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1905 Melbourne to Sydney Trial

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Held 14th-18th November 1905. A reverse of the 1905 Sydney to Melbourne Trial

Melbourne to Sydney following the old overland coach route of 572 miles. This comprises 343 of good, 140 miles of second-rate and 89 miles of bad roads.It was promoted by the Dunlop Tyre Co.

Sections -

  • Melbourne to Euroa - 100 miles
  • Euroa to Albury - 101 miles
  • Albury to Gundagai - 121 miles
  • Gundagai to Goulburn - 121 miles
  • Goulburn To Sydney - 129 miles

Results in order of arrival in Sydney -

  • George Hobbs - 18.28 h.p. Mercedes - Winner in Class C. Heavy Cars
  • H. L. Stevens - Darracq
  • W. B. Wilkinson - Talbot - Tied winner if Class B. Medium Powered Cars.
  • J. W. Moffat - De Dion - Tied winner if Class B. Medium Powered Cars.
  • A. Fauvel - Richard-Brasier - Tied winner if Class B. Medium Powered Cars.
  • S. Day - 8 h.p. De Dion - Winner in Class A. Single Cylinder Cars
  • W. Gordon Dixon - Talbot
  • W. R. Grimwade - Argyll - Tied winner if Class B. Medium Powered Cars.
  • H. Tarrant - Tarrant - Tied winner if Class B. Medium Powered Cars.
  • E. James (or R. James) - (Minerva) Cycle
  • C. W. Wittber - Wolseley
  • H. Jenkins - Griffon Cycle
  • C. E. Liddell - Panhard
  • T. K. Rand - Decauville
  • J. G. Coleman - Swift
  • E. W. Cox (Talbot)

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Australian Star 1905/11/20