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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 i He LETHBRIDGt HtRALu Friday, November 8, 1974 Car rally teaches youth importance of gas economy Vehicles averaged 19 mpg The meter on the gas- oline pump crept slowly toward the four gallon mark. As it stopped at 3.8 gallons and filled the gas- oline tank of the car, part of the assembled crowd cheered while another group groaned. This unusual setting for a high school competitive event was a gasoline sta- tion in San Diego, Califor- nia and the event itself was the first Champion Spark Plug Company Economy Rally The assembled students and teachers were concerned with every drop of gas used. The Rally, inaugurated by Champion, sought to show that gas economy, safe driving and good fun can be achieved by even the most inexperienced drivers All competitors from 10 high schools in San Diego were recent driver training graduates and newly licensed to drive. Yet the results they achieved in getting exceptional gas mileage would do credit to experienced drivers. RALLY WAS CAREFULLY MONITORED Objectives of the rally were simple. Each car, containing a driver, stu- dent navigator and teacher observer, covered a course of 60 miles. The course included city streets, ex- pressway and rural roads. The driver was to complete the course in 90 minutes. Contestants were briefed on economical driving techniques and re- quirments before they departed. There were advised to make sure their cars were in top condition with a tun- ed engine, proper tire pressure and correct wheel alignment. Average mileage per car was 19.220 m.p.g. Winning car was a 73 import with average mileage of 27.836 m.p.g. Cars ranged in size from small imports to full size American models. According to Champion Rally Co ordinator Fred You can trust the Care of your car to College Mercury. Before Winter really sets in, make your appointment now for a 4 complete checkup and ensure trouble free driving all winter long. LET US CHECK: Anti-freeze Pressure Cap Hoses Belts Battery and Cables YOUR EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM should be checked before winter for more economical cold weather operation coLL SALES LTD. 1718-3Ave. South Phone 329-0333 Agabashian, "These youngsters may be high school students but they're doing a great job of teaching all of us how to drive safely and economically." A word to the elders High school students par- ticipating in this uni- que rally were carefully briefed on the fine points of how to drive econ- omically, before the start of the test. You can believe how attentively they listened to the advice given them. That advice and the reasons why is presented on Page 5 for the benefit of their elders, to whom gasoline economy is even more important than it is to the young folk. Variety TORONTO (CP) Canadian Motor Industries Friday introduced the 1975 Japanese Toyota motor vehicles, including a re- designed Corolla series. Previously available only in a two-door sedan, the Corolla 1200 series has been expanded to include a two-door hardtop and four- door sedan and will sell for In the Corolla 1600 series, six models will be available The average price increase on the Corolla. Celica. Corona and half-ton truck series is 9 3 per cent, comoanv officials said. Here's Another CARE FOR YOUR CAR CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 What untuned cars may not do 6 Vital part of tune-up 11 Headlight adjust- ing equipment. 12 This should be changed when oil is changed. 14 Dancer Astaire. 15 Something to change about ev- ery miles. 17 Computer results. 18 Common con- traction 19 Tires should be rotated------ miles. 21 Owns. 22 Smite. 23 Russell Train's anti-pollution group. 25 Should be checked when you service distributor. 28 Popular type of wrench. 32 Type of truck suspension 33 What well-main- tained car will save. 34 Pirate's gains. 35 Should be checked in crank- case for leaks 37 Electrical equiv- alent of engine. 38 AAA aid to motorists (Init) .39 What 38 Across will often do. 40 Type of lettuce. 43 Mr. Tamirof and namesakes 45 Drive carefully on this kind of road. 48 English river 50 All about------. 51 Severe------on braking is a sign of worn shocks. 52 Noisy one is sign of engine wear. 54 Jarring sounds. 56 Murdered. 57 Spend energy. DOWN 1 What worn brakes are not 2 When underin- flated this wastes gas. 3 So be it. 4 Color of light when engine temperature is too high. 5 Proofreader's mark. 6 3.1416 7 Law degree. 8 Site of BYU. 9 With 22 Down, derisive comment to early car owner. 10 Spanish ladies 12 When radiator hoses get this way, it's time to change them. 13 Commercial car units. 16 What Clara Bow had. 19 Run this during winter on occa- sion to keep system working. 20 School at Troy, N.Y. 22 See 9 Down. 24 Permit. 25 Brazilian seaport 26 Japanese sash. 27 Soviet Chess Champ Mikhail" 28 My Gal------. 29 Drunkard. 30 Goose eggs. 31 Gearshift Indi- cator 33 Leaking one causes engine trouble, 36 Women's lib legislations 37 Time periods 39 Tax agents 40 Manx et al. 41 Shape of Indy '500' track. 42 Soup 44 Four to Julius Caesar. 45 Sagacious. 46 Always. 47 Good mechanics ------drive a car after repairs 49 National Petro- leum Institute 51 Film star Richard------ 53 Printer's measure. 55 Original Equip- ment For Correct Solutions See Page 11 ottman TRANSMISSION INTERNATIONAL U.S. and Canada COAST TO COAST PREVENT TRANSMISSION TROUBLE with a Guarantee Against Mechanical Failure for 6 Months or Miles. Test Diam Refill Fluid Remove Pin Visual Inspection Adjust Bands linkage New Pan Gasket Clean Sump Scieen Condition Peimittinq 329-3242 13113th Street North 45 Includes NEW FLUID ;