Two Day Trials

Find out about the rich history of the Two Day Trial

Event History

Our earliest records of a Two Day Trial were the 1960 edition.

As the name suggests, the event was often a fairly long affair spread over two days. In the early days it was run by the VW Car Club and by the mid 1960s jointly by the VW Car Club and the Victorian Amateur Drivers Club (VADC) which subsequently took over the event, probably from 1967.

The Two Day Trial often attracted good sponsorship and for several of the early years was the “Shell Two Day Trial”. It was a round of the inaugural Victorian Trails Championship in 1961 and was a VTC or VRC round for most years up to and including 1973, which was the last edition run.

The VADC calendared the Two Day Trial in both 1974 and 1975 with the goal of running a long non-championship open event, but sadly, it did not attract sufficient interest and both events were cancelled due to lack of entries.

List of Editions held of this event.

Click on the Year to see more details about each edition. Click on the Area to see a plot of the route (where available).

YearDirector(s)AreaWinning DriverWinning NavigatorCarStatus
1961Ballarat, Avoca, BendigoVTC
1962Seymour, Mohu, Shepparton, MelbourneVTC
1964Len FultonVTC
1965Roger AbrahamsBendigoReg LunnGeoff ThomasFord Cortina GTVTC
1966Frank KilfoyleNE Hill CountryReg LunnGeoff ThomasHolden X2VTC
1967DaylesfordReg Lunn
Frank Kilfoyle (equal)
Mike Osborne
Doug Rutherford (equal)
Holden X2
Saab V4
1969David Forster/ Tony BrownDaylesford, Dunolly, Mt ColeTony RobertMike OsbornePorsche 911VTC
1970North EastBob WatsonJim McAuliffeRenault GordiniVTC
1972North GippslandMatt PhilipRoger BonhommeHolden Torana XU-1VRC
1973Frank Kilfoyle/ Allan Hall/ David CartanMt Cole, Ararat, BallaratBob WatsonJeff BeaumontHolden KingswoodVRC
1974Open (cancelled)
1975Open (cancelled)