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A MOTOR RUN FROM CHRISTCHURCH.

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The following article in yesterday's "LytteUon Times" i« of interest to our readers:-HiSi ami dale are Hit ideal conditions for motoring, i'orBftke the flat with it* dull miles of post and rail and paddock, and lake to the hille, where every betid of road brings a new. prospect for tbe eyo. and a new problem, for the/brain and the miles fa bf with tbe Om hand on tbe wheel and tbe otber oix "the lever, waiting till the voice of tbe engine demands a change of gear, tbe motorist is on bis mettle. Coasting down one hill and climbing the With his gear from mesh to meen as grade Buccae-da grade, tbt driver becorueu part of the machine Not a wooden part, iiko -ih» sphinx : |hat Bteers, top geared, on tbe flat, bnt the linking, moving dem god of tbe ntchiui, - a little while ago the Automobile Association prescribed a hill test for its reliability run, and a highly hospitable well wisher on the road bade tbe runners come back at a milder pace And share seme ci the pleasures they heedlessly passed in tbe race, This hospitable deity was Mr A. Goodwin, §f Pigeon Bay, and to his charming homestead In the hills various cars Went by various roads on Saturday' Others dropped in as the day wore '■■"' on, until there was a nice little com toany. Tbe host and hostess bad spared no pains to make the run a success, and they succeeded admirably. Luncheon was taken al freeco, in a mm* iutle clearing up tbe gully, in tbe fchipe of a couple of big ribbonwood trees and a totara, with a weath of hawtbora berries on either hand, to which Borne of the ladies helped them- • selves prodigally to deoorate the cars. The nearest approach to an accident was when a late arrival with a cup of tea in one hand acd a wedge of cake in the other nearly flat in tbe roiik - flajl which was covf-pd with n pack, ft was » j<> ly pi» : ' v> a , " , ' wbH3, » nwv< ■■- > iijatlt) iut ihe aou*e tbeie wuinrjcb to he eeen, including the electric lighting plant, tbe miniature /abattoir, tho seed cleaning plant, and last bat not least the very complete telephone installation which, through lir Soodwin'e efforts, bas connected up about twenty settlers in the bay; and even given them the luxury ofa telephone to tbe wharf for the use of ttadere to tbe port. Theday was inODy, and everybody enjoyed it.

jßelnctantly fcbe cars had to pull out for hoooe towards five o'clock with many benedictions on Mt , and Mrs Goodwin and their daughters. The run cills attention to the fncfc that many motorists m gleet the oiitrr for tba innei bajs of tbe Penin- ; .'Mturdey's iun is an" almost ; .irl(>tii. ou'iog; not f6r an untried car or ' liriv r, mit /or v.ay motorist who is ' sure <;f himself. The worst bend is 'on 'he vond.into hort Levy, but it is easily negotiable with. care. Port Lev} , i" i> jifptty enough little place for anybody, bbfc 10 go on -to Pigecn Bay ami up in tbe Summit road with' a snag«"fier-nt, view .of A'knroa Harbour. is ft i>ot=itiva luxury The road.-* are good, iind the tcenery unsurpassed on be east coast of the South Island. 1 here is a constant succession of baya from kSnmner lo Little Akaloa on which to ftn&u tbe eye and ponorama I from tbe Sutumu is , nniquH It is be Ii; ft.inn incn.'ij-ing y pr.pubu , wi b rooiot'JH-v-i fri««i ('tinsicbtJicb lo Alit^ O-* to take iljg hiniiniiti roa.fl-. fro'=i Hill Top, and go down by onn of ihsbay?. They might very . profiinhiy .turn to the left, instead of the right, ;ani descend on Bny or one of .the o.iher bays. " Those who made tbp tjip on Saturdny look forward to V.nother visit,

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A MOTOR RUN FROM CHRISTCHURCH., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4318, 24 March 1914

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A MOTOR RUN FROM CHRISTCHURCH. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4318, 24 March 1914

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