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20 Sep 2016 17:46 - 21 Sep 2016 11:59 #1577 by JDM80
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StueyB83 wrote: It's well known that Trofeo have a soft spot for the Vette's - especially the Callaway products - they stuck with the z06.r for years.

It would be of no surprise if they are the interest - even if it's no longer active since acquiring the Huracan.. They could possibly acquire one all the same! Maybe its someone else out of the blue who's a big Vette fan?


Trofeo is official Lambo factory GT3 supplier in Aus so unlikely a new vette for them. Team did sell Z06R and 458 prior to Huracan arriving btw. Word is Andrew Mcpherson signed up for second Lambo arriving next month.

When I think of potential Vette owners I immediately think of current owners of the Reiter Lambos. Rullo family, M Motorsport and Roger Lago are all possible candidates or Erebus even???

Sorry let me clarify- 3 Huracan's ordered by Trofeo,
1X Jim Manolis
2x Andrew MchPherson
3x Owner to TBC
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20 Sep 2016 20:02 #1581 by Richo
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Im lead to believe that the McPherson Huracan is already here, Im sure I saw a unpainted car freshly landed and it wasnt the Trofeo car either.

Scudd please dont buy a Huracan, that R-Ex is a thing of beauty in your teams livery. :)

Erebus look to have chosen well with the AMG so I cant see them switching to a Corvette even though they run a Holden in V8s these days.

Rullos, McMillan-who knows??

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21 Sep 2016 09:38 #1591 by maverick
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Richo wrote: Im lead to believe that the McPherson Huracan is already here, Im sure I saw a unpainted car freshly landed and it wasnt the Trofeo car either.

Scudd please dont buy a Huracan, that R-Ex is a thing of beauty in your teams livery. :)

Erebus look to have chosen well with the AMG so I cant see them switching to a Corvette even though they run a Holden in V8s these days.

Rullos, McMillan-who knows??

I believe JDM is telling us the McPherson might have a second Lambo Rich.

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22 Sep 2016 20:05 #1624 by Richo
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Richo wrote: Im lead to believe that the McPherson Huracan is already here, Im sure I saw a unpainted car freshly landed and it wasnt the Trofeo car either.

Scudd please dont buy a Huracan, that R-Ex is a thing of beauty in your teams livery. :)

Erebus look to have chosen well with the AMG so I cant see them switching to a Corvette even though they run a Holden in V8s these days.

Rullos, McMillan-who knows??

I believe JDM is telling us the McPherson might have a second Lambo Rich.


Cheers. I mustve misread that. The more the merrier!!

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25 Sep 2016 16:29 - 25 Sep 2016 16:30 #1649 by maverick
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04 Oct 2016 18:59 - 04 Oct 2016 18:59 #1806 by maverick
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30 Oct 2016 09:39 #2158 by maverick
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TQ even gives the "niche event" another run.

www.speedcafe.com/2016/10/30/shannons-re...-gt-enduro-calendar/

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01 Nov 2016 10:13 #2208 by maverick
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04 Nov 2016 15:11 #2267 by MatCoch
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AUSTRALIAN GT CONTINUES TO GROW WITH ADDITION OF GT4 IN 2017
Australian GT continues to grow as the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series welcomes a new class for GT4 machinery from the 2017 season.
To date Australian GT racing has focussed on GT3 and invitational entries, though from next season the burgeoning GT4 class will be an exciting new addition to Australian circuits.
“We expect that the number of GT4 cars will increase significantly over the next few years as the manufacturers offer very good race packages including reasonably priced cars which have longer major service intervals and overall lower running costs,” said Australian GT manager Ken Collier.
“The existing GT4 cars in Australia are already eligible and we will add the new GT4 cars to the list,” Collier added.
The continuing growth in GT racing globally has seen increased demand from competitors and interest from manufacturers, resulting in a range of world class cars with an increasing range of GT4 specification options.
“We already have GT4s from Aston Martin, McLaren, KTM, Porsche, Lotus and Ginetta either in Australia or known to be coming in,” said Mr Collier.
“I have a tip that at least one of the recently announced Mustang GT4s will be ordered and there is talk about a couple of BMWs also being involved.”
The new GT4 class will be open to any car which has homologation and an SRO Balance of Performance, adding to the incredible diversity Australian GT racing boasts.
The CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series is just the starting point too, with Mr Collier predicting a bright future for GT4 racing in Australia.
“When the GT4 competitor numbers are enough we will look to include them into the Championship races, in their own class,” he said.
“It is possible that this could be as early as 2017 for the Australian Endurance Championship and 2018 for the Australian GT Championship.”
GT4 racing has been designed as an alternative way to go GT racing with a lower entry point. Cars more closely resemble their production models from which they are based, with world leading automotive manufacturers having already produced an array of eligible cars.
The CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series enjoyed an enormously successful debut season in 2016, holding five rounds in conjunction with the Shannons Nationals.
Audi R8 Ultra driver Rob Smith won the title in his Southern Star Developments entry, while Scott Hookey claimed Challenge class in the Exotic Track Days Ferrari 458 Challenge.
Jake Camilleri wrapped up the MARC Class title too in a dominant performance that saw him crowned at the penultimate round at Queensland Raceway.
Heading into 2017 the addition of the all-new GT4 class, plus the introduction of a new wave of GT3 machinery, will see the CAMS Australian GT Trophy Series take another decisive step forward, adding ever increasing depth and variety.

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04 Nov 2016 19:21 #2270 by maverick
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Geez mate your once upon a time little Championship is really going places. Great news.

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04 Nov 2016 19:40 #2271 by MatCoch
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It's a great development, and I know I'm biased but it opens it up for so many new cars, drivers and teams. I'm hanging out for 2017, and 2016 hasn't event finished yet!

Roll on Highlands, roll on 2017!

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13 Nov 2016 07:05 - 13 Nov 2016 07:05 #2377 by maverick
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13 Nov 2016 19:34 - 13 Nov 2016 19:36 #2402 by maverick
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GT's to run mainly at Shannons rounds and the 2017 calendar.


www.speedcafe.com/?p=332382

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13 Nov 2016 20:21 #2404 by StueyB83
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maverick wrote: GT's to run mainly at Shannons rounds and the 2017 calendar.


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This is big, brave and ballsy. I commend TQ for one on not selling the series when asked, and taking it to bigger things. I will throw my support behind it by going and watching when I can!

I also appreciate not having to pay the V8SC ticket price for to watch the SMP round and paying the nationals prices!

We'll be lucky next year. GT4 is getting better - GT3 this year was phenomenal (Although I worry about the costs going up!).. I hope that some of the GT3 runners stay in it.

If its any indication our neighbours across the ditch are also doing a great job weaponising themselves with GT3 machinery!

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13 Nov 2016 21:33 #2406 by Alan53
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The only reservation I have about this is the quality of the TV coverage.The Speedweek coverage of the Phillip Island 1 hour races in particular was diabolical possibly the worst editing I have ever seen of a motor race.If you watch that coverage again online notice that there is nothing in the commentary or graphics to give you any idea of what is happening in the race except for during the first and last lap.The rest is just seemingly randomly following dices with no sense of whether it is for first place or 14th.The first time I watched it I found it so poor that I went back and watched it again just to make sure it was that poor and lacking in information.It was.
The 101 coverage was marginally better but only marginally.The Speedweek editing style is designed around 20 minute races for fields of less than 15 cars.Anything different does not work very well.
In 2017 over 20 hours on the Speedweek schedule will open up with the rumoured demise of the Formula Xtreme motorcycle series.GT should negotiate a deal with AVE separate to their Speedweek deal to get 2 hours coverage of each of the 101 races and 1 hour at least of the GT races at the QR Nationals meeting.

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13 Nov 2016 21:49 #2408 by James3592
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I know what I'm doing on the second weekend of July ;)

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14 Nov 2016 16:22 #2424 by maverick
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James3592 wrote: I know what I'm doing on the second weekend of July ;)

Yeah that :)

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14 Nov 2016 17:12 - 14 Nov 2016 17:12 #2426 by MatCoch
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Just touched down back from New Zealand and thought I'd add what detail I can at this point.

From 2017 Australian GT will be the headline act at Shannons Nationals. We have struck a deal with Clipsham 500 and Australian GP and have an agreement to race in Tasmania. Wherever possible events will have a better live stream than ever with a lot of our focus in the off-season looking at exactly how we do that. While I don't have a lot of details what I can tell you is we will have the biggest and best coverage ever in 2017.

From my end 2016 was extremely busy, and 2017 will only be bigger - including a totally revamped website. For now, I think I'm going to sleep while I can!

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14 Nov 2016 17:41 #2427 by maverick
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MatCoch wrote: Just touched down back from New Zealand and thought I'd add what detail I can at this point.

From 2017 Australian GT will be the headline act at Shannons Nationals. We have struck a deal with Clipsham 500 and Australian GP and have an agreement to race in Tasmania. Wherever possible events will have a better live stream than ever with a lot of our focus in the off-season looking at exactly how we do that. While I don't have a lot of details what I can tell you is we will have the biggest and best coverage ever in 2017.

From my end 2016 was extremely busy, and 2017 will only be bigger - including a totally revamped website. For now, I think I'm going to sleep while I can!

Looking forward to next season and thanks for your efforts this year.

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15 Nov 2016 04:42 #2429 by maverick
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