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Paddy Hopkirk (Yes, THE Paddy Hopkirk) on the 1954 Circuit of Ireland Rally.

Paddy rallied and autotested Beetles, before making his name rallying Mini's in the 1960's.

© Ken Green

1954 Circuit of Ireland

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The 1954 Carrera Panamericana.

© Franz Kern

1954 Carrera
Panamericana

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The 1954 Carrera Panamericana.

© Franz Kern

1954 Carrera
Panamericana

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The 1954 Carrera Panamericana.

© Franz Kern

1954 Carrera
Panamericana

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The 1955 Safari.

The winner's car was stripped after the event to see that it conformed to the regulations. Note the twin coils fitted to the fan housing to allow a rapid change over in the event of failure.

© Ken Green

1955 Safari

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A Chamberlain Champion 6G tractor (nicknamed Tail End Charlie), towing Frank Kleining's damaged Volkswagen in the 1955 Redex Round Australia trial.

With kind permission of the Tractor Museum of Western Australia.

1955 REDEX