1965 Night Trial

The Night Trial,  organised by the Melbourne University Car Club, was held on July 24.

The club event attracted 27 entrants who found lost of wet and slippery roads, some resorting to the fitment of chains. Navigation was quite demanding with many crews missing passage controls.

Winners were Bob and Beau Simpson in a VW 1200.

A report and results appeared in August Unicar.

Results and entry list

1Bob SimpsonBeau SimpsonVW 120040
2Ivan PowellTed WilliamsHillman72
3D, WilsonP. WaringPeugeot 20383
4Brian AlleryR. BakerPeugeot 40385
5Bob McInnesD. McInnesMini Cooper155
6G. FitzgeraldJ. RandallVW 1200162


The 150 mile event started at Warrandyte and went via Christmas Hills and Gruyere to a supper break at Yarra Junction with the second half heading south through the Beenak Forest and on to Upper Beaconsfield and Officer.

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