Tesla Roadster on the Adelaide Clipsal500 Racetrack
During the 2010 Clipsal 500 V8 race event in Adelaide (March 11-12-13-14),
my car was part of a sports car exhibition called 'Murray Walkers' Extreme
Machines'. As part of the display, we all got to take our cars out for 3
fast laps of the track each day.
We took a video of the run on Sunday 14th, courtesy of @Punkley - who
supplied the camera...
... and he also supplied the wild hair (that neither of us realised was a
factor until we played it back later!)
Somewhere, through the hair haze, you can see how nifty it is to get to
drive a great car, fast, on a great track.
What a hoot!
2010 MSCA SIX HOUR (Mallala, South Australia)
May 23rd, 2010 - rough edit of my 15 laps in the MSCA Six Hour event...
right up until my front right brake line collapsed causing my front wheel
to lock (especially not ideal on a greasy track - it was raining lightly on
a previously dry track... the rain got MUCH worse as the day progressed).
I actually thought I had a deflating tyre but when I found the collapsed
brake line my day was done so I spent the rest of my time in the timing
tower helping the team!
Freight Trains Around Mallala, South Australia - Australian Trains
Rail traffic around Mallala on the Adelaide - Crystal Brook standard guage
Trains include Double Stack Containers, Queensland Railway locomotives, The
Balco which runs to Bowmans and a 2200 class hauling the grain train.
Pacific National is Australia's largest private rail freight business.
Operating in all states and the Northern Territory, Pacific National is a
transport leader, delivering investment, innovation and growth in rail to
provide the competitive answer for transport customers. Pacific National is
fully owned by the Australian Stock Exchange listed entity Asciano.
QR National is the largest rail freight haulage business in Australia by
tonnes hauled transporting 260 million tonnes of coal and freight a year.
It is the largest transporter of coal in Australia and the world's largest
rail transporter of coal from mine to port for export markets.
As Australia's largest private rail freight operator, SCT Logistics offers
multi modal flexibility, together with the most efficient rail services in
the country whichoffers intermodal services as well as maintaining its van
freight handling concept, in addition to developing its own independent
rail freight centres.
Genesee and Wyoming Australia:
Genesee and Wyoming Australia is an Australian rail freight operator based
in Adelaide, South Australia. It is a 100 percent owned subsidiary of
Genesee and Wyoming Inc based in the USA, and was formed in June 2006 to
run the South Australian operations of the Australian Railroad Group (ARG)
joint venture between Genesee and Wyoming Inc. and Wesfarmers following the
dissolving of that joint venture (which also resulted in the Western
Australian operations being acquired by QR National which is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Queensland Rail).
GWA operates trains on broad (1600 mm), narrow (1067 mm) and standard (1435
mm) gauges throughout South Australia, along with standard gauge freight
trains in the Northern Territory for Freightlink as well as into Victoria
and southern New South Wales.
Major traffics include grain, steel, gypsum, and minerals over a 5,000
kilometre track network.
Travelling between the Indian and Pacific oceans, this truly is one of the
world's great train journeys.
Named after the two great oceans it joins and symbolised by the magnificent
wedge-tailed eagle that so often soars above it, the mighty Indian Pacific
traverses 4,352km (2,698 miles) between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney.
The Southern Sprit:
The Southern Spirit explores the sights and delights of Australia's
From Adelaide, Australia's wine capital and gateway to the Outback to the
sophisticated southern city of Melbourne for a leisurely journey of up to 5
nights and 6 days to the final destination in sub-tropical Brisbane.
Naturally if you'd prefer, the return route from Brisbane to Melbourne or
Adelaide is equally impressive.
The Ghan is a passenger train operating between Adelaide, Alice Springs,
and Darwin on the Adelaide-Darwin railway in Australia. Operated by Great
Southern Railway and with locomotives provided by Pacific National, the
entire journey takes 48 hours to travel the 2,979 kilometres (1,852 miles)
and around half that (24 hours) to the mid-point at Alice Springs. The
service's name is an abbreviated version of its previous nickname The
Afghan Express, unofficially bestowed on the "express passenger" service of
the Commonwealth Railways in 1923, by one of its crews
Sydney Motorsport Park North Circuit RX7 onboard Eastern Creek Supersprint Australia 1st June 2013
My first run at this track in this configuration. MG Car Club Newcastle
organised CSCA Supersprint Round 3 at Sydney Motorsport Park (Eastern
Creek) North Circuit. Mazda RX7 twin turbo, 190rwkw. Best time on the slightly greasy
track - 1:13.82s. Bit of drizzle in the afternoon but overcast, cool & dry
for most of the morning. Great event! Thoroughly enjoyed myself! Results
are on Natsoft.com.au. I ended up 13th Outright from 99 cars.
MGCC PBIC Thruxton 2011 MGZS.wmv
MG Car Club Roy McCarthy Memorial Race Meeting
Peter Best Insurance Challange Race 1 on the 30th July at Thruxton
MGZS 180 Racing in Class B
"Many thanks to Kelvin Fagan for the Photo!"
GT3 Cup Challenge - Race 3 - Mallala, South Australia
Aaron Silluzio having fun trying to pass Jan at the Shannon's Nationals.
This footage was of the end of Race 3 which was made all the more fun given
that our tyres were shagged.
Thanks to Sponsors - Pristine Cleaning Services (Australia) Pty Ltd & Barry
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mallala, cafe racer club, autosell motorbikes, adelaide sa
mallala pit straight ,autosell motorbikes, bill joel overcast cool day
clearing the cowbebs,ducati - joel suzuki gsxr 750 followed by bill yamaha
big bang r1, have invested in GoPro to get new improved footage, factory
kawaski superbike footage coming soon