Austin agent Clive Crozier behind the wheel of an Austin 7 car during a 1930 reliability trial in which he drove from Invercargill to Auckland, using Castrol products. Reliability trials and long-distance proving runs were widely reported in the media, and were used to advertise design improvements. Agents often took their cars on back-country roads – an Austin was even driven to the top of Rangitoto as a publicity stunt.
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