|The start line. There is no separation between spectators and vehicles in the marshalling areas.|
It's the third weekend in August - Leyburn Sprints time.
I spent an hour or two there today, and as on previous visits, was amazed at the quality and variety of the cars competing and on display.
Leyburn has a great bush atmosphere, and when the weather's good - as it was today - is a lot of fun.
I'll post a few of the most unusual machines I came across.
From the sublime -
|1963 Watson replica Indy roadster - 4 bolt 302 Chev small block Crower crank Dart alloy heads Schaffer aluminium flywheel 51/2" triple plate clutch 3 speed Chev gearbox|
To the ridiculous -
|1969 Fiat 500|
And a blast from the past - (I used to watch this thing go around at Lakeside about fifty years ago).
|1962 Centaur Waggott GT - powered by Holden grey motor with dual cam conversion.|
There were also some rare and beautiful classics -
|1954 Bristol 405|