Redex Around Australia Car Trial - 1954

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Redex Around Australia Car Trial - 1954

Please Note: The Melbourne to Sydney route remained a mystery even to the drivers until their arrival in Melbourne, whereupon they were provided with route cards. The route required the drivers to average different speeds, first via the Victorian High Country of Orbost, Adaminaby and Talabingo, then to Canberra, and finally down to the coast at Macquarie Pass and along the Princes Highway to Sydney. Click here for original newsreel footage from the event.
Stage
Route
Distance
Average Speed
Started
Arrived
C/Sheet
1
Sydney - Brisbane
667 miles / 1073 km
28 mph / 45 km/h
246
246
203
2
Brisbane - Rockhampton
476 miles / 765 km
34 mph / 54.7 km/h
246
245
155
3
Rockhampton - Mackay
514 miles / 827 km
30 mph / 48 km/h
245
245
129
4
Townsville - Mt Isa
613 miles / 986 km
30 mph / 48 km/h
245
216
3
5
Mt Isa - Darwin
1051 miles / 1691 km
40 mph / 60 km/h
216
207
2
6
Darwin - Christmas Creek
969 miles / 1559 km
35 mph / 56 km/h
200
180
1
7
Christmas Creek - Broome
362 miles / 582 km
30 mph / 48 km/h
180
169
1
8
Broome - Meekatharra
986 miles / 1586 km
32 mph / 52 km/h
169
150
1
9
Meekatharra - Perth
485 miles / 780 km
30 mph / 48 km/h
146
146
1
10
Perth - Madura
825 miles / 1327 km
33 mph / 53 km/h
144
141
1
11
Madura - Adelaide
943 miles / 1517 km
35 mph / 56 km/h
141
135
1
12
Adelaide - Melbourne
575 miles / 925 km
31 mph / 50 km/h
135
135
1
13
Melbourne - Talbingo
not available
35 mph / 56 km/h
135
n/a
1
14
Talbingo - Canberra
not available
37 mph / 60 km/h
n/a
n/a
1
15
Canberra - Macquarie Pass
not available
36 mph / 58 km/h
n/a
n/a
1
16
Macquarie Pass - Sydney
not available
21 mph / 34 km/h
n/a
120
1

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1
0
Ford
J. Murray
2
8
Peugeot
G. Patterson
3
14
Holden 48/215
A. Anderson
4
19
Standard Vanguard
E. Nelson
5
22
Humber Super Snipe
Rootes Ltd.
5
22
Holden 48/215
Prestige Motors
7
25
Standard Vanguard
J. Roberts
7
25
Ford
T. Farrell
7
25
Mercedes
A. Gibson
10
26
Standard Vanguard
R. Walker
11
27
Holden 48/215
F. Johnson
12
28
Holden 48/215
H. Cape
13
29
Peugeot
H. Rayward
13
29
Volkswagen
Regent Motors
15
30
Peugeot
L. Westren
16
31
Holden 48/215
K. Miller
17
32
Humber
Rootes Ltd.
17
32
Holden 48/215
S. Hecker
19
33
Standard Vanguard
Standard Motor Company
19
33
Morris
J. Crouch
21
34
Mercedes
D. Antill
21
34
Holden 48/215
Claridge Motors
23
35
Austin A70
Reno Auto Sales
23
35
Holden 48/215
A. Kipling
25
37
Holden 48/215
Walton and Gardiner
25
37
Holden 48/215
J.F. McCafferty
27
38
Dodge
N. Worland
27
38
Peugeot
F. Kleinig
29
40
Standard Vanguard
Marshalls Motors
30
41
Holden 48/215
H. Hines
30
41
Holden 48/215
Preston Motors
30
41
Peugeot
Orrman's Service Station
33
45
Ford
S. Miller
34
46
Humber Super Snipe
Rootes Ltd.
34
46
Chevrolet
E. Gibson
36
47
Plymouth
Parade Motors
37
48
Ford
G. Horner
37
48
Austin A70
J. Pedley
37
48
Standard Vanguard
Standard Motorrs
40
49
Holden 48/215
P. Benson
40
49
Holden 48/215
Parker Bros. Auto
40
49
Humber Super Snipe
Rootes Ltd.
43
50
Standard Vanguard
R. Cox
43
50
Standard Vanguard
C. McArdle
43
50
Ford Zephyr
M. Lawrence
46
51
Austin A70
C. Fulton
46
51
Holden 48/215
A. Thiel
46
51
Standard Vanguard
N. Klingner
49
52
Holden 48/215
R. Osmond
49
52
Lagonda
G. Onto
51
53
Peugeot
I. MacMillan
52
56
Holden 48/215
J. Coppock
52
56
Peugeot
Advanx Motor Service
54
57
Humber
J. Welsh
55
58
Holden 48/215
Preston Motors
55
58
Standard Vanguard
R. Johnson
57
63
Humber Super Snipe
J. Hay
58
67
Plymouth
C. Creswell
58
67
Holden 48/215
A. Welinski
58
67
Holden 48/215
R. Williams
58
67
Ford
G. Perrignon
58
67
Standard Vanguard
K. Robinson
63
68
Ford
A. Coorey
64
69
Holden 48/215
E. Ahern
65
70
Ford Zephyr
Courtney & Patterson
66
73
DeSoto
G. Birmingham
67
75
Holden 48/215
R. Clarke
68
76
Standard Vanguard
L. Burrows
69
78
Peugeot
A. Watt
70
81
Standard Vanguard
M. Parr
71
82
Holden 48/215
S. Thorpe
72
83
Ford Zephyr
R. Thomas
73
84
Morris Oxford
V. Burton
74
86
Ford Consul
Ride-Esi Shock Absorbers
75
89
Holden 48/215
R. Rothwell
75
89
Ford Zephyr
J. Belling
77
92
Holden 48/215
H. Budd
78
96
MG
P & R Williams
79
100
Citroen
R. Akers
80
103
Ford Zephyr
Mick Simmons Ltd.
81
108
Rover
E. Perkins
82
109
Standard Vanguard
K. Harrison
83
135
Holden 48/215
F. Shepherd
83
135
Ford Consul
D. MacDonald
83
135
Ford Zephyr
S. Carpenter
86
148
Ford Zephyr
D. Evans
87
158
Ford
G. Campbell
88
164
Peugeot
W. Cooke
89
170
Austin A70
J. Anderson
90
180
Holden 48/215
Phillips Bros.
91
184
Peugeot
J. Bicket
92
200
Austin A40
C. Edgar
93
210
Ford
D. Barnett
94
216
Ford
M. Selke
95
236
Volkswagen
R. Wilson
96
248
Standard Vanguard
A. Standfield
97
273
Chevrolet
Christie's Motors
98
286
Mercury
J. Farrow
99
296
Hudson
R. Gudgeon
100
315
Chevrolet
Chrystie's Motor Auctions
101
316
Holden 48/215
D. Raven
102
336
Ford
W. Crockford
103
338
Holden 48/215
C. Kreig
104
358
MG
R. Pryer
105
447
Holden 48/215
B. Happ
106
458
Holden 48/215
Century Storage Battery Co.
107
462
Ford Zephyr
S. Gibbs
108
480
Ford Customline
M. Arentz
109
552
Austin A70
N. Shean
110
563
Holden 48/215
J. Perkins
111
596
Austin A70
Consolidated Press Ltd.
112
622
Austin A70
A. Melrose
113
705
Holden 48/215
A. Holland
114
722
Ford
C. Hicks
115
835
Holden 48/215
Wattie Corrie Motors
116
855
Peugeot
Manly Pacific Garage
117
978
Ford Zephyr
D. McLachlin
118
991
Vauxhall
H. Lee
119
1209
Ford Zephyr
E. Neilson
120
1242
Ford Zephyr
G. Setter
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