1983 Akademos

The Akademos, organised by the Melbourne University Car Club, was held on December 3.

1983 VRC Round 5 – MUCC Akademos

The Akademos tends to attract extreme weather and 1983 was no exception, with the August date being postponed to December. Directed by Peter Otzen, the event ran in the traditional central Gippsland area.

A dramatic final round win to David Officer and Kate Hobson gave them the 1983 Championship! Both their championship rivals faltered, with Portman suffering gearbox failure and David Adams engine problems.

Dinta and Kate on the 83 Alpine (John Aust)

Results and entry list

Entry List

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarTimeGrade 2Clubman
1David OfficerKate HobsonGalant2:34:06
2Peter ThompsonPeter MignotDatsun Stanza2:35:37
3Chris NeilsenDavid RidleyEscort2:42:3911
4Mike WelshKen PriceLancer2:44:0322
5Michael MorrisBob WhitworthEscort2:45:2733
6Jim KenndedyJim DavisMazda 6262:45:524
7Graeme WiseJohn WilliamsDatsun 16002:48:10
8Graeme GamboldDoug GouldDatsun 16002:50:0654
9Ian SalmonDavid MolloyDatsun 16002:51:3165
10Robert BellRay TempleEscort RS20002:52:466

Detailed results         Results cover


Other event documents

Final Instructions

Spectator Instructions (too large to load?)