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2014 HISTORIC SANDOWN The Victorian Historic Racing Register, organizers of the annual Historic Sandown meeting, will pay tribute to its late patron Sir Jack Brabham on November 8 and 9. Brabham, Australia’s most celebrated racing driver, died on 19 May this year aged 88 years, and his...

  The Coad Family of Drivers Owners over 50 Years by Lloyd Shaw This story cannot be told without introducing Frank’s older brother George, father of George Jnr & Grandfather of Johanne. George Snr was a mechanic with extraordinary skills. Apparently- inherited from his father whose first owned...

        Karl Maybach by Harry Nieman. This book will be of intense interest to historic racing enthusiasts as Karl Maybach’s engines powered the famous Australian Specials built in the 1950’s for Stan Jones. The Maybach family name was associated with the German Auto Industry from the very...

Shannons Insurance will get into the spirit of this year’s 25th Anniversary Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motor Sport with its largest-ever presence at the motoring enthusiasts’ event since its inception. On top of the 500 racing, sports and touring cars competing at this year’s ‘Classic,...

All the books Click here LIBRARY Members are encouraged to make use of the extensive collection of books, DVDs, magazines, race programs and racing memorabilia stored at the library. (We also welcome donations of such to continue to develop our resources. Programs are particularly handy.) Books and DVDs...

One of Australia’s greatest living treasures, Sir Jack Brabham, has been honoured in two days of celebrations by the Victorian Historic Racing Register. The well appointed VHRR clubrooms in Lexton Road, Box Hill have been further enhanced by the addition of the Sir Jack Brabham...

"For service to the community through public speaking programs and a range of executive roles with charitable, child health care and educational support organisations." Don originally qualified and worked as a Mechanical Engineer; he joined Radio 3DB/HSV7 in 1956 as a broadcaster, later as senior executive....

The 2006 Formula One Fosters Australian Grand Prix hosted an historic celebration over its four days of action.  This year’s instalment marked the 50th anniversary of Sir Stirling Moss driving a Maserati 250F to victory in the 1956 Australian Grand Prix, held at the same...