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Plaque commemorates the Patriotic Grand Prix.

The Patriotic Grand Prix was held on November 11, 1940, to raise money for various wartime charities. It was the only round-the-house race for cars ever held in the Perth metropolitan area. Run anticlockwise over 25 laps of a 2. 5 mile (4.0 km) circuit of roads in Applecross, with Kintail Rd as the main straight, it was, as usual for the period, a handicap race. More than 50,000 spectators cheered winner Harley Hammond over 25 laps and a total race distance of 62.5 miles.




Address:Duncraig Road, Applecross, 6153
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.004722
Long: 115.842778
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1940
Approx. Event End Date:1940


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 11th November, 2007
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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