1910: MOTORISTS AT THE BEACH. PECULIAR SUNDAY SCENE. The ludicrous plight of a company of motorists at the Aberdeen Beach on Sunday afternoon created considerable amusement, the car being sunk to the axles in soft sand in close proximity to the incoming tide. The visitors had evidently intended to enjoy a spin along the fine stretch of beach, and for this purpose had come under the archway some distance north of the Bathing Station Buildings. The car, which contained a lady and four gentlemen, was a large and powerful one, and ploughed its way for about 30 yards through the sands before it stuck and became firmly embedded. The driver reversed the engine, but the sand flew from under the revolving wheels, and the automobile remained stationary. There was cause for fear that the tide would soon reach the car, and an urgent appeal was made by telephone for horses, but the firm whose aid was invoked seemed to think that a joke was afoot, and declined to accept the "order." The motorists were at their wits' end when a friendly policeman came on the scene, and enlisted the services of a large number young men who were in the vicinity, and who merrily set to work to push the car to firmer ground. This task was ultimately accomplished, with the tide lapping the heels of the "salvage" workers, and the motorists, profuse in their thanks, left the vicinity with all speed. They are believed to be strangers to the city.
Source : The Aberdeen Daily Journal Tuesday July 12th, 1910