Every March a massive, three day, race weekend erupts at the famous Phillip Island circuit, which is also home to the Moto Grand Prix every year. We've been going for the past few years because it is a museum come to life, with the most incredible array of cars dating back 100 years that come to show or race. People bring their exotic and vintage cars from all over Australia as well as Asia, Europe and the States. Porsche brings out something special every year, and this year was no exception.
The day before we went, we bumped into a fellow Passat owner, who is on the VW Club committee. He asked if we could carry the club flags and tent down with us, and gave us an exhibitors pass. So instead of taking the Bora, we shined Frank up and drove down. Phillip Island is about 140km south east of Melbourne. It takes about 90 mins to drive down there, and this was Frank's first big long drive!
We set up the tent and banners and waited. Our friend said he'd bring his Passat down, and that at least a Bug was coming too. So we left room between ourselves and the karmann Ghia that turned up.
The Audi club were directly opposite us, with their beautiful collection of UR Quattros. Phoagh!
We decided to go for a walk as more cars were turning up. As you can see, the skies started out rather glum, and it actually rained pretty heavily for about ten minutes only moments after we arrived. But hey, it cleaned the bugs off of Frank's nose!
There were lots of Porsches being raced:
Here are the Porsches that were brought out for the event. They also took to the track. These are all famous race cars!
1978 935 Moby Dick Porsche, and what a tale!
1969 908/02 Spyder
We wandered all over the field and found a 914 that was also entered. Not many of these around!
Someone brought their 944.
Some track action:
The day was coming to a close, so we moseyed back up the hill to pack up:
It was a great day, I thoroughly recommend attending this event.