1966 Akademos Trial

The Akademos, organised by the Melbourne University Car Club, was probably held in June.

VTC Round 2 – 1966 MUCC Akademos Trial

Directed by Geoff Sproat, this year’s Akademos attracted a small field of only 20 cars. According to this Racing Car News report by Bob Watson, this may have been due to the perceived difficulty of the event which discouraged many private entrants. Several factory crews had difficulties with the Watson/McAuliffe Holden colliding with a private Mini and the Falcon of Kilfoyle/Abraham suffering gearbox failure. 

Some detailed reports also appeared in July Unicar.


Results and entry list

1Tony RobertsPeter HaasHolden X256
2Harry FirthGraham HoinvilleFord Cortina155
3Bruce WoodfullBob ForsythFord Cortina168
4Tom CoxMike OsborneVW 1200190
5Andy ChapmanRick BainbridgeCortina266
6P. SawyerJohn GarnetVW 1500285
7Rex LunnNeville PriceCortina319
8Ray ChristieJoe DunlopVW 1600552
9Klaus PetersPeter DavidsonVW 1200625
10R. GauntIan WallaceCortina1139


The event started at Mount Evelyn and headed eastwards through the Gembrook/Powelltown forests, thence into the Moondarra area and across to a break at Heyfield. The second half started in some APM forests south of Moe then back north of the highway and west back through the Gembrook Forest. 

A detailed description of the route appeared in July Unicar.

Other event documents

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