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Post by hollie3sa » 7 months ago

Latest post of the previous page:

I had absolutely no idea and had to look it up.

Never would I have guessed that track. Good one!

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Post by Michael Ferner » 7 months ago

Looks very much like Montlhéry to me, are you saying it isn't?
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 7 months ago

I thought it was... not that that means anything.

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Post by John » 7 months ago

Michael Ferner wrote:
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Looks very much like Montlhéry to me, are you saying it isn't?
It is. :thumbsup:
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Post by erwin greven » 7 months ago

I would say Bathurst at first sight. But after that drop, the straight is too short till "Griffins Bend"
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 7 months ago

Nah it is a faster track than Bathurst, or it was.
Fastest track in Aus up to F1 at Albert Park

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Post by hollie3sa » 7 months ago

It's neither of them

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 7 months ago

I was not answering the question, just giving a clue as to the track. The track pictured was the fastest in Aus up until when F1 went to Albert. Park. :wink:

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Post by hollie3sa » 7 months ago

Whoops. Should have read that a bit more attentively. :blush:

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 7 months ago

Nah, my fault.... itching to answer it but wanting to leave it on the table for others.
The track was also known for its mile long long main straight. :wink: :whistling:

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Post by sadsac » 7 months ago

Is it the end of the start/finish straight at Longford ?? it looks identical
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sadsac wrote:
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Is it the end of the start/finish straight at Longford ?? it looks identical
another pic
I think we have a winner.
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Post by hollie3sa » 7 months ago

erwin greven wrote:
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sadsac wrote:
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Is it the end of the start/finish straight at Longford ?? it looks identical
another pic
I think we have a winner.
We have!

Your turn, sadsac ;-)

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Post by sadsac » 6 months ago

Have a guess
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 6 months ago

hollie3sa wrote:
7 months ago
erwin greven wrote:
7 months ago
sadsac wrote:
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Is it the end of the start/finish straight at Longford ?? it looks identical
another pic
I think we have a winner.
We have!
What a great track Longford was.... the Longford Flying Mile, it crosses a river, goes under a railway viaduct, and as I said in clues was the fastest average lap speed in Australia until F1 went to Albert Park. (Chris Amon in a Ferrari P4 average speed over 185 kph) Before anyone says what about the Thunderdome at Calder, that was an oval not a road track.

Actually Longford is said to have been the fastest road track in the South Pacific.

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Hosted at least half a dozen WDC's ,Jack Brabham, Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Phil Hill, Denny Hulme and Jackie Stewart, plus other F1 notables too many to mention.

The first race meeting held at the track was in 1953, Two Australian Grand Prix's were also held in 1959 and 1965.
The Street circuit hosted rounds of the Tasman series from 1964 to 1968, also a one and only round of the Australian Touring Car Championship in 1962, The Australian tourist trophy was also held at the circuit in 1960, 1964 and 1966.
Australian Drivers Championship rounds were held at the circuit yearly from 1958 until 1965.
The Street circuit closed for the final time in 1968 after the running of the 1968 Tasman Series meeting.

If drivers broke down anywhere near the Kings Bridge or Longford Corner they would be welcomed at the adjacent Longford Hotel pub for a free beer!

Great History with brilliant pictures http://www.speedwayandroadracehistory.com/longford.html

Pleased to be able to say Motor Racing has now returned to Longford with the regular hosting of the Longford Revival Historic Festival
http://longfordrevival.com.au/LR/page_s ... et_id=2611


Great clip here which inludes onbord footage.



Back to the next question. Thanks for posting a memory provoking picture of one of the best tracks.

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