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Post by hollie3sa » 2 years ago

So... I think it's time for a new (smaller) project.

Since I've been adding New Zealand and especially Australian accidents to the forum for quite some time now, the next logical step would be to add at least some of them to the CPdB.

Any help is of course highly appreciated. I'll start with a list of all relevant items.

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Post by hollie3sa » 2 years ago

Indexing
Australian driver fatalities complete
New Zealand driver fatalities complete


Please comment if anything's missing!

TO DO
Australia

2004 Douglas Briese's fatal accident, East Coast Targa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwfN3pP0oDk (ONLY VIDEO AVAILABLE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=2092


Six year old Troy English died at Claremont Speedway in 1995 when he was hit by a flying wheel during a midget crash.
https://reuters.screenocean.com/record/1094 (ONLY VIDEO AVAILABLE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3119


Brian Ginger's fatal accident during 1993 London - Sydney Marathon:
https://reuters.screenocean.com/record/1023172 (ONLY VIDEO AVAILABLE)
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=6056

Gregg Hansford's fatal accident in the 1995 Australian Super Touring round at Phillip Island.
https://au.news.yahoo.com/7news-flashba ... 81436.html (ONLY VIDEO AVAILABLE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=131

TBA
http://www.rallysportmag.com.au/home/in ... 2&Itemid=2 OFFLINE
http://aussieexotics.com/forum/events-a ... 98.10.html FORUM DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY FOR ME- DO YOU STILL HAVE THE PICTURES @Jesper Hvid?
http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af1 ... l94F40.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW07fP7ygms
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3377
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3378
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3379
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3380


Lois McIntosh, 1986, fatal, Amaroo Park (WAITING FOR PERMISSION FROM RACE 18 PHOTOGRAPHY
http://www.benhuset.dk/lois1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/lois2.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/lois3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mcintosh86fatal3.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mcintosh86fatal4.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mcintosh86fatal5.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mcintosh86fatal7.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mcintosh86fatal8.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mcintosh86fatal9.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mcintosh86fatal10.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/mcintosh86fatal11.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=1303
Autosprint
Race18 Motorsport Photography


This video contains some aftermath of the accident which claimed the life of 9 year old spectator Sharon Myers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLoFfVhM2pE (ONLY VIDEO AVAILABLE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3947


Aftermath of Mike Rooke's fatal accident at Mallala in 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dxhbfDiKfI (ONLY VIDEO AVAILABLE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=10663


Steve Turner and co driver Roulston, Robertstown Rally, 1994
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DInNUZle8DM (ONLY VIDEO AVAILABLE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4953
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4954



News report on Todd 'The Judge' Wilkes' fatal accident at Eastern Creek Raceway, 25th February 2001. Video of the accident included.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K4ZGVvNtag (ONLY VIDEO AVAILABLE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=6381



TO BE ADDED:
2006 Peter Brock's fatal accident



New Zealand
Denny Hulme, 1992 Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukvwGeoPbjE (ONLY VIDEO AVAILABLE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=136


Article and images from the 1977 Shah Alam disaster:
https://ibb.co/bJwzWbN
https://ibb.co/hBMhkN7
https://ibb.co/7b9N497
https://ibb.co/8sPJJQ3
https://ibb.co/D1wfGgD
http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Artic ... 1.2.2.aspx (ORIGINAL LINK OFFLINE - SAME PICTURES?!
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=286
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=287
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=288
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=289
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=290
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=9666
National Library Board (Singapore), New Nation, The Straits Times


DONE
1955 Wreck of fatal crash of Ian Mountain at Gnoo Blas, Orange, New South Wales, Australia, 1955: (Spectator James Young died as well)
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/Ian ... tralia.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/ianmountain.JPG
http://www.t3licensing.com/license/clip ... r%2Cracing (VIDEO, OFFLINE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4073
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4074


1938 Wally James killed 3 specators, Penrith, Australia
http://www.benhuset.dk/wallyjames.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/wallyjames2.jpg
http://fs5.directupload.net/images/user ... f93kvt.jpg
http://fs5.directupload.net/images/user ... plkfdy.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSPfst-R92M
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3861
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3862
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3863


1927 Freddie Barlow's Fatal Wreck at Maroubra Speedway
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/maroubra.jpg (THIS ONE AS WELL?
http://www.benhuset.dk/barlowmaroubra.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3219


1927 Phil Garlick's Fatal Wreck at Maroubra Speedway
http://www.benhuset.dk/garlick1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/garlick2.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3218


1961 Jack Bissaker
http://www.benhuset.dk/OpenWheelCrashes/7.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3186


1986 Mike Burgmann, Bathurst
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/th ... ?s=612x612
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/mi ... ?s=612x612
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=955


2017 Kurt Bull & Daniel King, Queensland Raceway
https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/ ... queensland
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=12280
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=12279


Tony Burke's fatal 1965 accident at Westmead:
http://www.benhuset.dk/tonyburkefatalcrash.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/tonyburkefatalwreck1965.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4536


This is the fatal spectator accident at Bathurst in 1955, which happened when Tony Burke lost control of his Alfa-Alvis and crashed into the crowd killing two people and injuring 19 others.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4257/3508 ... c6fc_o.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4285/3550 ... 2dc4_o.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4206
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4207


Ashley Cooper, 2008, Adelaide, fatal
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... lipsal.JPG
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=7380
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULeLh98NOdQ

Leslie 'Les' Cramp, 1935, Phillip Island
http://imgbox.com/DUlodtL6
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4263


Rocky Tresise's fatal accident in 1965 at Longford, Australia. AM I MISSING SOME HERE?!
http://www.benhuset.dk/aftermathtressise.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/1965tresise1.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/1965tresise2.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/rockytresise.JPG
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=309
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=310


Lex Davison's fatal wreck at Sandown Park in practice for the 6th rd. of the 1965 Tasman series:
https://postimg.cc/ZW0V4Zqp
http://www.benhuset.dk/lexdavidsonfatal.JPG
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=120


Scott Darley's fatal wreck at Parramatta (Australia) last October:
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/scottdarley.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=8208


Les Dillon, 1938, Sydney Sports Ground
https://images3.imgbox.com/ac/9b/vhSCWWTs_o.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=5459


Manny Xuereb's fatal crash, Oran Park, 1972
http://www.benhuset.dk/xuarebfatal.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3536


Crash which killed Jeff Freeman in midget car race at Westmead, South Africa(?), 1965
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/JEF ... TMEAD1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/JEF ... TMEAD3.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khF9KsttLLI
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=1858


1937 Frank Frewin, Phillip Island (Cowes), Australia
http://www.benhuset.dk/1937cowes.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=11570


These are the remains of the speedcar in which Kev Gallaher in 1949 met his death at the Speedway Royale in Sydney, Australia:
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/kevgallaher1.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/kevgallaher2.JPG
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3179


Bevan Gibson's fatal crash, 1969, Bathurst
http://www.benhuset.dk/bevangibsonfatalnew.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/bevangibsonfatal.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drV9zoQ1vPs
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=1684
The Canberra Times


1962 John Hough, Lowood, Australia, fatal openwheeler wreck:
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/JohnHough.JPG
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=3787


Steve Howman's fatal accident during speedcar race at Rowley Park Speedway, 1959:
http://www.speedwayandroadracehistory.c ... n_orig.jpg
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=3207


Fatal wreck of Kev Jefferson at Brisbane Speedway, in 1963:
http://www.benhuset.dk/1963kevjeffersonfatal.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3200


Peter Johnson aka Peter Pantlin, 1961:
http://www.benhuset.dk/OpenWheelCrashes/6.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/OpenWheelCrashes/16.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3185


Jack Lanham's fatal accident at Altona in 1954 (died after 6 months in a coma):
http://www.benhuset.dk/jacklanham1954fatal.jpg
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=1215



This is Peter Hall's fatal crash at Phillip Island in 2013:
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/hall2013fatal.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/hall2013fatal2.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkjhD4jOeLM
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... ct&n=11273
EB_Chris; juiceimaging.com.au


Edgar Hanlon's fatal practice wreck in 1928 at Deagon race course in Queensland, Australia:
http://www.benhuset.dk/edgarhanlon1928.jpg
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=9837


Len McDonough's fatal wreck at Sandown in 1977:
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/LenMcDonough.jpg
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=4694
The Age


Wally Mitchell 's fatal crash at Symmons Plains in 1967
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/wallymitchella.jpg
https://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae2 ... 26b416.jpg
https://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af ... L-1967.jpg
https://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae2 ... 7eed7a.jpg
http://www.oldracephotos.com/shop/produ ... Fire67.jpg
https://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af ... FATAL4.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/wallymitchellb.jpg
https://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae2 ... 33095d.jpg
https://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae2 ... 942f74.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I8R9p6_MZU
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3420


1970 Glyn Scott, Lakeside, openwheeler support race fatal wreck pics, save as, watch in WPV:
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/1970GlynScott1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/1970GlynScott2.JPG
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=1012


Reg Smith was killed in a crash during a GT race at the October Bathurst meeting in 1960:
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/smith60fatal.png
http://www.benhuset.dk/regsmithfatal.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=1685
The Sydney Morning Herald


Dennis Smith 2016, Queensland Raceway
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/smith2016fatal.png
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nation ... ql86h.html
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=12281
Queensland Times


Wreck of fatal crash of Peter Spalding, at Katoomba, in 1953:
http://www.benhuset.dk/OpenWheelCrashes/spalding1.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/OpenWheelCrashes/spalding2.JPG
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=5456


Before-and-after images of Billie Colledge's fatal crash at Waihi Beach, NZ, in 1926:
http://www.benhuset.dk/1926colledge.jpg
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=5304


Three pictures of Brian Mabey's fatal crash, Tahunanui, 1960:
https://photonews.org.nz/nelson/issue/N ... 4_035a.jpg
http://www.theroaringseason.com/attachm ... 1311297526
http://www.theroaringseason.com/attachm ... 1311164595
photonews.org.nz; theroaringseason.com


Probably, Les Moore's fatal wreck after accident at Saltwater Creek in 1960:
https://scontent-frx5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5D1F3EBC
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=4441


Giff Tait's fatal crash at Tahunanui, 1967:
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/tait67fatal.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/tait67fatal2.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4520
theroaringseason.com


Fatal accident of Jon/John Ward from a 1968 touring car race at Catalina Park, NSW, Australia
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/jward68.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/ward68fatal2.jpg
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=2210
Australian Muscle Car



Don Watson, 1994, Mount Panorama (Bathurst)
http://cdn8.bigcommerce.com/s-yv47z/ima ... 34.jpg?c=2
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125 ... 073f62.jpg
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125 ... 1e1449.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/1994donwatsonfatal.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8uXz347HD4
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=265
autopics.com.au; The Canberra Times


Tom Watts, 1980, Rosedale-Longford Road
TO BE ADDED
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=9733
Sydney Morning Herald



Bill Caldwell's fatal wreck in 1966 at Teretonga, in the 4th rd. of the Tasman Cup. Two young spectators also died.
http://www.benhuset.dk/1966caldwell.jpg
https://ibb.co/mtgwYL
https://ibb.co/jD9iDL
https://ibb.co/dBLODL
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=991
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=1518
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=1519
Classic Auto News; Lindsay Olsen



Bryan Faloon, 1972, Pukekohe
https://images3.imgbox.com/ab/75/gSoabZ27_o.PNG
http://www.benhuset.dk/cpdb/1972%20Tasm ... 0crash.jpg
https://ibb.co/23pz4s2
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=2350
Autosprint; Bruce Matheson


Brent Hawes, 1969, Ruapuna Park, fatal
https://ibb.co/fvupnf
https://ibb.co/eRMr00
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4749


John Marchiori's fatal accident during race at Oran Park in 1966:
https://img.newspapers.com/img/thumbnai ... 9_28_1.jpg
http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus ... =ct&n=4668
The Sydney Morning Herald


George Lawton 's fatal crash aftermath at Roskilde Ring in the 1960 F2 race.
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/geo ... skilde.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/georgelawton.JPG
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/lawton1960.jpg
http://img04.pars04.fr.topfoto.co.uk/im ... 9535&z=540
http://www.benhuset.dk/1960lawtonfatalroskilde.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/lawtonaftermath.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=302
LAT; topfoto.co.uk


Rod Coppins crashed his Tec Mec Maserati at Pukekohe Raceway at a meeting in November 1963.
Unfortunately the crashed claimed the lives of two people, including a St John's ambulance worker: Dan Peoples, Laurence Lorigan
http://www.theroaringseason.com/attachm ... 1355515519
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=10910
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=10911
theroaringseason.com


Young spectator named Charlie Higgins was killed when this sprintcar driven by Kevin Freeman left the track in 2007 at Blenheim, NZ:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/4BuM ... 2JMW2Q.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=6370
VIDEO EXISTS AS WELL


Has this one ever been solved?
Jesper Hvid wrote:
16 years ago
Aftermath of unknown incident at Gnoo Blas, Australia, in 1960. Could have been very serious indeed, but I have zero information other than the obvious. The photo is damaged, I don't know how those "sparks" came to be on it:

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hollie3sa wrote:
2 years ago
Indexing
1955 Wreck of fatal crash of Ian Mountain at Gnoo Blas, Orange, New South Wales, Australia, 1955: (Spectator James Young died as well)
http://www.benhuset.dk/images/fatal/Ian ... tralia.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/ianmountain.JPG
http://www.t3licensing.com/license/clip ... r%2Cracing (VIDEO, OFFLINE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4073
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=4074


1938 Wally James killed 3 specators, Penrith, Australia
http://www.benhuset.dk/wallyjames.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/wallyjames2.jpg
http://fs5.directupload.net/images/user ... f93kvt.jpg
http://fs5.directupload.net/images/user ... plkfdy.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSPfst-R92M
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3861
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3862
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3863


1927 Freddie Barlow's Fatal Wreck at Maroubra Speedway
http://www.benhuset.dk/Gemtilnyhd/maroubra.jpg (THIS ONE AS WELL?
http://www.benhuset.dk/barlowmaroubra.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3219


1927 Phil Garlick's Fatal Wreck at Maroubra Speedway
http://www.benhuset.dk/garlick1.jpg
http://www.benhuset.dk/garlick2.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3218


1961 Jack Bissaker
http://www.benhuset.dk/OpenWheelCrashes/7.jpg
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=3186


2004 Douglas Briese's fatal accident, East Coast Targa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwfN3pP0oDk (ONLY VIDEO AVAILABLE)
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=2092


1986 Mike Burgmann, Bathurst
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/th ... ?s=612x612
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/mi ... ?s=612x612
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=955


2017 Kurt Bull & Daniel King, Queensland Raceway
https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/ ... queensland
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=12280
http://motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=12279


TO BE ADDED:
2006 Peter Brock's fatal accident
Has this one ever been solved?
Jesper Hvid wrote:
16 years ago
Aftermath of unknown incident at Gnoo Blas, Australia, in 1960. Could have been very serious indeed, but I have zero information other than the obvious. The photo is damaged, I don't know how those "sparks" came to be on it:

Image
All I know is that it can't have been on the 31st February.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

I think the event might have been the Australian Touring Car Title race meeting, Monday 1st Feb 1960. (Maybe a public Holiday?) So there would have also been racing on Saturday and Sunday 30th/31st January.(The ATCC was decided over 1 race in those days.) The track was AFAIK mainly consisted of public roads and not a full time racetrack. They only ever held 2 races per year, one being in October.
The only cars running wire wheels in the main event would have been Jaguar Saloons, and none of them overturned, although a few spinners as the track got wet. The only rollover in that race was an FJ Holden (R.Sawyer) and they certainly had steel rims.

However I have seen pictures of C Type Jaguars etc at that meeting, and the programme cover has a drawing of open wheelers and sports cars, with the main illustration being touring cars.

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So not identifying it as such, but at least getting the meeting date (and likleyhood it was January 31st not the impossible February 31st mentioned) and that it was likely in the Sports car support race to the ATCC main event.

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Post by hollie3sa » 2 years ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
2 years ago
I think the event might have been the Australian Touring Car Title race meeting, Monday 1st Feb 1960. (Maybe a public Holiday?) So there would have also been racing on Saturday and Sunday 30th/31st January.(The ATCC was decided over 1 race in those days.) The track was AFAIK mainly consisted of public roads and not a full time racetrack. They only ever held 2 races per year, one being in October.
The only cars running wire wheels in the main event would have been Jaguar Saloons, and none of them overturned, although a few spinners as the track got wet. The only rollover in that race was an FJ Holden (R.Sawyer) and they certainly had steel rims.

However I have seen pictures of C Type Jaguars etc at that meeting, and the programme cover has a drawing of open wheelers and sports cars, with the main illustration being touring cars.

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So not identifying it as such, but at least getting the meeting date (and likleyhood it was January 31st not the impossible February 31st mentioned) and that it was likely in the Sports car support race to the ATCC main event.
Thank you very much :thumbsup:
I might be onto something.

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hollie3sa wrote:
2 years ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
2 years ago
I think the event might have been the Australian Touring Car Title race meeting, Monday 1st Feb 1960. (Maybe a public Holiday?) So there would have also been racing on Saturday and Sunday 30th/31st January.(The ATCC was decided over 1 race in those days.) The track was AFAIK mainly consisted of public roads and not a full time racetrack. They only ever held 2 races per year, one being in October.
The only cars running wire wheels in the main event would have been Jaguar Saloons, and none of them overturned, although a few spinners as the track got wet. The only rollover in that race was an FJ Holden (R.Sawyer) and they certainly had steel rims.

However I have seen pictures of C Type Jaguars etc at that meeting, and the programme cover has a drawing of open wheelers and sports cars, with the main illustration being touring cars.

Image

So not identifying it as such, but at least getting the meeting date (and likleyhood it was January 31st not the impossible February 31st mentioned) and that it was likely in the Sports car support race to the ATCC main event.
Thank you very much :thumbsup:
I might be onto something.

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Everso Biggyballies wrote:
2 years ago
hollie3sa wrote:
2 years ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
2 years ago
I think the event might have been the Australian Touring Car Title race meeting, Monday 1st Feb 1960. (Maybe a public Holiday?) So there would have also been racing on Saturday and Sunday 30th/31st January.(The ATCC was decided over 1 race in those days.) The track was AFAIK mainly consisted of public roads and not a full time racetrack. They only ever held 2 races per year, one being in October.
The only cars running wire wheels in the main event would have been Jaguar Saloons, and none of them overturned, although a few spinners as the track got wet. The only rollover in that race was an FJ Holden (R.Sawyer) and they certainly had steel rims.

However I have seen pictures of C Type Jaguars etc at that meeting, and the programme cover has a drawing of open wheelers and sports cars, with the main illustration being touring cars.

Image

So not identifying it as such, but at least getting the meeting date (and likleyhood it was January 31st not the impossible February 31st mentioned) and that it was likely in the Sports car support race to the ATCC main event.
Thank you very much :thumbsup:
I might be onto something.

@Everso Biggyballies: Do you use Facebook?
No, sorry. I dont use any social media.
Too bad, there's a Facebook group called "Old Motor Racing Photographs - Australia" and I'm sure you'd really enjoy it.

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hollie3sa wrote:
2 years ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
2 years ago
hollie3sa wrote:
2 years ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
2 years ago
I think the event might have been the Australian Touring Car Title race meeting, Monday 1st Feb 1960. (Maybe a public Holiday?) So there would have also been racing on Saturday and Sunday 30th/31st January.(The ATCC was decided over 1 race in those days.) The track was AFAIK mainly consisted of public roads and not a full time racetrack. They only ever held 2 races per year, one being in October.
The only cars running wire wheels in the main event would have been Jaguar Saloons, and none of them overturned, although a few spinners as the track got wet. The only rollover in that race was an FJ Holden (R.Sawyer) and they certainly had steel rims.

However I have seen pictures of C Type Jaguars etc at that meeting, and the programme cover has a drawing of open wheelers and sports cars, with the main illustration being touring cars.

Image

So not identifying it as such, but at least getting the meeting date (and likleyhood it was January 31st not the impossible February 31st mentioned) and that it was likely in the Sports car support race to the ATCC main event.
Thank you very much :thumbsup:
I might be onto something.

@Everso Biggyballies: Do you use Facebook?
No, sorry. I dont use any social media.
Too bad, there's a Facebook group called "Old Motor Racing Photographs - Australia" and I'm sure you'd really @EversoBiggyballies
I just googled the page, clicked on the link and can access it no worries. Not asking me for any sign in or anything, so thanks for the link.
Funnily enough it makes mention of an upcoming feature on Simca cars which interests me as I have an interest in Simca cars through history. Im hoping it will include racing photos from history.... a friend of mine's Father was heavily involved in Simca Racing back in France

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Post by hollie3sa » 2 years ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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hollie3sa wrote:
2 years ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
2 years ago
hollie3sa wrote:
2 years ago
Everso Biggyballies wrote:
2 years ago
I think the event might have been the Australian Touring Car Title race meeting, Monday 1st Feb 1960. (Maybe a public Holiday?) So there would have also been racing on Saturday and Sunday 30th/31st January.(The ATCC was decided over 1 race in those days.) The track was AFAIK mainly consisted of public roads and not a full time racetrack. They only ever held 2 races per year, one being in October.
The only cars running wire wheels in the main event would have been Jaguar Saloons, and none of them overturned, although a few spinners as the track got wet. The only rollover in that race was an FJ Holden (R.Sawyer) and they certainly had steel rims.

However I have seen pictures of C Type Jaguars etc at that meeting, and the programme cover has a drawing of open wheelers and sports cars, with the main illustration being touring cars.

Image

So not identifying it as such, but at least getting the meeting date (and likleyhood it was January 31st not the impossible February 31st mentioned) and that it was likely in the Sports car support race to the ATCC main event.
Thank you very much :thumbsup:
I might be onto something.

@Everso Biggyballies: Do you use Facebook?
No, sorry. I dont use any social media.
Too bad, there's a Facebook group called "Old Motor Racing Photographs - Australia" and I'm sure you'd really @EversoBiggyballies
I just googled the page, clicked on the link and can access it no worries. Not asking me for any sign in or anything, so thanks for the link.
Funnily enough it makes mention of an upcoming feature on Simca cars which interests me as I have an interest in Simca cars through history. Im hoping it will include racing photos from history.... a friend of mine's Father was heavily involved in Simca Racing back in France
Glad you like it. The members there in general are very active. Many of them have a racing background and I'm sure you'll find at least some info about Simca Racing.


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Post by hollie3sa » 1 year ago

This project is almost finished.

I contacted Race18 Motorsport Photography and asked for permission to use their photos. They've read the message but haven't replied.
For most of the remaining cases, there's only a video available.

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Post by hollie3sa » 1 year ago

Re the Peter Brock accident. These are all photos (= not video screenshots) I was able to find of his accident. If you have anything to add, please do so. Otherwise, I'll add them to the CPdB.

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/pe ... ?s=612x612
https://www.abc.net.au/news/image/66214 ... 00x394.jpg
https://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/09 ... 70x302.jpg
https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/5d2 ... ?width=650
https://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/09 ... 70x279.jpg
https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/09 ... 324974.jpg
https://as2.ftcdn.net/jpg/01/51/14/37/5 ... tdX2ok.jpg
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/cr ... ?s=612x612
https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/cr ... ?s=612x612




When I'm done, there's only Akihiro Kabe's (listed as TO BE ADDED above), Lois McIntosh's and the Shah Alam accident remaining to complete this project.

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Great stuff!
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