Monday, 6 November 2017

Bathurst Car Museum, NSW

The late Peter Brock as I mentioned in another post is best remembered as King of the mountain, Peter Perfect, the mountain is Mount Panorama in Bathurst, NSW - Peter having won the the race many times.  Below is the Bust of Peter and a few of his cars.  Born 1945, died 2006.

We saw these cars along with many more in the Museum at Bathurst next door to the racing circuit.


A link to more information about Peter Brock


















My late Dad had 'sidecar' but a Harley Davidson one when I was very little and I loved riding in it.  Mum would be sitting as she should and I would be down in the front.

40 comments:

  1. Wonderful exhibition and the cars are amazing to look at. Greetings.

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  2. Como evolucina el tiempo, Margaret! Este reportage bien nos lo muestra. Buen trabajo!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thanks Jordi, thought the men would be interested more so than the women in these cars.

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  3. That really is a fine exhibition! The mini reminded me of "The Italian Job" with Michael Caine

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    1. Yes of course, Michael Caine. I used to own a mini it was a good little car to drive back and forward to work, park it anywhere.

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  4. Son vistosos esos coches antiguos en una bonita exposición.

    Besos

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    1. They are indeed, lots of different colours and bright so they could be seen on the racing circuit.

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  5. Eine schöne Sammlung von Rennwagen.

    Noke

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    1. I was amazed at how good it was to see them all in one place, and looked after so well.

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  6. We often went to the Mount Panorama race track - but mostly to watch the bike races rather than the cars. And the sidecar races were spectacular always.

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  7. I like the blue car 88. That is a fine exhibition.

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  8. He died relatively young considering how long people live today.

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    1. Yes he did David. Died in a Targa Rally in Western Australia.

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  9. I really like car museums and have been through a few of them

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    1. We have one here Jo-Anne but haven't ventured into it as yet.

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  10. We were only talking about motorbike sidecars today and how we remembered our parents having them. It is a fab museum. Did you drive around the track too??

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    1. Yes we did drive around the track which he have done each time we've been to Bathurst, took video this time, it's not that interesting in the video.

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  11. Great photos of the cars. My favourite to drive would be the Mini. I've never been in a motorbike sidecar. My loss. I want to be Clarissa and have a Jennifer to driver me. Ok, not everyone will get that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Fat_Ladies

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    1. Thanks Andrew we were not in a rush that day.
      Always loved my mini as I did my MGB.
      Those two where good entertainment :)

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  12. Great motors, gas guzzlers. My dad used motorbike sidecar, he fell off!

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    1. Oh did your dad, hope he didn't hurt himself when he fell..

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    1. They are interesting Sussi as it's part of Australia's history.

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  14. How wonderful that your dad had a Harley with a sidecar and you got to ride in it! I rode on the back of a Harley exactly once but never in a sidecar.

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    1. Guess I was lucky - the Harley was my dads mode of transport when I was ever so young :) I remember it being such fun.

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  15. Car racing has never excited me. I saw Peter Brock once when he drove through someplace I was living at the time and I can't even remember where or when.

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    1. We all like different things but at least you have heard of him :)

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  16. What a great selection of colourful vehicles, lovely.

    All the best Jan

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  17. A motoring enthusiasts dream visit! Some very fast cars there!

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  18. Click on link did not work for me don't know why.
    Peter sounds very enthusiastic personality with huge love of car racing!
    i enjoy sometimes such shows on sports channels .
    the collection of car is AMAZING dear Margaret!

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    1. He was a good racing car driver - I repaired the link, didn't know it didn't work until you told me - so thank you :)

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