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  • Title
    Start of the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race 1971
  • Creator
  • Call number
    Australian Photographic Agency - 45799
  • Level of description
  • Date

    26 Dec 1971
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    Photographs - 1 photonegative - 35 x 24 mm.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: Taken by Australian Photographic Agency for account: News 720010. Reproduction for purposes other than private study or research will require permission.
  • General note

    ""Weird and wonderful Sydney"" caption: ""An amphibious car among the spectator fleet receives unwanted attention from authorities at the start of the Sydney-Hobart yacht race. Capable of just 8 km/h on water and 100 km/h on land, the 1960 Amphicar was always an oddity and later proved unable to satisfy both maritime and road regulations""
    The Amphicar was a German vehicle manufactured 1960-1968. It was the first commercially produced amphibious car and used a Triumph Herald engine over the rear axle to power the wheels and twin propellors. In the water, the front wheels acted as rudders. The body was steel.
    Published in: Sydney : a celebration in pictures (Millenium special, Sunday Telegraph, 14 Nov 1999)
    Digital order no:a128759
  • Alphanumeric designations

    Original item no. ON 173
  • Name
  • Subject
  • Topic
  • Place
  • Exhibited in

    Weird and wonderful Sydney - State Library of New South Wales (14 August, 2000 - 14 January, 2001)

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