Yesterday I did a post about our day spent at the Phillip Island Classic. It was a car lovers heaven.
This morning I thought I would try to post an article about the early days of racing on the island. You can imagine my pleasure when I found this article from with a great photo of a Bugatti overtaking on a turn during a 200-mile road race in 1932.
The caption reads;
GRAND PRIX ROAD RACE-A scene at “Heaven Corner” during the 200-mile road race at Phillip Island yesterday. W. B. Thompson, in a Bugatti, passing M. Wreford, also in a Bugatti. Exciting racing was witnessed during the event.
A 200-mile race on Phillip Island boggles the mind, the whole island is only about 26km long and 9km wide, and if you read my post yesterday you would have been subjected to my whinging about the state of the traffic there. Can you imagine what it would have been like there all those years ago? They would have barely been roads, just dirt or sand tracks.
Here are some of my pictures of the Bugatti’s on Sunday, racing on the much more pleasant surface of the current day circuit.