1968 Australian Rally Championship

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 Australian Rally Championship.

Harry Firth and navigator Graham Hoinville won the Champion Driver and Champion Navigator titles respectively with a Ford Cortina Lotus.[1]

Season reviewEdit

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.[2]

The RalliesEdit

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 RallyEdit

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 RallyEdit

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


1968 Drivers and Navigators ChampionshipsEdit

Final pointscore for 1968 is as follows.[2]

Harry Firth – Champion Driver 1968Edit

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

Graham Hoinville – Champion Navigator 1968Edit

Position Navigator Car Points
1 Graham Hoinville Ford Cortina Lotus [1]
2 Peter Meyer Volvo 142S


  1. ^ a b c d "1968 CAMS AUSTRALIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP, www.snooksmotorsport.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 February 2019. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Bega Valley Rally, www.begavalleyrally.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org". Archived from the original on 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  3. ^ BSCC Magazine Brisport , August 2015

External linksEdit

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