French motoring history to be re-run

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French motoring history to be re-run

Post by alan s » 11 Jun 2003, 13:22

In 1953, a piece of History was created when a car almost unheard of in Australia won the Redex Round Australia Rally; that car was a Peugeot.
On July 18th, the tracks taken by those cars 50 years ago will be again driven over by a group of enthusiasts some driving restores versions of some of the original motoring reliability pioneers including several Peugeots 203s.
Here's a bit of a write up on what has happened & what is planned.
I'll update this info as it becomes available.
http://www.theage.com.au/text/articles/ ... 440813.htm
http://www.pccv.org/redex_rerun.htm
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Post by alan s » 19 Jun 2003, 08:02

Here's an update....starting soon.
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Post by alan s » 23 Jun 2003, 10:41

Here's a gallery of pics of competitors cars. For those with a "thing" for the older classics, what can I say but......enjoy!!
http://www.pbase.com/brenno/redex&page=all
The itinery for those interested.
http://www.peugeot.com.au/peugeot/au/me ... ow&FFFF865
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Post by alan s » 03 Jul 2003, 15:20

Another site has been added for more info that includes videos, old paper clippings & a rundown on some of the competitors & their backgrounds as wellas their cars.
There is some really entertaining stuff if you goto the top of teh page, look for Redex Trial & click on teh links.
Enjoy a bit of (not so) ancient history & a few good stories as well.
Alan S
http://www.peugeot.com.au/peugeot/au/me ... me&FFFF787