In January, Hampton Downs celebrated all things Bathurst.
At the inaugural 2018 festival, spectators had the opportunity to meet Bathurst racing legends from over the decades. Now an annual event held over two days at Waikato’s Hampton Downs racetrack, this year's festival was bigger and better than ever.
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Trip down memory lane. The year it got away at the Bathurst 1000. L to R, Steve Ellery, Paul Radisich, Dick Johnson, Steven Johnson. The DJR awesome foursome. Paul is driving another DJR classic at the Legends of Bathurst this weekend at Hampton Downs. #legendsofbathurst #hamptondowns #aegisoilcompany #paulradisich #djr #fordfalcon #trublu #dickjohnson #mtpanorama #bathurst1000
The festival included displays of classic race cars, with emphasis, of course, on Ford and Holden, and other cars synonymous with the Bathurst 1000.
With a celebration of V8 muscle cars, exhibition laps, an invitational race and celebrity drivers from past and present, the Legends of Bathurst was a motorsport must-do.
The iconic course at Mount Panorama has been the proving ground for many Australasian drivers and cars, so the Legends of Bathurst provides the unique opportunity to experience them in New Zealand.