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Northern Territory Cannonball Run : Darwin - Ayers Rock - Darwin, May 22nd–27th 1994
Bib ID 7796195
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Description [Darwin] : [Department of Transport and Works?], 1994 
1 poster : colour ; 60 x 42 cm 
Summary

A poster promoting the ill-fated long-distance race at unlimited speeds for drivers on Northern Territory’s Stuart Highway. It attracted 142 international competitors with high powered sports cars, and included Sir Jack Brabham and Peter Brock. A red Ferrari F-40 (similar to that in the poster) was involved in a fatal crash during the race. It was driven by a Japanese dentist who was killed with his co-driver when they crashed into a checkpoint and also killed the two race officials stationed there. The race was the subject of a coronial inquiry and was not run again. The poster shows a fisheye view of a red sports car speeding along a straight paved road which leads to Ayers Rock / Uluru. The road is depicted with rapidly diminishing perspective and the horizon line is curved. The wildlife depicted on the outback roadside includes a crocodile.

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Subjects Cannonball Run (1994 : Northern Territory) -- Posters.  |  Automobile racing -- Northern Territory -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Uluru/Ayers Rock (N.T.) -- Description and travel -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Northern Territory. Department of Transport and Works, issuing body
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