This was the inaugural year of the Victorian Clubman Series, intended as a second tier state award.
The series was won by Bob Bird and Warwick Smith but not without some controversy. As this article by Tony Walsham explains, drivers and navigators were being “classified” during the year if they scored 10 or more VRC points, which then rendered them ineligible for the VCS! Several crews were classified during the year, including Bob Bird and Warwick Smith, so they were not eligible for the final two VCS rounds!
Their victory was in part due to the openness of the competition with five different winners across the six rounds. Rex Muldoon also helped by moving from the left had to the right hand seat!
To see what else happened during 1972 in Victorian rallying, go to the 1972 year page.
To see other years of the Victorian Clubman Series go to the series page.