1962 Caltex Begonia Rally

The Caltex Begonia Rally, organised by the Ballarat Light Car Club, was conducted on March 3.

1962 VTC Round 1 – Caltex Begonia Rally won by Ford Anglia

According to the report in Australian Motor Sports, this was the first time the Begonia had state championship status, and the directors set a fair but demanding course stretching over 600 miles and over 20 hours. Kevin Lott and Bob Forsyth emerged victors in their works Ford Anglia. 

The event was marred by a fatal accident when Bendigo driver, Ron Blabey, was killed when his Porsche powered VW rolled early in the event

Results and entry list

1Kevin LottBob ForsythFord Anglia66
2J. ZejbrlikFrank KilfoyleVW78
3Les PaigeW. Sharrock, S. WyersPeugeot 40399
4George HughesDoug Rutherford, R. LewisFord Falcon101
5Neville PriceW. PriceFord Falcon118
6Jack EllisFrank GuymerVW119
7Harry FirthGraham HoinvilleFord Anglia124
8Reg LunnJ. TremainVW127


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