Day 13 Wed 28th March
Peterborough to Broken Hill - distance 284 km
David Couper, the driver of a 1906 Cadillac was observed leaving first and arrived last to the finish. David said it is the slowest car because it has a poorly designed engine. However his car was one hour quicker than yesterday over the same distance because he changed to higher octane fuel.
On arrival in Broken Hill we were welcomed by a large group of vintage car enthusiasts with their pride and joys on display. Our new friends from the Hill came to our Happy Hour and dinner at the Musicians Club to exchange motoring stories.
Some entrant’s friends and family came to Broken Hill to celebrate as we have now completed over half the distance from Perth to Sydney.
One man whose stamina and great attitude I greatly admire is Denis Tobler riding his 1909 Triumph. Every day he prepares with a real eye to detail for his journey and every night he fine tunes his machine. Denis is 75 years old and perhaps the first person of his age to ever ride a Veteran Bike the 4,200 kms from Perth to Sydney. Could this be right? His son Robert also rides a 1914 Triumph. Denis’s supportive wife Jean is their back up.
Judie Stephens OAM - Expedition Director