The 1971 Victorian Trials Championship was fiercely contested with six different winners across the seven rounds. In the end, Mal McPherson in his Renault R8 Gordini narrowly won from Gil Davis, with one win each.
Davis campaigned a twin-cam Cortina in the first two events before moving into the Mollison Motors Monaro. Peter Janson had two wins in a similar Monaro but did not contest the early rounds.
McPherson’s navigator, Roger Bonhomme, who missed the first round, finished second in the navigators’ championship which was won by Peter Haas, navigating for Gil Davis. Haas won after taking a successful appeal to the Australian Motor Sports Appeal Court over a deleted passage control in the North Eastern Trial.
To see what else happened during 1971 in Victorian rallying, go to the 1971 year page.
To see other years of the Victorian Rally Championship, go to the VRC page.