RACA ANNUAL MOTORING DINNER
Theme - THE MOUNTAIN And the people who made it famous
Date : Saturday 19th August 2017 Time : 7.00pm for 7.30pm Dinner
Venue : Victoria Room — Pre Dinner Drinks
Macquarie Room - Dinner
Price : $ 140.00 per person
$ 1300.00 for table of 10 covering a three course dinner and drinks
RSVP : Monday 7th August 2017
Dress Code : Black Tie or Business Suit
Bookings : Yvonne Muriithi, RACA Events
Telephone : 02 8273 2322 Email : email@example.com
This year the RACA pays tribute to MOUNT PANORAMA, BATHURST “Mount Panorama is one of the few remnants, world-wide, of old style race tracks: difficult, dangerous and unforgiving. Happily, like Monaco and Spa, it survives, although no longer suitable for the motorcycles, sports cars and single seaters which made its reputation, along with those who took on the challenge and won there. More forgiving now, it is still a very special place, where special people can stand high.” Will Hagon, motoring commentator, author and journalist
This immortal track, internationally regarded, discussed with reverence and nostalgia nearly 80 years on, continues to stir the imagination of drivers, engineers, designers and spectators - all relishing the challenge of “man and machine versus race track”.
The evening will be hosted by Will Hagon. Will Hagon first went to Bathurst in 1959. He has worked there at almost every car and bike meeting since 1965, for every Australian free-to-air television channel as well as commentating in England. His knowledge and appreciation of all forms of motor sport ranging from sprints, speedway and hillclimbs to rallying, road and off-road racing on two and four wheels equips him perfectly to facilitate a conversation with motor sport royalty Colin Bond (motorcars) and Jim Scaysbrook and noted author on Mount Panorama John Medley.
The Royal Automobile Club of Australia, established in 1903, is Australia’s oldest motoring organisation. It is uniquely positioned to host this event. The evening will include a tribute to J.O. SHERWOOD MBE, RACA PRESIDENT 1973-82, member of the RACA for 57 years who played a significant role in establishing racing at Mount Panorama, convincing Bathurst Council that the plans for a tourist road to the summit of Mount Panorama could be combined with a racing circuit. In 1938 the legend began.