‘Grand Prix’ at Avalon Cinema

To promote the screening of ‘Grand Prix’ at the Avalon Cinema’ in 1966, Arnold Spry came up with the innovative idea of displaying an actual open-wheeler similar to the one in which Alec Mildren won both the 1960 Australian Grand Prix and the coveted Australian Driver’s Championship. Mildren’s chief mechanic, Glen Abbey is in the white overalls and Arnold Spry is standing immediately inside the door.

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  1. Thank you for posting this photo. My father, Glenn Abbey, built this car. He is actually the guy near the front left tyre. Mum worked at the cinema for many years, it was her idea to organise the display. Wondering if you have any other photographs of the exhibit?

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