1951 KALAMUNDA TT ROAD RACES
Prior to 1951 Motorcycle TT racing events were being held around the streets of Armadale, This arrangement was falling out of favour with the Armadale Roads Board, They were suggesting that the race circuit should be removed from the towns centre. No event was held in the immediate area in 1951.
1952 KALAMUNDA TT ROAD RACES
The Kalamunda TT Road Races were held on the 22nd of November 1952, around the streets of Kalamunda for the first time. Unlike the previous Armadale circuit that was made up of flat, straight streets, Kalamunda was an undulating coarse with hills and dales, fast downhill runs, with many twists and turns.
(Editorial Allan Baker)
1952 KALAMUNDA TT ROAD RACES PROGRAMME SLIDESHOW
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1952 SUNDAY TIMES REPORTED
6 HURT IN T.T SPILL
Six were injured - one seriously -- in two motorcycle crashes on a sharpe bend during the TT motorcycle races at Kalamunda yesterday.
William Anderson, 22 motor mechanic of Sussex Street, Victoria Park suffered injuries to the right side of the face and head and a burnt left ankle. After being treated at Dr Debney's surgery in Kalamunda' he was taken to Royal Perth Hospital.
He was one of five involved when in the first race the motorcycle and sidecar he was riding got out of control at the bend in the road opposite the gateway of Kalamunda Agriculture Hall and crashed into a 5ft stone wall.
An eye-witness said: the sidecar passenger Ray Duncan 23 chemist, of Victoria Park, struck the road while leaning out as they were making the turn, He was thrown clear of the cycle but suffered bruises to his back and shock, The machine skidded across the road and down an 18inch embankment into the wall, where it over-turned before striking 2 young men and a woman near the gateway.
Eric Franklin 19 a chef of East Fremantle, a speedway rider, was knocked off the wall by the cycle and received shock and a bruised back.
Ted Chamberlin, 21, electrician of Vincent St Nedlands who was sitting on the wall jumped away just as the cycle hit the stonework, He suffered a gash on the right arm and bruises.
After hitting the wall, the cycle and sidecar struck a middle aged woman, rolling her over in the gravel and bruising here back and arms and tearing her frock.
In the senior event of the day, the Kalamunda solo TT, R.I Stone 25 motor mechanic, of Scarborough, got into a wobble at the same bend in the road and crashed heavily on the bitumen, He received abrasions to an arm.