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Journeys : Oct Nov 2010
October / November 2010 9 In our community 1913 Leon Bollee Tourer The 2010 National Veteran Rally (for vehicles manufactured before 1919) w ill be held in the Launceston and Northern Midlands region from 24-31 October. The event is being organised by the Veteran Car Club of Australia (Tasmania) Inc., and is the first time an event of this size, encompassing vehicles of this era, has ever been held in Tasmania since the vehicles were new on the streets and in general daily use. More than 100 veteran cars and motorcycles will create a great spectacle as they tour the roads of northern Tasmania. Marques as obscure as Metallurgique, Darracq, De Dion Bouton, Itala, Siddeley- Deasy, SCAT, Briton, Flanders and F.N. are joined by early examples of the more readily recognisable marques of Ford, Humber, Standard, Cadillac, Fiat, Hudson, Austin and others, to provide a wide variety of early motoring vehicle manufacturers. Many entrants are visiting from mainland states and the first day’s run will start from Pioneer Park in East Devonpor t, after the Spirit of Tasmania’s arrival on Sunday 24 October. The convoy of classics will then travel through to Launceston for the rest of the week ’s events. A hub-style rally, venturing out from Launceston, w ill begin each day from the National Trust’s Franklin House at Youngtow n, visiting some of our early historical colonial properties. The official start of the event will take place at Franklin House on Monday 25 October, before a run to Clarendon at the Nile. After a rest day on Thursday 28, a short evening r un through the city centre at about 8.30pm w ill display acetylene lighting to the people of Launceston, many who would never have seen motor cars and motorcycles using this form of lighting before. It should be quite a spectacle! The final day’s run on Sunday 31 October is to the township of Meander for a lunchtime conclusion. Veteran vehicles tour the north The rally has been planned to provide good motoring on roads that suit the full range of veteran power from 2 cylinder to V8 vehicles. By using mostly sealed B and C roads, it is hoped disr uption to ever yday traffic can be minimised, but inevitably some major roads cannot be avoided. For entrants and spectators alike, the eight-day event promises a glimpse of historic motoring, set against the scenic backdrop of northern Tasmania’s rich cultural her itage. 1913 Hupmobile Tourer 1911 Itala Roadster 1910 Star Roadster
Aug Sep 2010