1983 George Derrick Memorial Trial

The Derrick, organised by the Car Club of RMIT, was held on May 6-7.

1983 VTC Round 2 – CCRMIT George Derrick Memorial Trial

This was the 25th Anniversary Derrick, and in keeping with tradition, Directors Noel Richards and Noel Kelly set a demanding course in western Victoria and south-east South Australia totalling over 1000 km. The event started at 11 pm on Friday evening in Ballarat and headed through Mount Cole and the Grampians enroute to a breakfast stop in Hamilton. Saturday afternoon saw quarter minute timed stages in forests and on private property across to Penola for a dinner break. The final division explored rarely used terrain around Edenhope and the Little Desert before reaching the finish at Mount Zero at the north end of the Grampians in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The results show that most crews found the conditions, navigation and sheer length of the event extremely demanding. Not unexpectedly, Ross Runnalls navigated David Officer to a clear victory.


Results and entry list

Entry List

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarPointsGrade 2Clubman
1David OfficerRoss RunnallsGalant101¾
2Brian SmithPeter MignotGalant164¾
3Rowan QuillGraham WallisDatsun236¾1
4David JonesKeith NewbyCommodore246½
5Graham TrounceMax SharrockCelica473¼2
6Barry ThompsonKeith SilerDatsun 1600563½
7Mike WelshKen PriceLancer651½31
8Steve McLaughlanB. AndersonGalant699¼42
9Barry FarnellPhil GallagherSigma735¾5
10David MitchellHelen WylieDatsun934¾63
11N. BoaseW. DavisDatsun989¾4
12Peter de VausNick WrightPeugeot1017
13Grant PearsonIan McKenzieLancer1225½5
14Phil NicholasDave CochranePeugeot14176

Detailed results


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