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"!!