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31-07-09

HISTORY PROJECT COMPLETED



PRESS RELEASE  6TH July 2009
A year’s work reached fruition recently when the Vintage Sports Car Club of WA [Inc.].................

A year’s work reached fruition recently when the Vintage Sports Car Club of WA [Inc.] recently handed over a set of gold DVD’s containing videoed interviews with thirty of the states most prominent surviving racing car drivers to the State Library for archiving and public access.

The Lotterywest funded project involved over three hundred hours work culminating in fifty hours of edited interviews by historian and club member John Napier-Winch covering WA’s extremely colourful motor racing history from the late 1940’s to the 1970’s at the numerous ‘Around the Houses’ circuits in country towns and at the Caversham circuit in the Swan Valley which the club is now working towards having permanently preserved. These tales of ingenuity in the days when the country’s fastest racing cars and the spectators were often separated only by grass are fascinating and frequently very humorous.

Twin DVD sets containing about four minute extracts of each interview are being made available to Public Libraries throughout WA at no cost by The VSCC.

In the near future the club will also be launching a DVD set featuring excerpts from the interviews combined with movie footage and photos of the drivers in action. These will be available from the club and selected outlets.