We have limited information on the 1961 VTC, the inaugural year of the state championship.
The first winning driver was Geoff Russell in a VW 1200. Russell and navigator Wally Walsh won both the Experts Trial and the Alpine Trial. However, the first navigator title went to Martin Hartigan, principally navigating for Bob Foreman, together with whom he won the BP Rally.
To see what else happened during 1961 in Victorian rallying, go to the 1961 year page.
To see other years of the Victorian Rally Championship, go to the VRC page