Each September, Warwick is proud to host the Vintage Car Club of Queensland as they celebrate & reenact Motorists' Day.
A little known fact is that the original motor cars were subject to the same rules as a man's horse, that is they could not be left alone in public for a period greater than 15 minutes.
In 1926, Oswald Free was parked outside the Langham Hotel in Warwick and was handed a considerable fine for leaving his vehicle unattended overnight. Oswald, supported by other likeminded people, argued in court against this and was soon rewarded with a much lesser penalty.
This precedent finally ended motorists being prosecuted under laws written for horse drawn vehicles and secured Warwick's place in Queensland motoring history!
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