1987 Blue Ribbon Rally

The Blue Ribbon Rally, sponsored by Maryborough Nissan and organised by the Light Car Club of Australia, was held on March 28. This was the fourth and final Blue Ribbon in succession directed by John Fagan and the second to be run out of Maryborough.

Victorian Rally Championship Round 1

Conducted over 16 generally short special stages in the forests around Maryborough, the event was convincingly won by reigning champions, Geoff Portman and Peter Gale. The margin to second was impressive, more than 3 minutes, with just 12 seconds separating second placed Grant Water/Denis Obrien and third placed Peter R. Thompson/David James, who picked up maximum PRC points.

Results and entry list

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarGroupTimeState RecognisedClubman
1Geoff PortmanPeter GaleDatsun 1600G1:15:02
2Grant WalkerDenis O’BrienFord Escort MkIIG1:18:44
3Peter R. ThompsonDavid JamesToyota CorollaPRC1:18:561
4David GriegDavid VearsDatsun 1600G1:19:302
5Allan JohnsonIan McKenzieMazda RX-2G1:20:0831
6Brendan McCashneyGrant WaddingtonDatsun StanzaG1:21:05
7Chris NeilsenDavid RidleyFord EscortG1:21:244
8Mark SmedleyThomas RobertsonNissan BluebirdG1:21:5052
9Ron BrownDwayne SinclairMitsubishi GalantG1:21:5763
10Rohan TeagleAndrew RobbinsFord EscortG1:22:0974
11Gary KendrickBarbara KendrickDatsun 1600G1:22:1185
12Rowan QuillPaul PatersonSubaru RX TurboPRC1:22:14
13Michael ReevesDavid ProctorDatsun 1600G1:22:1596
14Rob WilletFred LakerinkToyota CorollaG1:22:19107
15=Craig MorrisMichael MorrisFord Escort MkIIG1:22;428=
15=Ross FraserAshley FraserDatsun 1600G1:22:428=
17=Steuart SnooksCameron JayDatsun 1600G1:22:5710=
17=Andrew BrentBryce NortonDatsun 1600G1:22:5710=
19Neil WrigleyWayne CouacaudHolden CommodorePRC1:23:02
23Graeme GamboldDoug GouldToyota CorollaPRC1:24:18
35Paul LeicesterStephen DunbarHolden CommodorePRC1:33:06
38Phil KenwayBill MouldingFord Escort MkIIPRC1:37:18


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