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RELIABILITY TRIAL. The first reliability run of the season under the auspices of the Otago Motor Club was commenced to-day under favorable climatic conditions. The run is to Timaru and back, but the return journey will not bo undertaken until Monday. There were 18 entries, 15 of which started. Shortly after 10 a.m. the competitors commenced to assemble in the vicinity of the Dunedin Railway Station, and at 10.30 sharp, the time fixed, for the start, the first competitor was sent off, and the others at minute intervals, all being got awav punctually. The finishing point is the Queen Victoria Memorial, Market Reserve, Timaru. The competitors will be checked at Palraerston_ (distant 36 miles, where half an hour is allowed for lunch), Oamaru (76 miles), and at the destination (128 miles). Secret checks will also bo taken en route. Competitors will average 20 miles throughout, except sidecars under 500 c.c., which will average 18 miles per hour to and from Palmerston. The Automobile Association at Timaru have kindly undertaken the charge, control, and check of competitors at Timaru. The following are the competitors : E. Grev, F. H. Russell, A. G*. Williams, R. L. Jones, F. M‘Donald, Jas. Neil, W. Roebuck, A. E. Scott, F. Ferminger, 0. L. M'Adam, H. M. Burrow, A. L. Fogo, Maddox, J. Gray, J. B. M'Kissock, G. C. Black, and F. Curline. The start was under the control of Mr W. L. Colvin, secretary, and the starter was Mr A. E. Ansell. The first competitor is due back at Dunedin Railway Station at 4.56 p.m. on Monday, and the others at minute (or more) intervals, when the Rev. V. G. Bryan King with assistants will check their arrival. Mr A. E. M'Dougall, captain of the club, is in charge of the run. The prizes are ; —Class 1 (motor cycles), Ist, clock presented by Mr J. pfislop; second, trophy value 10s 6d. Class 2 (side cars), Ist, trophy value 2gs; second, trophy value 10s 6d. A special prize valued at 30s will be donated by Mr A. E. Ansell to the novice putting up the best performance in any class.

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OTAGO MOTOR CLUB., Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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OTAGO MOTOR CLUB. Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914