1965 Akademos

The Akademos Rally, organissed by the Melbourne University Car Club, was held on May 29.

VTC Round 2 – 1965 Akademos Rally

This was the fourth occasion that the Akademos was a round of the Victorian Trials Championship and was again directed by Geoff Sproat with assistance from Geoff Thomas and Dave Ferguson. It was described as a vert tough event run in wet conditions.

The event was convincingly won by Bruce Woodfull and Bob Forsyth in a Cortina GT. The results were dominated by the factory entries from Ford and VW. The Holden Trials Team cars of McPherson and Watson both had problems, placing 11th and 12th respectively,

A report and more complete results appear in the June 1965 Unicar magazine.


Results and entry list

1Bruce WoodfullBob ForsythCortina GT22
2Harry FirthGraham HoinvilleCortina GT65
3Frank KilfoyleRoger AbrahamFalcon70
4Bob ForemanMartin HartiganVW 1500 S71
5Laurie GrahamIan InglisVW 1500 S83
6Reg LunnRoger VaughanCortina GT84
7Tony RobertsPeter HaasHolden89
8Rex LunnNeville PriceFord Anglia143
9Tom CoxMike OsbornePeugeot 403234
10Bob LaughtonJohn GarnetVW 1200248


The event started in Pakenham and headed through the Gembrook forest past warburton and up to McMahons Creek, Cumberland Junction and up through Jamieson for a mealbreak in Mansefield. The second half of the 330 mile event took in Mount Samaria and the Strathbogies before heading back through the Murrindindis to the finish at Healesville.

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