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Redex Trials, 1953-1955

Redex Trials, 1953-1955

The Redex Reliability Trial began in 1953 as an endurance rally around Australia. On 30 August, around 50,000 people lined Driver Avenue outside Sydney Showground to witness the start of the second longest endurance race ever staged. Throughout the race, Australian newspapers and radio stations held their audiences spellbound with stories of daring driving, bush-bashing, mechanical ingenuity and crashes. No matter how late in the night the drivers passed through a town or city,
Drivers hand out sponsor's product from the Vinegrowers Association of Sunraysia during the Bathurst 1000 Mile Car Trial at Bathurst on 21 September 1955.
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Drivers hand out sponsor's product from the Vinegrowers...
Redex Reliability Tria;, 1954 and Ken Rosewall's victory at Wimbledon
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Redex Reliability Tria;, 1954 and Ken Rosewall's victory...
Crowds watch the start of the 1955 Redex Trial at Parramatta Park, 21 August 1955.
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Crowds watch the start of the 1955 Redex Trial at Parramatta...
Crowds watch the start of the 1954 Redex Trial at the Sydney Showground, 3 July 1954.
SMH Picture by K.
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Crowds watch the start of the 1954 Redex Trial at the...
Crowds watch the start of the 1955 Redex Trial at Parramatta Park, 21 August 1955.
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Crowds watch the start of the 1955 Redex Trial at Parramatta...
Crowds watch the start of the 1954 Redex Trial at the Sydney Showground, 3 July 1954.
SMH Picture by K.
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Crowds watch the start of the 1954 Redex Trial at the...
Crowds watch the start of the 1955 Redex Trial at Parramatta Park, 21 August 1955.
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Crowds watch the start of the 1955 Redex Trial at Parramatta...
Crowds line Sydney streets to watch the start of the Redex Trial, 3 July 1954.
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Crowds line Sydney streets to watch the start of the...
Crowds watch the start of the 1954 Redex Trial at the Sydney Showground, 3 July 1954.
SMH Picture by K.
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Crowds watch the start of the 1954 Redex Trial at the...
Crowds line Sydney streets to watch the start of the Redex Trial, 3 July 1954.
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Crowds line Sydney streets to watch the start of the...
Crowds watch the start of the 1955 Redex Trial at Parramatta Park, 21 August 1955. R. Stanfield is the first driver to away in his Vanguard (Standard) Spacemaster.
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Crowds watch the start of the 1955 Redex Trial at Parramatta...
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trial, 1955
Redex Reliability Trail, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trail, 1955
Redex Reliability Trail, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trail, 1955
Redex Reliability Trail, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trail, 1955
Redex Reliability Trail, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trail, 1955
Redex Reliability Trail, 1955
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Redex Reliability Trail, 1955
REDEX TRIAL 1955: The leader board of the Redex Trial at the R.A.C.V depot in Acland Street St Kilda.
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REDEX TRIAL 1955: The leader board of the Redex Trial...
Cars roll into Tamworth, New South Wales during the 1955 Redex Trial.
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Cars roll into Tamworth, New South Wales during the...
REDEX TRIAL 1955: The street is blocked off and spectators kept back behind barriers to allow the Redex trial cars to leave the R.A.C.
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REDEX TRIAL 1955: The street is blocked off and spectators...
REDEX TRIAL 1955: A large crowd presses around the Redex Trial cars arriving at the R.A.C.V depot in Acland Street, St Kilda where they were serviced and guarded overnight.
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REDEX TRIAL 1955: A large crowd presses around the...
REDEX TRIAL 1955: The crowd presses in around the Redex Trial cars parked at the R.A.C.V depot in Acland Street St Kilda. The DUNLOP Ford driven by Jack Murray and Ray Murray.
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REDEX TRIAL 1955: The crowd presses in around the Redex...
Redex Trial. Keith Stewart, winner of the Redex 2000 Mile Reliability Trial for Motorcycles, gets a kiss from his fiance after crossing the finish line at Parramatta Park in June 1954.
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Redex Trial. Keith Stewart, winner of the Redex 2000...
Crowds watch the start of the 1954 Redex Trial at the Sydney Showground, 3 July 1954.
SMH Picture by K.
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Crowds watch the start of the 1954 Redex Trial at the...
REDEX TRIAL 1955: Victorian Driver Laurie Whitehead [far right], of Beaumaris, is greeted at the R.A.C.V depot in Acland Street St Kilda.
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REDEX TRIAL 1955: Victorian Driver Laurie Whitehead...
REDEX TRIAL 1955: The crowd presses around Victorian driver, Laurie Whitehead's Volkswagen [Whitehead is wiping the windscreen] as it's serviced at the R.A.C.V depot in Acland Street St Kilda
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REDEX TRIAL 1955: The crowd presses around Victorian...
REDEX TRIAL 1955: Victorian driver Laurie Whitehead, of Beaumaris, in his Volkswagen. When they arrived in Melbourne last night the trial cars were driven to the rear of the R.A.C.
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REDEX TRIAL 1955: Victorian driver Laurie Whitehead,...
REDEX TRIAL 1955: The Ford motor car of Jack Murray and Ray Murray. When they arrived in Melbourne last night the trial cars were driven to the rear of the R.A.C.
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REDEX TRIAL 1955: The Ford motor car of Jack Murray...
Cars roll into Tamworth, New
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Cars roll into Tamworth, New
A car outside the Kimberley
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A car outside the Kimberley
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