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Australian Muscle Car - - Punter Pics Special -

set up the ‘Lost Toowoomba Show­grounds Speed­way’ page on Face­book and sent us th­ese im­ages af­ter not­ing Toowoomba was not in­cluded in our Sa­cred Sites spe­cial a few is­sues back. There’s a sim­ple rea­son for this: we had no im­ages of the Dar­ling Downs venue. Now, thanks to Paul, we do. “I loved the ar­ti­cle on de­funct speed­ways in is­sue #92 and was look­ing for­ward to is­sue #93,” Paul says. “I was a lit­tle dis­ap­pointed to see that the old Toowoomba Show­grounds did not get a men­tion. It was one of the ma­jor speed­ways in the last cen­tury, op­er­at­ing from 1926 (bikes) and through the 1950s (stock­cars era) and then the 1960s to 1980s with Sa­loon Cars.” Paul raced an or­ange and black FJ at the Queens­land track. Sev­eral of im­ages are cour­tesy of Jenny Hyne, who has pub­lished a book on the show­ground’s suc­ces­sor, Charl­ton Race­way. More de­tails on the new book via the afore­men­tioned Face­book page.

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