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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2010, 09:44:24 AM »
Yes Jerry the tower was on your right about 100m from the rubber band start line. It was a blast down the straight into a left hander up the hill, I remember coming a gutser on the last lap over the jump just before you sweep onto the main straight on my XR75 back in 1978
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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2010, 10:05:01 AM »
Thank you Viper. Anybody got any photos of the track back in the day? Cheers Jerry

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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2010, 10:52:16 AM »
The only thing I have is a race program from one of the Honda minibike meetings in the late 70's. I will have a look tonight it might have a track map in it.

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More photos ... Wallan Motocross track ... early 1970s ...
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2010, 11:03:34 AM »
Note the yearly originality of headline-writing by Age sporting journos in early 1970s.   They could have got jobs
at Trail & Track.









(BELOW: I wonder whose track that was at Lilydale ...?)
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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2010, 11:15:42 AM »
The Lilydale track was quite likely the Cave Hill track. Lot of blokes used to get up there back in the day. Had a ride around there with Graeme Treasurer on his sidecar scared the crap out of me! Goes without saying there's a housing estate on it now. Cheers Jerry

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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2010, 11:24:23 AM »
If you do have a look on Google you can see the remnants of the main straight but you better hurry before Google do another flyover. Jerry

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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2010, 04:46:08 PM »









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I was there that day just a kid,probably one of the dustiest meetings I have ever been to at Wallan,Dad was riding,

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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2010, 07:44:02 PM »
I'm somewhere there in the middle of the dust....couldn't see past the handle-bars.  I remember backing off and looked in amazement as guys flew past me riding blind.  Worst dust conditions ever.

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End of my photos from Wallan.
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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2010, 08:41:24 PM »
From Mark Hill today:  
   "Had a great discussion about Wallan today with Dad ... he said he had a 8mm film of Gaston at Wallan.   He is looking for it, interested?
I have some fond memories of this circuit.  
   "A friend was riding on this track about 4 years ago on a Amigo 50 I restored for him, if only
he knew how ironic this was.   He was staying with friends in Wallan at the time.
   "I was very pleased to hear some parts still remain visible.   I once won a trophy, BP Honda Cup on a borrowed SL 70.   It was David or Gary
Armstrong's bike.  I was no good but that bike was quick.  
   "Still have a little memorabilia from Wallan.  EG:  Programs, signed by Gaston, Gerard poster and some plastic Hang Ten signs that
I acquired from the startline.  Myer MX stickers etc etc.  Thanks for the heads up (about Wallan) ..."
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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2010, 07:59:57 PM »
i last went to wallan in 1983
our club (mcrcv) was looking at
doing something there but it never eventuated
took my rm500 for a blast though 8)
apart from all the washed out hills it was still pretty cool
rode there for the day then went home :'(
actually spoke to ray owen a few weeks ago he is still going strong
still has heaps of bikes and parts and yes it was a neigbour that put a end to
the track FU%@IN PRICKS >:(
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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2010, 09:19:02 PM »
DONT SPOSE THE NEIGHBOURS HAVE FU%@ED OFF AN WE CAN HAVE THE TRACK BACK BY ANY CHANCE ??

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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2010, 09:42:35 PM »
Barfoot and crew should have their second glorious Bill Patterson minibikes reunion up there!

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Re: Wallan Motocross track ... RIP
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2010, 10:20:38 AM »
Somewhat cryptically. Any developments Geoff? Cheers Jerry