Re-live the action from 1955
Year in review
We have limited information on events in 1955 – if you have any information please let us know!
Below we have presented some events for which we have information. No doubt there were many more events than are listed here.
The third Sun Rally was held in April. Directed by Donald Thomson, the week long event traversed almost every part of Victoria. It was won by B. Hall and T. Fawcett in an MG.
The third REDeX Round Australia Trial was held in August-September and was won by Victorians Laurie Whitehead and Bob Foreman in a VW with Eddie and Lance Perkins second. The route circumnavigated Australia in an anti-clockwise direction with the later sections in Victoria.
We have very few records of the open events conducted in 1955.
The Begonia Rally was held in conjunction with the Ballarat Begonia festival at the beginning of March.
The Australian Motor Sports Club conducted the Cords Ring Trial on March 13. There were 83 starters of which 72 finished. The winner was L. Stevens in a Morris Minor.
The Victorian Sporting Car Club’s annual Blue Ribbon Trial was held in June and was won by Bob Scarlett (navigator not mentioned) in a Vanguard.
The Light Car Club conducted their annual Experts Trial, which was won by Reg Smith and Rob Whyte in a VW.
The North Eastern Car Club conducted their annual North Eastern Trial which was won by Ron Phillips and Jack Cox in a Ford Consul.
The Light Car Club conducted the annual Alpine Trial which was won in 1955 by Harry Firth and Graham Hoinville in a Hillman Minx.
The Rally Calendar for this year
We do not yet have a calendar of events from this year.