History Week Display – Mount Tarrengower Hillclimb

Enjoy all the excitement and thrilling atmosphere of the historic Mount Tarrengower Hillclimb at the Maldon District Museum.  The Museum has, as part of its collection, a fascinating selection of Hillclimb memorabilia, including photographs, posters and programmes dating from the 1930s. Thanks to a recent gift from a Maldon motoring enthusiast, the collection has been expanded significantly.

In addition, the display includes a number of very special items on loan from another motor sport enthusiast and the Hillclimb organisers.

The four perpetual trophies, which will be keenly contested during the Hillclimb weekend on 19 and 20 October, are a special feature of this display. The Balmer Memorial Trophy for Fastest Time of the Day has been presented since 1952 – the trophy can tell a great deal of Hillclimb history.

And no museum display would be complete without a unique talking point – this time it’s the original timing equipment used up until 1956 to keep tabs on drivers’ times as they pitted their machines against the mountain, their competitors and the clock.

You will need to drop in on 12 or 13 October to see the trophies and timing equipment as the Hillclimb organisers will be relocating these items to the race track during the events.

When: Saturday 12 October 1:30 to 4:00, Sunday 13 October 10:30 to 2:00 and Saturday 19 October 1:20 to 4:00.

Entry: Adults $5, Children free

Enquiries: secretary@maldonmuseum.com.au or 0427 752 598

Who’s that racing against the clock?

Another enthusiastic racer.

 

 

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