HOLDEN OR FORD: Priscilla and Grant Holan are on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to working out who they want to win the Bathurst 1000. TENS of thousands of motorsport fans have made thepilgrimage to the automotive Mecca that is Mount Panorama for this year’s 50th GreatRace.
The atmosphere on the ground at the track is electric, thesmell of burning rubber, the excited buzz of the crowd and the roar of theengines creates a sense of anticipation and excitement that is almostunparalleled in Australian sport.
The enduring tribalism of the red lion and the blue oval createsa friendly tension among the spectators.
For Grant and Priscilla Holan it takes precedence over theirmarriage.
“If Holden wins, Grant will definitely be in the doghousefor a few weeks!” Priscilla said.
“Same as always,”according to Grant.
Further up the mountain a mix of regulars and first timerscan be found screaming as their favourite drivers screaming past, cheering withenthusiasm.
For Narrellan local Patrick Hutchinson, the trip to theMountain is a long and expensive process, but it’s worth every cent.
He has been ten times.
“It took us hours to get here, but it’s always worth it. Ilove coming here, having a great time with the boys and watching the race.”
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