Australian Motorkhana Championship 2012

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Sixty-nine entrants turned up at Willowbank Raceway in Queensland for the running of the Australian Motorkhana Championship. Four different test areas were set up by the Holden Sporting Car Club, and the field split into four groups. The reversing tests were on Area 1, manoeuvring tests on Areas 2 and 3, and slalom tests on…

Mass Dampers

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Way back in the mists of history, the blue blazer brigade at the FIA determined that Formula 1 cars would run on 13” diameter wheels. I seem to recall that the logic was to force a reduction in the size of brake discs that could be used and therefore ensure the cars would have nice,…

Why Bathurst 6 Hour Matters

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A few weeks ago we saw the first modern iteration of the Bathurst 6 Hour race for Production Touring Cars. The first one ever, was in October 1962 and was for production touring and sports cars. History reports that brothers Leo and Ian Geoghegan won in a Daimler SP250. This time around, it was Nathan…

Mammoth Entry List Confirmed for 40th Anniversary Historics

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More than 200 pre-1961 historic cars and motorcycles will compete in the Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCCA) 40th anniversary of Australia’s first all-historic race meeting, to be held at Wakefield Park on 17-18 September. The entry list for the commemorative race meeting was confirmed at yesterday’s official event launch at the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre…

Designing a Race Car with Open Source Tools

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David Chinner is a genius. I first met David many years ago when I used to rally and do club level stuff with his brother Andrew. Both brothers are genuine and down-to-earth guys, which, when talking about geniuses, is pretty rare. David is easy to talk to even though he is an enormous brain with…

McLaren – The Man Behind the Cars

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The Sydney Film Festival brings one of the greatest motor sport names to the big screen, and Race Magazine has two tickets to give away for it! The incredible true story of the man behind one of the greatest brands in international motorsport, Bruce McLaren: the humble New Zealander who became a superstar of 1960s…

Race Magazine’s Video Project – Episode 1

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Here it is! It’s taken forever, and about 20 versions due to my poor understanding of the editing software. It is aimed at people that are interested in getting involved in motor sport and think it’s too hard or expensive, or people that should be interested!  Forward it on to friends and family that should…

The Supercar From Caloundra Giocattolo Event

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So today I’m currently visiting Jason Overland’s Giocattolo event. Of the 15 original cars, one was destroyed at Eastern Creek claiming the life of it’s owner and driver and another is unaccounted for. So it is already a very rare car. Jason has managed to assemble nine of them in one place! The Giocattolo was…

Touring Car Masters crash at Winton

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Possibly irreplaceable classic racing cars destroyed at Winton Raceway today. Race leader Jason Gomersoll spun unassisted and was hit by a number of other cars. The pile-up that followed took out most of the front runners and has apparently destroyed some cars and, according to Facebook chatter, injured a few drivers including Bernie Stack and…