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02-February-2017
02-February-2017
Photographs supplied by Graham Clayton

A plaque commemorates the history of the speedway which operated in Windsor between the 3rd of October 1949 and the 10th of November 1968.

Large crowds would flock to the venue for the Sunday race meetings, all divisions raced at the speedway including Solos, Sidecars, Midgets, Sedans, Hot Rods and Supermodifieds.

The flat dirt race track consisted of a 650 yard outer track as well as a 440 yard inner layout that used the same straights but shorter corners.   The track allowed faster racing with wide open spaces and it was typical to see three or even four vehicles racing abreast.

Windsor RSL Speedway hosted the first through to the third Australian Hot Rod Championship held in 1963, 1964 and 1965

Location

Address:Sovereign Place, Windsor, 2756
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.620278
Long: 150.814444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event STart Date:03-October-1949
Actual Event End Date:10-November-1968

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 28th July, 2002
Front Inscription

The Windsor RSL Speedway
1949 - 1968

This memorial plaque is located approximately on the site of the start / finish straight of the circuit.

The opening meeting was held on 3rd October 1949 and the final meeting was on 10th November 1968.

The Windsor RSL Speedway was also used on 7th October 1970 for a special stage of the Southern Cross International Rally.

This plaque is also in memory of two competitors who lost their lives while competing at the speedway 

Charlie Cam      Speedcar  12. 8. 1956
Terry Fullerton  Speedcar  20. 7. 1958

This plaque was dedicated on 28th July 2002 by the Hawkesbury Historical Society on behalf of : 

The Veteran Speedway Riders Association of Australia
NSW Vintage Compact Speedcar Club
The Vintage Speedcar Association (NSW) Inc
The NSW Vintage Modified Association

And the many fans of the speedway

Source: MA
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