HISTORIC SPRINTS READY TO WELCOME UP TO 400 CARS FOR WEEKEND OF GO AND SHOW
THE tiny Queensland town that once hosted an Australian Grand Prix will come alive again with motoring action when almost 400 historic, classic and performance vehicles turn out for the Historic Leyburn Sprints this weekend.
The 21st annual Sprints have attracted more than 210 thoroughbred machines representing 90 years of motoring for the round-the-houses time trials, while close to 200 show-and-shine cars and vintage caravans are expected for off-track displays.
The Sprints commemorate the running of the 1949 grand prix on a disused wartime airfield just outside the Darling Downs town, which is equidistant from Warwick and Toowoomba.
Leyburn's population of approximately 400 is expected to swell to up to 10,000 across the weekend, attracted by non-stop entertainment on- and off-track and grassroots country atmosphere.
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