AUS - AUSTRALIA
CAIRNS
Description Dirt track, used probably only on September 18th 1964 for some races organized by the just-born Cairns Competition Car Club. The track was proposed and projected by the 79 years old former driver Lou Kinglsey. The design of the track was limited by contours of the land and it had only one straight: Lou felt wise to keep lap speeds down since none of prospective drivers had previous track experience. Construction of the track lasted eight weeks and it costed 1600 Australian Dollars. In order to bound the circuit, during the race a series of painted half tyres were placed around the track.
Not to be confused with Cairns Speedway
Location Cairns
QLD - Queensland
Location Cannon Park, Cairns
Latitude - Longitude - 16°56'54"     +145°44'45"
-16.948333     145.745833
UTM Coordinates X = 366456.968  -  Y = 8125734.497  -  Zone 55K
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) NearMap
Altitude AMSL 8 m - 26 ft
Inauguration September 18th 1964
Closing September 18th 1964
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) Australian English Wheels 2/1967 (page 55)Wheels, February 1967, pages 55 and 70 (It’s an Australian car magazines)
Thanks to Mark Taylor who sent me this article on March 25th 2006 [Publishing date: February 1967]

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Cairns
Description  
Years 1964
Direction  
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Dirt Road course
Inauguration September 18th 1964
Closing September 18th 1964
Last update of this page March 31st 2006
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 966  m 3168  ft 0.6  mi   (1)
Width 24.4  m 80  ft    Start finish straight (1)

Cairns

Cairns



Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
March 31st 2006     Guido de Carli Guido de Carli Mark Taylor New Description with map
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