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At about the same time as the Aston Martin DRS was leaving London for Caernarvon, this 1923 11.9 A.C. of G. W. K. Condon was leaving Marble Arch bound for John o’ Groats, to win a £100 bet from his brother that it could not do the out-and-back journey within 24 hours. Cruising at a steady 25 m.p.h. the A.C. completed the task in 44 hours, being able to ease up towards the end, the crew taking an hour off for breakfast. They had two punctures in the 710 X 90 beaded-edge tyres, and the dynamo belt broke. Otherwise, it was a non-stop no-trouble outing, the 1,496-c.c. engine giving 25 m.p.g. and using no oil or water. Motorways were used where possible and a Land-Rover, driven by Lt.-Col. J. S. Weeks, acted as support vehicle. The picture shows Condon leaving London on this creditable adventure.