Midget Speed Cars

Ross Ray a friend who owns the blue bike shown beside my red one and I rode our S&S 96 cubic inch powered Harley Davidson Tour Glide Ultra Classic and Electra Glide Ultra Classic  on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, August 4th, to Dayboro Showgrounds. This is a country show (fair) grounds where an Historic Speedway Midget Speed Car Test & Tune day was being held. Some other friends and midget speed car enthusiasts, Larry & David, drove out in their Hot Rods & Larry showed his Speedway bikes. No admission is charged, no racing is organised, just practice or slow laps if you needed to sort out your car.

During the lunch break you could view the midget speed cars up close, talk to the owners, crews and drivers (sometimes all the same person) and photograph these wonderful pieces of Australian Speedway History. Before and after lunch you could see midget speed cars being worked on, tuned up, push started and drfited through the loose dirt turns on this classic dirt track oval. These guys and gals from the Historic Speedway Association of Australia offered a sausage sizzle lunch with soft drinks at a very low price and hold various displays and practice days throughout the year at various country tracks around South East Queensland.

It was really neat to see all the different eras, ages, makes, motors and styles of midget speed cars present at this event.


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