1974 Akademos

The Akademos was held on May 25.

ARC Round 2 – 1974 MUCC Akademos Rally

Directed by Clarke Ballard for the Melbourne University Car Club, the 1974 Akademos was beset by horrendous weather in the days prior to the event requiring an almost complete reroute. Nevertheless, the event went ahead successfully with Colin Bond (With George Shepheard) winning by a single point from Frank Kilfoyle (with Ian Richards). Third place was George Fury (with Monty Suffern), a further 4 minutes adrift. Kilfoyle and Fury were in Datsun Rally Team 180Bs which were not eligible for ARC points. In fact only 9 of the 48 entrants had nominated for ARC points.

Auto Action Report

Bond/Shepheard on the 1974 Akademos (Photo: Geoff Selton)
Kilfoyle/Richards just one point off a win on the 1974 Akademos (Photo: Geoff Selton)

Results and entry list

1Colin BondGeorge ShepheardTorana XU-132
2Frank Kilfoyle*Ian RichardsDatsun 180B SSS33
3George Fury*Monty SuffernDatsun 180B SSS37
4Ross DunkertonJohn LargeDatsun 240Z46
5Stewart McLeodAdrian MortimerDatsun 260Z47
6Dean RainsfordGraeme WestPorsche 911S59
7Bill EvansMike MitchellDatsun 120Y61
8Dennis SuttonRod van der StraatenTorana XU-165
9Ted AndersonPeter HaasDatsun 100066
10Bob RileyAdrian van LoonGalant67
11Peter LangFred GocentasTorana XU-168
12Garry HarrowfieldGeoff BoydCortina69
13George KahlerRay DanielMazda RX271
14John MunroWal HarrisDatsun 160074
15Brian HiltonBarry LakeToyota Celica75

* Not eligible for ARC points