In to­day’s

Old Bike Australasia - - OUT’N’ABOUT -

rac­ing en­vi­ron­ment where there are acres of bi­tu­men run-off, gravel traps, air fences, plus rider pro­tec­tion like air-bag leather suits, it’s hard to be­lieve what was con­sid­ered en­tirely ad­e­quate not that long ago. Well, in 1971, Hume Weir was con­sid­ered ad­e­quate, as this photo from Gary Reid’s ar­chives show. Lind­say Urquhart (on the orig­i­nal Honda CB750 out­fit) lead­ing Alex Campbell un­der the Lukey Bridge, with lumps of con­crete used to fill the pot­holes sit­ting proud of the track sur­face, gut­ters full of leaves and weeds, un­pro­tected con­crete walls…

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