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[NSW] 28/11 to 01/12 - Challenge Bathurst Discussions

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23 hours ago, PeterAllen said:

So if I take a week off work, drive from Qld and pay for accommodation, only to discover I'm the 51st oldest Z then I'm told to "sod off".

Please explain?

Well we have a limited space to be able to do this Friday afternoon photo-shoot, i have got special permission to allow 50 non competition cars (which will have to have a special of display car sticker, gathered and lined up at a certain time ) to be allowed to drive into the inner paddock area (this is a strictly controlled area for the week of CB) at a  certain time then through one of the garages into pit lane. this will all be controlled but some of the wonderful Z volunteers  

Then line up in order,  we only have the area from pit lane exit to garage 13 to line up the cars, and with about 300mm to 400mm between each car to fit them in about 110 meters long.

So Peter if you miss out well... 

if your entered into the Festival and you done make the 50 then you will be able to view this awesome line up from the Hell Corner Corporate Suites  and even walk down around the cars in pit lane if time allows before the Friday night welcoming party 

 

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On 11/5/2019 at 7:58 PM, PeterAllen said:

A pity you can't use the grid as per the Bolwells at Philip Island.

 

Unfortunately Pit Straight reverts to a public road as of 5.30 pm so no chance.  There is only 42 Bolwells in that shot above .  i'm trying to fit 100 Z's in a very small area 50 competition Z's and 50 Festival entrants Z's

Entries close tomorrow so please  don't miss out on it 

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Got to Bathurst yesterday after a surprisingly good run , We left Brisbane at 05.30 and got to Gosford at about 16.00 we were lucky to get through the fires as the Pacific Highway was cut of the day before, I had one trailer tyre blow just out side Coffs and the Spare i had lasted an 1 hour before it also blew, (lesson update your spare if you are doing a long trip) lucky we got 2 replacements in Kempsey and the whole saga only slowed us by an hour. Yesterday had a great drive through the Pennant Hills area only taking about 10 mins from the M1 to the M2 

Nice Drive up and over the Blue Mts 13 degrees with low cloud and light rain. Got to Bathurst about 11.30 and unloaded the red car and went into town for a counter meal.

Safe Trip for all those heading up over the next few days and please check the road conditions and fire closures

ZCCQ Club member turned up later in the day with his newly restored 300ZX Z31 which he had had only driven 200kms around town in Brisbane before driving to Bathurst, he said the car was great and had no problems

See you in Bathurst 

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I have been camping at Mt. Panorama for over 20 years and can assure that it often has  “four seasons in one day”

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We arrived in Bathurst on Monday afternoon. Missed all the Sydney storms on Monday, good drive out to Orange/Millthorpe with the Dust storm on Tuesday. Now getting ready for the Festival of Z in the week ahead. 

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I got delayed in Sydney yesterday arvo for a couple of hours due to a severe storm that closed all runway operations completely. Geeze Sydney cops so bad storms these days so you were lucky to miss them. 

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I’ll be sad to miss this years event.

i hope you all have a safe and fun couple of days. I will be interested to see pics, videos and lap times.

 

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First session done - I ended up with fuel surge :-[

The tracks amazing and wider than I've been lead to believe. I'm having a ball.

Next session today is at 2pm

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I've had ignition issues that was finally traced to a faulty coil.

Hopefully all fixed for this final session!

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1 hour ago, 260DET said:

Brake failure? 

 

unfortunately Gordon misjudged Rogers breaking point and ran into the back of him.

Disappointing for both parties☹️ The damage to Gordon's that put him out of the event.

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I had a mixed Sunday battling and ignition issue which turned out to be a faulty coil pack, and my fuelling issue entering the chase cause the car to stumble all the way down to Murray's.

In the end I put the car on the trailer after 2 laps in the final session.

however it was a great event and a huge thanks must go to the challenge Bathurst team, the officials, and Dave Robertson for all his hard work!

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23 minutes ago, C.A.F. said:

unfortunately Gordon misjudged Rogers breaking point and ran into the back of him.

Disappointing for both parties☹️ The damage to Gordon's that put him out of the event.

Ouch, painful to see that... looked like they were both flying along at a rapid clip too..

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