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: Arrangements for the fnrtheomitif.: motor cycle reliability cuntes: from Melbourne ! to Sydney (560, 1 , miles), or, Decemln'r 29. [ j .10. 'U. and. January 1. are- hoiii^"")>u;-.lit'<! ial'iug hv ilic Sporting ConnniUees of the I ! Victorian Motor Cvcle Club and tin' Motor ! Cyrlo flub of JN'ew Smith WaK's. "| "l-melaud's ...'rent, motor :,pec<l track. i Bronldauds. 11.-».-* boon taken over by the ' ! Kuclish .imhorttie.j for military purposes. (This meam; the Abandoning of many of tho ' ! 'unison's .s;>eed enntejts and record atj tempt;:. There is In Ik of motorists in Tasmania ■ | having to pay a, tvre tax in 1915 for , ! revenue purposes. The proposal is that I motorists shall pay a stamp duty eipiivai lent- to 12i per <ont. on tho retail selling ; price of pneumatic tyros, and 15 per cent. : or: .solid tyres. T,his applies to all new Itvres purchased. Half tin: above rates to ■ i>" levied on tyres already actually in use. , Should this class tax. which has been laid ' hv th" Tasmaninn Treasurer before the . I.fouse of .Assembly, be passed, which is doubtful, it will constitute one of the ' I heaviest 'axe.-; imposed on motorists in ■ ! the woild. 'lake the owner or a 16 h.p. , ; ear. shod with <JBO x 120 " Dunlops." who , uses his car in and out. ail the year ; ; round, ile will probably use two sets of .'■ tyres. Should the proposed tax \:>> . ; t'liiotv.rh, he will p::y about. £9 10s duty. \ which would be collected a-s a stamp duty, : ou similar lines to the beer stamp duty ini)i<ise<i on brewers. At present TasI miuiiiin inotiH i.sts only pay an annual tax ■of ICs. and naturally tie-i» is strong ; opposition to the proposal to jump this j fiuin to the dimensions surested. L'uder the "\"ii-t">ri:m motor car tax the owner of a ' 12 16 h.p. car pays £3 3s, v:liich is itself I a. fairly >iiiF lax, but under the proposed I Tasmaniao tvre tax tht owners ot the I same . hns ot car would pay three times as much. One weak point, in connection I with a. *\ re tax is that motoiists would ! h.ive to nay just ;;s much on a. cover that ■ ran o.OffU miles as on ,i. tyiv that had run only 150 and was then dis, aided J throac!: i'.einr; badly .•ut. The bfe of a j tyie is too varied for taxation purposes. .If a . l;:.-s tax ji = ii~t be imposed on motoris;., ti;' petiol tax is th" most equitable, i for the t'urtlh ; one tr;t\e!, the nunc one ['•'.vs. .'.irradv lhe;e is talk o; ir.\t v ear's i "Touii..r l'ro;,ii : , " Mm,,, ( v-'e 'lload ,ila.e. The lirsl event ~' this description \ias organised by the New South Wales; i l 'lib 1.1.-t- l.'asi'l'. and «,1S ;i preai sic, ess. j j I h.' . cer.-- was. a ceiupat.Llivelv l!at \ ' cue. ami \i-t. The uo'rk of ] ; prom.,tin J. t'ie ~,.xi x i nvut v. ill fall ; ito the \"i. (•iriati Club, ■... ho wiil ' 1; ".v to lied a suitable i lr. uh ill Vict-ri •. ' \hcady .-eve,-;. I curse,- have ;,.-„,, u,. I ■' soe, t'-.1. and one pr;r tuallv d-'-'ided upon. ' j Tin- c.-iditio;:., ar.- i,,,;-. heiue; ;Vame.l, and I ; it is (i i Lain thai the la,-- 'uill , omprisc ! j t'-o c!,ir-se-. ,i ■■junior." for machines j under 6'JO i.e. , apaiity. and a " .aminr.'' i for over r';i)o .-.,-. In tim for r sccti-m j .-nyle cv'inder ma, nines. >:! ,-h a.s the ~>; ] h.p. popular mn,1..1, woi;id be eligible' I It. is proposed to ;o_ik' tin' Victorian i event. '<,.!.;,■■■ than t;:e tir.-t T.T. race) j which '■';;.- only 10.) miles. The senior j event slumM i,e at least 200 miles and j J the iimi..:- '.5;; •:;!,-.,. | | .Many of l.'niope'.; |o;:.I rhler., i I have fail.'-n in tiic fiejhiiu;; in France and • { Helium. Tiiys. the |;,.|..j ; , :j < T .ieh. and ! j the greatest road i ider of t tie day—he | 'von the Tour ,-[,-. i-'r,-iu ■■:- in 1915 and a-.-iiu :u li'l-1 'a.k been idlbd in actio,,. I Marcel Ituysse and his less known bro- ' j ther are also a.mon-sl the fallen. Amongst I the .Kiem hj ctaek,.' who have jnivtt their j i for tin :r country aie tin- c'natupious | '| J'oiilaiu and I hirriuun. i j Tho " Busii,e,.s ;,, nr-ual" motto adopted ] I by tl.ldeis in |-!n,o.iiid ;.. bciiiir earned mi! j ! to pood clVoct in the litif-rlish motor cyile . trade. 1 >uritie; September motor cycles, to I the value of i,M0.000 -.mtc ,'.xn,.rt'd. and j this diiiau,- <■:,,.■ of the ;i,,„-t . month-; i duiini: t'ne war. [

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CYCLING AND MOTORING, Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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CYCLING AND MOTORING Evening Star, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914