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OTAGO MOTOR CLUB

OPEN! NT.: OF SEASON. Tin 1 ofiicial opening of the motor statin tool; jiia cc on .'■aUiniay atternoon, when members of the Ota CT o .Motor Cihxh jot:, neyi d to lirieiiton a,-. the quests of tb ■ •Brighton 1 mprovcinent. Society. Tim manners and their friends assembled, under the sag ■! vision of tiie clufa cap lain (Mr A. IC. M'Uouyail) and the com miil<v. r.l lb- liailway Matiou at 2. in p.in. lad hy the ear of tiro president (Mr A. Itoherus), the procession preceded by v. ay of Ca.stlo, Frederick, and th-orgo streets. Tiier,; were over 30 motor cars, 20 cycles with side, cars, and nuneT ons motor cycles In the precession, tie; length of -ainch may he judged by the fact that when the hading car arrived at the. Octagon tin; last cycle was at Frederick street. Brighton Lonmin was readied al 3.30 ji.m., after a most agieolabie run. Mr J. A. IS iw-rts, the president of the Motor Club, addressed the members, and drew their attention to the advantages to be derived by inercas.n;; tie. membership. Tlie club had assisted borough and county councils, by means of monetary ■grants, to improve their roads, by tie* opening of the T'ortobdlo and Frighten roads (previously closed to mo 1 or traflic.. and the erection of danger signs where needed, many benefits being derived by all motorists. Legislation in the wav .■(

a motor tax aftc-cfcd ail, ami by joinin': the club their interest* would be guami-c and Grievances rectified. On l*rbal{ •:! the club ho thanked the members of Uie Brighton Improvcra :-nt i-V.eicty, especially Messrs J. Gray and Aelin, for their in-

vitation. He had much pleasure in u 1 • daring the season open, and called on Hr J. Cray to ray a few words. Mr J. Giay raid that, on behalf of the Brighton l;npr w -v ; • < ciely. hj very pleased to welcome the motorists on their fr ■: o.'iichi! tn ::d to ... • ; r,. a large n umber jirr.-vt. He trusted tint ouid o j ,y vi-.i. the far :.:i----tia» now o' :■■■■'■' (l at Brhht.n—a ;yw pavilion on t’n p - •■“••re -r os, imir vomer, ts to the b ••■ch, splendid house ac,e mmod.itiou. ~nd .a-y nv.a;-;< cf roimhh-g this w z'o<i r-v-'c-rt •• it should bee'me popular with ’. etk end v’ohors and ethers desiring a beneficial holiday. The Motoj Club had assisted thorn by "ranting sums to improve their roads, and ho hoped that in the near future they would consider further assistance to enable the society to erect a shelter shed-

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OTAGO MOTOR CLUB, Evening Star, Issue 15639, 2 November 1914

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OTAGO MOTOR CLUB Evening Star, Issue 15639, 2 November 1914

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