AUS 2000 INTERNATIONAL RALLY
A collection of photos taken By Pat Davis during AUS 2000 International Rally 4th -5th March 2000
Vehicle entrants in this rall
13- Austin Seven
22- 1924 Chev Tourer
1929 Austin Seven Chummy
Entry number 14 Greg and Christine Steven's
Greg and Christine had multiple entries in this rallly
Below 1938 Austin Big Seven (fitted with Milano Fiberglass body)
center 1935 Austin seven sports
Right - 1927 Indian
he Austin seven proved to be extremely popular in Europe, Its diminutive size was not considered a disadvantage, it was affordable and 40 miles per gallon economy made it a car that was available to more and more owners. Different configurations were constantly being created. Doctors were using them to do home visits. It was not unusual to see a 'seven' parked in the middle of a country field while the local vet attended a farmers sick animals.
It was a very light vehicle and with large wheels it was highly suited for negotiating even a ploughed field, it sailed through fords and river crossings and this talent did not go un-noticed.
In 19321 a Supercharged seven set a class H record of of 102 miles per hour, and Austin sevens took first place in around over 200 hill climb, touring, and other races.
America might later sneer at small vehicles. But this car made the baby car an acceptable format for Europe