Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides  
Related Sites: Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Saloon & Sportscar Racing > Australasian Touring Cars.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 9 Jul 2005, 04:28 (Ref:1350779)   #1
f1freak
Racer
 
f1freak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Australia
Sydney
Posts: 399
f1freak should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Amaroo Park... now!!!

They sold Amaroo Park... for this???...



That really shocked me...

Just thought I'd share ...
f1freak is offline  
__________________
Conrad...
Quote
Old 9 Jul 2005, 05:10 (Ref:1350781)   #2
275 GTB-4
Veteran
 
275 GTB-4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Australia
Sydney NSW, Australie
Posts: 3,190
275 GTB-4 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid275 GTB-4 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
What a Waste!

Thanks for sharing...what a waste of space...I'd like to know what the blocks went for (sorry Kiwis block = suck shuns)....
275 GTB-4 is offline  
__________________
The good old days sure seem like a long time ago!!
Quote
Old 9 Jul 2005, 05:45 (Ref:1350792)   #3
racer69
Veteran
 
racer69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Australia
Sydney, Australia
Posts: 10,025
racer69 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridracer69 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Funnily enough i was watching an old AMSCAR round from 1987 the other day...

About a year ago i decided to go for abit of a look at what was left. I went in the old entrance (the road is now a driveway for the shops located there, the driveway is lined with pallets and crates) which led down towards the pits only to see the road blocked off halfway down the hill by a dirt mound and a house being built the other side of it. There was a track leading into the bush but who knows where that would have led.....

From that shot it is still amazingly easy to see the line of the circuit, and it seems the run up *****upave (spelling?) Hill into the Dunlop Loop remains, as does the Lake.

Although the dirt circuit was discarded long before the race circuit, would be interesting to see whether the trails remain.

There was a very old thread about Amaroo from a few years ago where member Buckshot went in and took a bunch of photo's, and all he found that remained of the circuit was a toilet block. A search should bring it up.
racer69 is offline  
__________________
"The Great Race"
22 November 1960 - 21 July 1999
Quote
Old 9 Jul 2005, 08:00 (Ref:1350835)   #4
kramer
Racer
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 409
kramer should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
The dirt circuit had a house in the middle of it by the time the main circuit closed. The dirt circuit was off to the upper right of that photo.

The hill climb was directly above the lake as it's shown in the pic.

I loved the place - competed there a few times and spent my HSC year at the place.



Kramer
kramer is offline  
Quote
Old 9 Jul 2005, 08:12 (Ref:1350844)   #5
KE30MAN
Racer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 492
KE30MAN should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Nine houses? You have got to be kidding. What a waste of a race circuit, that is an absolute disgrace.
KE30MAN is offline  
Quote
Old 9 Jul 2005, 11:55 (Ref:1351057)   #6
GTRMagic
Race Official
1% Club
 
GTRMagic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Australia
Sell me this pen....
Posts: 45,132
GTRMagic is going for a new world record!GTRMagic is going for a new world record!GTRMagic is going for a new world record!GTRMagic is going for a new world record!GTRMagic is going for a new world record!GTRMagic is going for a new world record!GTRMagic is going for a new world record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by racer69
There was a very old thread about Amaroo from a few years ago where member Buckshot went in and took a bunch of photo's, and all he found that remained of the circuit was a toilet block. A search should bring it up.
Your wish is my command

The thread is Here
GTRMagic is offline  
__________________
Think Tank.. Creative Inertia..
Always Be Closing.. Telling's Not Selling..
Perpetuate The Cycle.. GTS - Google That Stuff..
Manufacturing Intellect.. My endless lunch break starts now..
Motion Creates Emotion..
Take control of your journey..
Savings. Service. Satisfaction..
You cannot follow fake and expect to find real..
Give me health and strength, we'll steal the rest..
It's easier to throw rocks at a house than to build one..
Quote
Old 9 Jul 2005, 17:52 (Ref:1351243)   #7
racer69
Veteran
 
racer69's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Australia
Sydney, Australia
Posts: 10,025
racer69 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridracer69 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Thanks GTR

Quote:
Originally Posted by kramer
The dirt circuit had a house in the middle of it by the time the main circuit closed. The dirt circuit was off to the upper right of that photo.

The hill climb was directly above the lake as it's shown in the pic.

I loved the place - competed there a few times and spent my HSC year at the place.



Kramer
Some of the best footage i have on tape is of Wayne Bell taking Ken Sutcliffe for a ride around the Amaroo dirt circuit/hill climb/racetrack (basically together made a special stage) in a yellow Mitsubishi Starion for a story on the old Sports Sunday program.

Ken had great difficulty with the pacenotes........
racer69 is offline  
__________________
"The Great Race"
22 November 1960 - 21 July 1999
Quote
Old 9 Jul 2005, 21:17 (Ref:1351322)   #8
mmciau
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Australia
South Australia
Posts: 774
mmciau should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
So is everyone on this board now ready to appreciate/accept their station in life!!!!!

So the developer gets in the shire/council's ear, promises more rates and taxes from 9 properties than can ever be received from facilities of the great unwashed and those uncouth petrol heads and the rest is history!!!!

And the "toorak tractors" generate less green house gases than those smelly, noisy race cars and the hoons on the hill ...!

So the EPA is happy too ...

And so it goes ...

Mike
mmciau is offline  
__________________
Mike McInerney
Quote
Old 9 Jul 2005, 23:34 (Ref:1351420)   #9
275 GTB-4
Veteran
 
275 GTB-4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Australia
Sydney NSW, Australie
Posts: 3,190
275 GTB-4 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid275 GTB-4 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
*****ewpave

[QUOTE=racer69]From that shot it is still amazingly easy to see the line of the circuit, and it seems the run up *****upave (spelling?) Hill into the Dunlop Loop remains, as does the Lake.
QUOTE]

In case anyone is wondering...it was called Bitupave Hill....(autocensors!!)
275 GTB-4 is offline  
__________________
The good old days sure seem like a long time ago!!
Quote
Old 10 Jul 2005, 01:52 (Ref:1351447)   #10
Chubby1
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 65
Chubby1 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I always wondered what the place looked like, thanks for the links.
Chubby1 is offline  
Quote
Old 11 Jul 2005, 03:17 (Ref:1352202)   #11
Head Rev
Racer
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Australia
Australia
Posts: 355
Head Rev should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Although I now live in Adelaide, when I get back to Sydney to visit family, I always go back to Amaroo. Drive up the hill and the memories come flooding back, I used to flag there from '77 - '80. Spent a lot of time in the "Loop" and at Honda. Boy, have some fantastic stories about that place and the fun we used to get up to also. Pulled many drivers out of crashed cars, cleaned up dozen's of oil spills, froze in winter and burnt to a crisp in summer.

If on a quiet day you park at the top of the hill before the loop, you can hear the sounds of screaching tyres, the back fire of the Mazda's and the roar of the crowd, yes, the memories will NEVER be forgotten.
Head Rev is offline  
Quote
Old 11 Jul 2005, 04:02 (Ref:1352223)   #12
v8babe
Racer
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Australia
QLD
Posts: 106
v8babe should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Amazing pics guys, thanks for that! It certainly does bring back many a memory. Having lived over the valley from Annangrove Rd all my life, you certainly knew when a meet was on ... miss hearing the v8 sounds roar up the gulley!!

In summer we'd be swimming in the pool or riding around the property and hear them constantly in the background, I'd stay up when the day/nighters were on and listen to them through my bedroom window, never got a wink's sleep but boy it was worth every second!

Just a bummer I was too young to have a licence and get myself there, my folks weren't the kind to take us to the track in those days. Never got to see it in it's glory but them's the breaks

Long live Amaroo
v8babe is offline  
Quote
Old 11 Jul 2005, 04:43 (Ref:1352227)   #13
OZ_HCR32
Veteran
 
OZ_HCR32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,213
OZ_HCR32 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridOZ_HCR32 should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Hmmm. Thats disgraceful, i thought there would be dozens of houses.

I lived 20min away from Amaroo. When i go back home to visit family i may just rock up on bin collection night, set up my own slalom and start some motorkhana racing
OZ_HCR32 is offline  
Quote
Old 11 Jul 2005, 07:10 (Ref:1352261)   #14
Growling Ferret
Racer
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 120
Growling Ferret should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Amaroo, what an awesome place to go to a race meeting. My parents used to take us kids to Oran Park and Amaroo every year from about 1980 until it closed... Ahh, the memories. Amaroo was sitting on the rocks on the hill, choking on dust, avoiding the big ants that bit you, that giant hill to walk up at the end of the day to get in the car before the last race ended to escape the traffic nightmare.

And more importantly, Moffat and Hansford in Styvie Mazda RX7's, Fury and co in Bluebirds, Johnson and Masterton in the big hulking XD's, B&H Black BMW 635csi's and Marlboro Commodores. Sitting on the hill, the cars screamed below, and then disappeared over the hill, to come back at Mazda House 20 seconds later...

I took a mate to his first ever meeting - SuperTourers at Amaroo when it was at its strongest - 2 Audis, 2 Diet Coke BMW's, Volvos, Vauxhalls, Peugeots - it was a magic place to watch! I was lucky enough to run a hillclimb which used about 80% of Amaroo as the circuit in 1996 or 97 - and Mazda House was the best corner ever!

When OP is closed down in the next 18 months, going to the racing won't ever be the same...
Growling Ferret is offline  
Quote
Old 11 Jul 2005, 10:28 (Ref:1352410)   #15
f1freak
Racer
 
f1freak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Australia
Sydney
Posts: 399
f1freak should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Well, I did lie a bit to be honest (after looking back at some old Street Directories)...

This is the entire 'Amaroo Park Motor Racing Circuit'...

So yea...


Click on the image to make it larger
f1freak is offline  
__________________
Conrad...
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amaroo Park Aussiegay Australasian Touring Cars. 111 30 Nov 2010 06:47
Park Life, 25 years of Lurgan Park Rally M.Lowe Rallying & Rallycross 3 5 Dec 2005 17:04
Loton Park Pistonbroke National & Club Racing 25 15 Jun 2005 06:55
Cadwell Park - May 8th. John Watson Marshals Forum 15 9 May 2005 19:58
MALLORY PARK, NR HINCKLEY, LEICESTERSHIREMallory Park, VSCC racing at its best. eclectic Historic Racing Today 25 2 Aug 2004 18:32


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.