Trail­blaz­ers

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

I re­ally en­joyed the Redex Trial story (OBA 46) and re­cently found this orig­i­nal press im­age shot at the first petrol sta­tion west of the Blue Moun­tains lo­cated on the cor­ner of George Street and the Great Western High­way Bathurst. To­day there is a tyre sales out­let there. The print back was marked tele­graph 2 and a half day trial how­ever was un­dated. I was given this im­age by Arthur Bliz­zard in 1988 and it has lan­guished in an ar­chive. Frank Colzato Bathurst, NSW back­yard in Lid­combe with me on the tank and my sis­ter as pil­lion. Later in life Joe fell on hard times and all his tro­phies and mem­o­ra­bilia were long gone be­fore he passed away in the late ‘90s. All that re­mains now are the mem­o­ries and one or two old photograph­s. Thanks for re­fresh­ing those mem­o­ries. Ed­ward Ren­yard Thirlmere, NSW

Taken out­side the fa­mous Tin­dall’s Cor­ner in Bathurst, a pair of Ivory Calthorpe rid­ers dur­ing what ap­pears to be The Tele­graph 2 ½ day Trial in the mid 1930s.

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