1963 Caltex Begonia Rally

The Caltex Begonia Rally, organised by the Ballarat Light Car Club, was held on March 2.

1963 VTC Round 1 – Caltex Begonia Rally dominated by Ford

The opening round of the 1963 state championship, the Caltex Begonia Rally, was dominated by Ford, with Geoff Russell victorious in a Cortina, followed by Harry Firth (Cortina), Frank Kilfoyle (Falcon) and Don Opie (Anglia). The event was reported in Australian Motor Sports.

Results and entry list

These results were subject to a protest against the winner, the outcome of which is not known.

1Geoff RussellDick CollingFord Cortina
2Harry FirthGraham HoinvilleFord Cortina
3Frank KilfoyleMike Flanagan?Ford Falcon
4Don OpieFord Anglia
5Les PaigeHolden
6Ray ChristieVW


The event ran to the north and west of Ballarat, including the forests around Creswick, Mount Cole and Maryborough.

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