MOTOR CAR TRIAL.
n / ' ■ , -.; .'; ~ > flawing to tho rain on Tnoreday evenine-, the motor rettability trial, wa* reversed, the /.', '"oars travelling io. Kakaiajfon' Friday, to '' , Akaroa on paturday. Thif'meant that, the '■ cms and their occopanta did not upand Fri day nignl here as untioiapafed. The follow lot extract from a description oi the, trail in ■ the "L>tielton Times" are ofUnterest:—' •■ "Th° wisdom of abandonlhl tha hill rcafa oa Friday in favour of t,fie flat road to' Bakaia was evident as soon as the oars started far akaroa on Sa*u_day. The roads had. dried,'but as tbey had a;jjclay, surface for matt of the way it was certaii that on Friday th-> would have been un&Rßroachable owing to the rain. As it was tb West was probable ' th; most severe that has been Bet fr/r oars^in New Ze.land. It was a left not only of the ,' car but of tbe driver. As <Sne motorist re,- ---" * '- 'nurksd, this was tbe day to make "bloomers" md every driver bad his judgement taxed at every tourn of the roacK 'The route lay ' through Governor* Bay by way;-Dyers Pass, Furau, Port Levy, Holmes Bay,-Pigeon Bay, Little Akaloa, Stoney Bay, Okain'f.Bay, the Summit Boad, past Le Bon's Bay, .and the Long Bay Road down into Akaroa. *$he re turn was made by the coach road to Little liiver and straight on to town. '. Holmes Bay, Pigeon Bay, Stony. Bay, all Deemed to be passed in a few minutes. The hills oalled for the most careful driving nnrl .frequent changes of gears. The road out-, of Stony Bay was moat abrupt. So was Okain's Bay, where tbo annual speed climb takes place on Anniversary Day, but on this occa- '. sion tha cars were not out for recoids, and the climb was taken leisurely. T|fe valley 11 above La Bon's Bay waß a magrnnceiot patio ■ ' rama. The Long Bay road into iikaroa was. tbe steepest gradient met with, and at one pinch,-where the surface was simply wet! . clay, the cars had to sledge down with, driv. *■ inp wheel? locked at times. >•' i . At Akaroa the men first in were surpf / sed to find Mocten in. He bad missed thejtoad. and taken athortcut into Akaroa wpf the. presiding Dr bimpson, who was observer, j Walktr did not turn up either, and the I Buick wai late. The Oolthor was g'nen up for lost, and nobody knew Storey'frfate nnt'l hewßß discovered at theGeiman Bay smithy. He bad worked an engine bearing out ru_m> ihg downhil on his low gear and while ho was able to get tbe car to go there was lit >c power in her." ; i
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MOTOR CAR TRIAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4377, 10 March 1914
MOTOR CAR TRIAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4377, 10 March 1914
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