A REPLICA Cortina GT is on display as Bathurst Library prepares to host a well-known motor-racing journalist and commentator during race week.
John Smailes - who has been covering the action at Mount Panorama for more than 40 years - will be at the library to discuss his new book, Mount Panorama Bathurst - The Stories Behind The Legend.
The book takes readers into the pits, workshops and boardrooms to reveal the stories behind the racing circuit's development, and the champions and legendary races that have made it famous.
"We know there are many local library members who are keen race enthusiasts and will be eager to meet John and hear about his new book," library services manager Patou Clerc said.
"During race week, lots of out-of-town race fans also visit the library to use our computers and other services, so we hope they'll also come to this talk and see the replica of the 1963 winning Cortina GT we have on display."
John Smailes will be at Bathurst Library next Thursday, October 10 at 2pm.
Bookings for the talk are essential.
To secure a place, call the library on 6333 6281, inquire at the front desk or register at eventbrite.com.au.