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Old 17 Aug 2018, 01:17 (Ref:3844120)   #1
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Dessert What Was The First Motorsport Event You Attended, And When?

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Old 17 Aug 2018, 01:39 (Ref:3844122)   #2
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Old 17 Aug 2018, 05:50 (Ref:3844143)   #3
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I have been visiting daily and thinking the same thing. Im counting down the days to my bathurst visit TBH
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Old 17 Aug 2018, 07:32 (Ref:3844153)   #4
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What was the first motor race you attended?

For me, it was the 1984 Castrol 500 at Sandown.
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Old 17 Aug 2018, 08:02 (Ref:3844157)   #5
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Tasman Series race at Warwick Farm February 1969

Can remember sitting on a folding chair on the roof of my dad's EH wagon.
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Old 17 Aug 2018, 08:17 (Ref:3844159)   #6
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I grew up rural so not much chance to go to big motorsport events but was at the speedway every second weekend over summer. (Does anyone remember Alan and Denise Butcher? I used love those pair!)

My first big motorsport event was the 1993 Lakeside ATTC round. The first year of the supercars at Lakeside.
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Alan and Denise Butcher, Logan Homes sponsored car were popular drivers on the east coast speedway circuit during the late 1970's and early 1980's.

Missed seeing them racing at the Australian sedan titles at Bridgewater speedway in Hobart 1984.

They are on you tube racing at Lismore, Liverpool and few other venues.

Check out Facebook and Tassie Speedway Memories.
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Amaroo early 80's to see Bob Stevens (a neighbour) go around in his BBQ Galore Camaro
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Old 17 Aug 2018, 08:56 (Ref:3844176)   #9
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Old 17 Aug 2018, 09:30 (Ref:3844186)   #10
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I grew up rural so not much chance to go to big motorsport events but was at the speedway every second weekend over summer. (Does anyone remember Alan and Denise Butcher? I used love those pair!)

My first big motorsport event was the 1993 Lakeside ATTC round. The first year of the supercars at Lakeside.
Yes,I remember the Butchers , if I remeber correctly, they were the Moffets of speedway in NSW LOL, I use to come from Casino in Northern NSW and visited Lismore speedway in the 60s and early 70s when ever there was a meeting, moved north in about 1984 and would always visit Lakeside
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Winfield Triple Challenge, '93.

Living only 15mins away at the time, meant I also heard the Gunners concert.
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1988 ATCC round at Oran Park

I was a huge Dick Johnson fan but the main thing that sticks in my mind is Larry Perkins in the VL coming through esses before Suttons Corner "on it" every lap
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Old 17 Aug 2018, 12:09 (Ref:3844216)   #13
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My first 'car' race?
Around 1962 watching a pre high school John Bowe win his first(?) race, steering a 'Ferrari' look alike in a billy cart race on Best St hill in Devonport Tas.
Been following JB's career ever since...

My first real motor race was when, as a kid, I scrounged a ride with an uncle to Longford in 1968 to watch Chris Amon set the lap record in the magnificent Ferrari P4.
And the bug bit. Hard.
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Old 17 Aug 2018, 14:22 (Ref:3844240)   #14
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First race was relatively recent but at a guess I’m a bit younger then some of you guys . Calder 1997 Supercars and from then on its been twenty years of love for all racing on four and two wheels. I’ve forgotten a lot since then but still have vivid memories of the night. The spectacle of night racing, getting John Faulkners autograph even though I barely knew who he was at that stage and watching Peter Brock trying to get from the HRT hauler to the garage but couldn’t resist signing and chatting with what seemed like an endless amount of people wherever he went. Is that Centurion tank still up on the side of the Thunderdome? Good times.

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Old 17 Aug 2018, 21:49 (Ref:3844363)   #15
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Feeling a bit old as I write this and remember.

First motor race for me was the 1973 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, held at Bathurst over the Easter weekend.

My first race as a crew member too - even if I was the gopher and cleaning wheels was one of my main jobs, it was great to be doing that as the young kid I was at the time.

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