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Video: Recollections from 60 Years of the Australian Grand Prix

Submitted by on March 14, 2013

Australian Grand Prix

To celebrate 60 years since the first Australian Grand Prix was held at Albert Park, the organisers have tracked down some of the blokes who were on there and in the videos below they share their recollections of that historic day. Meet three wonderful characters: John Reaburn was a 17 year old spectator in 1953 and had dreams – that he turned to reality – to be a successful racing driver.

Graham Hoinville, already a keen racing driver, had married three weeks before the 1953 event so didn’t have the funds to enter the race and had to satisfy his desire to be involved by serving as a flag marshal.

Neal Charge, one of only a handful of drivers still around today, who brings to life what it was like to get behind the wheel and drive the Albert Park circuit for the first time.

Also go and download the excellent heritage booklet here

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