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The Six-Hour Race

The first long-distance production car race in Australia, the Caversham Six Hour Race, began in 1955, five years before the Armstrong 500. It attracted entries from as far afield as Sydney. In this picture Stan Starcevich, Lotus Cortina, is soon to be swallowed up by Ron Thorp (Cobra 289). Partly hidden is John Trowell, Alfa GTV, and in the distance can be seen a Renault Dauphine and way back the Elfin Streamliner sports. Pics from this angle are rare, and this one shows that the main straight was not perfectly flat. (Phil Jordan)