Tasmania in the 1950’s and 60’s punched well above its weight in motor racing. Hosting the Australian Grand Prix in a small town called Longford, Australian records for average fastest lap speeds, land speed records on beaches and endless other notorious adventures and stories which could hold places in history but shouldn’t. Graeme George has kept hours of 8mm film and hundreds of color slides that he captured of this time and although he doesn’t think so, they are pretty good!
I am working with Graeme to produce a book showcasing his unpublished photos of this time. They are unique view of this time, another perspective on the golden days of motor racing and they go well with Graeme’s stories, many of which have been put to paper already. Graeme knows a lot more about cars than I do and I trust him when he says some of these photo’s are of cars that hold special places, still, in peoples hearts and garages around Australia and the world and we intend to get them out where they belong.