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    Lakeside Classic racing meet Qld, Australia - Godzilla GT-R

    Sorry, these are photo's of after the event, but are still pretty cool! Lakeside international raceway, was closed nearly a decade ago, all in the name of progress apparently!

    I was lucky enough to race there in it's heyday and it's truly an excellent circuit. I raced a Gemini coupe in the Gemini series(still going to this day!) and my Rx-2 in the sports sedans series - basically still around in a different from. Due to lobbying for many years, it's been reopened to club level racing with conditions.

    This event today, is a classic meet that brings out many old series, but also group A cars from the past. It's a open all areas arena so you can literally touch the history!!

    Today everyone was lucky enough to see the "Godzilla GT-R" skylines from 1992 that Gentleman Jim Richards drove to victory at Bathurst and had that famous one liner to the booing crowd who were Holden/Ford fans; "you're a pack of A##Eholes" - legend effort Jim!

    The man himself today Jim and the Nissan!





    On the track, untouchable as always. That's Tony Longhurst's Ford Sierra in the background


    Also on show, a Allan Moffatt Rx-7, this was cool! It was driven like it was stolen too!



    The Peter Jackson Skyline hardtop as well!


    A handful of the old Group C touring cars, still putting a respectable time around the circuit.






    A few of the regular racers

    A good friend owns this Rx-3 and was honoured to be put on the track with the group A cars, yes he was in the bottom half of the field but can say he raced 'Godzilla"!!




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    wow looks great.
    looking forward to seeing the grpA skylines at mallala, South Australia, next month at the skyline nationals

    was the grpA R31 there? and mr.Smith's Supra turboA?

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    I'm sure GTS145 will be taking a gaggle over there.................

    Next stop for me will be muscle car masters at Eastern Creek....
    A 320 ute, 2 roadsters, 2 1200's ...... & a Prince.

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    i was there on sunday

    i help prep the xerox shop starion, craig who owns it now is a sunny coast local

    i have some vids which i might get around to posting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redzone
    i was there on sunday

    i help prep the xerox shop starion, craig who owns it now is a sunny coast local

    i have some vids which i might get around to posting...
    Great day wasn't it?

    Man, that Starion brought back memories! Certainly was no slouch either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Baby Go
    Next stop for me will be muscle car masters at Eastern Creek....
    ditto.
    sans the Falcon tho.............. until next year.
    that'll make 8 of us on pilgramage with big bangers in 2011 :wink: :wink:

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    craig's at muscle car masters right now with the starion, he now has the big $$ michelins on, see if he can stick it up the expensive cars :lol:


    damn i wish i was at eastern creek!

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    These kind of events are great. Much more interesting than any of the major national series these days (not mentioning any names). That first corolla, #44...is that the one that was built by TRD in/for the UK? Any idea? I think I saw it down at Phillip Island once and it was an absolute beast, overtaking Toranas on the outside in the rain.

    I've always loved the sidepipes on the skylines too!

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