Caption- " WOLLONGONG - Racecourses - Wollongong Racecourse"
Wollongong City Library
With the fender braces uncut they could put the fenders and lamps back on and drive home after the race - no funds for a trailer or even an extra daily driver for most racers back then, I guess.
Neat! Two right-hand drive T speedsters! I wonder if both of them are boat-tails? The one has a nice knobby tire on front.
I don't know the rules in Australia, but in the U.S. most racer/speedsters were driven on the road as needed or just for pleasure. Very few racer owners had the means to own and operate a trailer and tow-rig. It was very common in the '10s and '20s for racers and especially speedsters (which often were raced) to have headlamps on them. Fenders? Not so much. One reason that front fender brackets would be left intact, however, is that those same cars were often driven or raced on muddy roads. The owner/driver would have a set of canvas fenders made to hang on those fender brackets and hook or attach back by the frame. When not in use, they could be rolled up and carried or left at home.
Thank you, Dane, for sharing this photo with us!
Drive carefully, and enjoy the holidays! W2