Negotiating your way through the great desert wasteland is never easy.
The conditions are often primitive and the locals semi-literate but
I did it! I went to Mt. Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia,
6-7 October, 2001 just to see a motor race.
And a great race it was...
lined up on the starting grid just before race start. Ford took pole
position but did anyone seriously think they could win the race?
Team Kiwi car had a serious ding the day before and was still being
put back together right up to race start. It didn't start with the rest
on the grid but pulled in behind the pack after race start. To the right
are two of the Team Kiwi gurlz with their pet sheep. Mmmmm - nice!
is a Holden and it's red. So, there's oviously nothing wrong with it.
Race cars just need a lot of attention.
top of the mountain is a great place to watch the cars scream through
corners at unbelievable speed. In this shot a Ford appears to be leading
a Holden; the Ford is obviously a lap down.
on top of the mountain we saw this car crash into the track side barrier
right in fron of us - cool!
Obviously, it's a Ford. Had it been a Holden, its superior handling
would undoubtedly have kept it on the track.
are beautiful people aren't they? On top of the mountain is the place
where those most passionate about motor racing gather to get even more
passionate about beer. Amongst the wildlife on top of the mountain is
no place for women and children but we kept our heads down and escaped
before they recognised us as f****** Kiwis.