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Celebration of motoring eras on city streets

Albany Advertiser

Albany’s city centre was again transformed into a race track with the sounds and smells of motor racing returning.

Kevin Organ in his 1968 HK 327 GTS Monaro.
Camera IconKevin Organ in his 1968 HK 327 GTS Monaro. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The annual Albany Classic drew thousands to the event on Sunday, with a fields of classic and historic cars put through their paces around the street circuit, which included sections of York Street and Aberdeen Street.

Ken Eade in his 1962 Chrysler Valiant R Series.
Camera IconKen Eade in his 1962 Chrysler Valiant R Series. Credit: Albany Advertiser, Laurie Benson

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The cars were a mix of eras including vintage open-wheelers, muscle cars and sleek European classics.

David Markich in his 1958 Triumph TR3.
Camera IconDavid Markich in his 1958 Triumph TR3. Credit: tiser

The classic was born from the original Round the Houses racing, which dates back to the pre and post World War II era.

Mike Sherrell in his 1949 MGTC.
Camera IconMike Sherrell in his 1949 MGTC. Credit: Albany Advertiser

The racing was accompanied by a classic cars display and entertainment.

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