1958 Ampol Trial

Start: Sydney, Sunday, May 18

Finish: Melbourne, Sunday, June 1

This was the third Ampol Trial and the first that was auspiced by CAMS, with the Australian Sporting Car Club as organisers. Evan Green chaired the organising committee with Dave Bartlett as Clerk of Course. The event was not a true round Australia trial as it did not visit WA or NT (nor Tasmania), and in fact only went as far north as Bundaberg in Queensland.

Victorians were well represented in the field of 159 cars and placed 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 10th in the outright results.

Jim Roberts and Don Garard, winners of the 1958 Ampol Trial

Results and entry list

1Jim RobertsDon GarardHolden FE9
2Doug HughesKen HarperStandard Vanguard III10
3Jack WinterDoug StewartVW10
4Peter CoffeyRobin Petty/ D. IrwinFord Zephyr MkII12
5Mehegan HarleyLaurie MacalisterPeugeot 40315
6Malcolm BrooksFranke TateStandard Vanguard III22
7Ray ChristieJoe DunlopVW23
8Jack DaveyBill Murray/ Bill MurisonChrysler Royal V825
9Bob GudgeonAlan PlattPeugeot 40329
10George ReynoldsIvan TigheVW31

A full list of results is shown on Wikipedia.


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