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#1 bluehornet

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Posted Oct 30 2009 - 06:24 AM

Does anybody know if their is a Catalina Katoomba Track as a friend in the army told me that they raced at
Katooma. IN THE PAST
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Posted Oct 30 2009 - 06:56 AM

I don't know about the existence of a GPL track. But you can find a GTR2 track. Google "GTR2 The Gully Track"

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Posted Oct 30 2009 - 06:56 AM

There is no Catalina Park for GPL but it does exist, I used to do lap dashes there in the 80's and it was a fun track to drive. There is a version for GT Legends but it is not a great quality one IMO. I'm not sure if it is still being used for club events but it looks pretty run down from google earth.

Thomas posted at the same time.....I wasn't aware that the gully track for GTR2 was Catalina, I will have to check it out. Thanks Thomas.

Edited by Burnsy865, Oct 30 2009 - 06:58 AM.


#4 Kanzo

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Posted Oct 30 2009 - 06:57 AM

Catalina Park for GPL was started by Chris Kelly in 2001 but I´m afraid he didn´t finish it. So if I´m not mistaken we still don´t have that track in GPL.

There is an rFactor version though so maybe your friend meant that one?

EDIT: heh, we all posted within a minute.  :P

Edited by Kanzo, Oct 30 2009 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted Oct 30 2009 - 07:02 AM

:)

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Posted Oct 30 2009 - 07:07 AM

http://maps.google.c...&...010428&z=17

Go, Ginetto, go!  :drive:

PS. Your first track map seems to be mirrored  :wacko:

Edited by Kanzo, Oct 30 2009 - 07:15 AM.


#7 Burnsy865

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Posted Oct 30 2009 - 01:49 PM

View PostKanzo, on Oct 30 2009, 11:07 PM, said:

Go, Ginetto, go!  :drive:
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Posted Oct 30 2009 - 02:08 PM

Hahaha, yes it's mirrored because you have to do that to make it appear right in GTK Maker...
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Posted Oct 31 2009 - 03:55 AM

thanks guys for the input
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Posted Oct 31 2009 - 04:39 AM

Racing at Catalina Park sadly only really took place in the 60's, there was a brief revival for Rallycross in the 70's and as Craig mentioned it was used for club lap dashes I think up until sometime in the 1990's. Today it is sadly overgrown and never likely to see another car driven in anger around it, the track at Castrol Curve has been washed away and the guardrail hangs in the air. There are far to many houses nearby and the dreaded issue with noise pollution would be a hard one to combat.

It would be a great track to see in GPL, it has lots of elevation changes, I have walked around it a few times when I have been up to Katoomba, all the fences are still there and you can see the evidence of some of the signage on the fences. the track surface is pretty intact although the grass is reclaiming the ashphalt in a few areas. It is now an area for dog owners to let their dogs off the leash.

You can see more info about the track here http://www.tasman-se...atalinapark.asp

There is a decent thread on the circuit at the Nostalgia forum also http://forums.autosp...l=catalina park

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Posted Dec 12 2016 - 06:10 PM

Ginetto,
Would you still have the GTK Maker file for Catalina, as I have thought about trying to relive some memories and complete a basic version of this track.
Cheers

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Posted Dec 12 2016 - 07:31 PM

Found them, here are the build files :)

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Posted Dec 12 2016 - 08:17 PM

Ginetto (legend!!)
Thank you so much for this, it may be a long night in front of the computer tonight.
Greetings from Australia - Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie, Oi Oi Oi

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Posted Oct 24 2019 - 10:15 AM

Any news on this track? Just saw an old photo of the track on Legendary Circuits Series facebook page.
https://www.facebook...62696673020077/

The track nowadays
http://www.zengarage...atalinaraceway/

Edited by fajanko, Oct 24 2019 - 12:08 PM.





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