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Hi Guys,.. just thought I should 'post' this Info' as 'posted' on the ASCRA Forum by James on Friday Arvo'  17th Jan' 2020.

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Just got off the phone with the landlord and it looks like the proposed sale is happening, the minimum operating time left is 6 months or if the sale and submission of plans to council holds up proceedings: a year at the most.

No way I can keep operating with the amount of rent being charged for a comparable space being 5X what I am paying right now.

So, enjoy it while it lasts!
Thanks for your patronage over the last 50+ years!
James.

 

Very, very SAD News !!!

Especially for someone like myself, that started Playing with and Racing slot cars there as a young 'Kid' in the late 1960's !!!

Was where I met Mark Fox, Wayne Bramble and Lindsay Byron etc in my first ever Division 3 NSWMRRA race, to eventually finish in 3rd place after melting the Endbell on My trusty 'hand Wound' Champion 26d.

 

The end of a Very LONG Era and one of only a Handful of Original raceways in the World Still operating in their Original Location !!   😢😭😭

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Talking with Stoo yesterday and trying to remember exactly when the flat track was built. The absolute latest possible year was 1992 as I moved to Brisbane in early 1993 making it 28 years old this year.

I've rebraided it a couple of times over the years and converted it to modular at one time so, unlike the hill climb track, it's easy to move and would be a good buy for someone if James can't find it a new home.

 

 

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Only raced there the once in a NSW Plafit Champs many years ago. Dave Newton and I travelled down from Qld for it. Was a great setup ... 

 

Sad day, but a reality of commercial rents today.. All the best James and hope the tracks find new homes somewhere.. 

 

Pete Richards

 

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