Bathurst Motor Festival 18-19-20 April 2014
Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:41 PM
Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:05 PM
Geoff Morgan in his Historic Group Sc Poky, leading a gaggle of GT3 Cup, and current Porsche cup cars, at 2.40 !
My best was a 2.43 in a little four cylinder.
Looking good for weather and number of cars.
Only a 240Z and a 350Z in reg grp 1, the 350 is fastest at 2.54
Rest of them should be up soon!
Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:46 PM
Posted 20 April 2014 - 05:32 PM
I think all the zeds made it through in one piece and one of the QLD boys even took home a regularity trophy.
Will try and post some pics and video later in the week after the trek home.
It might not be proper racing but for those of us without racing cars it's the closest we'll get and for me it's a big tick off the bucket list.
Posted 20 April 2014 - 06:20 PM
10 Seconds better than you hoped for well done.
Look forward to seeing photo's and Vid of the fun.
Bathurst is a unique track.
Posted 20 April 2014 - 06:22 PM
Odds on David was the consisten one!
Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:09 AM
There were four QLD boys going over the mountain. As well as David and Brad there was Gary Neut and me. Whilst my times weren't anything to write home about I was ringing the poor old Mazda's neck and managed to lower my previous times on this track by around 20 seconds. Problem was I usually only got about 2 unmolested laps before being swamped by the faster cars and any thoughts of good laps times were gone. Because there were 55 cars and it was a rolling start, by the time I got to the start line the cars at the front would have been somewhere up on skyline.
There were only two Qld boys, David Healy and Brad Wimpenny.
Odds on David was the consisten one!
But what a great weekend, met heaps of great people, my car ran faultlessly, suffered no damage. The gent in the gazebo next to me took out first place in our Group, he was driving a very modified WRX.
Now getting ready for the long trek home.
Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:49 PM
The safety car featured quite a bit over the weekend, pretty much ruined the 1hr prod sports yesterday arvo, came out with 20 mins to go, mess in the chase was cleaned up in 5 mins, and it took the next 14 mins to get the cars sorted out behind the safety car, leaving only one more lap to the end of the race.
F3 cars were amazing, both in sound and speed. Prod Sports were great to watch, Nc were going hard every event, and the regularity boys looked to be having a lot of fun (and some were going pretty hard as well).
Just got home, will sort out some pics soon.
Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:52 PM
Sorry we didn't catch-up, our Group was very lucky because we were first up each day and first after the lunch break, so our events started on time and usually ran for fully time except for a few Safety Car incidents.
Posted 21 April 2014 - 08:21 PM
Passing the "grate" at Sulman
Further down the mountain
Anyone know what happened to Stewart Follows (Orange / white Datsun 1600 in Group Nc) ? Saw it on the trailer when I walked through the paddock Saturday morning, but it seemed to take no part in the rest of the weekend ?
Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:51 AM
Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:54 PM
Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:26 PM
Umm, there were Zeds in that race, i ( me !) was well up front, he had a rear of grid start, back in pos 50?
Just watched this, no Zeds here but may get you g'd up for next year
He was having dramas/dnf's that weekend.
There is amother vid where again, rear of grid start, but race was few laps longer, he got me down Conrod on last lap, to finish fourth.
Them big fellas sure do suck you over when they scoot past!
Posted 23 April 2014 - 09:47 PM
Wow, a track like that would get me off the dirt and back on the bitchy again
Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:03 PM
Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:51 PM
Posted 26 April 2014 - 07:14 PM
Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:42 PM
Good quality video Roger, what camera? And was that a lap timer I could see there, facing away from you of course.
Camera is a Radcam HD from race recall. The display on the left is our Monit rally computer that is a bit useless without a navigator. I run a vbox data logger for the data overlay but it's tucked under the seat, I went 8 seconds under my index so clearly wasn't cheating!
Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:44 PM
This is a video of my 3rd session around the mountain, also recorded my best time, not record breaking but a great improvement for me. The 4th session was red flagged after a few laps because of a crash up on the skyline.
Nice one Peter, sorry I didn't get so say hi on the weekend, being double entered seemed to take up all our time.
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