SUPERCARS drivers were prepared to sign almost anything as fans lined up to meet them on Super Wednesday.
The event had two signing sessions for fans, which combined brought them face-to-face with every driver.
Among the drivers ready to greet them was four-time Bathurst 1000 winner Jamie Whincup, who this weekend will share the #888 Holden with Craig Lowndes.
Whincup said meeting the fans was "a great part of our sport".
While he hoped to just be presented with posters to sign, he was prepared for some odd requests after past experiences.
"I've signed false legs, Lowndesy has signed an eyeball, all sorts of things come out of the woodwork," he said.
"I'd probably rather just stick to posters, but everyone wants something different to sign every now and again."
Team CoolDrive's Dean Canto, who will be the co-driver for rookie Macauley Jones, said the weather was much better for this year's parade and signing session, compared to last year's cool conditions.
Canto is one of the most experienced drivers in the field, which means he has been to his fair share of parades and driver signings.
He said this year's crowd was the biggest he'd seen in a long time and he was looking forward to meeting the fans that had come out.
"It's good to see lots of new fans and the younger generation supporting us all and to be able to drive down that main street there; I had my driver move across and gave a lot of kids high fives," he said.
"Without them, we wouldn't be here. It's good to see a big turn out and now we're just going to do an autograph session and support them as much as they support us."
Always one to draw a crowd is Mark 'Frosty' Winterbottom, who will line up for his 17th Bathurst 1000 on Sunday and first behind the wheel of a Holden.
He said the way fans embrace the drivers is one of the things that makes Bathurst a unique stop on the calendar for everyone.
Like Canto, he felt this year's crowd was bigger than usual.
"It's a really cool atmosphere. This is what makes Bathurst unique - it's Wednesday, we haven't hit the track, but it feels like the vibe is already really high," he said. "It's like tradition and I think it's bigger than it's ever been."
Winterbottom said all the fans were really supportive and acknowledged that they spend hours in the sun, just for the chance to meet them.
The Bathurst 1000 race meeting will officially start on Thursday. Support categories will be on track from 7.20am, before the Supercars drivers head out for their first practice session at 9.55am.