THE 14/45 ROVER ON BWLCH-Y-GROES.
An interesting trial of the 14-45 h.p. Rover Saloon has been made under the observation of the Royal Automobile Club and consisted of 50 consecutive ascents of Bwlch-y-Groes. The test occupied 12 hours of practically continuous running, and during that time a total distance in excess of 150 miles was covered. Needless to say, top gear was hardly ever used, third, second and bottom being in action almost exclusively. It is interesting to note that at the conclusion of the trial less than half a pint of water was needed to restore the contents of the radiator to their original level. The car carried a driver and an R.A.C. observer throughout and the total weight exceeded 31 cwt. Bwlch-y-Groes is the amous test hill on the road between Dinas Mawddwy and Bala, North Wales, and the length of the hill is roughly 1.6 miles.