The Blue Ribbon Raceway finally opened their season on Saturday night with an action packed program of Vintage and Modern classes mixed. Saturday night’s racing included 12 classes and 44 races on the program, with the doubled up program commencing at 4.30pm. Continue reading Blue Ribbon Season Opens
This weekends opening meeting includes a large variety and two classes which have never appeared at the Blue Ribbon. They are the Humpy Holdens and the Golden Oldies, both comprising of Holden or Falcons mainly from the 50’s.
Laang driver Henry Fenton won the Gordon Rentoul Memorial Trophy final at Brooklyn Speedway on Saturday night, beating a field of Victoria’s top cars and drivers.
Fenton drove a perfect race in his EH Holden saloon car to take the trophy. The field consisted of top representatives of nearly 20 speedways throughout Victoria.
Fenton won his way into the Brooklyn final when he won the Laang speedway heat recently. He is also a regular driver at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.
Premier Speedway’s representatives, Ian and George Anderson, were unplaced in the final.
Col McDonald and Bill Norris, of Mockinya, will demonstrate their home-made hot rod cars at Horsham Motor Sports Club’s meeting at Dooen on Sunday afternoon.
McDonald and Norris, who have experience with Warrnambool Hot Rod Club, have built several high-powered cars.
Other cars at Sunday’s meeting will include Tom Edgar’s Elfin, Kerry Block’s “TQ” and Robert Tucker’s MG TC.
The new club has repaired the Dooen track and leased equipment owned by Wimmera Light Car Club, which is in recess. The club has about 35 financial members and is trying to introduce the new “hot rod sportsman” class of racing.
Members have built a quarter-mile track for the new class.
Sunday’s program will include events for anyone wanting to try out a car. There will be a barbecue after events finish
SOURCE: The Mail-Times November 17, 1967