IF YOU’VE ever dreamt of hammering a V8 Supercar around Mount Panorama at Bathurst, you can do the next best thing at the Leongatha Velodrome on Sunday.
No, you can’t drive a Commodore or Falcon around the bike track, but you can experience what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar in full race mode.
Peter Howell is bringing a V8 simulator which promises to be another great attraction at the Show ‘n’ Shine.
The developers of Howell V8 Simulators have gone to great lengths to provide a driving experience as close to reality as you could possibly have.
“Ex-V8 Supercar driver Rob McPherson spent approximately 10 years (seven years on his own plus three years with G-Force members) researching and developing the simulator to this very high standard which we believe to be unique,” Peter said.
Various drive packages are available and there will be a prize for the fastest lap time at the event.
The simulator will be there early.
You can also see the real thing when Leongatha’s Jared Love brings his recently restored V8 Supercar to the event.
The car has not been on public display since its restoration and the Leongatha Show and Shine will be its first public outing.
The car, a BA Falcon, was developed by Stone Brothers Racing in 2003.
It was raced by Russell Ingall and is the sister car to the one driven by Marcos Ambrose when he won the drivers’ championship.
This will be a great opportunity to see a great V8 Supercar at Leongatha.
The Rotary Club of Leongatha’s Show ‘n’ Shine is now in its 9th year.
Apart from a massive range of cars and trucks of all vintages, the event also incorporates a Swap Meet and Produce Market which this year will be held in the same area.
Admission prices are very affordable ($6 for adults, $15 for a family) and great food is also available.
Rotary International has awarded the Rotary Club of Leongatha a ‘Significant Achievement Award’ in recognition of outstanding and significant community service achieved by The Show ‘n’ Shine, Swap Meet and Market.
Make sure you are at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Gates open to the public from 9am and there’ll be non-stop action right through until 1.30pm.
Show ‘n’ Shine’s offers V8 Supercar experience