The type of car raced at Wentworth Park Speedway between 1928 and 1936 (Photo: Phil Vergison)

by Phil Vergison, 6 May 2021 from Bulletin 3 of 2021

If you decided to attend a speedway meeting at the quarter-mile, dirt covered Wentworth Park Oval between 1928 and 1936, this was the design and style of midget speeder you would have seen; crude, dangerous, smelly, noisy – and very exciting! 

In the photo below, the rear car, #28, was Jack Brabham’s first competitive machine that launched his long and successful career in motor racing.

Similar cars at the Wentworth Park Speedway in 1935 (source: