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Old 27-09-2019, 11:18 AM   #61
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It's a shame. Used to go out to see my BIL race his Torana in the late 70's at Amaroo. Watching the field crest the hill is still vivid in my mind.

Moved from Rooty Hill a few months ago and could always tell on a clear day what was racing on the weekend. Also loved the 5 seconds of blat from the Top Fuelers.
Use to live over there for a bit at Rooty Hill Rd South area ... next to M7.
you knew when the top fuellers were on .... and the bikes as well.
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Old 27-09-2019, 11:20 AM   #62
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Catalina Park is still there if you know where in the overgrowth to look for it.
Funnily enough ... I was up there a little while ago ... and was literally a stone's throw from it ... and didn't realise it was there .... so it is right behind the Indoor Sport centre there.

I would have gone for a wander to have a look ... there was a good thread a little while back with recent photos of Catalina Park posted in here.
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You would probably know, is Wilby still going? I grew up in Yarrawonga and use to go there with me brother. They had what was very loosely called a quarter mile track and a speedway circuit.
Yep, still going, I get my free range eggs from Boomahnoomoonah just north of Wilby.....http://wilbypark.com.au/
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Yep, still going, I get my free range eggs from Boomahnoomoonah just north of Wilby.....http://wilbypark.com.au/
Looks like they’ve thrown some money into it over the years. Good to see it still running.
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As a young P plater just beyond Amaroo Park was Halcrows Rd we used to test our rally skills at night. It was a great backroad down to Wisemans ferry.
Amaroo was a bad influence on many a boy racer, I remember the cops used to always hang around the local roads after every touring car event.
Lmfao Halcrows Road

It’s very different now but it was a lot of fun in 1989/1990
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Old 27-09-2019, 02:24 PM   #66
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I drove through the "back roads" out around Box Hill recently ... damn it has changed all the way through there ... now from Rouse Hill through to Schofields has changed dramatically.

I used to do the Cattai Ridge Rd and others out that way as a backway home from Hornsby when I used to do courier work .... was the quicker way to home in the Hawkesbury back in the day .... Still is really.
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Warick Farm production touring cars 1969, a bit before my time.
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For sale on Conrod Straight.
https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-news...biazSuP7-LgCLo

Good luck trying to close this race if you bought the house
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Small stuff I know but does anyone know what happened to the model car race tracks and aero club that used to be at Luddenham, Sydney.

Probably another LEGOLand suburb by now.


EDIT, Wow, found it's still there......http://www.ssme.org.au/
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Small stuff I know but does anyone know what happened to the model car race tracks and aero club that used to be at Luddenham, Sydney.

Probably another LEGOLand suburb by now.


EDIT, Wow, found it's still there......http://www.ssme.org.au/
Yeah .... they are open regularly ... I want to go have a look (its literally down the road from the my place)

Recently there was the Raceway opened behind them as well ... primarily for Go-Karts ... but they have Motorsport events there as well.

https://luddenhamraceway.com/
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Australia's lost racing circuits (courtesy of Edward Rowe)
• Templestowe hillclimb racetrack, Melbourne, Victoria
Early part of the video is Templestowe Hill Climb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB4AZEMC8yE
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