Friday, January 22, 2016

Ken Tubman and Toby Price forged motoring history for Maitland

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Toby Price has taken the world by storm after becoming the first Australian to win the Dakar Rally on the weekend but four decades ­earlier there was another driver from Maitland doing the endurance rounds.
The Aberglasslyn 28-year-old wasn’t even close to being born when Ken Tubman was conquering the famous Redex Trial around Australia in 1953 and later the 1974 World Cup Rally across 11,000 miles (17,700km) of rugged terrain in Europe and Africa.
The main difference between the two international competitors was their mode of transport – Price on the two wheels of a motorcycle and Tubman on four wheels inside a car.
But both were ground-breaking achievements.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Jan. 19, 2016.