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In a bypass of the city of Maitland was named in his honour. Magic scene, the Cusso framed between the truck wotizzit? Ken Tubman had always been interested in cars before the Redex Trial of At this point the trial stopped being a rally and became a road race. So Tubman agreed to go with Marshall.

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An old beat-up Peugeot, Ken Tubman and Redex rally fame

His personality was more attractive when people knew about his chemist career. Ken Tubman and John Marshall take the chequered flag in Sydney. The cars were scheduled in from 8. He then studied pharmacy at the University of Sydney —36in his arlly year winning prizes for botany and chemistry.

Results not announced until some 5 hours later. I would stand behind him and promote him and once he got going he was fine.

Ken Tubman and Toby Price forged motoring history for Maitland | The Maitland Mercury

By then regarded as the senior statesman of Australian rallying, he was noted for sportsmanlike behaviour, including stopping to assist fellow competitors, sometimes at the expense of winning.

Usually he would give away vital spare parts or help other less fortunate competitors from ditches and throw away his own chances of a win. He worked as a relieving pharmacist, including for a time at Kurri Kurri, before moving to Maitland.

Peugeot and despite the language difficulties we had no trouble making lunch a four hour affair! It was a metre deep with several cars being washed downstream. He was a genial and competent pharmacist on whom many relied for medical advice.


Hill aboard a Renault at Ken Tubman had a steel core, and throughout his motor sport history, which started when he raced MGs at Mount Druitt, he proved to be a tough competitor.

Bouyed by an economy which was starting to boom, Australians turned out in their thousands to watch the progress of the participants in the Redex Round Australia Trial. After I rwlly to the USA in we lost touch, but he was a great friend and excellent company. In Adelaide, Tubman told a Wheels reporter he would willingly keep going around the course until everyone fell out with fatigue.

I first met Ken via a meeting of our respective car clubs – he came down from Maitland in for tubmn discussion on preparing for rallies, and I was asked to be his host. Five hours after they had finished the Redex mile reliability trial Ken Tubman and John Marshall suddenly realised they had a good chance of winning it.

Biography – Kenneth Vernon (Ken) Tubman – Australian Dictionary of Biography

We sampled many glasses of good French red wine over the years, and I loved hearing his racing yubman from Mount Druitt. This stretch was considered impossible to cover in less than 48 hours- ralyl organisers had set a time of 15 hours 10 minutes. Tubman gave up all chances of finishing the section on time by helping the others.

On first meeting you would wonder where this quiet, unassuming pharmacist was hiding the demon within, who drove the 10, kilometres of the Redex Round Australia Trial, and won it on corrected times by fally seconds! In Leyland Australia took over the importation, assembly and sales of Peugeot cars, and in to boost the sales we decided to re-run the event, with Ken Tubman driving a then-current Peugeot STi.


No-one is quite sure what happened to whom or rubman set up the stage. Motoring from the s to the s. Ken Tubman was really a nice and awesome person in the field of Racing. I knew him from when I started racing in Ampol trials, this was the post-Redex era. The main difference between the two international competitors was their mode of transport — Price on the two wheels of a motorcycle and Tubman on four wheels inside a car. But on the hot finishing day these two lonely, much travelled bottles were quickly sent off.

Residing in a retirement village at Shoal Bay tuvman the last seven years of his life, he worked in a pharmacy there one day a week where friends and customers from his Maitland years would often call in. The victory established the French marque in Australia and the grateful Australian distributor gave Tubman and Marshall a car each. Ken, then 67, sailed through tubmxn re-run, taking the whole thing in his stride.

Lex Davison arrived in Kingoonya in an unbelievable 13 hours 39 minutes. Raoly had to get the control officials out of bed, he was so early! Bonds Alice Springs vista K Harris.