1965 Blue Ribbon Trial

The Blue Ribbon Trial,  organised by the Victorian Sporting Car Club, was held on September 19.

The Blue Ribbon was a non championship open event and attracted some experienced crews including from the Ford and Holden teams.

The event was well run and included a bit of everything – demanding navigation, mud, water crossings, dust, slippery hills and overgrown tracks!

The works cars of Watson/McAuliffe (Holden) and Lunn/Thomas (Ford) placed first and second. Apparently the Cortina crew had Chris DeFraga along for some training!


Results and entry list

1Bob WatsonJim McAuliffeHolden X218
2Reg LunnGeoff Thomas/ Chris De FragaCortina GT24
3Geoff SproatFrank KilfoyleVW 1500 S44
4Leo SquiresJohn WiltonHolden 17947
5P. SawyerP. HowardVW 150076
6Norm BeckmanPeter DavidsonSkoda101


Mt Macedon, Denver, Porcupine Ridge, Clydesdale, Campbelltown, Welshman’s Reef to lunch at Castlemaine. Mt Alexander, East Metcalfe, Langley, Pipers Creek, Cherokee to a finish at Diggers Rest.

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