Story: Motor sport

Test rally, early 1900s

Test rally, early 1900s

Roads were few and rugged in New Zealand in the early 1900s, when this photo was taken. It shows an Argyll, a Scottish-made motor car, taking part in a test rally or reliability trial. The Argyll was known for its reliability, and for a short period around 1906 was the world's best-selling make after Ford of Detroit.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, A. Bunyard Collection (PAColl-3124)
Reference: 1/2-074658-G

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Earliest motor sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39901/test-rally-early-1900s (accessed 30 November 2020)

Story by Jim Webber, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016