Gavin Fry, a keen enthusiast of Aussie motor sport and a Museum Director has sent this collection of early Victorian road racing pics along for us to enjoy....Thanks Gavin.
Abbott Healey - Lakeside- Ern Abbott in the Oldsmobile V8 engined 100-4 Healey at the first turn - Lakeland Hillclimb - circa 1965 .
Anzani Bugatti - Dr Bob King in the Anzani engined Bugatti at lakeland circa 1965.
Armstrong 500 Phillip Island - A leisurely pit stop for a Renault Dauphine Gordini - a cold and infinitely boring 2nd Armstrong 500.
Bob Jane E-type - The Bob Jane Lightweight E-type at Sandown Park 1963.
Bolwell Porsche- One of the more interesting and successful Bolwell Specials fitted with a mid mounted Porsche engine - Lakeland Circa 1965
Borgward Coupe - Phillip Island
Buchanan Holden - A neatly finished Buchanan Holden Special with hardtop - Templestowe Hillclimb - 1963
Bugatti Holden - Holden engined Bugatti Type 37 at Phillip Island 1962 - putting local engines in these cars was the only way to keep them alive.
Lotus Elite at Lakeland - nearing the top of the Lakeland Hill - circa 1965.
Jon Leighton in the Cooper Climax at Lakeland - top line racers often raced at local hill climbs- much to the delight of spectators - circa 1965.
Lex Davison at Calder - first meeting there in January 1962
Lotus 7 at Sandown Park - circa 1964.
Morris Special - motor racing at it's most basic - a Morris 8/40 Special at Templestowe Hillclimb -1963 - it was road registered !
A grid of small touring cars at Phillip Island - Peter Manton's Mini - George Reynolds' VW -and an unknown Minor Low Light convertable
Long time competitor - Laurie Rofe in his Bugatti Type 37A at Lakeland Hillclimb - circa 1965.
Thank you Gavin for this interesting collection of Victorian road racing photos.
On to page 33, the first page of the
ALAN STEWART COLLECTION