1967 Caltex North Eastern Trial

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.


Results and entry list

These are not complete. Some placings have been derived from the series points.

1Brian AmeyTony WunderlichPeugeot 4045
2Ian VaughanRoger VaughanCortina GT7
3Reg LunnMike OsborneHolden X213
4John TawsGeoff SproatCortina GT15
5Tony RobertsPeter HaasHolden X217
6Max JackmanIan Johnson?Bellett
7Roger BonhommeRod Goode?Cortina GT
9Ron PhillipsJim McAuliffeHolden X2


The event started in Wangaratta  with first division using areas around Taminick, Winton North, Glenrowan, Myrrhee, Wrightly, Lima, Boho to Benalla. The second division headed to Wodonga via Lima, Tatong, Edi, Ypper Carboor, Whorouly, Murmungee and Beechworth. The final disivison took crews back to Wangaratta via Mudgegonga, Stanley, Baarmuth, Everton and Byawatha.

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