Start of the slow car race, Birdsville 1930

If you stand out the front of the Birdsville Hotel today, and look east down the main street, you’ll see the old general store building in the distance on the left. It’s painted yellow now.

It’s hard to believe this image was taken 93 years ago and both the Birdsville Hotel and General Store are still standing.

We can only imagine it must have been really hot in Birdsville that day, at the start of the slow car race, on New Year’s Day, 1930.

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