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Tony Lid­dle

“Lake­side,

Lake­side, Lake­side... Steal away, hide away.” So sang Aus­tralian Crawl. We’re singing the praises of these late 1960s images from Lake­side, Lake­side, Lake­side, Queens­land, re­ceived from Tony Lid­dle of K Craft Bull­bars in Welsh­pool, WA. We be­lieve they de­pict scenes from meet­ings be­tween 1964 and the 1966 Aus­tralian Grand Prix meet­ing, which dou­bled as that year’s Tas­man Se­ries round. Tony writes: “A sales­men that comes to our busi­ness no­ticed I was in­ter­ested in racing, got talk­ing and said he has his Dad’s pho­tos of when he had a Nep­tune ser­vice sta­tion, although I don’t know where. Teams used the fa­cil­ity when racing in that city.” That ex­plains the makeshift hoist for the Nep­tune Racing Team cars of Norm Beechey, Jim McKe­own and Peter Man­ton. Looks like the ser­vice sta­tion owner re­ceived the royal cor­po­rate treat­ment at the race meet­ings, and de­servedly so. We posted the shot of the ‘servo’ fore­court on our Face­book page and asked our fol­low­ers to help us pin­point its lo­ca­tion. It only took a few min­utes for sev­eral read­ers to con­firm this was on the cor­ner of Hamil­ton and New­man Roads, Wavell Heights, 30 min­utes from Lake­side Park to­day. Nice work, crew. Nice work, Tony.

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