Darren Visser #506

Tail End Charlie

On the 19th of August we are driving our DRLA Chamberlain Tractor (Top speed 55.8MPH) around Australia to commemorate the 50th year anniversary of the Mobilgas Rally event that took place in 1957. There are approx 6 - 8 vehicles in support which are leaving with us and people are dropping off and picking up from all over Australia.

On the journey we will be travelling clockwise around Australia doing approx 15,000km in 38 days.

Whilst travelling around Australia we will be collecting money and campaigning for Prostate Cancer & Breast Cancer.

There were 6 guys who did the original Redex & Mobilgas rallies that the Original tractor was involved in as a sweep for the broken down vehicles, we have tracked down Ron Bywaters, John Cummins, Thelma Boyd who is Arthur Boyds widow, Jimmy Hawker and we are yet to find 1 missing link who is Len Willshire who we are trying to find.

The following web site is full of information that will give you more information if you need it.

We have been sponsored by Perkins Engines, Penrite, Ian Grants Caravans, BJ Bearings , Hardman Bros etc etc etc


Year Vehicle Class MPH Record
2006 Chamberlain Tractor /Tractor 55.878 Open

MPH shown in RED is highest speed recorded for that class up and including that year.
Records shown are the highest speed attained for that class from all previous years
or have never had a vehicle register a speed for that class and are considered Open.