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CANTERBURY AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION.

MOTOR GYMKHANA.

The Canterbury Automobilo Association's first gymkhana, which was hekl yesterday afternoon at the Metropolitan Trotting Grounds, attracted a very failattendance of the public. Th* weather was perfect for the occasion, tho only drawback being the dust raised by the competitors, whioh became more pro- ! nounced as the afternoon wore on. A vwry interesting programmo had been arranged, but nather too much was attempted, and owing to some delay which occurred at the start, it was found necessary to omit some of the items. However, the expardenoe gained yoster- ! day will be of valuo to the officials in arranging for any future displays. The proceedings opened with a parade in which some thirty oars took part. The races for oftrs of 8 horse-power and 6 horse-power were won rather easily, but the race ror cars of 12 hqrees-power nnd under provided a very exciting contest between Dr. Thaoker's and Dr; Diamond, cars. One of the moet interest- . ing events was the Driving Competition, which afforded a. good teat of the j -river's skill. The conditions were as I follows:—Cars to have front wheels an mark, engine stopped. Start engine ' from ground, remount, reverse to b_r- ■ rals apd touch same, then forward, stop- ' ping front -wheels on starting mark, then ! drive through posts. All oars to stop. | with front wheels on marks around I track, drive through flags and barrels, ' and finish with front wheel on starting j mark. H. Box, driving Dr. Diamond's, 6 h.p. De Dion oar, got very, smartly 1 under way in both hira heat and the final, and scored a meritorious win. : The officials were:—President, Dr. Thackerj vice-presidents, Mr A. E. G. Rhodes, "Dr. C. M. Anderson, Dr. Dia-.. mond, Messrs R. M. Maodonald, D. Matson, and W. E. Thompson; -referee, Mr A. j_. G. Rhodes;.director of sports, Mr E. H. James; chief steward, Mr J. E. Bates; judges, Messrs C. M. .Gray, M.H.R., Geo. Palmer, W. J. M. Hopkins, Dr. Diamond, Mr J. R. Parker, and Dr. Jemjinga; 6tarter, Mr E. Mays; press steward; Mr T. Gioodfellow; result board, Messrs C. E. Cross and A. Dowaldson; post entry stew>ard,.Mr 0." J Leemingj nw_isbal, Mr "A. it. Barker; timekeepers,: Messrs P.' T. Pannell, J. E. Green, end Dr. Thacker; committee, Messrs E. Sandstein, J. H. Parker,'H. Thompson, W. E, MMs, Dr. R. YYV. Anderson, and Dr. _Y",G. Gibson; hon. , treasurer, Mr H. J. RangeirTKc-Tetary, Mr E. Nordon. - The following are details of the events:—

Gentlemen's Driving- €oaxpeft3tioß, <m« lap; prises £2 and ißl—Fii-t beat: Dr. Dit-iiandi'a Ite.DsoD), 6 h.p. (H. Box, _xtv«r>, 3__a 680M5, 1; -Mr B. Tbampson, sen. _ EVxrd, 7 hjp. <W. E. TbtmapKm, drrveff), imin 87eec, 2; Mi' Homce _%oanpeon'» Oktsmabile, 5 l_p. (otoot, driver), _nln _* aeo, 3. Seeondheat: Kir R. H. Tboropaoo'i O-tamobile, 5 _jp. {enraor driver), dmin 10 1; Messrs TnwJbuM a__ Juxnee _ Wlolsofey, 6 !h.p. (C A. Se«_or driver), te__ 65»e0, 2; Dm. W." livi-jr"* Oldemobile tjowsjer, driver), 6aan- 2aee, S. ■ Third lieat: Mesera Tirrnibull stod- Jonea'a Wojwley, 6 h.p. (H. J. Rtfigwr, driver), __i_ 57« ec, 1; Messrs Ti*mbul'l and Jones's Wcteley, 6 _.p, (Pelton, driver), fimin 2sec, 2. Tbeae were the only competitor*. Final beat: Dr. Diamonds De Dion, 6 h.p. (H. Box, driver), 1; -fosers TUmbuH amd Jmtesfa W»l«r, 6 hjp. (C. A. Searaw, driver), 2; Mr H TBoanpsoo, sea.'s Fori 7 Sh.p. (W. E. YEboarpeoni driver),*.BY ; Ladies' Kibb: _ Driving • Qxarpetilian:. prizo £I— Mra H. -honrpsoa,. 17 2-6tfc eec, 1; YM3BB' McNiiooll, 12sec, 2.

Motor Cot Rqo«v five -miles, for om_ of 6 h.p. end under; prises £6,. £2, and £I—First beat: Mr It. IL Thompson's 01daan>bile, 5 h-p. (owner, drivetr), 1; MsrN. Oatee's Minervotte, < 5 h.p. (F. Smith, driver), 2; ■__■'•'* iH_ery Thompson's O'jdsmobile, 5' h.p. (owner), Mr Horace __on»pso«i's O'dwaobiie, o Kp. (ownor), Mir M. Steed's Oldsmobiio, 6 hjp. (owner), «_d Mr H. -tewturt's Greet, 5 b.p..(owner) aim started. Time, 11mm 28sea Second! heat: Dr. Diamondfe De Daon, 6 h,p. (H. Box, driver), 1; Mt T. Wiili__aoii's Rover, S hup. (owner, driver), 2. Mc W. J. Ml Har>kai*_ De Dion, 6 _.p. (owner), Meesrs Iritis Broa." Hover, 6 h.p. (J. F. Best), ilsaera TuxEibuM Mid Janes'* Wolseley, 6 b,p/ (O. A. Seager), ■ad Dr. __w_rtei_'a Wolweuey, 6 h.p. (ownet)' also eUfflted. ; Time, »!««» 47eec " Final beet: Dr. Diamond's De . Dion, 6 h.-o. (H. Bw; driver), 1; Mx T, W-tiaimsaa's Rover, 6 _.p. (owner, driver), 2; Mr R. H. Th-Mapwn'e OMMnobflw, 6 b.p. (ovon, dtrivw:), 3. Mr N. QruWe Manervette, 5 _Jp. (F. <_ini_i, driver) also at—rtcd. Boot took the lead ia the first lap. and won «—ily. Time, Smdn 61 3-S_l ccc. Mctor Car R_ob, five unites, for cwrs of 8 _,p. end undier; prise* £5, £3, and £I—First beat: 1&- R. Tftrompßon,' sem-'e 7"- Tup; (W. E. Thompecnv driver), 1; Mr W. }__R_e Peacock's Star, 7 _,p. (J. F. Beet, driver), 2; Mr P. Soa-nes's Star, 7 h.p. (owner), Dr. Neely'e 6-8 (owner), Mid Mr E,S Wfciaon's Rex, 8 Jr.p. (ewner) also stapled. Time, Stand- 3Jaec Second t-eci--. Mir W. »Mc- j R»e Peacock's Rover, 8 h»p. (L. MbMastere ' diiveT), 1; Dr. Th*cW» Beeeton-iJunibar. 8 ! hp. (A. Duncan, driver" 1 , 2. Dr. Dh-iond's ' De Dion, 6 h.p. (H. Box, drivw), and 3_r T. s H. Hei____„'s De Dion, 8 h.p.. (owxer, i drror) also started. Finail htat: -W. Mctßoc 1 Peacock's Roveo-, B_4l. (L. MvMie«ters, driwi), \ 1; Dr. Thaoker'a Bewrtoß-Huniber, 8 hjp. (A. j Du_can, driver;, 2; Mrr R. Thompson, esin'e j Ftard. 7 h.p. (W. B. Ibcmptvn, driver), 3. Mr W. Mcßa_ Peacock* Star, 7 kp. (J. F j Besii) also started. Won comfortably. Tiros, i torn 31»ec. . . f Ladies' Driving Competition; prizes £2ana ' £I—Mrs H. Thompson 1, Mrs G. -utherlfcnd 2, Mice iMoNicoU 3. •'■ Motor Cyole Handicap, five miles, for ma- -. chines of 2] h.p. and under; prises £7, £3.. Mid £I—Adams Star Cycle Co.'s Hirrabcr, CJ V h.p. (B. Ogib-ie), scr, 1; W. E. Thoaj-pson's Indian, 1% Ja.p. (E. J. Ritchie), lOsec, 2; W. ■_. Hopkins's Clement Garrard, 3 h.p.-; (owner), 20sec, 8.. Best and Towne'n'Mitchell * 2 h.p. (G. Brown), sseo; Best and Towne's Mitchell. 2 h.p. cC. Jones), Khsec: Ad*i!B > Star Cycle o*».'« Minerva, 2* _, p . (Howarthl lßsec; L. H. Evans's Mitchell. 2 h.p. (owneri " ISsec, and W. T. Feltoo's Universal, 2 h.p .owner), BOsec, siao started. Time, Bn__ 19sec. ' ■•■■•«. Motor-car Race, five rmles, for caxa of XI - hp. and under; prizes £5, £1 and £I—.Dr Thaciker's Beeeton Humbcr, 8 h.p. (A Dur.- ---*"». X; Dr. Diamond's De Dion, V hp ; <%•.£<% 2- Dr. R. "W/Anderv tolle ' „ h -P.- (owner), oleo started but withdrew alter the first lap. A, «>-<: «jce between the other pair resulted in Dr ??' cka JiJ : * r , wuming by thre« lengtlu Time, lOtmin leec. * Motor Cycje five mflea: nriws f 7, *!;,*_* £l 7^ AS^ a ?, Stal Cycle Co. { B HumStar Cycle Co.'a Minerv*. 21 h.t>. (P H?7»rft), ie«o, 2; Bert _U -TowSi MiUAell, 2 h.p. (C. J«m«,). sow, a^if % ,h ' Si W- (own«), 16»i* also started. . Time, 7min Keec '-

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CANTERBURY AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION., Press, Volume LXII, Issue 12385, 27 December 1905

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CANTERBURY AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION. Press, Volume LXII, Issue 12385, 27 December 1905

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