1954 REDeX Around Australia Trial

The 1954 REDeX Trial, the second of three, was organised by the Australian Sorting Car Club.

Start: Sydney Showgrounds, July 3rd

Finish: Sydney Showgrounds, July 20th

Unlike the first REDeX Trial, the 1954 REDeX circumnavigated Australia in an anti-clockwise direction with a total distance of almost 10,000 miles. The event attracted a massive field 120 of the 246 starters reaching the finish.

Gelignite Jack Murray with navigator Bill Murray (no relation) in a 1948 Ford 48 were the only crew to drop no points.

‘Gelignite’ Jack Murray with son John, then aged 10, and navigator Bill Murray (no relation) atop Grey Ghost, a 1948 Canadian Ford V8, in which he won the 1954 REDeX Round Australia Car Trial. Picture: Phil Murray

Results and entry list

PlaceDriverNavigator / CrewCarPoints
1“Gelignite” Jack MurrayBill MurrayFord 1948 V80
2Bill PattersonHarry RussellPeugeot 2038
3‘Duck’ AndersonTony Anthony, Vergel ZaccourHolden FJ14
4Eric NelsonBrian SimpsonStandard Vanguard Phase II19
5=Tom SulmanT. Dowse, Norman HutchisonHumber Super Snipe Mark IV22
5=Stan JonesDon Thomson, Ern SeeligerHolden FJ22
7=Don RobertsBill EdmondsStandard Vanguard Phase II25
7=Tom FarrellFrank Denlay, John JonesFord 1954 Customline25
7=Alex GibsonNeville ValeMercedes 170D25
10Bruce WalkerReginald HallStandard Vanguard Phase II26


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