NOSTALGIA (3)

RACE MEETINGS  

According to reports kept by Ken Ebeling, the Club held its first race meeting at Strathpine on Saturday, 8th October, 1955, only ten months after the club was formed. The first race was an open scratch race over 5 laps (7 miles) and was won by Steve Ames in his Alfa Romeo Tipo 8C 2099cc P3 (pictured at right).
 

After Strathpine closed, there was a break until 11/12 November, 1978, when the Club returned to promoting race meetings when it put on the first all-historic race meeting at Lakeside in conjunction with the Motorcycle Sportsmen. Since 1978, the Club has promoted at least one, but mostly two, race meetings each year. These meetings were held at Lakeside, Surfers Paradise and Queensland Raceway and are now held at Morgan Park at Warwick.
 

If you have photographs of our Club members at race meetings or competing in race meetings that would be of interest to our Club members, please email them to Elaine at vprojects@internode.on.net

Steve Ames in his Alfa Romeo Tipo 8C 2099cc P3 - Southport, probably 1955

Photo at Strathpine from Ken Ebeling

STRATHPINE  - PHOTOS FROM KEN EBELING

This photo of Joe Bonenti (MG TF No 11) closely followed by Vince Jordan (MG TF No 8) was taken at Strathpine races on 10th March 1955. The photo was supplied by Vince Jordan.

Bill Weekes MG TF

Jim Poteri

Ken and his TR2 at MGCC road racing Strathpine May 26 1956 

STRATHPINE - Photo from John Gill

Jim Johnson’s MG TC with fibreglass body

Front row open handicap, MGCC road racing Strathpine May 26 1956 

MG at MGCC race meeting at Strathpine 1956

STRATHPINE - Photo from Garnet Smith -  Garnet in TC

STRATHPINE  - Photo From Garnet Smith - 04 Bill Kelly's A Model Ford driven by Garnet Smith

    STRATHPINE - PHOTOS TAKEN AT A RACE MEETING IN 1956 BY BRIER THOMAS

STRATHPINE  - PHOTOS FROM DAVE WILLIAMS

Bill Weekes - Buchanan MG TF

Vince Jordan - MG TF

Vince Jordan's MGA in the pits at Strathpine on 20 Oct 1956. The people behind the MGA are - Paul Hendle (owner of the TD), Yvonne Dyke and Ann Thomson.

 Le Mans start

Vince Jordan's MGA

LAKESIDE – Photo from Keith Anderson - Nov 1963 Lakeside

LAKESIDE – Photos from Ian Michels

1961 GT Championship complete with Ian’s caption

Going towards Eastern loop (note the Car Club badge)

Dennis Geary MG TC – or is it?

With Lotus Super 7 into Shell corner

LAKESIDE –Photos from Ann Thomson

1967 Lakeside

1967 Lakeside Qld Sports car c'ship

LAKESIDE – Photos from 1978 All-historic meeting promoted by MGCCQ – Photos by Brier Thomas

Don Webster -  TD (No 39) and Ken Potter - TC (No 37)

Owen McNeill - MG J2

Don Webster - MG Special

Robin Marshall - Daimler SP250

Rod Hiley - MG K3

Doug Partington - Lynx FJ

 Ted Peel - Lynx Ford

Malcolm Spiden - MG TD

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