Stan Jones, Maybach 1 and David McKay, MG TC Special at Parramatta Park, Sydney on 28 January 1952…

I’ve done theses fellas to death really, here; https://primotipo.com/2014/12/26/stan-jones-australian-and-new-zealand-grand-prix-and-gold-star-winner/ and here; https://primotipo.com/2018/01/12/bert-and-davids-lola-mk1-climax/

Ditto the track, which as the name suggests, was through a public park in Parramatta only 30 km from Sydney’s CBD- here; https://primotipo.com/2018/02/27/parramatta-park-circuit/

The track didn’t last long, which is sad, it is very much a place I would like to have attended or raced! I’ve dropped the photos into the linked PP article too but they were too good not to put front ‘n centre given my bias in favour of the track, the drivers and their mounts!


Parramatta Park again folks- see the railway line in the background, the car shown is the ex-Alf Najar MG TB Spl driven by E Critchley, with #32 Ron Ward’s TC Special.

See the most impressive entry of cars and drivers of the day.

(P Tilley Collection)


(P Tilley Collection)


Flickr, Greg Diprose Collection, Terry Smith, Paul Tilley Collection


(G Diprose Collection)

Sensational very rare colour photograph of Stan Janes doing his stuff in the suburban streets of Sydney, Parramatta to be precise- the access roads out front of Government House which is now a restaurant and museum.


  1. William L Turnbull says:

    Wonder if McKay’s MG special was later owned by John McKinney in Toowoomba. (Power/Brown territory!)

  2. Rob says:


    William is on the money with his wondering. John Blanden’s “Historic Racing Cars in Australia” has McKay buying the TC from Dick Cobden in 1951 and selling it to John McKinney in 1954.


  3. Rob says:


    Re the mystery car No 33, I believe that this is the ex Alf Najar MG of Peter Critchley.


  4. Rob says:


    I don’t have any relevant programs, but if you look at http://www.speedwayandroadracehistory.com/sydney-parramatta-park.html you will see that it has the full program for the opening meeting in slideshow format down at the bottom of the page.

    This shows Critchley (MG TC Special) as No 33 and R. S. Ward (MG TC Special) as No 32. The AMS report on that opening meeting has Critchley as a starter in one race, but I could not find any mention of Ward.

    https://www.justcars.com.au/cars-for-sale/1946-mg-tc/JCW4098390 has bit of information about the Critchley car.


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