100-mile South Pacific Championship Race (Australia) won by Peter Whitehead in a 3-litre ex-GP Ferrari.Other links relevant in this story:
Peter Whitehead returned to Australia to race a single-seater for the first time since 1938. On his way home from New Zealand, he wss joined by exatriate Australian Tony Gaze, both driving 3-litre ex-GP Ferraris. Bira was there too but both his 250F Maserati and 4.5 OSCA failed. Whitehead won the race on the Gnoo-Blas circuit at Orange, NSW, but Gaze was beaten to second by Jack Brabham in a Cooper-Bristol.