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Round Australia Trial

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John Eric Murray (30 August 1907 – 11 December 1983), generally known as Jack Murray or 'Gelignite' Jack, was an Australian racing driver and sportsman, most remembered for his participation in the REDEX Round Australia Reliability Trials in the 1950s.
The winner was a 1958 Ford V-8, an ex-taxi dubbed the "Grey Ghost", driven by John Eric "Gelignite Jack" Murray (1907–1983) and navigated by the unrelated Bill Murray, losing no points on the trip.

1946 New South Wales Grand Prix

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Jack was a competitor at the 1946 NSW Grand Prix in a Bugatti/Ford Special previously owned by Ron Mackellar.

1952 Australian Grand Prix

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[8][32][35] He drove the Allard/Cadillac in the 1952 Australian Grand Prix, and came fourth, and the Bugatti/Ford Day Special in the 1954 Bathurst 100, when he came seventh.

1948 New South Wales Hundred

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Jack competed in the 1948 NSW Hundred at Mount Panorama in the ‘Day Special’ finishing 9th.

1950 New South Wales 100

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But Jack fared better in the 1950 New South Wales 100, when he placed fourth, with a flying quarter mile speed of 119.2 mph(192 km/h), the Day Special now equipped with a Grancor V8 engine.

1947 Australian Grand Prix

1947Australian Grand Prix
Jack competed in the 1947 Australian Grand Prix in a Bugatti Type 39/Ford 3.6L known as the Day Special, but was forced to retire having completed 29 of 38 laps.

1949 All Powers Long Handicap

All Powers Long Handicap
[32] He raced the ‘Day Special’ again in the 1949 All Powers Long Handicap but did not finish.

1954 Bathurst 100

Bathurst 100
[8][32][35] He drove the Allard/Cadillac in the 1952 Australian Grand Prix, and came fourth, and the Bugatti/Ford Day Special in the 1954 Bathurst 100, when he came seventh.

1965 Armstrong 500

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Murray drove a Simca Aronde in the 1960 Armstrong 500 held at Phillip Island (DNF), a Morris Major Elite in the 1963 Armstrong 500 held at Mount Panorama (15th), and a Ford Cortina Mk.I GT500 in the 1965 Armstrong 500 (3rd in Class D and 5th overall).

1963 Armstrong 500

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Murray drove a Simca Aronde in the 1960 Armstrong 500 held at Phillip Island (DNF), a Morris Major Elite in the 1963 Armstrong 500 held at Mount Panorama (15th), and a Ford Cortina Mk.I GT500 in the 1965 Armstrong 500 (3rd in Class D and 5th overall).

1967 Gallaher 500

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Murray drove a Prince Skyline 1500 in the 1966 Gallaher 500 (DNF) and the 1967 Gallaher 500 (13th in Class, 34th overall) production car races.

1970 London to Mexico World Cup Rally

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Jack participated in this event, which ran from London to Mexico City, [1] but did not finish.

1966 Gallaher 500

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Murray drove a Prince Skyline 1500 in the 1966 Gallaher 500 (DNF) and the 1967 Gallaher 500 (13th in Class, 34th overall) production car races.

Port Melbourne, Victoria

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Murray was born in Port Melbourne, Victoria, to Walter James Murray (orchardist in 1907) and his wife Alice Maud Murray, née Carse.

Mount Victoria, New South Wales

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Murray set the Hartley Hill (near Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains) hill climbing record in a Terraplane in 1933.

Hillclimbing

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Murray set the Hartley Hill (near Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains) hill climbing record in a Terraplane in 1933.

Terraplane

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Murray set the Hartley Hill (near Mount Victoria, Blue Mountains) hill climbing record in a Terraplane in 1933.

Bugatti Type 35

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Jack competed in the 1947 Australian Grand Prix in a Bugatti Type 39/Ford 3.6L known as the Day Special, but was forced to retire having completed 29 of 38 laps.

Ford flathead V8 engine

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Jack competed in the 1947 Australian Grand Prix in a Bugatti Type 39/Ford 3.6L known as the Day Special, but was forced to retire having completed 29 of 38 laps.

Mount Panorama Circuit

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Jack competed in the 1948 NSW Hundred at Mount Panorama in the ‘Day Special’ finishing 9th.

Allard J2 (original)

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In March 1951 Jack competed in the REDEX Bathurst 100 in an Allard J2/Cadillac 4.4L.

Cadillac

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In March 1951 Jack competed in the REDEX Bathurst 100 in an Allard J2/Cadillac 4.4L.

Blue Mountains (New South Wales)

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This 24-hour event was staged over 2 and 3 May, starting and ending in Sydney and ran through the Blue Mountains and the back roads behind the Jenolan Caves.