DID YOU KNOW…
• That motor sport used to be administered by the road service clubs (like the RACV), but they couldn’t afford it?
• That the 1956 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park ambushed the Olympic Games – held on the same weekend as the athletics at the MCG – and two of only five outside broadcast vans in Australia went to the car race?
• That the Redex Round Australia Trials almost brought CAMS down?
CAMS: The Official History, celebrates 60 years of CAMS, 1953-2013, a complete history of its formation and development.
The 512 page hard cover book contains more than 1000 photographs – and just as importantly – an accurate and detailed documentation of our sport’s foundation. The book is a fascinating encapsulation of the environment in which CAMS has grown up.
Witten by some of Australia’s most proficient motorsport historians and journalists and overseen by an editorial advisory committee chaired by Garry Connelly, CAMS: The Official History is a must have for every motor sport enthusiast.
The ambition that brought three world championships to Australia – F1, Rally and Sports Cars, and the reasons that one of those rounds, the Sports Cars, sounded the death knell of the mighty Light Car Club of Australia.
The administrators, the presidents, and many of the behind the scenes heroes.
Why the pedestrian bridge was built across pit straight at Mt Panorama and what the Prime Minister of the time Malcolm Fraser had to do with it.
Why our greatest hero of all Jack Brabham was universally known as Black Jack.