The National Motor Racing Museum is one of Bathurst's top attractions and is situated literally next door to possibly the best race track in the world. Inside it's doors is decades of history and hundreds of cars and motorbikes, some of which raced on the track the museum is situated next to.
But what is it like to take a walk down memory lane in this museum? Let's take a look!
Before you even enter the museum, you are already hit with emotion and history as you drive in to see a sculpture of Peter Brock in jubilation on top of his #05 machine. It was a scene that was replayed so many times just 500 metres down the road, and is a fantastic tribute to the great man.
As you enter, you are able to view a little 10 minute documentary on the history of the Mount Panorama circuit, why it was built and how it became the event it is today. You can relive some memorable moments that you may have witnessed in the past, or maybe you weren't yet alive to see them!
As the documentary finishes up, you then begin your journey through the greatest collection of cars and bikes you will see on our shores. Your eyes are met by cars who have won multiple Bathurst 1000's and Touring Car Championships, and some cars which are just beautiful to look at.
The museum doesn't only have cars and bikes, it also has numerous signage around it's walls which contain so much history in itself. It even has a Holden dunny and a gigantic Mark Skaife head! You are also greeted by numerous sculptures of the heads of some of the greatest drivers to ever grace our shores, from Peter Brock to Dick Johnson.
There is so much history within these walls, that the debate as to which machine is the greatest will never end! Here are some of the fine pieces of machinery that are on display in the museum.
This is only a sneak peek to whats inside this outstanding museum. You literally have the sexiest looking cars right at your fingertips. Oh, and they go pretty fast too!
If you ever head to the mountain, make a stop to the museum. Not only will you see some of the most historical pieces of machinery in Australia, but there's some pretty cool merchandise in the front foyer too.
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Make sure to be with us when we head to the Mountain on October 4-7!