1958 Mobilgas Trial

Start: Sydney, Wednesday August 20th 1958

Finish: Melbourne, Sunday September 7th 1958

This was the third of the Mobilgas Trials that were run in 1956, 1957 and 1958. Like the previous years, it was a true “Round Australia” trial, circumnavigating the continent from Sydney to Sydney in a clockwise direction, then continuing on to Melbourne for the finish. It would be the last true round Australia trials until the 1979 Repco Reliability Trial.

Victorians were well represented in the event and the results with Eddie Perkins winning in his Volkwagen. Harry Firth finished 8th and Wes Nalder 13th. Bruce Wilkinson navigated for the a Japanese crew in a Datsun 1000, finishing 25th.

Mobilgas Trial logo
Nanba Yasuhara, Bruce Wilkinson and Okuyama Kazuaki in a Datsun 1000

Results and entry list

1.Eddie PerkinsArthur SmithVolkwagenVic
2.Greg CusackPat LawlessVolkswagenACT
3.Dave ANdersonLaurie MacalisterHolden FEVic
4.Stan McGlashanW. LeabeterVolkswagenVic
5.Harry SmithDavid OrrVolkswagenWA
6.Lance FiebigJim ClaridgeHolden FESA
7.Malcolm BrooksFrank TateStandard Vanguard IIINSW
8.Harry FirthKevin YoungVolkswagenVic
9.Harvey GunnDesmond SmithVolkswagenVic
10.Bill MurrayBill MurisonChrysler Royal V8NSW


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