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Old 12 Feb 2020, 10:30 (Ref:3957183)   #2
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Originally Posted by Terry S View Post
This Saturday 15 Feb the 60th Anniversary of the very first Australian Touring Car Championship Race will be celebrated at the Gnoo Blas Circuit, Orange. This is in Central West New South Wales.

The circuit was then just out of Orange on country roads, but now it is suburbia. The circuit was of 6.03 km and roughly of triangular shape.

The circuit was opened in 1953 and closed in 1961.

The race was won by David McKay in a Jaguar 3.4. Second and third were Bill Pitt and Ron Hodgson also in Jaguars.

There were 50 starters and the race was over 20 laps.

The celebrations will be part of the annual Gnoo Blas Classic Car Club car show in Jack Brabham Park (inside the old circuit)which is a great event in itself.

In addition to drivers Special Guests will include Kevin Bartlett, Garry Rogers and John Crennan

Orange is about 3 and a half hours west of Sydney. It is about three quarters of an hour west of Bathurst..

Here are some links for extra info:

Should be a great event, especially with the guest lineup

One assumes the current custodians of the “Australian Touring Car Championship” will be playing a part in the celebrations?
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