As you know, I travelled to Canberra last Saturday for a birthday party and to take care of some terribly overdue CRRC business. As so often happens, without any previous consultation, this week has seen quite a few previously-unseen road closure pictures published on Facebook as well as plenty of comment about the road closures and racing back in the day.
With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to reprise the history of the road closures from My Motobiography. In compiling this history I have been considerably aided by my folder that contains all the press clippings and programmes for all 4 meetings. Indeed, it was this folder plus my conversations with Jim Scaysbrook that enabled him to compile the OBA article of some years ago, a part of his “Tracks in Time” series.
So, if you remember, or if your memory is not as good as it used to be or if you’d simply like to know, here’s Chapter 1 of my road closure reminiscences. Enjoy.