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Bathurst 6HR
« on: April 03, 2021, 07:21:38 pm »
Hi all,
I witnessed today the most amazing racing series at Mount Panorama added to Australia in many years!
The Trans-Am series is the most exciting thing I've seen in years! The way they come down the esses and around into Forrest Elbow is incredible!
The cars do everything V8 Supercars can't do, they slide into and out of corners, crossed up leaving big black lines.
They are raw, just like old old days!
I hope all of you get to see these in real life and enjoy them as much as I did today.
Cheers Phil.
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Re: Bathurst 6HR
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2021, 05:20:32 pm »
Another cool race today.   Mustang wins it's class

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2021, 06:31:55 pm »
Hey Aussie,
Shame about the Local Legends crash also!
In all a great day for Aussie cars!
Really good morning of Radicals, Trans-ams, GTs and TRC, I stayed till haft time in the 6HR but it got to hot in the sun. :cry:
Watched the end at home!
Bathurst council and Cams, V8s and other to build permanent shade structures or Grandstands!
Cheers Phil.
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Re: Bathurst 6HR
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 05:28:45 pm »
You lucky lucky fella to witness it Phil,
I have to get my TransAm fix on youtube.......well worth the 20 minute view......out of the sun..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SeW612LX6I

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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 06:50:09 pm »
Hey Michael,
An old fella (about my age) sat down next to me at Murray's on Sunday morning and we started talking, I said have you seen these yet as the Trans-ams rolled out, no he said, only on TV, so I told him they are most amazing car series I've ever seen!
He was amazed, and he had travelled American for six months going to places like Talladega, Indy, Daytona etc. etc. So he was no novice! At Murray's corning they'd out brake themselves in a four wheel slide and catch it! Just amazing!
He was as thrilled as me! I'll watch your YouTube later, my wife says will you turn that down, as she's watching Judge Judy!! hahaha.
Keep well!
Cheers Phil.
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Re: Bathurst 6HR
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2021, 07:26:58 pm »
Yeah Phil, there's something about the TransAm series that turns us old fella's young again....
Nice yarn about the chap you met....

Utter sacrilege that Judge Judy can take precedence over a 1968 Holman Moody 427. Mustang in full flight......but don't tell your dear wife I said that...
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2021, 08:50:00 pm »
Hey Michael,
I was in bike gear, he asked what I was riding, Yamaha WR450F, I told him how fantastic they are, point and accelerate, not like the old days you'd have to dodge ruts and rubble etc. Then we spoke about about the two Irving Vincent bikes and two Irving Vincent side cars that did laps for the Bathurst 500, see there web site, sounded great! Then we spoke about the bikes I've owned!
Then I showed him photos of my Mustang and engine, I had to convert 300kw and 705nm to hp and ftlb for him, he said you are an OLD SPEED DEMON, hahaha
May last year I fell off my dirt bike near Hill End, miles from another person on my own, had to get back on my bike and rode 34km toward Bathurst, before I couldn't go any farther, only spent a week in Orange hospital, they said with covid, had more chance of surviving out of hospital, broke 9 ribs (3 flail ribs) broken sternum, broken shoulder blade, punctured lung, two broken vertebrae, displaced C6 vertebrae 50% and spent four months on my back!
I went over the handle bars and bike landed on me!
I'm thinking of having another ride soon, now that I'm a lot better, it's the best feeling on a dirt bike!
Cheers Phil
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Re: Bathurst 6HR
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2021, 01:20:54 pm »
Nice recount Phil.....
Interesting story.....but 9 broken ribs Plus the sternum plus, plus.......Crikey mate, you tough old bugger.....
Sneezing would have been a joy?....The Mustang cage is safer by far...
Take care next time you jump on your dirt bike Phil
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Re: Bathurst 6HR
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2021, 03:16:21 pm »
Hey Michael,
Good to hear from you!
Stay well.
Phil
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