1980 Experts Trial

The Experts Trial, organised by the LCCA, was held on 26 July.

For the second year in succession, the Experts was run as a non-championship “open” event but attracted a strong field of more than forty starters. Director, Stuart Lister, again set a navigationally demanding and sometimes tricky event. In fact a very tricky via on the second section in the Argyle Forest had the first three cars with wrong directions, including three times winner Ross Runnalls. No-one went through the event without a WD or a missed passage, but Paul Paterson, navigating for Bob Waterhouse, made the least mistakes and they ran out clear winners.

1980 Experts Cover
1980 Experts Cover

Results and entry list

1Bob WaterhousePaul PatersonDatsun 1600118
2Geoff PortmanRoss RunnallsDatsun 1600166
3Bill JohnstonWarwick Smith210
4Mick EllisJim MaudeDatsun 1600228
5Peter DevauxGraham WallisPeugeot236
6Dick DenvilTrevor BoydDatsun 1600255
7Rob WilletDavid Hodge288
8Shane BlandfordRon HarperDatsun 1600289
9Garry HarrowfieldGeoff BoydDatsun 1600332
10Trevor StanleyTony Bond374

Detailed Results


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