Another big month in the motoring world saw the 'Peugeot Round Australia Rerun' finished in Sydney, the entire field of over 60 classic cars completing the one month journey that saw them drive some 12,000kms around Australia. To have driven across the country, and participate in competitive motor sport events along the way where even greater demands were placed upon the vehicles is testament to the reliability and durability of the Peugeot marque, some 50 years after the original Ampol Trial victory, not to mention the determination and spirit of the teams that completed the journey. Brian and Merrillyn Ward took the honours for outright victory, driving a Peugeot 404. Also in 404's were Damien and Ronda Jenkins along with Bill Hamilton in second place, with Brian Amey finishing third.
Another magic moment in May saw Audi's famed DKW Monza post-war racer make a return to the race circuit at Italy's Mille Miglia, fifty years after it first hit the road. The Audi Tradition Department took advantage of the 50th Anniversary of the DKW Monza to demonstrate the extraordinary capabilities of this racing machine at the Mille Miglia. With a small-volume production of just 230 models, the DKW Monza was exceptionally popular with the Americans and a world-record setter to boot. The car was named after the world-famous Italian Grand Prix
circuit where the first sports car in Auto Union post-war history enjoyed outstanding success. In 1956, the DKW Monza set new world records in the 1100 cc class over distances of 4,000 miles, 5,000 miles and 10,000 kilometres as well as over the time distances of 48 and 72 hours. I wonder how it would have went at Bathurst?