Peu­geot rally across na­tion

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Sue Har­ris

THE 60th An­niver­sary Redex Re­run started in Mait­land and last Thurs­day al­most 30 1950s and 60s Peu­geot cars and one 1957 Volk­swa­gen fu­elled up in Mun­dub­bera on the Dalby to Bund­aberg leg.

The re­run is cel­e­brat­ing the Peu­geot 203 vic­tory in the orig­i­nal 1953 event with the re­run field com­prised mostly of Peu­geot 203s and 403s.

The spec­tac­u­lar win by Ken Tub­man and John Mar­shall’s 203 in the 1953 Redex Trial put Peu­geot on the mo­tor­ing map in Aus­tralia and es­tab­lished the mar­que’s ex­cel­lent rep­u­ta­tion in this coun­try.

All up, the re­run cars will cover 10,000km over four weeks.

From Bund­aberg they headed for Emer­ald, then Lon­greach, Win­ton, Mt Isa and Ten­nant Creek.

Their route then heads north to Dar­win, south to Alice Springs and then takes a de­tour to Yu­lara on the way to Coober Pedy.

From there they will leave for Port Au­gusta, then across South Aus­tralia and Vic­to­ria to Shep­par­ton and Al­bury, then Can­berra, fin­ish­ing at Parramatta.

The last day will fea­ture the fa­mous hor­ror sec­tion near Goul­burn.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

REDEX RE­RUN: Three of the par­tic­i­pants in the Redex Re­run who fu­elled up in Mun­dub­bera on their way fromDalby to Bund­aberg, were Peter Nash, Philip Challi­nor and Philip Thomp­son with their cars – two Peu­geot 203s and a Peu­geot 403.

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