The glorious decade of Motor Racing at Dowerin
1929 – 1939
The quiet country town of Dowerin in mid-eastern Western Australia was once a hub of motor racing for the State.
Motor racing enthusiasts travelled hundreds of kilometres across dirt roads to test driver and machine on the challenging tracks at Dowerin. Early races were held on salt lake tracks until a more permanent track was set up by the entrepeneurial Dowerin Car Club. Keen to raise funds to improve the local hospital, the Club set out to run events that would attract a class field of competitive drivers from across the State.
For the first time, the fascinating history of Dowerin's motor racing past has been documented. Extensive researched unearthed great stories about the original races, the colourful characters who were a central part of the racing and their wonderful machines that they pushed to the limit in primitive conditions. Interviews with some of the original participants are included, together with many of their photographs of the early events.
A 28 page historic booklet that documents this forgotten tale of motor racing in country Western Australia.
First published 2007
296mm x 210mm 28 pages