4 – 8 OCTOBER 1967
SYDNEY – BAIRNSDALE – SYDNEY
Photograph from the front cover of the 1968 event regulations booklet –
Barry Ferguson/Dave Johnson in their 1967 Southern Cross International Rally winning Volkswagen
This year Ferguson and Johnson made up for the disappointment of their 1966 crash with a runaway win in their Volkswagen. The rally provided much drama. Ferguson replaced Kilfoyle as the leader on the way back from Bairnsdale and a navigation error near Bairnsdale removed a potential threat from John Keran/Steve Halloran. The run home was led by Ferguson/Johnson all the way and they led the 39 finishers into Sydney. 1966 winners Firth/Hoinville crashed their Ford Cortina off the road and did a few rolls down a mountain at Blue Duck on the road to the Bogong High Plains. So Firth went fishing.
Final Outright Placings
|1||Barry Ferguson||Dave Johnson||Volkswagen||330|
|2||Frank Kilfoyle||Doug Rutherford||Ford Cortina GT||379|
|3||Bob Holden||George Shepheard||Morris Cooper S||464|
|4||Colin Bond||Brian Hope||Mitsubishi Colt||467|
|5||Ian Vaughan||Roger Vaughan||Ford Cortina Mk2||482|
There was no limit on the amount of the course that could be missed provided the late time limit was achieved at the end of a division; missing a control led to a penalty of 200 points.
See the full details of the 1967 Southern Cross Rally in the document below…