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Cup Trophy - Cycling, Awarded to Hubert Opperman, Dunlop Road Race, Kapunda to Adelaide, South Australia, 1926 Object Reg. No: ST 32169

Cycling trophy awarded to Hubert Opperman, 5 Sep 1926, for winning the Dunlop Road Race from Kapunda to Adelaide, South Australia. Opperman covered a distance of 106 miles (170.6 km) in 5 hours 36 minutes and 13 seconds.

Competitors included J. Beasley, M.W. Merkel, W. Buck, J.B. Kemp and more. Conditions were 'messy' due to rainfall the day before the race. The route included Marrabel, Waterloo, Auburn, Rhynie, Tarlee, Templera and Gawler.

Oppy was cited by a N.S.W paper as the "Little Machine" due to a very solid performance.
Trophy formed from a cup and base, manufactured from electro-plated nickel silver, with gold plate inside the cup. A plaster balast appears to be inside the base, as it can be partially seen through two holes in the underside of the base.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Sir Hubert Opperman, 1979
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 225 mm (Height), 125 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: cycling, sporting awards, cup trophies, dunlop road race medalion
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, Cyclist & Politican (1904-1996)
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Cycle Racing
Tertiary Classification: awards
Inscriptions: On outside of cup: '- DUNLOP ROAD RACE - / ----- 25 9 26 ---- / Kapunda to Adelaide/ - 106 Miles - / won by / - H. OPPERMAN - / Time 5 Hrs. 36 Min. 13 Secs'.
Awarded To: Sir Hubert Opperman, Kapunda, South Australia, Australia, 25 Sep 1926
Sponsor: Dunlop Rubber Company of Australasia Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1926
References: 'Local riders Unlucky' Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW : 1888 - 1954), Tuesday 28 Sept 1926, p. 1

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