PHILLIP ISLAND (VIC)
1927 PHILLIP ISLAND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SPLITS FROM THE MAINLAND
Because of a ban placed on motor racing on public roads in Victoria, many illegal motorcycle events were held on various public road locations.
In 1927 the Phillip Island and Woolamai Shires voted to sever its ties with the mainland as far as local government, This changed the legality of Motor Racing around the streets.
An approach was made by the Victorian Motor Cycle union and the light Car Club of Victoria to the shire for permission and race meetings were soon underway.
1928 PHILLIP ISLAND STREET CIRCUIT
The first Phillip Island circuit was nothing more than a reclangular rough and dusty public road layout, the track was described by drivers as brutal and hard to navigate because of the dust, at times the tree tops that lined the road were the best way to tell if you were on the road or not, because of the narrow roads and the dust accidents were very much part of the days racing.
1928 Alec Finlay Phillip Islands first race winner on his 500cc BSA. Photo: unknown.