2011 Shannons Historic Demonstration

Australian Formula One Grank Prix

 

Above: Tom Price (USA) and his rare "offset" Maserati 250F at Albert Park.

Above: Peter Giddings (USA) in his Maserati 250F, the actual car that Stirling Moss won the 1956 AGP - but driving the opposite direction on that very piece of bitumen.

Above: The third genuine Maserati 250F that made the journey from the USA - Jeff O'Neill's car.

Above: Andrew Newall brought out this stunning BMW-powered Chevron B8 from the UK.

Above: Victoria's Ian Henderson demonstrating his magnificent Porsche 906

Above: Peter Strauss (VIC) helping celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E-Type in his Lo-drag version.

Above:The cockpit of Warren Daly's (NSW) ex. Bib Stillwell Jaguar D-Type.

Above: Neil Murdoch's (VIC) Lombard A15

Above: While not in the historic demonstration, but in the nearby showcase area was the 1021 Ballot 2LS. Augurably one of the most significant pre-war cars in Australia. This Ballot is one of only three surviving cars worldwide, but has the even rarer history of being in the same family ownership since about 1924. The car features its original paintwork, now quite flaked after spending more than 50 years stored in a barn in country Victoria. Custodian Alistair McArthur regularly gets the Ballot out on VSCC runs.

 

 

 

Updated: 30 March, 2011

 

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