Parade | Ever wanted to make the Mount your home address?

SNAPSHOT: Brock Mahoney with his 19977 coupe at the Ford Hardtop anniversary event at Mount Panorama on Sunday. Photo: PHIL BLATCH
SNAPSHOT: Brock Mahoney with his 19977 coupe at the Ford Hardtop anniversary event at Mount Panorama on Sunday. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

HAVE you always dreamed of living on Mount Panorama but feared you could not afford the blue-ribbon price tag? Then this might be for you.

Bathurst Regional Council is offering for lease a three-bedroom house at one of Bathurst's best addresses.

The home, according to council's advertisement, boasts a separate living area and is available now to rent on a 12-month term at $500 a week.

Inspections are strictly by appointment only.

For more information, visit council's website at www.bathurst.nsw.gov.au or contact council's property section on 6333 6235.

Motorsport fans just keep coming

SPEAKING of the lure of the Mount, Bathurst's best-known landmark continues to reap benefits for the whole city.

Few locals would have escaped the roar of the fleet of Ford Hardtop muscle cars that rolled into town over the weekend to celebrate the famous Allan Moffat and Colin Bond 1-2 finish in the Bathurst 1000 in 1977.

And this weekend Bathurst will host the A9X Torana Club of Australia national event, because it was here that Peter Brock celebrated some of his greatest triumphs in an A9X in the late 1970s.

At the same time, Challenge Bathurst will descend on the Mount giving (cashed up) amateur drivers the chance to take their own cars on a hot lap of the closed circuit.

It’s a chance that comes around only once a year at the home of Australian motorsport – and all participants are sure to spend up big while they’re in Bathurst.

That’s good for local business and good for the local economy. We should never take the Mount for granted.

Honouring the best in business

CONGRATULATIONS again to all the winners at last weekend’s Peak Connect Carillon Business Awards gala presentation.

The Western Advocate today publishes a five-page advertising supplement featuring many of the winning businesses.

It’s always great to honour local success.

We hope you enjoy reading their stories.