1982 George Derrick Memorial Trial

The George Derrick Memorial Trial, organised by CCRMIT, was held on 5-6 June.

1982 VTC Round 5 – CCRMIT George Derrick Memorial Trial

With a total distance to be covered of 550km in one night, Director, Noel Richards, promised an event “which still has some element of adventure and new terrain in it” plus a mixture of more straightforward and difficult navigation. The event started in Echuca and utilised the Murray River forests in both Victoria and NSW, with a division break in Barham. Navigation was sometimes a bit tricky with a “shortest mapped overall” section thrown in to see if the navigators were familiar with the rally code!

The winners were Bob Waterhouse and Paul Paterson, with Garry Harrowfield and Ian Ellis second on 5 points back and Barry Thompson and Keith Siler and excellent third a further 5 minutes back. Following them were David Officer/David McKenzie (who were comfortably leading until making a navigational error on the 2nd last competitive stage), Peter Hurrey/Warwick Smith and Graham Wallis/Nick Wright/Phil Nicholas.


Results and entry list

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarPointsGrade 2Clubman
1Bob WaterhousePaul PatersonDatsun 160051
2Garry HarrowfieldIan EllisDatsun 160056
3Barry ThompsonKeith SilerDatsun 16006111
4David OfficerDavid McKenzieGalant62
5Peter HurreyWarwick SmithCelica74
6Graham WallisNick Wright / Phil NicholasPeugeot862
7Chris WallTrevor BoydDatsun 160088
8Bruce (?) RobertsonFrank KilfoyleLancer?92
9Barry FarrellPhil GallagherLancer963
10Graham TrounceDavisDatsun 16001134
11Ross ComportHelen ListerGalant11652
12Rod MartinGeoff ByronGalant13663
13PearsonTerry Johannesen2394
14LoveMax Nathan4465
15Steve McLaughlanB. Anderson4926

Detailed Results


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