George Town, just down the road from me, hosted the 'Tempco George Town Prologue' and would have provided me with an extremely convenient opportunity to be a spectator.
Happily, however, I received a visit from my brother and his wife from out of Hobart who I haven't seen in many years so we enjoyed spending the day catching up.
My son, Byron, and his mother are volunteer marshals on some of the stages and had booked up for the Longford stage so I grabbed the opportunity and went down with them.
They were given a wonderful vantage point to work where the cars did a turn left at a cross road, down a block to us with a right turn at a T intersection then a block down, a left turn at a cross road.
I should have harvested the rubber.
I'm sorry but you will find that I have heaps of favourite towns in north-east Tassie so you will just have to wear it.
It lies 175 m above sea level at the convergence of the Macquarie River and the South Esk River, 21 km south of Launceston. That puts it around 75 km south of the Lighthouse Keepers Cottage.
Longford has a population of 4,266 (2006 census) and the region is predominantly agricultural, noted for wool, dairy produce and stock breeding.
Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss raced this circuit during that period.
Jack Brabham was the first F1 driver to use a rear-engine car.
Using normal town/suburban streets certainly makes for some exciting and watchable racing.
So now I've done it.