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Going To Bathurst 1000 October 2017


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#16 dondo

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:03 AM

OK just one picture from my phone, well that's a bummer file too large to post from my phone.
Home in 4 days,back to reality and work.
As they say all good things come to an end,let's hope I win the lottery!!!!!

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:20 PM

Some images from a fantastic race, first 3 day's dry and lot's of sun, race day Wet, Wet, Wet and cold.Attached File  IMG_1149.jpg   46.19K   0 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1258.jpg   56.08K   0 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1267.jpg   46.71K   1 downloadsAttached File  IMAG0047_BURST002_COVER.jpg   60.13K   9 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1664.jpg   59.88K   1 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1670.jpg   46.05K   0 downloadsAttached File  IMG_1705.jpg   46.26K   1 downloadsAttached File  IMG_2399.jpg   58.74K   1 downloadsAttached File  IMG_2417.jpg   51.92K   1 downloadsAttached File  IMG_2456.jpg   40.28K   1 downloads

 



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 04:11 PM

Awesome - one day.......



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Posted 10 June 2020 - 06:01 PM

Lost video https://youtu.be/I_KOeZo1VVA

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Posted 10 June 2020 - 07:31 PM

Best circuit in the world. V8 supercars are absolutely awesome.

Went to a talk by Ben Collins (former Stig) I asked him how it felt to run Skyline, he replied plenty of power but not much grip.

Got to admire your dedication going all that way to experience it

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Posted 15 June 2020 - 09:59 PM

Bathurst is a horsepower circuit with a a long straight called Conrod Straight and another up the hill called Mountain Straight.

 

It is one of our holy days in Australia.

 

In 1965 Mini's filled the first 9 places!!!!!!!!! Beating Studebaker V8's and our own hot car of the day being an S2 EH Holden. There was probably a couple of 3.8 Mk 2 Jags in the field as well.

 

There is a story of a Finnish mini rally ace who was very fast but returned one of his lap times a minute slower than all of the rest. When questioned at his next pit stop he revealed that he had rolled his mini at Forest Elbow and that the spectators jumped the fence and pushed him pack onto his wheels.

 

Bathurst spawned a era of Australian super cars produced by the 3 main manufacturers. Holden (GM), Ford and Chrysler.

Our 4 door FordFalcons became GT's fitted with 289 V8's followed by 302 and 351 cubic inch versions.

The Holden Torana which was basically a long nose Vaxhaull Viva had a 202 cubic inch 6 with triple carbies.

Holden made a wide body version and fitted 308 V8's called the SLR 5000 and the best version called an A9X.

Chrysler made  a thing called a Charger which has a wild 265 cu in 6 with triple Webbers.

Ford went over the top with 3 versions of the Falcon called the GTHO.

The Phase 3 version was the fastest 4 door car in the world and a go for a million dollars now.

All of these cars were available off the showroom floor.

 

The Cooper S Mini is revered along with these cars.

 

I also own a 1973 Z1 Kawasaki 900 which is also a Bathurst winner.

Just got to save up for a Phase 3 or an A9X now and my life will be complete.






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