1984 George Derrick Memorial Trial

The 1984 George Derrick Memorial Trial was held on 14-16 September.

VTS Round 5 – 1984 CCRMIT  George Derrick Memorial Trial

Three years earlier, Ross Runnalls sent 42 crews off from Horsham at midnight on a cold August Friday night to embark on a Wimmera-Mallee adventure  that was the 1981 George Derrick Memorial Trial.

Even then the Runnalls follow up event was brewing and was to be similar but different as could be imagined.

This time it was an 11pm start from Traralgon into three events in one weekend using sandy tracks across coastal plains, little used mountain and rainforest roads and a maize of slippery NSW pine plantation tracks.

What followed was a fabulously well run event visiting far flung and engrossing country.

Pre-event flyer

The Director’s account of the event.

Results and entry list

1Chris WallTrevor BoydDatsun 160098½
David OfficerKate Officer & David McKenzieMitsubishi Galant139
3David MitchellGreg MathesonDatsun 1600151½1
4Gary GrealyGeoff ByronDatsun 1600180¾2
5Peter De VausNick WrightPeugeot 404186¾3
6Bill JohnstonChris ManiatakisMazda RX4209½
7Rob DevenishPhil WylieDatsun 1600231¾4
8John RawsonJohn WilkinsonDatsun 16002545
9McKenzieJim MaudeMazda RX3282½
10Ross ComportStuart Lister & Helen ListerMitsubishi Galant333
11Keith WinterPeter MaurerMazda RX32/5456
12F. FultonI. FultonDatsun 16002/560¼7
13Michael WardMara SilinsToyota Corolla6/478¾8
14A. UzunogluE. HainsFord Cortina Mk II7/504¼9
15Paul FriskHelen WylieDatsun7/452½10



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