1987 Akademos Rally

The Akademos Rally, organised by the Melbourne University Car Club and sponsored by Marsh Seats, was held on May 23. Directed by Peter Otzen, the event was based out of Bairnsdale but used stages to the north and east of Bruthen.

Victorian Rally Championship Round 3

A blown motor for championship leaders, Geoff Portman and Peter Gale, opened the door for Grant Walker and Denis O’Brien to take a timely win in their Escort. They ended up over 5 minutes clear of second placed David Greig with Paul Tirant in the Datsun 1600.

The top PRC crew were again Graeme Gambold and Doug Guild in the Toyota, placing an impressive third outright.

Results and entry list

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarGroupTimeState RecognisedClubman
1Grant WalkerDenis O’BrienFord Escort MkIIG2:21:03
2David GreigPaul TirantDatsun 1600G2:26:121
3Graeme GamboldDoug GoldToyota TE71PRC2:27:052
4Michael ReevesDavid ProctorDatsun 1600G2:27:2531
5Ross FraserAshley FraserDatsun 1600G2:27:2642
6Trevor NixonDean NixonDatsun StanzaG2:29:0153
7Neil WrigleyWayne CouacaudHolden CommodorePRC2:29:3364
8Gerry JustusPeter LochnerToyota CorollaG2:31:3275
8Allan JohnsonIan McKenzieMazda RX-2G2:32:0086
10Mark SmedleyThomas RobertsonNissan BluebirdG2:33:0297
11Simon DuerdenMark RoweDastun 1600G2:34:48108
12Trevor LyddiethJames StewartToyota CorollaG2:36:369
13Gary KendrickBarbara KendrcikDatsun 1600G2:37:2410
15Mike WelshSteve SmithToyota TE71PRC2:40:09
23Phil KenwayBill MouldingFord EscortPRC3:02:46


After the Bairnsdale Saleyards stage, the remaining daylight stages were held to the east of Bruthen. The night stages were to the north of Bruthen.

Itinerary and Stage Plots

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