One of the greatest feats of endurance, determination
and heroism in our nation's history, the First Car Crossing
of Australia from West to East took place in 1912, when Sidney Ferguson and Francis Birtles drove their tiny single-cylinder 10hp 'Brush' Runabout motor car from Perth to Sydney. Suffering many hardships and severe weather as they travelled across Australia's unforgiving Outback, these brave trailblazers covered an astonishing 4,100km in
a mere 28 days, becoming the very first to traverse the
continent from west to east by car.