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mantaray

Original Poster:

244 posts

89 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Seems i am in Aus the very weekend this is held, Staying just outside Sydney, so anyone been?
Its my first visit to Aus, gotto go for a family wedding and wouldnt mind getting away for a days racing.

Matt Harper

3,738 posts

89 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
One of my life ambitions. Only my personal opinion, but I say you'd be insane to pass it by. The planets have aligned for you - don't miss the opportunity!

y2blade

54,731 posts

103 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
DeeTee will be along shortly...I'll PM him

Dee Tee

472 posts

40 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Well then, TBH i'm in a similar situation. I've been to Oz before and know the History of the Event but this year will see me at Bathurst for The Great Race, for the 1st Time. I'd say that if you can,then GO !! The problem you'll have is Accommodation. Like the TT,Hotels/B&B/Guest Houses etc get booked Year on Year by the same People. Even more surprising,the same is true for Camping and Motor Home Pitches.
A further thing to take into account is that this Year is the 50th Anniversary of the Event meaning a bigger Crowd than normal.
Sydney to Bathurst is 126 Miles,about 2hrs 45 but Traffic will be heavy and it can take up to twice that time.
If you are set on going (and I would be !!) get onto Google and search for accommodation in Portland/Lithgow/Katoomba.
Another option is;
http://www.tentcityhire.com.au/level_2/bathurst.ht...

It depends on how many are in the Party and what Transport you have.

You won't get a Hire van as too many have been wrecked so Hirers do not let them out. Campers might be available,Google Campervan Hire Australia for options.

You might struggle for a pitch but it might be worth a punt.

Hope you make it.

Edited by Dee Tee on Friday 21st September 20:04

Dee Tee

472 posts

40 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Another option would be a Post on Facebook; search v8supercars or Bathurst 2012-Who's going???
and see if anyone can help. That's where i got fixed up with my accommodation for both Bathurst and Surfers Paradise for the Gold Coast 600, a couple of weeks later.

Edited by Dee Tee on Monday 24th September 09:33

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mantaray

Original Poster:

244 posts

89 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
Well looks like this is happening, thanks for all the tips people, i have a hire car so gonna drive up early sunday morning and watch the race, its only gonna be me and the gf going so i dont think tickets should be a problem.
I am in a place called Campbelltown and looking at the maps its about 2 & half hours away.
Really looking forward to this now.

retrobob

1,800 posts

77 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
Get extra cash out of the bank and go corporate >


Dee Tee

472 posts

40 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
mantaray said:
1/Well looks like this is happening,

2/i have a hire car so gonna drive up early sunday morning and watch the race.

3/I am in a place called Campbelltown and looking at the maps its about 2 & half hours away.
Really looking forward to this now.
1/ Excellent !!

2+3/ Yes Campbelltown is only 202 Km away but the road to Bathurst is going to be busy. People over there that i have asked recommend getting there for 05.00-06.00,at least you will be there and you can have a snooze in the car rather than sit in a queue for ages.

Enjoy !! I intend to.

Allyc85

5,047 posts

74 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
Just read on motorsports.com forum that Motors TV wont be showing this live!

cheddar

2,818 posts

62 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
Warning, waxing lyrical post:

I've been, bloody fking jesus christ, what a place!

It was a while ago but if anything it's even better now. 650bhp V8's, truly epic drivers, two wheels in the air, big oversteer, 190mph main straight, the quickest corner in Aus motorsport and side by side action for 6 straight hours.

I drove the track in a Commodore, thought it was going to snap in half through the Dipper, bloody incredible.

What a race, what a spectacle. What a track.

Watching Tony Longhurst sideways on three wheels through McPhillamy at 125mph every single lap was genuinely shocking, almost violent. They do exactly the same thing now. Check 'Top 10 shootout' on Youtube.

Get yourself up the top of the mountain (just after McPhillamy) absolutely the best viewing spot. Race lasts long enough to check a few viewing areas but Skyline looking back at McPhillamy is best.

Take all weather gear, it can change very quickly.

I stayed in Orange about 30 miles away from Bathurst, got a room easily. Try 'wotif' or 'needitnow' for accom.

Can I come?

mantaray

Original Poster:

244 posts

89 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Seems tickets are more of a problem than i first thought, sunday is completly soldout! !!!
So now on the hunt with locals here and flea bay, fingers crossed.

chevronb37

5,958 posts

74 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
We're planning on doing Bathurst and Gold Coast 600 next year so will keep an eagle eye on this thread. Those of you attending, please update with your findings. Enjoy it!

retrobob

1,800 posts

77 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Still General Admission tickets available just no Grand Stand tickets.

It's the 50th anniversary race this year so it will be packed out.[with drunks and bogans lol]

http://bathurst.v8supercars.com.au/tickets/general...

And when you pronounce Bathurst it's not Bath-urst like Clarkson pronounces it > if you get it wrong no one will know what you are talking about > :-)

DanDC5

9,158 posts

55 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Allyc85 said:
Just read on motorsports.com forum that Motors TV wont be showing this live!
I hope this isn't true.

SoliD

556 posts

105 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Allyc85 said:
Just read on motorsports.com forum that Motors TV wont be showing this live!
WHAT!!!! frown

FredericRobinson

707 posts

120 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Np sign of it on the Motors TV schedule on their website. Terrible news

Russ35

1,693 posts

127 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Over on the forums @ Motors TV

said:
I'm very sorry, but for contractual reasons we will not be showing Bathurst LIVE this year, we will only be showing a 2 hours highlight show.

_____________
Frédéric VIGER
Head of Programming
MOTORS TV
Not happy furious

Look forward to watching this all year.

Finish work early
Dash home via the local Take Away to purchase excessive amounts of food (can always be eaten cold for lunch and tea if needed)
Power on the big TV and sound system
and not move till the race is over.


Have to hope there is a dodgy internet feed.







fatboy69

6,421 posts

75 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
I would imagine that our grind Justin will be able to assist. Hope so as he's a usually very good at supplying things when you ask him.

Nicely........

LaurasOtherHalf

8,663 posts

84 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
retrobob said:
And when you pronounce Bathurst it's not Bath-urst like Clarkson pronounces it > if you get it wrong no one will know what you are talking about > :-)
how do you pronounce it?

retrobob

1,800 posts

77 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
LaurasOtherHalf said:
retrobob said:
And when you pronounce Bathurst it's not Bath-urst like Clarkson pronounces it > if you get it wrong no one will know what you are talking about > :-)
how do you pronounce it?
Bath-hurst and drag the a out a tiny bit.

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