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Hopkirk’s run in with Aussie police remembered

“They’re just like the bloody Gestapo. We’ve come all this way and all they want to do is book us for travelling a few kilometers over the speed limit. Surely they’ve got better things to do than hassle the crews.” 

So said Irishman, Paddy Hopkirk, after being shadowed all the way through Cooma in south eastern NSW by ever-present police, who were determined to disrupt the field in the last few hours of the 1968 London – Sydney Marathon. 

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Jeff Whitten

Jeff is a longtime member of the Australian rallying community and was inducted into the Australian Rallying Hall of Fame in 2015.
Jeff is a longtime member of the Australian rallying community and was inducted into the Australian Rallying Hall of Fame in 2015.

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