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Posted Jan 07 2011 - 06:22 AM
It would be so nice if someone took over the project and finish them.
Posted Mar 17 2011 - 10:41 PM
That year there were four races in NZ and four here in Oz, with the Farm, Surfers, Sandown and Longford on the calendar - the last time that Longford would see such racing on its streets.
The 2.5-litre era started in 1964 and ended in 1969 and during that time I attended every Warwick Farm event.
It was a fabulous time to be an Aussie motor-racing enthusiast.
Posted Mar 18 2011 - 07:45 AM
Posted Mar 20 2011 - 12:57 AM
Can't wait to add this one to the Tasman Cup series in place of Lakeside.
Posted Mar 20 2011 - 01:01 AM
Many, many thanks from me to the person/persons who created the 1964 - 1968 Tasman Cup series of car-sets.
This has completely revitalised my interest in racing on the AUS/NZ tracks and it brings back so many great memories when I see the driver's names and the car liveries.
Just makes me wish that Warwick Farm was available. That would be the icing on the cake for me. (Longford would be the cherry. )
Posted Mar 20 2011 - 08:19 PM
Posted Mar 20 2011 - 09:32 PM
Go to Google Maps, search Emerald Lakes, Carrara, Queensland and then get the Street View guy and place him on Birmingham Road, next to the golf course, and face him west.
THAT is the view (minus the houses!) from what was the location of the circuit.
Posted Mar 21 2011 - 03:03 AM
Look at the little 68 Tasman pic I added on the left
Edited by Remy, Mar 21 2011 - 03:33 AM.
Posted Mar 22 2011 - 05:24 AM
In real life they are not as overpowering as what you have shown.
Even the little pic of the 68 race shows that they are more subtle and in the far distance, not the immediate background.
The ranges are a lot further away from the coast than people think.
The best impression that you can get of the terrain - unless you fly out to Surfer's Paradise - is to go into Google Earth, zoom in to Emerald Lakes Golf Club and then pan around whilst at or near ground level.
From one who has been there many times, believe me when I say that the mountains/escarpment that you have shown in your screenshot, whilst impressive and dramatic, are not what the terrain looked like within at least 5 kilometres of the circuit.
Edited by Bruce, Mar 22 2011 - 05:25 AM.
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