The annual Great Southern Weekender Albany Classic Motor Event is run through the heart of Albany´s CBD, overlooking the ANZAC Peace Park and Princess Royal Harbour on the WA Day long weekend each year. It is supported by the historic Mt Clarence Hill Climb on the Saturday. Albany first experienced motor racing in 1936 with the "WA 50 Mile T.T. Car Race".This was the first “round-the-houses” style motor racing in Australia. Today the event is the premier historic regularity event of this type in Australia. At least two genuine cars from that original event, along with a number of replicas still compete today. While crowds line the city streets to witness vintage and classic cars taking part in this annual motor event, a community festival is also incorporated which caters for the whole family and a diverse range of other motoring interests.