Suzuki 500 across the Nullarbor in 1973

From Perth to Canberra - over 2,500 miles, including unsealed roads across the vast, dry and empty Nullarbor Plain (from latin "null arbor" ie no trees)

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Titan Suzukis on the vast and empty Nullarbor Plain (before the road was sealed)

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Near Southern Cross
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Near Southern Cross
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Bullabulling
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Lake Lefroy
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Fraser Range
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Nullarbor
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Nullarbor camp
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Water tanks
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Madura Pass
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Mundrabilla
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Ivy tanks
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Ivy Tanks
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Near Port Augusta
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Mount Lofty's ahead
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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NSW police car
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NSW cop
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Bega NSW
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Canberra
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Canberra
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Canberra
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Murray & T500J
 

Riders: Carl Verrier on red '72 T500J, Murray Barnard on green '72 T500J.
The mighty T500s survived 265 miles of unsealed road on the remote Nullarbor Plain but the trip to the Easter Bathurst races was doomed..
Murray fell off in Melbournes and suffered severe gravel rash to the back, shoulder, arm, head and hands, requiring stitches in an elbow wound.
Worse was to come at the Snowy River, Carl crashed his bike at high speed, his passenger suffering head injuries and Carl a serious compound fracture to his leg. Carl was to spend 18 months in and out of hospital.

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