1967 Victorian Trials Championship

It was a hotly contested year with different winners in most of the rounds. Reigning champions Roberts and Haas won the first round, the Derrick in an X2 Holden, Reg Lunn and Geoff Thomas won the Classic, also in a Holden X2, then Ron Phillips and Jim McAuliffe won the Akademos in a similar car. Brian Amey and Tony Wunderlich found success in their Peugeot on the North Eastern Trial while the Vaughan brothers, Ian and Roger, won their first state championship event on the final round, the Cooper Memorial.

Reg Lunn secured the driver’s title with a third place in the second last round, the North Eastern, but his regular navigator, Mike Osborne, had been unavailable for several events. So the navigator’s title was undecided until the final round, where the Vaughan brothers’ win gave Roger Vaughan the title.

To see what else happened during 1967 in Victorian rallying, go to the 1967 year page.

To see other years of the Victorian Rally Championship, go to the VRC page.

Series Regulations

There were no specific restrictions on the kinds of events that could be rounds of the VTC. All events were timed to the minute, but there were virtually no tied placings. Most events had a significant degree of navigation.

Only the outright award was given. Points were awarded 30-27-24-21-18-15-12-9-6-3 for first to tenth with the best five of seven results to count.



The following tables are mostly complete but with a few uncertainties. Note that the best five results were counted (total shown in brackets where different).

Drivers Pointscores

1Reg Lunn30242728½2415133½ (148½)
2Ian Vaughan25½271513½2730124½ (138)
3Tony Roberts30213013½1812112½ (124½)
4Ron Phillip1830122161899 (105)
5Max Jackman2418241581
6Frank Kilfoyle91528½2476½
7John Taws1232462166
8Tony Theiler25½62758½
9Ray Christie1861842
10Roger Bonhomme211233
11=Brian Amey3030
11=Harry Firth27330

Navigators Pointscores

1Roger Vaughan25½271513½2730124½ (138)
2Mike Osborne242728½2415118½
3Peter Haas30213013½1812112½ (124½)
4Jim McAullife1830122161899 (105)
5Doug Rutherford91528½2476½
6Ian Johnson24182415?66?
7Robin Sharpley25½662764½
8Geoff Sproat122462163
9Rod Goode21312339?
10=Tony Wunderlich63036
10=Martin Hartigan189936
12Jeff Beaumont3121833
13=Geoff Thomas3030
13=Graham Hoinville27330