Cornelius brothers Grand Prix experience
Wahgunyah’s Terry and Peter Cornelius recently enjoyed attending the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne recently.
The occasion was after their Historic Racing 1937 Austin Seven racing car was chosen amongst 40 such vehicles from an approximately 90 submissions from owners from all over the country.
The two men flipped a coin over who would drive the one event available to them, for which Pete managed to make the right call.
Terry however was philosophical about watching his brother circulating on such a historic track because, as he said, “it was with great pride that I got to see our beautiful little car mixing it with all those other important historic vehicles and in front of so many thousands of spectators and on the same circuit as the Formula One cars!”
The Historic Cars, all forty of them, were lined up in their special display area over the five days of the Grand Prix.
The event attracted a huge number of in- terested spectators every day as well as a running commentary by a roving compare who conducted regular on-air interviews with representatives of the various vehicles, which ranged from the twenties to the eighties!
Terry said it was a huge adventure and that maybe next time he’ll “win the toss!”
Peter Cornelius heading towards the start line at the Australian Grand Prix, complete with ‘period’ helmet.