Pilot Car Hawaii 3 Apr 1917

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Pilot Car Hawaii 3 Apr 1917 - Two hazardous motor climbing records for this...
Two hazardous motor climbing records for this venr on Kauai, were broken last week bv the Advertiser Pilot Car. The car piloted by Thomas O. Duggan, was driven to the base of Pun Ka Pele and beyond beyond a half mile and to the spillway spillway falls on the Olokele canyon road. This feat was not without numerable numerable difficulties. Jvquipped with pick and shovels, the party in many places built portions of roadway roadway so that the car could navigate over the washed out stretches to the regular travel road. On the Pun Ka Pele trip the rear wheels of the car were buried on one occasion when the portion of the road collaped. The pick and shovel soon had the cat cleared sufficientlv so that with tremendous pulling power on the part ot the motor the little Dodge car climbed out of the hole back on to the trail. The mileage which was recorded from the mam belt road to the base of Pun Ka Pele was 9.2 miles. At one point near Puu Ka Pele at which the visitor gets his first glimpse of the beautiful Waimea canyon, the car was driven to the edge ot the grassy point and pho togi iphed with the canyon in the backgiouud. An exceptionally fine scenic effect is teen ft om the top of Puu Ka Pele and with a drive- j KAUAI'S SCENIC POINTS REVEALED BY PILOT GAR way in repair, the trip will be one of the greatest assets as a tourist attraction on the Island. HAZARDOUS CIJ.MB MAD IS In like manner was the trip made up the long hazardous narrow narrow road bordering the Olokele canvon. The road is in remark ably fine condition. A half mile or so below the spillway from Olo kele ditch where the excess water starts on its precipous plung to the bottom or the canvon, the pilot car party went abend to reconoiter for the possibilities of driving farther. From the ditch house it was found that motor travel was closed on account of a foot bridge which spanned a small mountain stream. The party then set to work and built a road over the ditch and drove the car up to the spillway falls and as evidence to prove their claims, placed the wheels of the car in the fust plunge of water for a photograph. The partv which is composed of J. P. Ness, automobile editor ol the Adv rtiser, W. F. Kilciiue, of the Advertiser staff ae on a tour of exploiation throughout the Garden Garden Ishud. lSverv point of interest interest cm the Island will be visited by the party ami photographs taken togethe: with the compiling of data (Continued on page 6) i i

Clipped from The Garden Island03 Apr 1917, TuePage 1

The Garden Island (Lihue, Hawaii)03 Apr 1917, TuePage 1
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