NORTHAM MOTORSPORT FESTIVAL 2021

published on Monday, 22 March 2021 at 4:20:06 PM

NORTHAM MOTOR SPORT FESTIVAL 2021

April 10 and 11, 2021

The Northam Motor Sport Festival is a two-day spectacle that will bring the streets of Northam alive, with a weekend of unique historic motor sport themed experiences.

The event brings together a large number of awe-inspiring historic motor vehicles for static displays and demonstrations, as well as creating exclusive opportunities that put the historic motor vehicles back in action and test the skill and nerve of their drivers. 

Drivers will compete in the infamous ‘Hill Climb’ at Mt Ommaney and the ‘Flying 50 Round-the-Houses’ re-enactment in the streets of Northam while officials determine who the next champion will be.

There will be demonstrations and car displays from local and visiting specialist car clubs, including Jaguar Car Club of WA, Monster Truck WA, Speedway WA, V8 Tractors, and the Mini Cooper-only regularity event!

In 2021 the NMSF pays tribute to Northam racing legend Aubrey Victor Badger (1906-1985) with ‘Badger’s Parade’.

Shire of Northam President Cr Chris Antonio said, ‘This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever celebrating Northam’s rich history of motor sport. This is a rare opportunity for the public to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of motorsport as it was from the 1920s through to the early 1980s’.

  • Lindsay Monk Hill Climb at Mt Ommanney on Saturday 10 April 2021
  • Bendigo Bank Flying 50 street circuit on Sunday 11 April 2021

Presented by Vintage Sports Car Club of WA and Shire of Northam

NOTES:

  • Before the development of dedicated motor racing circuits, car and motorbike competition was conducted around the streets of country towns. The main streets of towns like Northam, Narrogin, Goomalling and Albany were closed off and used to form a racing circuit. The buildings were often protected by hay bales and driver safety was a secondary consideration.
  • Northam has only one of two street circuits remaining in all of Australia, the other is in Albany.
  • 2021 sees the 21st NMSF held in its current street circuit incarnation.
  • Original ‘Flying 50’ street circuit race was held in Northam in 1952 over a 3.5km circuit. “…this town was the only one brave enough to allow round-the-houses racing the year after the Le Mans disaster.” [Around the Houses: The history of motor racing in Western Australia, Terry Walker, 1980, pg 42]
  • Monster trucks coming to NMSF were used on last Mad Max movie “Mad Max:  Fury Road”.

    

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