toiling away on Paulís XTGT and Angeloís GTHO
Phase 3 the big event finally arrived. At
6:30am I heard a sweet thundering of that
distinct V8 music. Paul and Angelo had arrived.
I jumped in with Angelo in the Phase 3 and
we headed to Shell Kingsgrove to pick up Chris.
jumped in with Paul and we proceeded to the
M5. Once we entered the Motorway Angelo shaped
up to the little Windsor. Paul didnít need
much prompting and was keen to take his chances
against the Bathurst legend. A quick squirt
in 2nd, 3rd and 4th demonstrated that the
little 302 was running sweetly.
arrived at the club meeting point where all
the GTís were arranged in colour formation
with the silver cars leading the way. Off
to gate C we went and were guided through
to our position. The cars were lined up and
off we went to check out the stalls.
personalities were present which included
some of the past and current Bathurst touring
car drivers. Paul walked up to a former touring
car great and asked to get a picture signed.
He refused to sign the picture because it
was not purchased from his stand. Furthermore
his abrupt demeanour surprised the few fans
that were present.
proceeded to checkout the complete range of
Fords which included Falcon GTís, Falcon GSís,
Mustang Shelbys, and Ford Thunderbirds. Even
the oldies brought out their vintage Fords
and utilities straight from the 1920ís. A
sprinkling of hard core race vehicles were
also on display. Plenty of people filtering
through the cars and stands purchasing memorabilia
and catching up with old friends. I for one
met up with a few old school buddies who surprised
me by owning some real nice XA coupes.
sister approached Allan Moffat and asked if
it would be okay to take a photo with my niece
Julia. Little Julia then started to talk about
his racing history, cars, and colours which
instantly impressed him. He then invited Julia
under his arm for an instant photo. Julia
purchased a couple of old race photos and
asked Leo Geoghean to sign them. Being a complete
gentleman he obliged. I missed out on Johnny
Goss but will make an effort to get his scribble
was a fine day with perfect sunshine and awesome
to see the GT fraternity out with their families
only snag of the day was to see the toppie
let go on the little Windsor. It looks like
3rd gear has met the maker.