ROGER Ealand gives the thumbs up to a feast of F1 history at Speed On Tweed.
ROGER Ealand gives the thumbs up to a feast of F1 history at Speed On Tweed.

Powering up for Grand Prix history



PROMISING to be the most spectacular line-up ever, Speed on Tweed will this year feature some of the biggest names in Australia's Grand Prix history.

Brabham, Maybach, Davison, Jones and Gaze will feature alongside some of the most historic race cars ever featured in Australia, with organisers announcing this year's festival will encompass the nation's diverse Grand Prix history.

Festival director Roger Ealand has promised to showcase a Grand Prix car from every year of the Australian event between 1928 and 1980, searching far and wide for the iconic race cars.

"There are a number of legendary names associated with Australia's Grand Prix history and we aim to have them or their cars at this year's event," Mr Ealand said.

At least fifteen former Australian Grand Prix drivers are expected to attend this year's event.

"In celebrating Australia's Grand Prix history we thought it was only fitting to include the elite Australian drivers who have raced in motor racing's pinnacle, Formula One," Mr Ealand said.

More than 20,000 people are expected to converge on the northern New South Wales town of Murwillumbah for the 2007 Festival of Speed on Tweed which will be held September 7-9.

Anyone wishing to enter a vehicle or with information about Grand Prix cars should contact the Festival of Speed on Tweed office on (02) 6676 1796.

? SAMANTHA HEALY



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