1954 Ninety Nine Trial

The Ninety Nine Trial was an innovation of the Victorian Sporting Car Club to provide a difficult navigational event. It ran at night on October 30th.

Directed by Norm Firth and Graham Hoinville, it comprised 10 sections over 99 miles!

The event was won by Peter Chapple and Ted Cock in a Holden.

A report appeared in Australian Motor Sports.


Results and entry list

1Peter ChappleTed CockHolden950
2W. CoeR. DrakeVanguard894
3Bruce DowlingPeter LordMG874
4Laurie SquiresZephyr866
5A. HarrisOxford836
6N. CurnowAustin A40834


The event started from Essendon Airport and the controls were as follows:

  1. Oaklands Cemetery
  2. Wildwood
  3. Bolinda via Clarkfield
  4. Whan’s from the SW
  5. 1 mile N of Springfield from the W
  6. Darraweit Guim
  7. Wallan East from the N
  8. 2 miles N of Mickleham
  9. On the Old Sydney Road neat Mt. Gellibrand
  10. Finish at West Melbourne

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