Features classic Australian grand prix and Tasman rounds during the 60's from the ABC archives. Hosted by Will Hagon.
In the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, open wheelers were the pinnacle of Australian motor racing.
This was the era which saw a complete revolution in open wheeler racing design with the arrival of the rear-engined Coopers which rendered the traditional front-engine cars obsolete. In addition to the top locals, the 1958 Melbourne Grand Prix boasted international F1 stars like Stirling Moss and Australia’s own Jack Brabham.
Featured races: 1958 Melbourne Grand Prix, 1959 Bathurst 100, and 1960 Bathurst 100.
Footage: Black and white