REDEX Rerun entrant Barry Ferguson in a trusty Vokswagen,         drives through Murwillumbah yesterday. Photo: TOM WYNESS
REDEX Rerun entrant Barry Ferguson in a trusty Vokswagen, drives through Murwillumbah yesterday. Photo: TOM WYNESS

Motoring legends visis Murwillumbah

By HUGH KEARNEY

BARRY Ferguson, Gerry Crown, Dave Johnson, John Bryson, Bob Watson, Ray Christie are motorsport names of legend.

They are a veritable Who's Who from the 1950s and '60s from Australia's golden age of rallying and road trials.

Between them, they have accounted for some of the most famous rally and road trial victories in Australian motoring history.

Yesterday they were gathered for breakfast just outside Murwillumbah on a brief stop during the 50th Anniversary Rerun of the 1956 Ampol Round Australia Trial.

The field includes two Tweed entrants, Damien Jenkins of Byangum driving a Peugot 404 and Barrie Frost of Numinbah in a 1958 FJ Holden. Mr Jenkins, a Peugot en-thusiast, also entered the 2004 Redex Rerun in a rare 203 ute. Mr Frost specially had his FJ Holden restored for the event in which his partner Lynn de Lacey-Frost is navigator.

Yesterday, both men were enjoying breakfast with their fellow drivers, including the legends of the past.

Ahead of them is another three-and-a-half weeks and 10,000 kilometres of driving.

After breakfast, the crews passed through Murwillumbah then north along Tomewin Road headed for the event's Queensland stage.



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