1968 Australian Rally Championship

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1968 Australian Rally Championship
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The 1968 Australian Rally Championship was a series of six rallying events held across Australia. It was the inaugural season in the history of the competition.

Harry Firth and navigator Graham Hoinville were the first winners of the Championship.

Season review[edit]

The first Australian Rally Championship was decided over six events, staged across the Eastern States of Australia with two events in Victoria and one each in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and South Australia.[1]

The Rallies[edit]

The six events of the 1968 season were as follows.

Round Rally Date
1 Classic Rally (VIC)
2 Snowy Mountains Rally (NSW)
3 Walkerville 500 (SA)
4 Canberra 500 (ACT)
5 Warana Rally (QLD) 21/22 September 1968
6 Alpine Rally (VIC)

Round Two – Snowy Mountains Rally[edit]

Position Driver Navigator Car Points
1 Barry Ferguson Dave Johnson Volkswagen Beetle 85
2 Greg Garard Nigel Collier Holden 186S 95
3 John Garard Brian Waldron Holden 186S 99
4 Bruce Collier Steve Halloran Renault R8 Gordini 102
5 Colin Bond Brian Hope Mitsubishi Colt Fastback 120
6 Bob Watson Jim McCauliffe Holden Kingswood HK 122

Round Five – Ampol Warana Car Rally[edit]

Position Driver Navigator Car Points
1= Harry Firth Graham Hoinville Ford Cortina Lotus
1= Frank Kilfoyle Doug Rutherford Ford Cortina GT
3 John Keran Peter Meyer Volvo 142S 99

[2]


1968 Drivers and Navigators Championships[edit]

Final pointscore for 1968 is as follows.[3]

Harry Firth – Champion Driver 1968[edit]

Position Driver Car Points
1 Harry Firth Ford Cortina GT
2 Frank Kilfoyle Ford Cortina GT
3 John Keran Volvo 142S
4 Bob Watson Holden Kingswood HK
5 Ian Vaughan
6 Barry Ferguson Volkswagen Beetle

Graham Hoinville – Champion Navigator 1968[edit]

Position Navigator Car Points
1 Graham Hoinville Ford Cortina GT
2 Peter Meyer Volvo 142S

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Results of Snowy Mountains Rally and ARC results.