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Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Thursday 10 Oct to Sunday 13 Oct 2013
A new era of Australian motorsport is about to begin as Erebus Motorsport and Nissan come to battle Ford and Holden in Bathurst NSW.
After a 19 year absence, Mercedes-Benz has returned for the Bathurst 1000 race. Holden is hoping to secure their 30th Bathurst victory.
This year’s race marks the 20th Bathurst 1000 Craig Lowndes has started in. He’s hoping to add another win to his previous 5 wins here. If he adds 1 more podium finish to the 8 he has now, Lowndes will tie with Peter Brock, Larry Perkins and Jim Richards for the record.
Network 7 television broadcast schedule of the Bathurst 1000 for Brisbane is Friday – 12 to 3pm, Saturday – 11am to 5pm, Sunday – 6am to 5pm. Please consult your local listings for times in your own city.
Off Track Events 2013
Official V8 Supercars Transporter Parade
WED … starts 11:15am, Lower William Street to Kings Parade. FREE.
Driver Autograph Session
WED … starts 12:15pm, Russell Street. Also B-Rock Barbecue, jumping castles, face painting.
Bathurst Harness Racing
Great Race Carnival
WED … starts 6pm, Bathurst Showground, Great Western Highway.
National Motor Racing Museum
“Legendary Moments” Dinner
THUR … starts 6.30pm, Rydges Mount Panorama
RCG Locksmiths V8 Race Ball
FRI … 6.30pm, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Sunset Drive-in Cinema
FRI & SAT … 7.30pm, Bathurst Showground. Movies – Fast & the Furious 6 (Fri) and Despicable Me 2 (Sat)
Great Race Street Fair
SAT … 10am to 6pm, Kings Parade, Russell Street. FREE. Live onstage entertainment, rides, activities, food and market stalls.
Super Cheap Bathurst 1000 Race
SUN … Mount Panorama.
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Trivia – A Sports First
In 1788 First Fleet ships’ crews held a rowing race becoming the first sporting event held in Australia.
Brownlow Medal Winners 2011 & 2012
Collingwood midfielder Dane Swan was awarded the Chas Brownlow Trophy 26 September 2011. So we added a list Brownlow Medal Winners since 1924 to our website.
Update: Jobe Watson from Essendon was awarded the Brownlow Medal for 2012.
eBay Auction for a Crew Spot on Yacht Race
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
12:30pm, Tues. 10 December 2013
Nielsen Park, Sydney Harbour
How would you like to sail on a yacht that will later be in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race?
Several yachts are each offering a spot onboard to the highest bidder and one guest for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge. Bidding for some spots start at $250 on eBay (links below).
This is the seventh year that the fleet race to raise awareness and money for the CYCA’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Trusts.
Place your bid
Several Rolex Sydney Hobart entrants as well as others offer places onboard for the auction. Bid today for your chance to sail on board one of these yachts. Bidding closes 6 Dec. 2013.
Some bids start as low as $250 for the following boats: Wild Oats XI, Perpetual LOYAL, Wild Thing, Brindabella, Southern Excellence II, Giacomo, Black Jack, Terra Firma, Ginger.
Established in 1999, the CYCA’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Trusts has donated in excess of $850,000 to search and rescue organisations all across Australia. They also provide assistance (financial and other) to immediate families of those lost at sea during Yachting Australia sanctioned races.