W
  8. East of Melton
  9. Somewhere difficult!
  10. Finish at Coburg

Other event documents

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