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Select Image to EnlargeCol Crothers and his Series B Rapide. December 1954, Australian record 144.9 mph.
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Wagga / Collingullie 1955. World land speed record by Col Crothers on a 1000 CC Vincent, on a straight section of the Sturt highway. Record broken but not recognised .

Record 147m.p.h.By Motor Cyclist
Sudney Morning Herald Mondoay 20December 1954

NARRABRI, Sunday. - ColCrothers, of Parramatta, set an Australianmotor cycle speed record for a quartermile of 147.54 m.p.h. here to-day.
He rode a Vincent andthe speed was the averageover eight runs.
The record had stood at144.92 m.p.h.
In his first attempt Crothersclocked his highest speed,152.54 m.p.h.
On two occasions the elec-trical timing mechanismfailed to operate.
The successful attempt wasmade on a strip of bitumenon the Narrabri-GunnedahRoad.

The president of the AutoCycle Union of Australia andofficial steward, Mr. R. H.White, said it was the best stretch in the State.
Spectators began to arriveat 3.30 a.m. although the at-tempt was not made until 5a.m.
Crothers also covered amile at an average speed of 146.4 m.p.h.. with a topregistration of 151.51 m.p.h.


Officials are checking onthis as a State record.

 

 

 
 
 

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