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Do you know the date for 2008 Bathurst yet so i can pencil it in on calender cos i didnt find out till after the event that Motors TV showed it live in 07 and i dont wanna miss this years
 

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Do you know the date for 2008 Bathurst yet so i can pencil it in on calender cos i didnt find out till after the event that Motors TV showed it live in 07 and i dont wanna miss this years

Isn't it religiously something like the 2nd Sunday in October?
 

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as far as my brain is concerned-bathurst is a filler between footy and cricket that happens sometime in october.
 

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Today I managed to watch the last hour of the 3hr condensed coverage, of the Bathurst 12 hour race.

This crash made my heart stop..

Len Cave rolled 10 times at 250km/h at Mount Panorama
From: The Daily Telegraph
February 11, 2008 12:00AM

SYDNEY driver Len Cave should consider buying himself a lottery ticket today after walking away from a terrifying 250km/h crash during the Bathurst 12-Hour motor race yesterday.

Cave walked away from the crash, in which his Mazda 3 MPS flipped 10 times - a number of them in mid-air - with just facial injuries.

He was approaching The Chase when he slid sideways into the sand trap and rolled his car.

The impact was so severe the engine, front suspension and gear box were torn off.

The car came to rest on its roof.

Amazingly, Cave was able to escape unaided from the wreckage.

Gallery: See pics from the scene here.

"It's such a fast part of the track that if you are going to have an accident that is exactly the corner you don't want to have it," race co-ordinator Craig Denyer said.

"Whenever you get airborne and go sideways it generally ends in total disaster.

Cave was taken to Bathurst Hospital for observation before being released last night.

The accident happened nine hours and 42 minutes into a drama-filled 12-hour classic.

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23192000-5006009,00.html

Here's video footage.....

BORKED

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXkVBY4LcXk
 

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how did the car do that??? amazing that he was fairly ok after that crash.
 

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I remember bout 2 yrs ago someone running into a "Roo" made a right mess of the car not as spectacular as the above crash but an interesting one for us Poms to see
 

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Time to blow the dust of this thread.

It's the Bathurst weekend, anyone follow motor sport ????
 

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I used to. Drove down and camped there for the race many years ago. It was the year after Dick Johnson hit the rock.

Had a Monaro in those days, was awesome driving into the camp site getting yelled at to "smoke em up".

During the race a mate & I snuck through a few fences and farms onto Conrod - right across from marshalls yelling at us to get outta there. Was awesome to see the speed down that straight whilst we were giving those marshalls the finger.

It was an awesome weekend, but my fondest memory to this day was the guy riding around the place on a ride-on esky - what a champ!
 

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I forgot to mention that Holden won that year, and everyone was lined up on both sides of the only road out pissing on Fords. Thank Christ I was in a Munro.
 

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I worked security there a few years back. Enjoyed it. Was response in the vehicle of a night. So just used to do laps on track of a night. Pretty fun driving 200km down the straight. I couldn't imagine being in one of those V8's doing nearly double that speed. Got some good stories of my times too.
 

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Tyre issues with most teams, may see some come unstuck soon
 

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Still close,
not a bad day so far,
although I wonder what the issue has been with hte tyres.
 
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