Goomalling's Classic Racers

The Story of the Goomalling Classic Motor Races from 1949 – 1955

Roaring engines, screeching tyres, and clouds of fine red dust. From 1949 – 1955 the Western Australian wheatbelt town of Goomalling hosted around-the-houses motor races providing wheel-to-wheel action for cars and motorcycles.

All the great names of the 1950s motor racing in the State were there from Syd Anderson with his twin V8 powered monster to Jack Nelson with his nimble White Mouse. Motorcycle greats including George Scott also tackled the town's track.

Motoring historian Graeme Cocks has explored the the phenomenon of wheatbelt motor racing in the post war years. This book tells the story of how a small town created a stunning annual event, the people who made it happen and the dashing competitors.

Goomalling's Classic Racers

  • First published 2012
    Soft cover
    296mm x 210mm 80 pages

    ISBN 9780987280800