View Full Version : Stock Car racing Stratford (1965 - 66 ??)

07-20-2011, 02:05 AM
From Ron Mundell comes some unidentifyed stockcar racing filmed in colour 8mm. I'm guessing it is Stratford but any help will be appreciated.

07-20-2011, 04:38 AM
Stratford opened in February 1965, that is from one of the early meetings that season. Very poor quality, there was some much better footage around, I will try and find it.

Steve Holmes
07-20-2011, 04:49 AM
Wow, thats great! Is that the same venue they still use today? Looks like the same grandstand.

07-20-2011, 06:27 AM
Yes, same place. Much has changed, and much has not changed!!

07-20-2011, 07:21 AM
I'd say thats Stratford!! truly and amzing bit of footage!! and Stock Cars was were it started for most!! including myself!! Thats me 12 years(white overalls) at Baypark 1971 with Dave Jensen's side Valve V8 flat chassis Stocky, not very high tech even for back then!! as the 221 Ford V8 had taken over!! Arr the good ol Days!!

Luv to see some other early footage!!

Dale Mathers

09-09-2011, 01:53 AM
Didn't know where else to post this footage,,South Australia 1950s

09-09-2011, 03:27 AM
Despite what they will tell you in Sydney, South Australia had the first stockcar racing in Australia during 1954, not long after the big craze kicked off in Engalnd. Skyline Raceway was the first in SA and lots of other country tracks sprung up. There is a lot of footage of those days in SA on the web with some clear images and huge hits.
That footage looks like it may be the later fifties.