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Hood II : [CWA Scott & T. Campbell Black, winners of Centenary Air Race, cavalcade and civic reception in Sydney and Comet aircraft displayed in the city, 1934] between 23 Oct and 13 Dec 1934

Grosvenor House

MacRobertson Centenary Air Race 1934 Winner: Speed 

Winners of the speed section were British fliers C.W.A. Scott and T. Campbell-Black in a red DeHavilland 88 Comet, named Grosvenor House. Three Comets had been specially built for the race, including one flown by the race favourites Jim Mollison and his wife Amy (Johnson). The black Comet of the Mollisons was forced out with a blown piston at Allahabad, India. New leaders Scott and Campbell-Black raced away to reach Melbourne in two days, 23 hours and 18 seconds.

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between 23 Oct and 13 Dec 1934