A left field idea. The elderly owner of the site of the Port Wakefield Grand Prix circuit is set to sell the rural South Australian property to help pay for her aged-care requirements.
The Port Wakefield circuit, 100km north of Adelaide holds significant historical importance for Australian motorsport being the site of Jack Brabham’s first grand prix victory.
In 1955 Brabham’s victory at the helm of a Cooper T40 Bristol, on the circuit was also the first Australian Grand Prix victory for a rear-engine car, something that wouldn’t be repeated until 1960.
The property at S2134 Olson Rd, Port Wakefield currently has a bid of $15,000 but is expected to reach a final price of up to $100,000.