The exciting auction titled ‘Australian and New Zealand Motorsport’ features memorabilia drawn predominantly from one collection, the estate of the late Geoff Deacon. This Trans-Tasman sale features rare automotive books, photographs and limited-edition prints, many signed by drivers including such late greats as Peter Brock, Sir Jack Brabham, Denny Hulme and Juan Manuel Fangio. Other signatures include Norm Beechey, Jim McKeown, Harry Firth, Alan Jones, Jim Richards, Craig Lowndes, Mark Skaife, Greg Murphy, Paul Radisich, Mark Winterbottom, Shane van Gisbergen, Fabian Coulthard, Scott McLaughlin, Jamie Whincup, Will Davison, James Courtney, Garth Tander, Mark Webber and many more.
Geoff Deacon secured many of his signatures at race meetings as he was an active member of the Australian Motor Racing Photographers Association (AMPA) which is recognised and accredited by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS).
This auction celebrates the rich motor racing heritage in Australia and New Zealand and the diverse range of motor racing categories. It also coincides with the 90th anniversary of the Australian Grand Prix which started in Phillip Island as the 100 Miles Road Race back in 1938.