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Virgin Bathurst Flyover

Old 16th Oct 2018, 12:18
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...Thrilling...
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 14:39
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Not sure if this link will work. Hopefully it will as I think it's a counterpoint to the current offerings.
I don't want those days back (they were amateurish) - they appear silly from where I look at what is the current (advertising driven) formula.
But as a fan and a spectator, I want some connection to what regular folks can drive.

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 05:05
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Originally Posted by Allan L View Post
And I think it was Volkswagen in their first time entry - who later advertised that they finished LAST, but on the same tyres and brakes that they started on, and at a modest fuel economy. And before Bathurst of course it was run at Phillip Island, the original 500 mile race. (Lukey 500 springs to mind.Then it became the Hardly Ferocious.)
It was actually the Armstrong 500 in November 1960, I was there and it was a great day. The link below gives a good summary. Some surprising placings in vehicles driven by future greats.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_Armstrong_500
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