Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 35 Number 6. April 11, 1972
Friday was spent coordinating arrivals and attempting to extract a rental car/van from Mutual-Hertz-Tasman. The former discriminated against our under-25-year old officers by refusing to rent them a six cylinder car so we settled for a Cortina.
A preliminary drivers briefing was held on Good Friday with the aim of bringing everyone together and secondly, rationalising any slight differences that may have existed in interpretation between the South and North Island teams. After much good natured debate and an explanation by the two plotters of their respective trials everyone left to finish last minute preparations for the start of the first event - the April Fool's Trial.
The route, briefly, cornered Moonshine, Upper Hutt, Rimutaka, Featherston, Martinborough, Carterton, Gray town. It was a plotted 7 hours In fact it was nearly 10 hours by the time you lost ½ - hour on various subsections but it nevertheless was a most enjoyable and well planned event.
Sunday was day of rest until the evening and the Night trial, this was of a shorter nature (2% - 3 hours) but, as for the previous day, there were plenty of items designed to keep crews busy and on their toes. The final Control (Ataihanga) was the venue for a barbeque and a change to high octane for unwinding purposes.
Monday - Gymkhana, Te Marua Stock Car Track. An excellent venue for grassed surface events and a thoroughly enjoyable day.
The dinner and Trophy presentations et the Grand on Monday night rounded off what everyone agreed had been a most successful weekend with Heatway Rally Director Mr Murray Thompson presenting the prizes.
- 1st Canterbury
- 2nd Victoria
- 3rd Lincion
- 4th Victoria
- 5th Otago.
All thanks must go to the organizers, especially Tournament Controller Paul McGuiness, and the many many hard charging point-to-point marshals. The enthusiasm from other universities was of course a tremendous factor.
Finally we are extremely grateful to the N.Z. Motor Corporation for their sponsorship and trust that they too will have benefited from our incident-free Motor sport weekend.page 15