VH-POP as N3723Y  Cessna 210D Centurion                    (c/n   21058223)


                                           I am frankly surprised that DCA "allowed" this 210 to participate in the 1964 Ansett Air Race in
                                           US rego. That they did so is evidenced by Greg Banfield's shot above taken at Bankstown on 29
                                           March of that year.  It was flown by A.D. Simpson of Cheltenham, Victoria.  This aircraft was
                                           originally destined to become VH-RLY but adopted the markings VH-POP instead.   It was later
                                           involved in an incident at Wilcannia, NSW whereby the pilot, a well known local (Roma) business-
                                           man took off in the aircraft in a somewhat inebriated state, (with passengers)  and, immediately
                                           after getting airborne executed a steep turn at low level resulting in the machine impacting the ground.