1982 Victorian Trials Championship

The 1982 Victorian Trials Championship was closely fought with at least seven different winners across eight rounds! (We don’t have results for Round 6).

The main contenders were Bob Waterhouse and Paul Paterson, who emerged victorious, from Brian Smith and Peter Mignot, and Garry Harrowfield with Ian Ellis. Smith and Mignot won the Grade 2 Award narrowly from Barry Thompson and Keith Siler, who convincingly won the Clubman Award.

To see what else happened during 1982 in Victorian rallying, go to the 1982 year page.

To see other years of the Victorian Trials Championship, got to the VTC page.

Series Regulations

These were specified in Section 6B of the 1981 Victorian Addendum to the Australian Rally Code.

This was the second year of the revived Victorian Trials Championship.

Awards were made for outright champions, Grade 2 (non Grade 1, so Grade 3 and 4 could score points also) and Clubman (Grades 3 and 4 only).

In each division points were allocated 9-6-4-3-2-1 for first to sixth with the best five results to count.


There were eight VTC events this year. Click on each event to see further details, including results.

  1. Summer Safari
  2. Four Pointer Trial
  3. North Central Trial
  4. Experts Trial
  5. George Derrick Memorial Trial
  6. Honda Scamper Trial (missing results)
  7. Melton Djerriwarrh 200 Trial
  8. Rally of the Rising Sun

Outright Pointscores

Outright Drivers Pointscores

These tables are missing Round 6.

Bob Waterhouse196622
Brian Smith64919
Garry Harrowfield96419
Peter Hurrey92213
Bill Bennett9312
David Officer3912
Barry Thompson242210
Geoff Portman99
Bill Johnston628
Chris Wall66
Doug Fernie66
Jeff Whitten44
Steve Allen44
David Mitchell44
Graham Wallis134
Rowan Quill44
Rob Chambers33
Ross Comport33
Steve Mitchell33
Rob Dyer33
Mick Ellis22
Trevor Stanley½1
Phil Nicholson11
Chris Wall11
Rob Devenish11
Barry Farnell½½

Outright Navigators Pointscores

Paul Paterson196622
Peter Mignot64919
Ian Ellis96419
David McKenzie33915
Stuart Lister9312
Keith Newby9211
Keith Siler242210
Ross Runnalls99
Chris Maniatakis628
Warwick Smith628
Trevor Boyd617
Jim Maude347
Bill Aggenbach44
Frank Kilfoyle44
Greg Mathieson44
Helen Lister33
Geoff Rainbow33
Graham Wallis33
Tony Best22
Tony Bond½1
Don Williams11
Helen Wylie11
Nick Wright11
Phil Gallagher½½

Grade 2 Pointscores

Grade 2 Drivers Pointscores

These tables are missing Round 6.

1Brian Smith99927
2Barry Thompson631/3394429.3 (26)
Barry Farnell454215
Ross Comport9211
Jeff Whitten99
Rob Knight639
David Officer99
David Mitchell268
Trevor Stanley53
Steve Mitchell66
Graham Wallis66
Rob Dyer66
Rod Martin2215
Phil Nicholson44
Alan Patterson44
David Sheridan33
Andy White33
Graham Trounce33
Colin Adams22
John Birrell
Geoff Milburn11
Peter de Vaus11
Rob Cherry11
Rob Devenish½1/35/6
Laurie Mitchell½½

Grade 2 Navigators Pointscores

1Peter Mignot99927
2Keith Siler631/3394429.3 (26)
Peter Mignot99927
David McKenzie6916½
Phil Gallagher454215
Helen Lister9211
Tony Bond53
Bill Aggenbach99
Nick Wright1/31618 1/3
Greg Matheson268
Andrew Roberts347
Mike Prendergast66
Graham Wallis66
Geoff Byron2215
Don Williams44
Phil Wylie½1/333 5/6
John Birrell33
Ken Moore22
Ron Jay11
Ian Sichlau½

Clubman Pointscores

Clubman Drivers Pointscores

These tables are missing Round 6.

1Barry Thompson664699646 (42)
Ross Comport19326324
Rod Martin42442420
David Mitchell64919
Andy White2911
Alan Patterson½9
Jeff Whitten99
Rob Devenish639
Steve McLaughlan15
Colin Adams44
Geoff Milburn3½
Lindsay Dale33
Steve Beek32
Chris Ryan22
Peter Johannesen11
I. Yard11
Glad Fish11

Clubman Navigators Pointscores

1Keith Siler664699646 (42)
Helen Lister19326324
Geoff Byron42442420
Greg Matheson64919
Andrew Roberts29918
Helen Wylie36312
Bill Aggenbach99
Ken Moore44
Terry Johanessen134
Ron Jay3½
Robin Smalley33
Max Nathan22
Des Ryan22
B. Anderson11
B. Beverstock11
Di Smith11