Cor­nelius broth­ers Grand Prix ex­pe­ri­ence

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) -

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.

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