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Offline S4Simon

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Lobethal Grand Carnival

Anyone going to watch the histericals drive around the 14km track ??
I've been rich & I've been poor...

Rich is better

Offline dkabab

will probably head up there and watch/photograph some of it....

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Offline AshSimmonds

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Offline SiFi

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Lubricating the track :D

Al Gore should be pleased. The oil keeps the bitumen supple, reducing the need for crews to go out in trucks to repair cracks in the road.

Offline AshSimmonds

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Hills blast from the past

AN estimated $60 million worth of exotic racing machines are headed for the Adelaide Hills this weekend for the Lobethal Grand Carnival.

The motorsport festival celebrates the 70th anniversary of the 1939 Australian Grand Prix, run on a road circuit in and around Lobethal.

The race prize then was The Advertiser Trophy and it was won by current event patron Allan Tomlinson, in his special, supercharged MG TA.

Mr Tomlinson, 93, will be at the festival and is impressed with the event's line-up of vehicles.

"I'm really looking forward to the weekend's event, I'm not involved much any more but I keep up with what's going on," he said.

Mr Tomlinson won the first Australian GP on an all-bitumen track and still holds the record for being the youngest driver, aged 22, to win an Australian GP.

He said the MG could mix it with the more glamorous Alfa Romeos in the 1940s races.

"We were not that far behind them on handicap," he said.

Organiser Tony Parkinson said running an event which involved closing 14km of public roads remained a challenge but this year's event was looking strong.

"For the public it is a fantastic event, because there is no admission (fee) apart from the pits, which is $5," he said.

"We have a record number of 110 entries, including three from overseas," he said. "Conservatively this field is worth $60 million."

English-born car enthusiast Peter Giddings has brought his Tipo B "P3" Alfa Romeo race car here for the event.


"It's a huge logistics challenge, with insurance and the concerns of damage, but it's a labour of love.

"We have a high regard for Tony Parkinson . . . We're learning more about Lobethal and its place as the home of the Australian GP in the 1940s," he said.


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Good luck this weekend waz, as much as i want to see the morgan won't be making it up there
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