A race around Albany

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Race round the Houses
Race round the Houses

Originally the home of the Menang people, Albany is 418 kms south east of Perth and the oldest settled town in WA. It has a strong place in the Anzac legend as the last Australian port for approximately 30,000 Australian and New Zealand soldiers on 1 November 1915. The new National Anzac museum in Albany is an award-winning tourist destination.

One of it’s more recent claims to fame is the Race round the Houses which started in 1936. This is held on the first weekend of June and local businesses and volunteers come together to make it a unique event.

Where necessary, roundabouts are lifted and volunteers work through Saturday night to turn the town centre into a race track.

The track is 1.5km overlooking the stunning Princess Royal Harbour.

Robert Cronin is a high school student who has grown up in Albany, Western Australia, with a passion for film and cars. He has prepared this video to give you a taste of another fantastic Race round the Houses, an event he has enjoyed since he was a young boy.

It is a great family weekend with vintage and classic cars racing and between races parked through town with the chance to have a closer look at these amazing vehicles.

 

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