In the 1920s reliability trials were a popular form of motorsport for amateurs serious about driving with an emphasis on performance. In Victoria, Australia both the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) and the Victoria Light Car Club (VLCC) organised reliability trials. The trials were conducted over two or three days and comprised acceleration tests, “flying half miles” and hill climbs.
In March 1927 a 1 litre (7h.p) Th. Schneider (entry #9) entered by Harry James but driven by Arthur Terdich achieved first in class and fifth outright from a field of approximately 40 cars. Arthur was a well-known competitor in a D.F.P and would go on to win the inaugural Australian Grand Prix in 1929. The THS clocked 1m24s in the second hill-climb at Maude Hill near Geelong to come first in class. The time to beat was 1m8s achieved by J. Dondey in a Chrysler in the over 3.3 litre class.
In June 1927 Harry James, the owner of the same THS described (with entry #32) above achieved first in “A class formula” at a VLCC reliability trial.
It is believed that this car has not survived.