FUELAcademy - Fuel Economy Specialists

Record Drives

1990's World Record Drives

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  • DAIHATSU APPLAUSE 1990

    ROUND AUSTRALIA WORLD RECORD
    14,517.82 Kilometres Round Australia
    22.57 km per Litre  4.43 Lt/100 km - $451.00 Fuel Cost
    643.62 Litres used 
    Observed by Tony Sutton N.R.M.A.
    Duration 4th to 7th July 1990
    Driver John Taylor, Bruce Constable, Richard Whitford

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  • DAIHATSU CHARADE 1.O TURBO DIESEL 1990

    SYDNEY TO ADELAIDE ON ONE TANK WORLD RECORD DRIVE
    1,330.06 Kilometres
    107.38 mpg  - $20.38 Trip Cost
    35.19 Litres used  7.74 gallons
    Observed by Tony Sutton  NRMA RAA
    Duration April 1990  -  21 hours
    Driver John Taylor

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  • GENERAL MOTORS HOLDEN BARINA 1991

    ROUND AUSTRALIA WORLD RECORD DRIVE
    8,921 Miles Round Australia
    75.57 mpg  - $380.00 Fuel Cost
    536.43 Litres used  118 gallons
    Observed by 21 Check Points En Route + Independent Observer
    Duration 4 to 30 April 1991  -  27 days
    Driver John Taylor, Joanne Swift, Helen Taylor
    Still a World Record Australian Fuel Economy Driving Record 25 Years Later 2015

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  • DAIHATSU CHARADE 1.0 TURBO DIESEL 1991

    ROUND BRITAIN — WORLD RECORD DRIVE
    3,621 Miles Round Britain
    103.01 mpg  - 73.77 Pounds Sterling
    35.15 gallons used
    Observed by 14 Check Points en route
    Duration 7 to 14 October 1991
    Driver John Taylor, Joanne Swift, Helen Horwood (now Taylor)

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  • FORD FALCON GLi 4 LITRE CATEGORY 1992

    ROUND AUSTRALIA WORLD RECORD DRIVE
    14,857.8 Kilometres  9286.13 Miles
    42.49 mpg   6.64/L 100 km
    993.42 Litres used  218.53 gallons
    Observed by Victoria Police MotorSport
    Duration 1-27 May, 1992  27 days
    Driver John Taylor, Helen Taylor, Jac Nasser Ford President, Mr Alan Griffiths, Federal Minister For Tourism
    Still a World Record for 4 Litre Cars Australian Record 23 Years Old - 1992 to 2015

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  • FORD FALCON GLi  L.P.G.

    MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY L.P.G.  RECORD DRIVE
    900 km’s  Melbourne to Sydney
    39 mpg  - A$12.00 Fuel Cost
    13.64 gallons used
    Observed by N.R.M.A. 
    Duration December 1st 1992
    Driver John Taylor, Helen Taylor
    Still a L.P.G. Australian Economy Driving Record 23 Years Later, 2015

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  • LAND ROVER DISCOVERY DIESEL 1994

    DARWIN TO ALICE SPRINGS ON ONE TANK OF FUEL — WORLD RECORD DRIVE
    1,484.13 Kilometres — 928 Miles
    53.39 mpg  - $59.25 Trip Cost
    79 Litres used  17.38 gallons
    Observed by Colin Wallis N.R.M.A.
    Duration 16th, 17th January 1994 -  21.5 hours
    Driver John Taylor, Helen Taylor

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  • TOYOTA LANDCRUISER GXL DIESEL 1994

    SYDNEY TO MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY ON ONE TANK 1,654.6 Kilometres
    59 mpg    $59.73
    79.65 Litres used  17.52 gallons
    Observed by Raul Senise N.R.M.A.
    Duration 22-23 July 1994  23 hours
    Driver John Taylor, Tara Wagenknecht

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  • BORAL GAS L.P.G. FORD  1994

    ROUND AUSTRALIA ECONOMY WORLD RECORD
    14,433.2 Kilometres Round Australia
    10.10 km per Litre  9.90 Lt/100 km - $628.71 Fuel Cost
    1,429.02 Litres used 
    Observed by Simon Davies N.R.M.A.
    Duration 11th November to 7th December 1994  -  27 days
    Driver John Taylor, Helen Taylor, Joanne Swift, Melissa Airth

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  • MUSSO 2.9 L TURBO DIESEL 1999

    MELBOURNE TO BRISBANE RECORD DRIVE
    1,703 km’s  Melbourne to Brisbane on One Tank — World Record
    61.24 mpg  - A$59.25 Fuel Cost
    17.38 gallons used  79 Litres
    Observed by The Australian Record Breakers Association
    Duration 21st, 22nd March 1999
    Driver John Taylor, Helen Taylor, Frank Hutchinson