12 years of research culminating in a concise history of Australia's first dedicated car hillclimb venue
which gained a reputation as Australia's Shelshley Walsh in the early years.
The book covers the early history of the Light Car Club of Australia and the beginnings of Rob Roy from 1936 until its demise in 1961. It concludes with the resurrection of Rob Roy Hillclimb by the MG Car Club Victoria, and its place in modern hillclimbing today.
Every meeting is covered, including the pre-war period featuring Peter Whitehead, Jack Day
, Tim Joshua, Frank Kleinig
and Arthur Wylie
The post-war period covers the early years of Lex Davison, Arthur Wylie, Tony Gaze
, Doug Whiteford, and many others.
The years between 1950 to 1961 document the exploits of Stan Jones, Davison, Bruce Walton
, Bill Patterson all driving Coopers.
Cars, which started or developed their racing history at Rob Roy include the Chamberlain, Maybach
, BWA, Wyliecar, Klienig Special, and the Walton JAP among numerous other Australian Specials.
Every meeting is documented, with a description from magazine and newspaper reports of the era, plus driver interviews conducted over the last 12 years.
An historical account of every class and outright record is documented and enriched with an index referenced to include drivers, cars and times.
The text is supported with over 120 photographs
, many from previously unpublished private collections.