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New Zealand |. Staff Officer's', Record of His "Ford" Here is the record of a Ford : Car used by a New Zealand Staff Officer whose name is familiar toevery New Zealander: Mileage,-1914 ... 600 1915 ... 12,000 1916 ... 14.000 „ -19.17 ... 14,000. 1918 ... 14,000 To. »\ "54.600' Crossed the Rscnutakas - 6SO Times without a stop or hitch of «n\ kind, though journeys wefe ni.tde at all."-, hoins, day and nighi, in all" weathers. Analysis of Cost per Mile during 1918 : Average petrol 'consumption; 20 miles Jo gallon purchased sit war prices lid. mile Cost of 'tyres'per mile lid. „ Cost of repair, lubrication oils and grease ... lid- » Cost of depreciation 20% p.a.; interest 5% p.a. ; and insurance ... _Jd. „ Tclal coat per mile, in- c?~| cludina cost of car ... ~~** jiOnly Four "Stops" in Four Years Causes: •.'•■'.'. 0) -Want.of oil on connmiisi- . . tor—own fault. (2) Ran out Petrol. (3); Ran into -a..train-at 25 ... .-...-... .miles -p.hi --■-;. : -:'-.- . (4) Differential trouble— breakdown. -In the.last case, which'occurred in tlie city, it was exactly 40 minutes from the time of breakdown to starting again, and during this forty minutes a complete new rear axle and differential was fitted. Proof of the absolute authenticity of [his record will be given to any interested enquirer. The Colonial Motor Co., Ltd. /„ nd - Wellington - Timaru Haines 76 J.. E. RULE, AsH-Asu-rtegi, Agent. "QIDERS.of Harfcy Davidson and,, ufcX> Indian Motor Cycles? can no* ' procure Clincher "Jh^adnonghts" 18. 28in. xS. Sold by the trade only.

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Page 7 Advertisements Column 4, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9598, 30 April 1919

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Page 7 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9598, 30 April 1919

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