Australia 2002 Motor Racing
- Issue Date: 27 February 2002
- Designed by: Belinda Marshall
- Illustrated by: Fredd Briggs
- Printed by: SNP Ausprint
- Print Process: Lithography
- Stamp Size: 37.5 mm x 26 mm
- 1 Description
- 2 Stamps
- 2.1 Sheet Stamps
- 2.1.1 Single Stamps
- 2.1.2 Se-tenant Block
- 2.1.3 Gutter Strip
- 2.2 Self-adhesive Stamps
- 2.1 Sheet Stamps
- 3 First Day Covers
- 4 Maximum Cards
- 5 Presentation Pack
These designs are based on illustrations by well-known Melbourne-based motor artist Fredd Briggs. Previous issues about motorcars – Veteran and Vintage Cars in 1984 and Classic Cars in 1997 emphasised the car’s historic appeal. In this issue we take a different approach, emphasising the speed and the excitement of motor racing – two constants in this fast changing and varied sport. Although the illustrations depict specific cars which are in some cases associated with individual drivers, they are intended to evoke milestones in Australian motor racing history.
- Perforations: 14 x 14¾
- Format: Sheets of 50 (two panes of 25 separated by decorative gutter)
45c Phillip Island, Victoria, 1928 Stamp
45c Mallala, South Australia, 1963 Stamp
45c Sandown, Victoria, 1966 Stamp
This stamp shows Jack Brabham’s Repco-Brabham at the 1966 Tasman Series at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, Victoria. When Brabham won the 1966 World Formula One Driver’s Championship he became the first person to win it driving a car built in his own factory.
45c Bathurst, New South Wales, 1972 Stamp
For much of its history, the Bathurst event has been regarded as a Ford versus Holden competition. Peter Brock’s Holden Torana XU-1 and John French’s Ford Falcon XY GTHO are illustrated on this stamp.
45c Calder, Victoria, 1980 Stamp
45c Albert Park, Victoria, 2001 Stamp
The Formula One World Drivers’ Championship begins each year with the Australian Grand Prix on the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit at Albert Park, Victoria. Depicted on this stamp is a Benetton-Renault at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix.
The gutter strip includes five labels illustrating several different racing flags.
- Perforations: 11¼ x 11½, serpentine die cut
- Formats: booklets of 10, coils of 100
First Day Covers
The first day of issue postmark was Albert Park VIC 3206.