Another “Erratic”, not Glacial.

Our Challenges are great – they make you look harder!

The above rock / boulder is positioned by the Longford Pub.  The Pub sits on what was a fiercely contested corner when the road around formed Australia’s GP circuit.  The cars would come down to the corner going in the direction of Bluey, turn hard right and take off down Tannery Road (now main road out of Longford).

The rock is a memorial to Timothy Mayer and, as I had no idea who he is/was, I looked him up.

The full detail can be found HERE.

Briefly, the rock commemorates Mr Mayer who was an American Formula One racing driver and who lost his life in Longford while practising for the 1964 Australian GP.  He crashed just short of the Pub.

The things you learn.

A bloke cycling in (mainly) Tasmania

4 response to "Another “Erratic”, not Glacial."

  1. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: January 12, 2020

    Very interesting, there’s lots of history out there we just don’t know.
    I’ve personally enjoyed your bakery.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 12, 2020

    Nice boulder and interesting story — gaining a half second?
    (Looked a little further into Longford Circuit — I presume he was attempting to set a new course record which would explain why the half second was important?)

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: January 12, 2020

    Nice rock find. I always think the Tasmanian Targa rally looks like it would be pretty exhilarating. I always like the in-car video when a car rolls and the navigator is always still holding the map regardless when they come to a stop….

  4. By: NancyG Posted: January 13, 2020

    Interesting story Tony. And a nice rock to memorialize Mr. Mayer.

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