Four air-cooled cars competed at Wakefield Park, NSW, on the weekend of 17-18 September in a race meeting organised to celebrate 40 years since the inaugural Australian all- historic meeting was held at the now defunct Amaroo Park circuit.
Three of the original organisers of that milestone event, John Lackey, John Medley and Rob Rowe joined forces to get the 2016 event off the ground, in conjunction with Wakefield Park management.
Andrew Halliday had a good run in his Mk5 Cooper Norton, Graeme Snape brought the Cooper BMW out of mothballs, Brian Simpson came from Melbourne with the Mk9 Cooper JAP and from Queensland came Alan Morton with his Alba Triumph. Derry Greeneklee had planned on competing with his Mk6 Cooper JAP but storm damage in the Adelaide Hills blocked his way out.
A large number of motorcycles were welcomed to Wakefield Park. The first meeting was for cars and solo motorcycles but in 1977 sidecar outfits and three-wheelers joined the show. It was a great weekend for air-cooled enthusiasts, so mark September 23 and 24 in your diary for a repeat in 2017.
Top: Graham Snape in the Cooper-BMW – a very successful New South Wales developed car.
Below: Alan Morton with his Alba Triumph.