Mem­o­rable mo­ments

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It’s dif­fi­cult to top Bob Jane’s Novem­ber 1965 rollover as Catalina Park’s most mem­o­rable and en­dur­ing mo­ment. His Mus­tang was de­stroyed in an in­ci­dent that has been im­mor­talised in pho­to­graphs that cap­ture Jane be­ing fling around in­side the cabin dur­ing the spec­tac­u­lar ‘aer­o­bat­ics’ dis­play. That the rac­ing great largely shrugged off the in­ci­dent has only added to its mys­tique. Open-wheeler driver Ian Fer­gus­son sur­vived be­ing com­pletely tossed from his Lo­tus 27. Oth­ers weren’t so for­tu­nate. Thomas Rich, John Ward and Jack My­ers (as out­lined in His­tory 101) all lost their lives at the sin­u­ous cir­cuit.

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