MOTOR sport fans have a new way to experience the history and excitement of racing at Mount Panorama.
An immersive room is the latest addition to the National Motor Racing Museum (NMRM), which is constantly adding new cars and displays to the floor.
Bathurst Regional Council partnered with the NSW Government to create the room, each contributing $50,000 to the project.
The room features three large screens which play an 11-minute video on a loop.
The video is a combination of historical footage from Bathurst races dating back to the 1960s and contemporary footage filmed earlier this year with 11 cars that belong to the museum.
The size of the screens, combined with the overlay of intense music and growling cars, make for an incredible viewing experience.
NMRM manager Brad Owen said the point of the immersive room was incorporate more of the racing experience into the museum.
"What we wanted to do was breathe a little life into the museum. Motor racing is all about colour and speed, excitement and sound, and this was a way to bring those elements into the museum experience for our visitors," he said.
"Even if they're here when there isn't a race on, they can get a feel for what the races feel like."
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With the room finished in time for October's Bathurst 1000, it is expected it will soon get a lot of use.
The video is also likely to build more interest around the iconic cars that were featured in it.
"One of the reasons that we selected museum cars rather than loan cars is that they'll always be on display here at the museum. We can guarantee that what you see on the screen will be out there in the display," Mr Owen said.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the immersive room was impressive and would be of interest to both visitors and locals.
He encouraged people to take the opportunity to see it on Father's Day, when the NMRM offers free entry to dads.
"If you want to do something different, grab dad in a week's time and bring him up for Father's Day and have a look at the fantastic immersive room that is on offer," Mr Toole said.