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Advertisement fro Dunlop cord tyres: The R.A.C.V. Great Alpine Motor Contest

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CollectionsDunlop Rubber (Australia) Limited
Date created: March 1924
An advertisement that incorporates eleven photographs taken of scenes along the 1250 mile competition route. This was one of a series of motor reliabilty contests organised by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria. It started on March 6 and concluded on March 10 1924. According to the Dunlop Motoring and Cycling Notes the incident referred to in the caption of picture 7. occurred on Day 4 and Mr A. Tierdich's Essex escaped from its mishap with only a badly bent axle. In picture 11. the Notes identify car number (9) as a Lancia Lambda driven by A. Barber Junior. The car in Picture 5 is a 1918 model Cadillac and that in Picture 3 is a Scottish car, the Angus Sanderson.The caption includes: 'An examination of the "Dunlop" shod cars that took part in this strenuous Alpine Test reveals that these tyres came through in a remarkable condition - showing in most instances, practically no sign of the gruelling test that they successfully withstood.' The photograph descriptions are: '1. Summit of Mt. Kosciusko (N.S.W.) 7328 ft.; 2. Woolly-Butt forest, Mt. Wills (Vic.) 4800 ft.; 3. Start of 12 miles descent of Brown Mountain (N.S.W.) 3800 ft.; 4. Mt. Hotham (Vic.) 6100 ft., the highest through road in Australia; 5. A novel experience for the Contestants - Snow in midsummer on "Kosy"; 6. Near Batlow (N.S.W.); 7. A.Tierdich - in the Talbingo Hill Climb - "snapped" a second before his capsize owing to a side skid; 8. Up the Tumut Valley (N.S.W.) on the way to Mt. Talbingo; 9. A scene near Nowa Nowa (Vic.); 10. Winding road near Omeo (Vic.) on way to Mt. Wills; 11.Climbing Mt. Talbingo (N.S.W.) 4100 ft..'
Location: Mt. Kosciusko NSW
(Woolly-Butt forest)
Mount Wills, Vic
Mount Brown (Brown Mountain) NSW
Mount Hotham, Vic
Batlow, NSW
Tumut Valley (Tumut Plain), NSW
Mt. Talbingo (Talbingo Mountain), NSW
Nowa Nowa, Vic
Omeo, Vic.
Other Identifiers: Neg. 3549


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