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The tio between Dr. Louiseon's 23.2 h.p. iSiddeley and Dr. Simpson's 20.4 h.p. Clement-Bayard, in connection with the Automobile Association's reliability trial, was deckled on Saturday, the routo being from Christchurch to Akaroa and back, a distance of 133 miles. Dr. Louiston's car (observer, jMr Broadway) set out at 9.40 a.m., I while J>r. Simpson's car (observer, Mr Gurney) followed at 10 a.m. To ensure accuracy in the petrol test, the tanks T,i the cars were first of all emptied and then refilled in the presence of Dr. Xceley, president of the Association, Mr R English, judge, and Mr E. J;nnes, etarter. The cars arrived back in Christchurch late in the afternoon, and each nut up a i Jirn-sfcop performance. The roads were found to be good, with the; exception of the Dyer's Pass road, which was still iit :>. very bad Ktate, but a strong nor'-v.-est v.'md experienced, led to the consumption of more petrol than would have been used had the day been calm. j On an examination of the tanks being • made it w;is found that Dr. Simpson's j car (weight 2&nvt lqr 141b) had used up 4$ gallons, "while Dr. lx>uisson's car (weight Sfc-cwt 14lb) had consumed o gallows and half a pint. The reix>rts of the observers «nd the ! :esults of the j?etrol consumption test I will be considered by tlio judge, and { j the awards will be made in the caunst i «.:! a few days. j The , prize being competed for is a ■ silver cup valued at £105. presented by ? the Stai Engineering Company of Woi- ■ verhampton to the car owned and driven by a private owner obtaining the ! highest aggregate marks in the triaLs. ! The cup i.? to be held for one yenr only, ! r.r.d \9 t> be won twice in succession <ir three times in at! before becoming ' tlio ab&oluto property of the winner.

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THE FINAL RUN., Press, Volume LXVI, Issue 13710, 18 April 1910

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THE FINAL RUN. Press, Volume LXVI, Issue 13710, 18 April 1910