Winterbottom one of three legends coming to dinner

CHAMPION: Mark Winterbottom (right) after winning the Bathurst 1000 in 2013. Photo: ZENIO LAPKA
CHAMPION: Mark Winterbottom (right) after winning the Bathurst 1000 in 2013. Photo: ZENIO LAPKA

ANYONE with an interest in motor sport will get a lot of value out of the annual Legendary Moments dinner. 

The event is part of the Bathurst 1000 program, which starts on Wednesday, October 3 with B-Rock Super Wednesday.

Mayor Graeme Hanger said that the dinner, to be held on October 4, brings race fans closer to their idols for a night of storytelling. 

“The dinner allows race fans the opportunity to listen to legends of the great race as they relive some of their historical and most memorable moments on Mount Panorama,” he said. 

It has been part of the Bathurst 1000 program for more than a decade and in that time has brought a lot of legends of motor sport into the spotlight. 

Last year, John Goss and Garry Rogers were the guests of honour.

They were joined by current Supercars driver Nick Percat, who won the Bathurst 1000 in his first attempt when he was the co-driver for Garth Tander. 

Other successful drivers who have appeared at the dinner over the years include Mark Skaife, Glenn Seton, Paul Morris, John Bowe and Tony Longhurst.

Cr Hanger said there would be three legends at the dinner this year, which were determined in conjunction with Supercars.

Current Supercars driver Mark Winterbottom, who won Bathurst with Steven Richards in 2013, has been announced as one of the legends making an appearance. 

He currently sits 12th in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and has 462 races under his belt, with 38 wins. This year’s Bathurst 1000 will be his 464th race. 

The remaining two legends will be announced closer to the date of the dinner. 

Cr Hanger said that the dinner is attended by a good mix of visitors to Bathurst and residents, with some people regularly coming along. 

Tickets are available now and selling fast.

People are encouraged to secure their spot now for what will be an unforgettable night, or risk missing out. 

“Be taken on a drive down memory lane, while listening to first-hand accounts of the diver's experiences with the mighty Mount,” Cr Hanger said.

“Attendees will enjoy a two course meal at  Rydges top level, overlooking Mount Panorama.”

Visit council’s website for more information about tickets. 

The website also has details about all the off track events on during Race Week.

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