12 Aug 2012

Spectrum for 12 August 2012

From Spectrum, 12:30 pm on 12 August 2012

In 1912, Arthur Chorlton, Ernest Gilling, and Harold Richards drove their Model T Ford Roadster along the seemingly impassable tracks of the King Country and pointed the way to main road travel between Wellington and Auckland. Journalist Arthur Chorlton wrote an account of the journey which was dramatized for radio in 1964. To mark the centenary, Jack Perkins reconstructs this epic adventure.