The circuit was established by the Singer Car Club, with its opening meeting held on the weekend of 17–18 February 1962. A motorcycle race meeting was held on 17 February 1963, with reigning Grand Prix Champion Jim Redman being the star attraction. Redman won nearly every class and set the lap record of 50.4 seconds, only 0.8 seconds slower than Frank Matich's outright time set in a 2.6 litre LotusSports Car.
The original lap distance of 1.0 miles (1.6 km) was later extended to 1.21 miles (1.9 km) The Grand Prix circuit featured a figure-eight shape with a bridge where the track crossed over itself. Despite the loop the racing direction was still regarded as being anticlockwise.