1982 Experts Trial

The Experts, sponsored by Dales of Heathcote and organised by the Light Car Club of Australia, was held on 15 May.

1982 VTC Round 4 – LCCA Dales of Heathcote Experts Trial

As the name suggests, the Experts was always a difficult trial from a navigational perspective. It was conducted in the forests around Heathcote and this year it was round 4 of the Victorian Trials Championship. The director was Jim Maude, assisted by Bruce Keys, Frank Grant and John Blanchard Jnr with Ian Richards as course checker.

For a summary of what happened during the event, see the introductory page to the results.

Despite Bill Bennett and Stuart Lister leading at the end of section 7, their retirement on section 8 again left the outstanding duo of Geoff Portman and Ross Runnalls to comfortably win the event with a loss of 80 points. Following them were Doug Fernie and Warwick Smith on 172, Brian Smith and Peter Mignot on 206, Steve Mitchell/David McKenzie (224), Nick Ellis/Tony Best(233) and Chris Wall/Trevor Boyd (379).

Results and entry list

Entry List

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarPointsGrade 2Clubman
1Geoff PortmanRoss RunnallsDatsun 160080
2Doug FernieWarwick SmithDatsun 1600172
3Brian SmithPeter MignotGalant2061
4Steve MitchellDavid McKenzieGalant2242
5Mick EllisTony BestLancer233
6Chris WallTrevor BoydDatsun 1600379
7Alan PattersonAndrew RobertsEscort Mk I40431
8Barry ThompsonKeith SilerDatsun 160053742
9Rod MartinGeoff ByronGalant54553
10Pete de VausNick WrightPeugeot 4045616
11Peter HurreyKeith NewbyCelica654
12Rob DevenishPhil WylieDatsun 1600721
13Lindsay DaleHelen WylieGalant7744
14Bill JohnstonChris ManiatakisMazda RX4819
15Trevor StanleyTony BondVolvo 242926
16Ross ComportHelen ListerGalant9445
17Barry FarnellPhil GallagherLancer949

Detailed Results


Route Instructions part 1 (Start to Service)

Route instructions part 2 (Service to Finish)

Other event documents