2018 Calendar of Events

3rd 4th Mar 2018
Collie Icebreaker

7th April 2018
Lindsay Monk Hillclimb
Mt Ommaney HillClimb &
Minson Ave Motorkhana

8th April 2018
Northam Flying Fifty

2nd June 2018
Mt Clarence Hillclimb

3rd June 2018
Albany Classic Round the Houses

28th Sep 2018
Collie HillClimb

30th Sep 2018
Coalfields 500

13th Oct 2018
Goomalling Sprint

2nd Dec 2018
Vintage Stampede
Barbagello Raceway

Northam Flying Fifty and Hillclimb

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Northam’s historic Motor Sport Festival – including the iconic Flying 50 – is on again in April when the streets will be closed to all but very fast traffic.

The two-day event blasts off on Saturday 1st April, with hill-climbing events on Mt Ommanney and the traditional Minson Motokhana display of legendary drivers navigating the tight circuit against the stop watch at Bernard Park.

On Sunday, there will be a full day of regularity events around the street circuit, static car displays, street stalls and family entertainment.

For Saturday’s hill-climbing events, there are public viewing points at the foot of Mt Ommanney and a free bus ride to take you to the turn one action.

Bernard Park will be a buzz with the Lions Club markets kicking the day off at 8am and continuing during the day when the Minson Motorkhana blasts to life at 1pm.  The public will get the chance to inspect the range of cars up close during this unique event.

On Sunday, roads in the CBD will be closed during the running of each event, with pedestrian access and vehicle movement under supervision. Commercial activity will continue as usual within the circuit area during business hours.

Spectators are asked to follow the instructions of race officials and track marshals at all times.

The two-day extravaganza is FREE; programs are available on site. There will be full commentary on public address throughout Sunday’s meeting which also includes a live broadcast with “Frenchy” on radiowest 6am with interviews with competitors, winners and race officials.

The events include sports cars, racing cars, historic touring cars and combinations of the three. Drivers and their vehicles enter from all over W.A. with some competitors travelling from the east coast making this a highly competitive event. All the weekends activities are under the supervision of officials from CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motor Sport).

Organized by The Vintage Sports Car Club of W.A. Inc., with support from the Shire of Northam, the event has been a popular draw card for locals as well as a tourist attraction since it was first run in 1999.

Extra entertainment

In conjunction with the Festival, Northam Town Hall will be the venue for a range of locally-themed displays. Five well-known community groups will mount photographic and other displays telling their individual stories. Refreshments will be available, and volunteers are on duty to explain the workings of the following groups:

  • Northam & Districts Historical Society
  • Northam Heritage Forum
  • Northam Army Camp Heritage Association
  • Earth Solutions - Avon Valley
  • Avon Valley Vintage Vehicle Association

The Town Hall will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm both days. Entry is by gold coin donation.

Northam & Districts Historical Society focuses on the history of the district since the 1830s, with emphasis on the development of the railway system which was so important to the development of the town and region; Northam Army Camp Heritage Association is concentrated on the military and migrant history of the Army Camp, as well as other migrant locations around Northam and the important contribution of migrants to the district’s post-war development; Earth Solutions – Avon Valley is an environmental group highlighting the advantages of recycling, reuse and innovation in protecting the environment; Avon Valley Vintage Vehicle Association is the region’s centre for collectors, owners and the general public interested in the vehicles of yesteryear.

Northam Heritage Forum is the “umbrella group” for these bodies, based at Northam Heritage Centre – Old Northam Railway Station, a museum open to the public nearly every day of the year.

For further information contact the Northam Visitor Centre 96222100 or  Event Coordinator Randle Beavis 0428 950 813

Northam offers a range of affordable accommodation from Bed and Breakfasts, charming old Pubs and Hotels, a caravan park and a motel, all of which make the perfect base to explore Northam and the wider Avon Valley.

A pleasant drive from Perth - Please note : there is also train service this year! (2017)

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