A motor-car trad was held to Rakaia Goi-"e yesterday, 10 machines taking part! the cars left Latimer Square at 8 o'clock. The route was through, lai Taim, Lincoln, Springston,. Leeston and Soathbridge to Kakaia, and through the Gorge hack to Christchurch by way oi Glentutiner and JJariield a total, distance of 135 miles, for which six and a half hours' running time was allowed. At the Rakaia Bridge there were traffic stops with nearly all the cars. Jiorsos had'to he led past the motors, and there wore mobs of sheep to be divided. Slow driving through sheop took off timo, which had td he made vp y later on the road. An awful strotch' of'road with frequent
water races and pools lying in ruts was met with on the Rakaia plains, and some of the cars slipping and sliding progressed more like a crab mar, a motor-car. Along towards Mount Hutt mixed roads were met with. A! one stage all the cars were side-slippir.g, at a precarious angle, to avoid a bed of shingle, called by courtesy a road, but further on through tho Gorgo no such difficulties were met with. All the car.-, were timed in within the limit, ami did not lose mark's for overtime, but only six had non-stop runs.
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MOTORING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8812, 7 March 1914
MOTORING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8812, 7 March 1914
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