1948 - POINT COOK AERODROME AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 26th January 1948
The 1948 Australian Grand Prix was held at the Point Cook Aerodrome just outside the Greater Melbourne area on the 26th of January 1948.
The race was held over 42 laps of a 2.4 mile circuit utilizing the runways and service roads of the base, The event hosted by the Light Car Club of Australia was over a total distance of just over 100 miles.
This would be the first Australian Grand Prix not held on public roads, Several cars and or drivers were forced to retire on the
1948 - Frank Pratt wins the Australian Grand Prix.
day due to the sweltering heat and the constant hot dry winds, The tempreture topped 100 degrees F.
The cars were breaking up on the bumpy concrete runway or just pure heat exhaustion on behalf of the drivers.
Prominent Motorcycle racer Frank Pratt won the event in a BMW 328, with Alf Najar in a MG TB Special in second and Dick Bland in a Ford V8 Special in third.