Re-live the action from 1956
Year in review
We have limited information on events in 1956 – 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 Ampol Trial was held from July 15-29, based out of Sydney and run as an unauthorised event in the eyes of CAMS. The event was a “half” round Australia, the early part passing through Victoria from east to west with a stopover in Melbourne. The trial was won by Wilf Murrell and Allen Taylor in a Peugeot 403.
The “rival” Mobilgas Rally was held from August 4 to 19, also based out of Sydney, and was a full “anti-clockwise” round Australia, passing through Victoria with a Melbourne stopover towards the end of the event. The event was won by Victorians Eddie and Lance Perkins in a VW.
We have very few records of the open events conducted in 1956.
The Light Car Club conducted their annual Experts Trial, which was won by Harry Firth and Graham Hoinville in a VW.
The Western District Car Club conducted their annual two day Otway Trial in August which was won by R. Mills in a Zephyr. An article appeared in Australian Motor Sport.
The North Eastern Car Club conducted their annual North Eastern Trial which was won for the second year in a row by Ron Phillips and Jack Cox, this time in a Ford Prefect.
There was no Alpine in 1956 because of the involvement of the Light Car Club in the Melbourne Olympics.
The Rally Calendar for this year
We do not yet have a calendar of events from this year.