Of all the circuits used in the Tasman Series, Warwick Farm was always considered the center of it all, with the organization of Geoff Sykes who was brought from the UK to advise in the layout of the circuit and head up the Australian Automobile Racing Club, who would run the meetings at the Aintree-type horse-racing venue. It was during their time with the AARC that many of the international stars were introduced to flying which was part of the activities of the club and many, like Jim Clark, went on to obtain their pilot licenses.
The classic period for the Tasman was the 2.5-liter formula from 1964 to 1969. With all the Formula One stars, came people like Sir Gwain Baillie to run in the support races. This artwork captures the era with packed grandstands, people standing at trackside, a grid of champions and Geoff Sykes, the Father of Warwick Farm. The start of 1967 Australian Grand Prix illustrated, had three world champions on the front row and another one on the second row—Dennis Hulme. Those were the days!
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