The 1967 Caltex North Eastern Trial, organised by the North Eastern Car Club, was held on October 14.
1967 VTC Round ? – Caltex North Eastern Trial
Reg Lunn secured the 1967 Victorian Trials Championship for drivers with a solid third place in the Caltex North Eastern Trial. His navigator, Mike Osborne, who was unavailable for several events, but was still in the running for the navigator’s title which would be decided on the final round, the Cooper Memorial Trial.
The North Eastern win went to Brian Amey and Tony Wunderlich in a Peugeot 404, with Ian and Roger Vaughan second in their Cortina GT.
The event was directed by Ken Nicholas and was marred by a protest from title favourites, Ron Phillips and Jim McAuliffe who became bogged late in the event, losing half an hour. According to the report in Racing Car News, they were following the route instructions rather than an arrow placed by the director on the night. Their protest was dismissed, but if upheld they would have won the event.