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WOODSIDE SPEED TRIALS Motor officials Say Beach Favorable A motor authority- writing on the light car speed trials recently conducted at Woodside beach says:   "Many thousands of visitors toured to the Ninety Mile Beach. 1?O   miles from Melbourne, last weekend     to witness Victoria's first serious   effort to run a motor speed carnival o": the lines of America's famous annual 'Daytona Beach' racing festival.   Unfortunately, although the day was fine.   a strong southerly wind prevented the tide from receding sufficiently to clear the surveyed four miles course along the beach. So as not to disappoint the big crowd of visitors,- the young English Iracing motorist. P. Whitshead. at some risk to himself and machine, mad-I an exhibition run and ret-ordrd 118.': m.p.h. for the flying 4mile, despite him having to dash through the lip of :f wave, which tore anwny the alloy cobl ing fins on one of 'the front wheel brakes, ripl~ed off the oil filler cap and partly flooded the engine. cranknca' The conditionis were hopeless, and the offcials of the Victorian Light Car Club were reluctantly compelled to call off all scheduled attempts by sev eral of Australia's best racing drivers and motor cyclists, to establish new Australian motor speed records. ~Whitehead's onre-way run at 11S.S pm.p.h. demonstrated that, given fa vorable beach and weather conditions, the Ninety Mile Beach has definite .possibilities for properly organised motor record breaking attempts, as the beach, after the tide has receded, is hard enough to carry a three-tot motor truck, without any marked in d:ntation of the sand."

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