V8 Sleuth's Special Bathurst Project
Published 27 July 2015
Bicentenary car and bike display at Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
A SPECIAL ‘History of Motorsport at Mount Panorama’ display is being assembled for this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 to celebrate the town’s Bicentenary year.
V8 Supercars has engaged the V8 Sleuth team to bring together a display of machines illustrating the 75-plus year history of racing at the venue.
Sportscars, open wheelers, touring cars, motorcycles and sidecars will all be part of the display, covering the length and breadth of variety of machines to have competed at the Mountain in all forms of racing.
This year is the 200th anniversary of Bathurst being proclaimed a town by Governor Lachlan Macquarie in 1815 and since then the area has become world-famous for its 6.213-kilometre road course and its annual October 1000-kilometre race.
The Mount Panorama circuit was opened in 1938 and has hosted a wide range of car and bike racing in addition to the touring car classic for which it’s famous.
“While we have an initial list of the type of cars and bikes we’re aiming to include, we’d really like to hear from owners of vehicles with Bathurst history of all kinds and cast our next far and wide,” says V8 Sleuth’s Aaron Noonan.
“Cars and bikes with historical significance and strong connection to Mount Panorama are what we’re looking for.
"This display is the perfect place for a car or bike that has been tucked away for quite some time to re-emerge at a great event with plenty of fans to see it.
“We saw in 2012 at the celebration of the 50th year of the October enduro race that motorsport history strikes a real chord with followers of the sport of all ages.
“This display will have the same passion connected to it but with a wider scope encompassing all racing at Bathurst and not just limited to the October race.
“I’m sure plenty of younger race fans this year will learn a lot about the history of Bathurst from visiting the display.”
Owners of cars, bikes or sidecars with Bathurst connection – or anyone knowing the whereabouts of a relevant machine - should contact Project Manager for V8 Sleuth, Andrew Frood, on 03 9585 1981 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll post regular updates here on the V8 Sleuth website of cars and bikes that will be on display as we confirm them with their owners.