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One AMC reader’s snaps from sunny Queens­land in the ‘70s and ‘80s

This di­verse mix of pics mostly from Queens­land cir­cuits Lake­side and Surfers Par­adise in the ‘70s and early ‘80s (the shot of Fred Gib­son’s XA Fal­con parked on the edge ofthe track is at Sky­line at Bathurst in ‘73) come from Bris­bane’s Tony Sen­den. Among Tony’s se­lec­tion is a rare pic of a Dick John­son V8-pow­ered To­rana XU-1 (see this is­sue’s Whad­daya­know), and an un­der-bon­net shot show­ing the neat mid-mount in­stal­la­tion off the 351 V8 in John Goss’ Fal­con Light­weight Sports Sedan. Queens­land read­ers no doubt will fondly re­call the out­stand­ing view­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties the long-lamented Surfers Par­adise cir­cuit of­fered, not just on the main straight but also around the back sec­tion at the Repco Hill.

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