No place but Bathurst this weekend

Bathurst 1000 sourced from Wikimedia Commons

Bathurst 1000 sourced from Wikimedia Commons

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars event returns bigger and better than ever. This year sees the introduction of two new manufacturers Nissan and Erebus motorsports Mercedes-Benz, who will be battling it out with traditional rivals Holden and Ford. This is the first time in 15 years that additional manufacturers have taken on the challenge to tame the Panorama Mountain in this 1,000 km endurance race. If you’re sick of seeing Sebastian Vettel constantly outclassing his rivals in the Formula One then get down to Bathurst this weekend in what should be the most unpredictable race in recent times. Qualifying starts on Friday the 11th where you’ll get to see first-hand who’s hot and who’s not, with the championship race on Sunday the 13th.

 

National Motor Racing Museum

National Motor Racing Museum

However, that is not the only event you should check out this weekend with the National Motor Racing Museum open all weekend with extended hours. The Motor Racing Museum is located in the heart of Mount Panorama and gives car enthusiasts and spectators alike the chance to look at the history of the V8 Supercars and Australian motor racing. So get down there and delve in the past of race winning cars ranging from the 1920s to more recent times and help celebrate 75 years of racing on Mount Panorama.

 

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

For those people who may be revved out by the four wheels marathon during the weekend there’s the opportunity to visit the Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum. This museum is home to the Somerville collection of the rarest and finest minerals and fossils from Australia and around the world. It’s the chance to marvel in another one of the central mid-west’s greatest attractions with impressive crystals from over 100 Australian mine sites and 2000 million year-old garnets. For those families with young kids there’s also the chance to see up close and personal a fully formed T-Rex skeleton and other dinosaur fossils.

Perhaps most exciting of all is The Archibald Prize on display at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. This is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art awards. Since its inception in 1921 the prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most important artists continues to attract record audiences. This is the last weekend the Archibald is on display in Bathurst so this is a must see.

So don’t miss out on a jam-packed flurry of events at Bathurst this weekend and don’t forget to plan your trip through at http://mgnsw.org.au.

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