AUS 2000 INTERNATIONAL RALLY
A collection of photos taken By Pat Davis during AUS 2000 International Rally 4th -5th March 2000
Vehicle entrants in
13- Austin Seven
22- 1924 Chev Tourer
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1950 HUMBER SNIPE MKIII
Entrant number 48 Driver Bill Fenney Navigator Leslie Fenney
HUMBER SNIPE Mark III 1945 - 1952
In 1932 Humber became a fully-owned subsidiary of The Rootes Group, and had been producing cars powered by six-cylinder 4.2 liter engines for over ten years, The Humber was the most expensive car in the Rootes group range, and had a good public image and acceptance.
A Humber was Shipped to Australia for use by Queen Mother
visit to Western Australia in the 1950's. The Super Snipe gained acceptance in Australia as it became widely seen as a high class Auto,. This High Class Image coupled with an
acceptable price base and long legs that suited longer
distances was well suited to a section of the market
and the Mark IV Super Snipe was assembled In Australia, beginning with the Mark IV version in 1952.
There were 240 New Humber registrations in Australia for January 1951